I like unobstructed views. I love looking outside and prefer that nothing large be placed in front of windows.
Therefore, it was not my original choice to have this new addition placed right in front of the family room slider.
In the past there have been a variety of things in front of the slider, but none so tall and obtrusive. A small trunk at one time, Mr. J's bed and a bird cage at another...
Sometimes just my basket of peanuts for Sammy, Chip and the birds, or a potted plant on a table.
I've tweaked this area many times, sometimes even removing the grids for a more open look. And who could forget my 'haunted' carpenter's bench, which once sat in front of the window, but is now back outside on the deck.
But the things we will do for our little furry friends (sigh.....)
I couldn't resist taking this photo when I spotted Baby's reflection in the family room mirror.
This cat tower has become Baby's favorite place to hang out... literally.
It's also her favorite place to bathe...
... her favorite place to cat nap...
...and it's most definitely one of her favorite places to watch for Sammy's, Chips, and birds (the other being behind the curtain where she thinks she can't be seen).
So how can I deny her this joy when she brings us such joy! Not only that, Court was the one who chose Baby at the shelter the day we adopted her, and when she moved out this year, she missed her Baby so much that she bought this cat tower as a gift for her. So sweet :)
So needless to say, the family room tweaking is probably done now.