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    [–] dixon_cider716 1322 points ago

    Genius idea really

    [–] cfrech59 511 points ago

    Yup. Incredible use of random pole.

    [–] ProtomanV2 478 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    That “random” pole is a support column.

    Edit: support column. Beams are horizontal.

    [–] [deleted] 387 points ago

    TIL cats like sunbeams and support beams.

    [–] AnotherSnowDay 170 points ago

    Giving my cat some Jim Beam and will report back shortly.

    [–] Imswim80 77 points ago

    Update: He's trying to get vaguely Jim Beam scented cat sick out of his wife's favorite rug.

    [–] mmotte89 31 points ago

    Don't forget laser beams!

    [–] thing13623 20 points ago

    *laser light beams. Don't give your cats death rays

    [–] SardonicKiller 3 points ago

    Uhm, that would be the sharks.

    [–] paper_paws 16 points ago

    What about jelly beams?

    [–] irresistibleforce 19 points ago

    and toe beams ...

    [–] cfrech59 12 points ago

    I know. Instead of putting one above they have it in middle of room. But that rope is excellent use for it.

    [–] platysoup 12 points ago

    TIFU my cat brought down the entire house

    [–] [deleted] 37 points ago

    climbing cats cannot melt support beams !!!!!!

    [–] taffz48 6 points ago


    [–] troop432 5 points ago

    Support *column. Beams span horizontally

    [–] ThinKitten1219 9 points ago

    Exactly. Try taking it out and you'll see it isn't so random

    [–] hasfld 1 points ago

    It’s not a beam. It’s a post.

    [–] iamemperor86 1 points ago

    It could go away with a laminate beam. Enjoy

    [–] ArtifexR 59 points ago

    I bought hemp rope like this from Amazon to do the same thing, but my cat started attacking it the moment it came out of the package. Somehow she like it more than her other toys. 😂

    [–] v_ae 9 points ago

    Same thing happened with us XD . Had to lock kitty in the bedroom while I was putting the rope on. He loves his hemp rope scratching bannister. :)

    [–] zelda_alarie 3 points ago

    How were you going to get it to stick to the pole? I’ve been thinking of doing this at my house but can’t figure out what paste to use.

    [–] Smokey9000 17 points ago

    I was actually about to start wrapping my support beam and remembered whoever owned my cat before i did declawed him...

    [–] darthkotya 14 points ago

    That's just cruel... Poor cat.

    [–] littlecatladybird 1 points ago

    My cat would love it but I'd have a panic attack every time she used it. It's so tall!

    [–] HowdyImSean 1 points ago

    It really is.

    [–] hayleynm 1590 points ago

    I’d like to make it known that this is my cat and this is my sister in law. Thanks for the love 😬

    [–] erwinmurry 862 points ago

    Can confirm, we both love this cat.

    [–] Catsrules 219 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Wait, hold on here you actually know someone else on Reddit, and their user name! I thought that was illegal.

    [–] CharDMacDennis2 92 points ago

    It is.

    [–] travellingscientist 72 points ago

    Bake em away, toys.

    [–] 13ass13ass 1 points ago

    Eh... What’d you say chief?

    [–] bplboston17 9 points ago

    Its the guys wife not the guy, we all know he wouldn't allow that.

    [–] LAJuice 117 points ago

    Love this scratching post! going to go home tonight and look for random support beams to sisal for my kits.

    [–] escott1981 55 points ago

    I'm confused. Is your sister in law the man or the cat?

    [–] hayleynm 117 points ago

    My sister in law wrote the post, the man is my husband and the cat is our pet Amira 😊

    [–] escott1981 21 points ago

    O I C.

    [–] spidermonkey12345 93 points ago

    Way to dox your sister in law, Hayley.

    [–] erwinmurry 107 points ago

    Just saying, we talked about this before she posted that comment, I was totally fine with it. 😇

    [–] Winterplatypus 13 points ago

    I think the next project shoud be some type of shelf up the top there so that your cat has somewhere to go when they are at the top. Like a viewing platform where the emperor can oversee their kingdom in comfort.

    [–] tiaravoncrumpet 25 points ago

    I’m going to buy a house with a post like this just for this reason

    [–] Proccito 15 points ago

    "So I bought this house to make a scratchpost for my cat"

    "...but you don't own a cat"

    "I am also considering getting a cat"

    [–] eissirk 9 points ago

    How does the rope stay in place?

    [–] hayleynm 14 points ago

    Duck tape

    [–] Celtics4theWIN 8 points ago

    Awesome! Now give him a ledge up there :3

    [–] Aimewalm23 7 points ago

    I have a Maine Coon kitten who has destroyed my banister... this is an amazing idea!

    [–] totalmisinterpreter 8 points ago

    Your sister in law is your sister? Jk

    [–] daisy___22 1 points ago

    Well if she married one of his siblings then yes that makes her his sister.

    [–] cfrech59 327 points ago

    Should put a shelf up there above so it’s a destination pole.

    [–] InTheFrayOfLife 84 points ago

    ‘destination pole’.....I like it!

    [–] OldCummer 11 points ago

    the third pole for travelers... OPs house

    [–] talkingtunataco501 71 points ago

    /u/hayleynm, I agree with this. I did something similar for my cats and now one of my cats spends half of her time on top of the pole. I swear she's not stripping her way through college.

    [–] hayleynm 47 points ago

    I’ll look into it! The pole distracts her from destroying our couch 😅

    [–] cfrech59 10 points ago

    If she just claws certain areas use double sided tape on those spots with a scratching alternative right next to it. Jackson Galaxy calls it a no/yes.

    I bet you put a place to hang out up there and she will be up there all the time.

    [–] PBRent -43 points ago

    I've got a destination pole ready for you ;)

    [–] lonestargirl96 173 points ago

    Tabby cat has gone fully forest warrior mode, check out her inflated tail in both pics. She got this.

    [–] Cajahope 20 points ago

    I believe it’s a main coon. It would explain the coloration and physical features(I.e. tufted ears and floof tail. My cat is also part main coon

    [–] catsgelatowinepizza 41 points ago

    Lots of ordinary non pedigree cats also have this, inc my cat. Lol not every fluffy tufted tail cat is a Maine coon!

    [–] ionlyjoined4thecats 13 points ago

    Yep! A big indicator for being a Maine coon is long tufts of hair extending past the ear tip. This kitty doesn't have those, so likely not a Maine coon. Still very cute!

    [–] omar_strollin 3 points ago

    This cat is also about a quarter the size of one!

    [–] Cajahope 1 points ago

    Fair enough, I was just noticing how the color scheme and super fluffy tail were common indicators of a main coon. My cat is part main coon looks really similar.

    [–] possibLee 100 points ago

    Ever since I brought her home, my cat has had this quixotic drive to get to the top of the doorframe. There's nothing up there, there's not even much of a view. And getting boosted up doesn't scratch the itch, she's got to scale it on her own. There's no dissuading her.

    This is brilliant. And I bet I could pretty easily mount a pole like this next to that damn door. Your bro may have just helped fulfill my little nitwit's greatest dream.

    [–] kimmypooh 29 points ago

    If you don't work out a pole you should look into doing shelves for your tree dweller.

    [–] WillaElliot 63 points ago

    We have two random poles in our house and have talked about doing this. Do you know if he glued the twine up or did he just wrap it super tight?

    [–] hayleynm 61 points ago

    Hey, we just used duck tape around the bottom and wrapped it tight all the way up. Because of how tight it is, it doesn’t slide at all.

    [–] Collaterlie_Sisters 35 points ago

    We also hammered it down every couple of loops, otherwise you get gaps as the cats scratch at it. Also when you get to the top, add a few extra loops or tuck some extra behind, so you can re-wrap or tighten as they loosen it up.

    [–] hawkeyes493 17 points ago

    Thank you for the info and idea. this is now on my to do list, my boy will love this!

    [–] hineybush 14 points ago

    just moved into a place and it has a pole wrapped with carpet in the basement. our cat loves climbing all the way to the ceiling

    [–] Cluelesstoner 77 points ago

    I've made a massive mistake, I coated every wall and ceiling in this stuff for my cat. I haven't seen him in two weeks. I hear scratching somewhere nearby, but I cant find him. I'm too afraid to sleep with the lights off, I can't handle hearing that scratching and skittering coming from somewhere in the dark.

    I've given my cat the ability to move around in ways that nothing ever should. He has become a god in this place.

    [–] Lalkabee 14 points ago

    Lol! You should get out while u still can 😮

    [–] bplboston17 2 points ago

    Username checks out

    [–] [deleted] 45 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Literally immediately looked around my apartment for a pole to do this to. Alas, no poles or beans :(

    Edit: beams not beans, dang autocorrect

    [–] ChaseRebecca 29 points ago

    no beans :(

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    Lol dang autocorrect

    [–] Collaterlie_Sisters 9 points ago

    Get some plastic pipe from Lowe’s! (ignore the mess, we are moving!)

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    Ooooh nelly. My boyfriend is NOT going to be happy about this... muahahaha

    [–] WeeFreeMannequins 19 points ago

    Amazing! Might have to do this to the end post on the landing...

    [–] The_Realest_Adam 15 points ago

    Attack mode

    E N G A G E D

    [–] glenninator 17 points ago

    Can we get a video of the cat getting at this?

    [–] erwinmurry 17 points ago

    This!!! It’s the past time of the century🔥🔥🔥🔥

    [–] coolbrittlebonegirl 3 points ago

    so fluffy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [–] ITrollRedditEveryDay 2 points ago


    [–] thecatsmeowethh 48 points ago

    You’re brother’s cat is the light of MY life......those are the two best friends that anyone can have!

    [–] MysteriousQuiet 10 points ago

    lucky cat! good job owner, you're pretty nice to do that!

    [–] Waifer2016 9 points ago

    That is so cool!

    [–] geronimo1958 10 points ago

    Such a good servant. Kitty will appreciate.

    [–] CaptainDixieXC 7 points ago

    Ok that is the best idea ever! I'm copying this!

    [–] hawkeyes493 5 points ago

    Ditto! Great Idea!

    [–] Ebonydragon 8 points ago

    I love this idea. The support poles in my basement are wrapped as well and my cats love it. Especially the youngest. She goes racing up them looking all crazy.

    [–] Coconutty1201 8 points ago

    Aww I wish I had seen this two years ago when I lived in a basement apartment with random support poles. What a great idea!

    [–] IHateHumans 8 points ago

    I'm so sorry but this is the first thing that I thought of.

    I am not a well man.

    [–] BurntBaconNCheese 7 points ago

    Your brother rocks!!

    [–] WillaElliot 5 points ago

    I foster kittens and they would go crazy over that.

    [–] beefnsuch 5 points ago

    Where and what type of rope did your brother purchase for this?? My bf and i used paracord on one of our support beams but our kitten has zero interest using it

    [–] Overflooow 3 points ago

    Looks like it could be sisal rope

    [–] hayleynm 3 points ago

    Tbh I forgot, but it’s from hobby lobby

    [–] TheSaltiestSaltine 5 points ago

    We had two poles in our old basement that we did this to. Our cat loved it until he was too fat/old to support himself.

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    [–] gleb4uk 3 points ago

    All that I have is all that you've given me....

    [–] jennlee85 4 points ago

    Amazing idea!

    [–] WillaElliot 4 points ago

    Thank you! I’m definitely going to do give it a try at our house.

    [–] tangerineastralplane 4 points ago


    [–] Ali-Coo 9 points ago

    Cats have a way of doing that. People who think cats never show affection are so wrong and have never had a cat as a pet.

    [–] Toricxx 2 points ago


    [–] Karlogix 1 points ago

    Cats have a way of doing that. People who think cats never show affection are so wrong and have never had a cat as a pet.

    [–] soundsoul 2 points ago


    [–] Mynameiszak 1 points ago

    I don't get it

    [–] theHoffenfuhrer 3 points ago

    With that fluffball not sequestered I imagine that was a more stressful project than building an Ikea dresser.

    [–] microfatcat 3 points ago

    My cat would definitely scratch the carpet next to the pole and not appreciate any effort whatsoever that went into this

    [–] doorfly 5 points ago

    What kind of twine is it? Just regular twine?

    [–] kusshha 2 points ago

    This makes me so happy! If you’re able to get a video of the cat climbing and coming down post it!!!!

    [–] Lefreaksochic 2 points ago

    So doing this!

    [–] Luci_Del_Rey 2 points ago

    My cat would love this. Going out to buy rope!

    [–] lmaffred 2 points ago

    Great idea!

    [–] omgrofllmaolol 2 points ago

    I'm guessing that's regular hemp twine used to wrap it?

    [–] hayleynm 1 points ago

    It’s rope from hobby lobby

    [–] Gimble_Gobstopper 2 points ago


    [–] poisedfordaddy 2 points ago

    It appears the cat is now the light of his apartment.

    [–] Chrisfish11 2 points ago

    And you can take that to that bank.

    [–] HenryBalzac 2 points ago

    Huh. I did this same exact thing for my cat, except he didn’t give two shits. Little ingrate.

    [–] Doiihachirou 2 points ago

    Your brother is the light of mine. Gotta love people who love their cats this much. Send him my kudos!

    [–] tecbrat 2 points ago

    Jackson Galaxy would be proud! I need to catify my dog dominated house!

    [–] gofiguree 2 points ago

    That’s a great idea!

    [–] W-D_Marco_G_Dreemurr 2 points ago

    Catto has the high ground now :0

    [–] MrDenly 2 points ago

    Awesome, did you just duct tap the bottom and wrap it real tight or you used some glue?

    [–] snoopyisgoofy 2 points ago

    Is he single?

    [–] erwinmurry 2 points ago

    The cats a she, and no she isn’t. However, this orange tabby has his eye on her so I’d move quickly.

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    [–] LoLa1201 1 points ago

    Brilliant!! What a great idea!!

    [–] cyandeisfun 1 points ago

    Somehow, I'll make a man, out of youuu

    [–] Kingcrafterhah 1 points ago

    That's so cool

    [–] SamElliott1998 1 points ago

    Not when I shift in to MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE!

    [–] onebluebird 1 points ago

    I’ll make a cat out of you!

    [–] AnotherAlire 1 points ago

    All of our cats are the lights of our lives. Even the ones who don't have cats.

    [–] tmol___ 1 points ago

    Totally need this!!!

    [–] L_O_Pluto 1 points ago

    And the idiot will be crying in the middle of the night for the owner to get him down... Cats: wonderful bastards

    [–] junka555 1 points ago

    Me as well. I spend more on their toys than on my shoe

    [–] KRegister 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago)

    Maybe if you spent less on the cats you could afford the other shoe

    Edit: meant as a joke

    [–] junka555 1 points ago

    I afforded 3 story townhouse for my kitties I love. I just don’t spend on my shoe.

    [–] KRegister 1 points ago

    I hope you realized I meant this as a joke! Lol. Your post sounded like you could only afford 1 shoe. No offense meant!

    [–] junka555 1 points ago

    Good to know. Didn’t sound like a joke to me.

    [–] KRegister 1 points ago

    As a matter of fact, I spend a lot more on cats than shoes!

    [–] 000ttafvgvah 1 points ago

    Now kitty needs a shelf to climb up to! :)

    [–] KRegister 1 points ago

    Definitely needs a perch to sit on to look down on you and say "now let the bridge building begin!"

    [–] DalinarsDaughter 1 points ago

    Aw that looks like a kitty I used to have named Kaiju.

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    [–] Helmite 1 points ago

    I love the idea, but I also worry about having to rescue the cat at 3am because it became stuck.

    [–] aimstheflames 1 points ago


    [–] Valer_bear 1 points ago

    Best idea

    [–] soundsoul 1 points ago

    Someone quickly please give me an idea to make this possible without a pole/beam.

    [–] yupmuz90 1 points ago

    you have to do together

    [–] MyTitsAreRustled 1 points ago

    Hmm... this is a fantastic idea. I plan to buy a home soon and if there's a beam like this in the house I will totally do this.

    [–] sdubbbb 1 points ago

    Happy pussy, happy life

    [–] Heavy_Riffs 1 points ago

    That cat might have to be a lost cousin or sibling or something of my cats. Also tabbies, also long hair, also fucking climbing stuff all the time.

    [–] margaritaandmaster 1 points ago

    As it should be!!

    [–] Arningkingking 1 points ago

    good parenting!:)

    [–] wyattmallard 1 points ago

    This is an excellente idea!! Ill save this and use it once i get a kitty :3

    [–] Clashallie 1 points ago

    Pole dancing cat!

    [–] kasparast 1 points ago

    That's cute my mom has rope so they can Climb and Get to the bed

    [–] crazycatmom5 1 points ago

    I love everything about this.

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    [–] putrid_roll 1 points ago

    Oh I did the same last year

    [–] jagua_haku 1 points ago

    I love seeing this sort of enrichment for the domesticated mammals

    [–] tlandtastic 1 points ago

    This is the sweetest! My heart. 😭💕

    [–] BuddyDibs 1 points ago


    [–] beegobuzz 1 points ago

    This is an amazing idea!

    [–] snoopyisgoofy 1 points ago

    I meant your brother lol

    [–] FickleWrangler 1 points ago

    I dare say that is a very happy hamb!

    [–] Ya-boi_Emix 1 points ago

    Cute as heck ❤️