You're probably thinking what's the big deal? So the cat's on the cat tree, what a surprise. Well, it was. You see after years of living with cats, we finally got a tree for them. This was shortly after Sophie came to live with us (2007), and we thought they would all enjoy it since there are multiple perches and hidey places. There's even a crows nest on the top which Sophie claimed right away.
Look at me!
In fact she was the only one interested in the tree at all. Rosie would lay along the base in the sun, but never ventured up (well once and then he was in pursuit of Sophie). Dood just ignored it. Maybe because he had climbed the real thing outside...who knows. He doesn't like catnip either. So imagine our surprise one day when we found Sophie in one of the tubes and Dood sitting above her looking down. We figured it was like with Rosie, he followed Sophie. Now we occasionally find Dood perched on the tube nearest the window surveying the world outside from a different perspective.
Hide and seek?
I can see clearly now!
One theory is that Dood frequently took his cues from Rosie so maybe since Rosie didn't use it, he wouldn't either. At any rate, our kitties continue to surprise and delight us.