Cat Lover Spends 15 Years Customizing House for Feline Friends

Cat Lover Spends 15 Years Customizing House for Feline Friends
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Detecting a home that houses multiple cats is sometimes very easy, but none have as much cat-itude as Greg Krueger's home in St. James, Minn. The 49-year-old has been constructing the perfect (read: purrrfect) habitat over the last 15 years for his four cat friends/roommates. The house features about 100 yards of overhead catwalks, elaborate staircases, and secret hideouts that feature comfortable padding and soft lighting. Some of the openings in the walls are shaped like cats, and one is in the shape of a bird. 

His reason for building the feline palace is a combination of his passions. He says, "I just love trails and paths, and cats, of course, and so I've just linked those passions together." But there may be a more scientific reason for why Krueger spends hours thinking of new designs for his cat home. Last year, he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger syndrome. He says of his diagnosis, "Obviously, my house would not be like this if I didn't have Asperger's. If it takes a long time, I don't care, because if I like what I'm doing, then I almost don't want to finish what I'm doing."

Although he's the only human in the animal house, Krueger says, "I don't feel like I live alone, even though I'm the only person living here. We're like a family."

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