The majority of cats enjoy being in high places because evolutionarily speaking, it is in their nature. Descendants of Proailurus, the first cat, they are tree-climbing mammals. Today these agile animals don’t need to escape into the trees for safety but they sure do enjoy it and have a flexible musculoskeletal system that provides them with outstanding coordination and balance that allows them to jump high.
The picture shows a rarely seen model, a spiral staircase that can be ordered on the Web
While these whimsical architectural tributes to pets are a sight to behold, cat behaviorist, Anita Kelsey said their cats might not appreciate the effort as much as they should: “They don’t know anything is for them. They like jumping and would be able to see the best route to their home territory whether it’s a ladder, a wall or a pipe.”
Cat stairs with a dwelling place for the cat and possibly other animals. Here is also cat food ready.
Here the mailboxes are used as a support to extend the door sill.
Ladder reaching to the third floor. It is one of the highest ladders seen in Bern.
The vine plantations belonging to the façade are not affected: grapevines and the wood of the cat ladder complement each other.