This is Jenkins.
He likes to keep abreast of world affairs.
He has an abiding passion for early '90s heartthrobs.
And he loves cardboard with every fiber of his furry little being.
For these, and many other reasons, I wanted to reward him for all his hard work and build him a proper home that is as big and beautiful as his heart.
Because this...is just not good enough.
First of all, you will need cardboard.
A LOT of cardboard.
PVC pipes and ropes make great scratching posts, and a few cat-sized ducts are going to work really well as hallways and lookouts.
We also bought some streamers, string, glue guns, box cutters, markers, Christmas lights, and enough duct tape to last a lifetime.
It's also very important to have a complex and detailed architectural plan. This was ours.
Now we were ready to start building.
First, we assembled a row of 6 extra-large boxes in the back, connected them with some cat-shaped doorways, and cut holes for vents and lookouts.
Hallways were placed between buildings and properly secured using the very latest in duct-tape technology.
Freestanding buildings were given periscopes, so Jenkins could look out of his fort whenever his enemies approached.