Metro Pets

By Sharon Gomes Thomas

When you’re a city gal, you know it’s all about real estate — bigger, higher, and preferably with a doorman. And if you have your domicile furnished with Wenge, Eames, or some sort of mid-century modern flair, the last thing you want is your cat destroying your sense of style.

Have your fur-ball match your design sensibilities, let her get a retro modern look for herself. Climb by Otis and Claude (www.otisandclaude.com) is a cat condo for the hip kitty, and although it doesn’t come with its own doorman, it definitely fulfils the bigger and higher dictum.

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Made from cotton, perfect for digging in with claws, the clever Climb condo are five modular pieces that can be stacked in a variety of configurations. Kitty will never get bored. Go vertical if you have a space deprived home (don’t we all?). Or nest the cubes for storage when you have guests over, no one will know that it’s not a chic side table.

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It’s hip to be square, but if modular is not your thing, then get bowled over by the Hepper Pod Bed (www.HepperHome.com). Looking like it came off the set of a show on TVLand, the Pod is a sherpa lined cave, perfect for snoozing and hiding. The Pod is comes in a variety of colors like timeless herringbone to yummy cotton-candy pink.

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Who doesn’t love a brownstone with its high ceilings, Victorian moldings and a charming red brick faà§ade? Your cat will relish frolicking in one too, with the City Place Playhouse by Drs. Fosters and Smith (www.drsfostersmith.com). It’s petite on the outside but boasts three floors for exploring on the inside, complete with window and door cutouts for the curious cat.

There’s no excuse for kitty not to have a purrfect catnap with any one of these cat condos!

Climb by Otis and Claude
For stores, go to www.otisand claude.com
Phone: 866.777.0542
Also available online at www.EntirelyPets.com

Hepper Pod Bed
Order at www.hepperhome.com
Phone: 802.735.0542

City Place Playhouse
Available at www.drsfostersmith.com

Originally published July 2008
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