One of Cinnamon’s favorite perches is the white counter beside my desk. She squats there and peers out at the yard.
Now, a cat who is squatting is not a comfortable cat. Squatting is like the cat equivalent of sitting with your arms crossed. It’s a defensive and/or angry posture.
Obviously I want my snooky wookums to be comfortable. Also, I had the thought that if I could make her comfortable there, she would be more likely to sit there than to walk across my keyboard demanding to be held. (A futile wish, I know. Humor me.)
My thought was that she was squatting because she couldn’t quite see over the ledge if she sat there meatloaf-style with her paws tucked in. The first thing I tried was to set down a fluffy folded towel to raise her up a little.
No dice. Well, maybe she just needed it a little bit higher. I added a layer of random bits of milled lumber ends, and set the towel atop it.
Okay well maybe she just needs it to be a liiiiittle bit taller. I added a second layer of lumber.
I give up! The cat wins.