Firstly, a brief background is required. We live with two rescue cats.
- One is large and an overeater; hereon referred to as 'Big'.
- The other is rather small and is a grazer; hereon referred to as 'Small'.
Years ago, when my roommate moved in with the two cats, Big weighed in at 20lbs. Through a jointed effort, we put Big on a diet and over the course of 1 year he lost 7.5 lbs. At that point, an automatic feeder was purchased to administer Big's daily calorie allotment at 3.5 hour intervals. Unfortunately, Big is still an over-eater. If given the chance, he will eat until he vomits. So, Small's food is kept out of Big's physical reach.
We recently moved into a new place and the usual solution of putting food on a wall shelf was not working out. You see, Big finally discovered that he could jump much higher without the extra weight. Since Big is also a very large cat without the extra weight, we had to change our strategy to restrict his access to Small's food based on the size of his head and shoulders. So, the idea of the corner shelf cat tower was born.