Most cat owners have probably fantasized about building a small home for their Cat at some point, but not like this! Peter, the founder of ZenByCat and the creator of this amazing cat paradise that we’re about to show you, gently but steadily realized his lifelong dream of living in harmony surrounded by cuddly and totally happy rescued fluffballs.
You could wonder how many cats there are over the age of twenty. But that’s fine; Peter’s house is designed to accommodate it. Literally. So go ahead and scroll down to see the catopia, the Shangri-La of cat homes, except this one is genuine.
Here’s Peter, the “House of Nekkofounder. “‘
Nobody could have predicted that he’d turn his home into a catopia (cat utopia), but that’s exactly what he accomplished.
Peter, who purchased the home in 1988, customized it to satisfy all of his rescue cats’ needs.
It has specially designed platforms for cats to prowl around without compromising the high ground.
They feel like rulers and queens of the forest since there are many plants and feeding areas.
Separate feeding areas ensure that they never have to compete for food.
It even features spiral stairwells that lead to floors that only cats can reach.
Even the bathroom has been designed to meet the feline’s needs.
There are even some plant themed rooms to make guests feel like they are in the great outdoors.
The house has many high points that cats enjoy.
There are scratchers and beds, of course.
“I heard you enjoy cat houses, so we built a cat house within a cat house so you may sleep while you sleep.”
Peter is the proud owner of over 20 rescued indoor cats.
The cats have been carefully looked after. They even have their own pillows & blankets, as if that wasn’t enough.
FIP, or Feline Infectious Peritonitis, is a terrible condition that Peter’s ZenByCat non-profit company was discovered to battle.
Miss Bean, a kitten Peter adopted in 2016, is the beginning of the Zen By Cat tale.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis was diagnosed in Miss Bean (FIP). Peter appeared to have no choice but to euthanize her because her condition was rapidly deteriorating. However, Peter received a communication from a friend before making his final decision. She mentioned that she knew a veterinarian at UC Davis. He might be able to enrol Miss Bean in a FIP drug trial for young kittens. Peter decided he had to give it a shot. Over the next 31 days, Peter and Miss Bean experienced a roller coaster of progress and setbacks in their fight against FIP. Miss Bean, unfortunately, lost her fight on July 26, 2016.
Zen By Cat was founded as a foundation to raise money and awareness for FIP research in honour of Miss Bean and all other FIP victims. Since then, Dr Pederson and others at UC Davis have made significant progress in their studies, curing numerous cats with FIP, including Peter’s Cat Smokey. However, more work-remains to be done to bring the medicine that rescued Smokey and others to market. Please consider-making a donation to assist the efforts of researchers like Dr Pederson and others. They seek to end FIP through The Bria Fund, which is affiliated with the Every Cat Health Foundation.