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Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode

Man Turns His House Into Indoor Cat Playland and Our Hearts Explode


(cat meows)
(gentle piano music) – The cats make the house feel alive. When we bought this house in 1988, it came with two outdoor,
like, feral cats. And then one of them was
killed, hit by a car, and then the second one was hit by a car and had to go to the vet for quite a bit of reconstructive surgery,
so we made her an indoor cat. And then to get her company,
because the other one had been killed, we went to the shelter and adopted a couple cats, and that’s just started down the road. Cheesecake, Chocolate, Nutter, Butter, Crumple, Rumple, Cookie, Poppy-seed, Kuro, Noui, Secret, Wasabi, Coffee-bean, Donut, so they’re all rescues. We adopt them from shelters
as far south as San Diego, and as far north as San Francisco. – We start getting kittens every year. Over time we are getting more and more, and then we realized,
there are so many cats. – After a certain point, there’s like, no turning back, it’s like, this is their house and
we’re living here with them. – All the rooms are connected. At night sometimes, at two
or three in the morning, they’ll start chasing each
other on the cat walks. And they can go really
fast, and it’s pretty loud. It does wake us sometimes. The catwalks, I think the
first one I build in 1995 actually was this one. For the walk, just the walks, I’ve probably spent 40 or $50,000 And they can be done a lot cheaper but the catwalks are for the
cats, they’re also for me, they’re architecturally interesting to me, the colors, and we always try to do something interesting, the shapes. There’s spirals, there’s
bridges, there’s arched bridges. A lot of the tunnels have faces on them, and one of my favorites is in the upstairs bathroom there’s a tunnel with a shark, and the carpenters actually made teeth, and when the cats walk through the teeth they scratch the back of the cat. So the cats like to go back
and forth through that. So you can’t really feel
ever there’s 15 cats, because they never assemble in one group. And they’re very calming. So I like them because when you come home and if you’re stressed and you sit down, two or three will come and
purr and it just relaxes you. The koi pond is one of the
favorite areas for the cats. They love to watch the
fish, they also walk into the koi pond on the rocks and even sometimes put their hands in the water. They’ve never eaten a fish. So, with 15 cats we have about 22 litter boxes throughout the house, and we put a lot of them
in closets, where we add ventilating fans that run
24/7 that ventilates outside. So there’s negative air pressure, so the smell stays in the closets. We also have five Roombas in the house that we run almost every day,
that do a really good job of picking up cat hair. And then it’s just us, picking
up after the cats a lot. – At first I thought, how can we get rid of these cats? But now I can’t think of a single one that I’d want to get rid of. – Cookie was the one that we rescued who had been traumatized, and this year we suddenly found huge
tumors on her, took her to the vet and they said, “It’s cancer, “there’s nothing to do.” But we did the surgeries, and after two major surgeries they were all benign. And they had never seen anything like it. So, she’s fine now. It brings a lot of satisfaction that, the idea that we can rescue these cats. You know, we can’t solve
the world’s problems, but I can solve this tiny
problem for these cats. (mellow guitar music) (cat meows)

Comments (100)

  1. That house has such a beautiful aesthetic, I mean koi ponds, babbling brooks, plants everywhere.. And cats with names like soy bean! I'm not that much of a cat lover myself, but this seems like a dream.

  2. Why is this me in 16 years ?

  3. I wanna be a cat living in this house

  4. So cool hose ????

  5. I. WANT. THIS. IN. MY. HOUSE. ??

  6. Because thats what heroes do

  7. That's a lot of cats ;w;

  8. This is so great and sweet, gosh.

  9. Adorable!! Cat people. It’s a cat playground! With a koi pond. My dream house.

  10. This made my heart melt

  11. I need to live there!!!!! ???????

  12. OMG I have a dog and her name is cookie

  13. Forget house with hidden place, now this is my dream house.

  14. Me: I wanna go there!

    My allergies: No… you don’t.

  15. someone make this house in the sims please @ meeeee

  16. I wish I could give my cat everything

  17. Dang this video makes me want to be a cat

  18. EVERYONE LIKED THAT

  19. My boyfriend is never going to let me do this

  20. I wish I was a cat now

  21. Where do I buy a house that looks exactly like this with 1000 cats? ? this man is living in heaven.

  22. At least SOMEONE cares about cats

  23. This is so Adorable!!!?

  24. I have seven cats and we have a cat super high way connecting each scratching posts

  25. Carefully, he’s a hero

  26. Obsession anyone!

  27. God bless you man

  28. I wish I was a cat

  29. *Applause all round! :D*

  30. You men are so awesome!! All your cats are so beautiful, cats definitely bring peacefulness into a home.

  31. Wanna live with you guys.

  32. Your so sweet to take in that many cats I have 1 and my other 1 lived to be 18 years old both I found in the street. God bless you. ?❤

  33. “So I decided to adopt a few” now has 15 cats

  34. You are fabulous! So kind.Thank you a zillion times.

  35. so many adorable kitties 🙂
    (also wow that’s a large amount of rescue siamese kitties)

  36. How many cats you have ? BUT THEY ARE SO CUTE

  37. Ohhh wow ?
    I am loving your home and your family

  38. I NEEED this in my life

  39. Everyone liked that.

  40. The house is beautiful!

  41. I love all the names?

  42. I love to spoil my cat but this… wow. My respects

  43. The cats are living a better life than me

  44. The only problem with the video is that it ends ❤️?
    Edit: who the heck are the 3.7K people who disliked the video ?

  45. He says. And we adopted a couple cats. Names off like 100 cats

  46. Hats off to you guys.

  47. More cats than I was expecting. But to be fair, if I created that glorious cat playground, I wouldn’t want just one cat to enjoy it ?

  48. Such a cat person

  49. Umm.. He has his own clan

  50. Who are these men and where can I find one. ?????

  51. Being a animal lover is very good you care for animals.This situation shows that you have mercy to Gods creations.???

  52. 3 words. Your friggen amazing!

    God bless you!

  53. if i was a cat i would love to live in this house with all the other cats

  54. I wanna be a cat now.. LMAO

  55. my heart damn melted by the damn cuteness

  56. A lot of the cats names is based of off food lol. Good on this guy though

  57. Omg I want then all! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  58. Imagine if they didn’t even use it after all that work..

  59. The names are adorable ❤?

  60. RESCUE is the ONLY way! ?❤️?

  61. some lads get carried away with themselves?

  62. Now we need a dog house

  63. I wish I was one of the cats

  64. im crying of how cute this is

  65. Thank you for doing this this is all I ever dreamed of and my little life that I’ve had I’ve been planning on just moving out and getting-a bunch of cats making my entire house like a cats play ground because how much I love cats

  66. You should hear my 8 cats wrestle in the morning ?

  67. You guys are just wonderful. What great hearts you both have!

  68. Aww the cats r so cute ?

  69. I have been watching this since 2015 :")

  70. THEY DID IT CUZ' THAT'S WHAT HERO'S DO?

  71. The name of the cats sound like the greatest recipe ever

  72. Your a good man.

  73. Wishes I was a cat and he was my owner

  74. can i live there please

  75. These cats must have the life

  76. So glad that your video came into my recommendations 😀

  77. I would LOVE to have a zoo of cats, but I love my 1 cat

  78. I remember watching this like 5 times when I was 5.

  79. GUESS WHAT IM SAVING UP TO DO NOW ????

  80. I need to buy that house…

  81. Is it just me but I am impressed .love this vid such a kind man.

  82. Why is this house actually my dream tho???

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