Switzerland. Photo: A. Arquint.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Photo: Børre Ludvigsen.

Sweden. Photo: Lucialdar.

The Netherlands. Photo. Sander.

Sweden. Photo: Like a Lady.

Merry Christmas to you all! My little fundraising so that I could buy me an iPad for Christmas was not so great :) Two submissions were received! Better than expected anyway. It was a big gamble, haha.

Many thanks to:
1. Claudia, Australia.
2. Margaret, United Kingdom.
Sweden. Photo: Maria Klasson.

Photo: Mcnick88.

Look at this! One ladder up to the window, and another over to the house across the street. Lucky bastard!

Photo: Erde Luft.
A little off topic but, there is a real outdoor staircase called "katzentreppe". It is located in the city Magdeburg in Germany! A real tourist attraction!

Sweden. Photo: Annika.

By the way, I added two links today. Two companies that customize cat-ladders. Really cool. Check them out!

Spiral Gatto

Ok, it's Friday and time for a really Filmfest! Below we follow the cat Nigel's adventures on his cat-ladder. In the last four films, there will an intruder dressed in black on a visit. Thrilling!
Movies by: Quaood.

The intruder! Now there is trouble in town!


Switzerland. Photo: Misty & Jeff.

This was pretty fun. Pictures of a cat learns to walk in her new cat-ladder. There are lots more photos on the project and small captions on the link here, highly recommended (NOTE: Scroll to the right of the page).

Photos: Ruos.
Sween. Photo: Emma Danielsson.

Switzerland. Photo: Optionmusique.

Germany: Photo: Scholle.

The Netherlands. Photo: Dokterjaap.

Switzerland. Photo: FA Zargen.

This I found in a Swedish newspaper. It says:

Dirty. Dog poop bags, cigarette packets and a cat ladder is thrown on the ground next to a house in Katrineholm. Photo: Kristina Rönnqvist.
You can find the article here here.

Photo: Jaykwaan.

Hönö, Sweden. Photo: Frojk.

Make me happy and donate a few dollars so I can buy me an iPad for Christmas. You will find a Paypal link in the right column of the page. Thank you!
Portland, USA. Photo: Mollyvance.

First, I wonder if this really was a cat-ladder, or any kind of emergency exit for people. But, if you look at picture number two then you understand that it really is built for a cat (or dog). Unbelievable! Built and photographed by Glasswearstudio.

UK. Photo: Katie Tutt.

After a few days with fairly advanced cat-ladders, it is time for a fairly simple standard one. Do you like it? Buy this particular one at Ebay for EUR 19.99.

Germany. Photo: Michael Hoche.

OK, it's really Christmas Eve today. Two different emails with videos on the same day. It does not happen often!


We enjoy your site so much, and it was an inspiration for us as we embarked on our cat ladder construction journey.

We actually got our cat, Mittens, when we were living in the Dominican Republic. There, she was an indoor/outdoor cat who would come and go as she pleased, letting herself in and out through slats in a window that we never closed. After, we moved to Haiti, where she lived with us in Port-au-Prince for a year. Same story there: Mittens would let herself in and out of the house whenever she wanted, as we just had open windows with bars on them.

Upon moving to Boston a few months ago, we had to figure out a way for Mittens to maintain her free-wheeling lifestyle while living in a second-floor apartment. It took a couple of tries and modifications, but here's our finished product and its happy user.

//Stephanie & David

Sometimes Christmas comes early! Today I got a really fun email from George with a video of when he builds a cat-ladder, plus a small description of the project.

Hey there

I browsed your great collection of cat ladders for hours when researching cat ladder solutions. In the end I built one myself. I recorded the thing and put a 3.45m video together showing the main steps. Perhaps you like it for personal consumption or sharing on your blog.
Our cat is almost used to the ladder and I will follow up with a video of the ladder in use in the near future.

Best wishes


A more detailed description can be found if you go to Youtube page where the movie is. You can find it here.
Another regular cat-ladder movie, but wait a bit. It will be a surprise!

Film by: Yonmoore.
I found this image in a forum on the net. It is debatable whether it was ok to even let their cat out, or if you just should have them indoors. Someone wrote that "In America, it's considered cruel to keep a cat outdoors." What do you think?
You can find the forum here here

Italy. Photo: Carlo Boccalini.

Have you always wanted a houseboat in Amsterdam? Now is your chance to buy one that even has a cat-ladder! It's yours for only € 420,000. Click here for more information. Thank Doortje for the tip about this boat!


I'm such a geek, I love this blog so much. . . This is my simple ladder wedged against my 2nd floor studio (no nails or screws in the building or fence).

// Joel from Seattle, USA.