Photos capture the makeshift ladders people craft for cats in Switzerland

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Photos capture the makeshift ladders people craft for cats in Switzerland



(Picture: Brigitte Schuster)Cats love to venture, climb, and survey their kingdom.
Thus a ladder just for them is pretty much essential.
Let them roam free, then give a cat their own private access back inside.
Cat ladders are not a new phenomenon or one that’s unique to one specific culture, but as graphic designer and writer Brigitte Schuster found, they’re particularly common on the city of Bern, in Switzerland.
Brigitte travelled around Bern to document the varieties of cat ladders she spotted, from simple steps from trees to balconies to specially made spiral staircases bypassing the door to give a cat their own entrance point.
The photos will be published in Brigitte’s book, titled Swiss Cat Ladders, which you can pre-order now.
On her website Brigitte explains: ‘A cat ladder is a climbing aid for cats, which is usually attached to buildings.
‘Through publication, the fugacious and cultural heritage of the cat ladder will be preserved, archived and conveyed to future generations.’
Take a look at some of the glorious cat ladders featured in the book below:

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