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Man uses time in lockdown to finish building his cat an in-house palace

Rob Coutu's tower built for his cat cat-happy
© Kitty Towers by RACoutu – Facebook

We all have time on our hands at the moment, but is anyone getting creative? Some more than others, perhaps, especially one cat lover from Connecticut.

By Nick Whittle

Published on the 18/04/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:29


Built within the confines of his home in Windsor, Rob Coutu has created the ultimate climbing experience for his cat, Zach.

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But in fact this is no labour amid the hardship of a lockdown. Mr Couto began building the twin-towered marvel last year.


A close-up of the progress going on with the portico.

Posted by Kitty Towers by RACoutu on Friday, July 12, 2019

Posting plans of the cat home on Facebook in 2019, Couto was egged on by thousands of fans to complete the project. Writes VT, around 15,000 Facebook users have since been following developments.

Offical unveiling

At the end of March Coutu announced the project was complete, and posted pictures of the finished work on his Facebook page.

The two towers are built with balconies, ladders, decks and a bridge, all just the right size for Zach. Additionally, the monument sports 3D printed windows and window boxes filled with flowers.

The structure, which cost around $3,500 to make, is without doubt impressive, and Zach seems wholly appreciative.

Coutu admitted he was humbled by the public response on line both during the construction and since its reveal. He hopes to market his design in due course.