With Lumi at the vet from 9-4 today, it was prime time to assemble the tree without having to explain every step to him.
Yes, I do that. He wants to know, and listens intently.
I also wouldn’t have to fight him for the box, or fish screws out from under the fridge.
I dug all the parts out of the box, looking for the instructions. Oh dear, only one sheet.
That’s the instructions? This might take a while.
Hubby went out with the dog for a walk, and I set to work. It took about an hour, and I only had to re-do one part that I’d assembled backwards.
Ta-da! The old and the new. This is where it will live, right in the kitchen! It is taller than I am (I’d guess 5ft 10in or about 178cm) and very sturdy. I’ve disassembled the old one, and will see if our local SPCA wants it.
I did make one change. There are supposed to be two ‘ladders’ but I only put on one.
With – it blocks most of the largest platform. I figure the boys will use that as a step to get higher and not run up it.
So I left it off. Better, I think.
Lumi loves it! He is only just back from his surgery so is a bit doped up still, and rather sleepy and clumsy. But he went right to the highest level and looked so proud of himself.
I’d recommend this tree, at least for now. Will see how it holds up to how Lumi launches himself onto and off of it.