Meet Geraldine the giraffe!
This piece was created for a true lover of giraffes. A tricky design problem, the challenge here was creating a habitable cat tower in an object whose proportions are thin and long. We used the fact that two of this client’s four cats like to nest in a glass salad bowl on the kitchen counter. Thus, the giraffe’s head was formed using a wooden salad bowl, and two salad spoons were used for her ears. Tapered credenza legs were utilized for her horns, and industrial horsehair brush sweeps were attached for her mane. To make the upper part of the neck feel less claustrophobic for the kitties, we used natural sisal rope to suggest the solid background of the giraffe’s neck and let the voids serve as the “spots.”
Geraldine sits atop a 36″ by 36″ weighted base, and she is 6′-4″ tall from the floor.
"I have two cat towers by Square Paws and four cats. One of the towers is a giraffe (neck and head), and the other is a lifeguard tower (the Baywatch tower). Both of them get used very often!
The giraffe is about 6 feet tall and sits in my family room. It looks like a whimsical piece of furniture when the cats are not climbing on it. My most adventurous cat, Buttercup, likes to climb up to the top where there's a perch she sits on and looks out the window, naps, or just watches the ceiling fan go around.
The lifeguard tower serves as a "dining table" for another one of my cats, Rosie. That's where she's trained me to bring her most of her meals, as well as being a place where she frequently sleeps. While the others like to climb this tower and go in and out the holes, Rosie's really claimed it as her own.
Both cat towers are very sturdy and have plenty of places for the cats to scratch, climb, jump, play with each other and sleep!"
-Julia L., Florida