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Japanese company builds the ultimate cathouse

Eric Pfeiffer
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After getting feedback from thousands of pet owners, a Japanese company has designed a house centered around the needs and desires of the average house cat.

Japanese construction company Asahi Kasei created a home that includes platforms, hidden tunnels and even a litter box situated next to the toilet.

The Japan Daily Press has several photos from inside the new kitty castle. You can also watch this video (which has unusually emotional piano music):

And as the Time article notes, the house itself is built from scratch-resistant materials that are reportedly easy to clean.

Cat culture is growing worldwide. But does a cathouse go too far? Would you buy or rent a home that’s designed to cater more to the needs of your pet than your own?

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