Plenty of people indulge their favorite felines with toys, treats, special cat towers and more. But one man in southern Minnesota has taken the indulgence to a whole new level – by turning his entire home into a cat playground.
Greg Krueger has spent the last 15 years building elaborate tunnels, window platforms, overhead catwalks, cat towers, cozy hideouts and more throughout his home. He even has a garden filled with catnip outside the house.
All in all, Krueger has built almost 100 yards of catwalks through almost every room in the house. His four cats love it, and so does Krueger. In fact, the project has become an obsession for him. “I think about it constantly, I can’t fall asleep,” he said. “I’m still thinking about it, thinking about the design. I wake up, I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking about it all day at work.”
Krueger says his hyper focus on creating his cat-friendly house is probably due to Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of Autism, which he only recently discovered he had.
He considers Asperger’s a blessing because it’s given him the interest and focus to work on the project for so long. “Obviously, my house would not be like this if I didn’t have Asperger’s,” he said. “If it takes a long time, I don’t care because if I like what I’m doing, I almost don’t want to finish what I’m doing.”
Since he was a boy, Krueger has always loved cats and to create such a cool living space for his four Maine Coons makes him happy.
“I can tell that they love me,” he said. “I know they love me because I love them too.”
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