I wanted to share an edited photo of my cat Shyna, but something related weights on my mind so that I use this post to chat a bit. I did finish my living room and now I am looking to purchase a new cat scratching post. It’s funny, I can’t count anymore how often I discovered a niche over the last years. It basically happened again this week, at least to a certain extend. Most cat climbing trees that are sold in Germany are beige-colored, our old tree was the same. The color is ok but not exactly what I would call modern. It looks rather boring, and somehow antiquated. But that is not the real issue, the problem is that it’s hard to find one in a special color.
Since the paper lamp on the left side of my TV lowboard is white, I thought it would fit if I would have a white cat tree on the right side. And yes, I found some but there are so few that I would have to make another design compromise. In other words, if you have just a few to choose from, the chance is little that you find a good one that you like. Why on earth are white scratching posts not a thing in Germany? Why on earth are 90% of the cat trees on the German market in the color beige? I am not a craftsman, but if I would be, I would conquer this niche to create scratching posts that actually fit well into different kind of living rooms. Even if it’s rare, I saw a black one in a pet shop today and it looked great, but I think I would see every single white hair of my cat on the fabrics, which means it would be an hourly job to remove the cat hairs from the tree. I hope I find what I am looking for.