Fabia sent us this photo of a catcase bookshelf that houses books and cats.
Interesting concept, but it won’t work with our feline housemates. They will ignore anything (except for cat food and kitty litter) that’s specifically for feline use. We got them a scratching post, but they prefer to sharpen their claws on the old couch. We get them cat toys, but they would rather knock small objects off our table and play football with them.
They frequently attempt to colonize our bookshelves, but these are too narrow and crowded. Here’s Mat trying to hide behind the novels of Edward St. Aubyn and finding no room for his butt,
and Saffy taking a nap after a failed invasion of the books’ territory. Fortunately the cats don’t scratch the books, though they occasionally barf on the ones they hate.