| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

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)

100 Comments

Layla Trying everything

Aug 8, 2019, 9:39 am Reply

God bless them

Billy Rawling

Aug 8, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

Crazy cat man

Amber GachaNOVA

Aug 8, 2019, 10:13 pm Reply

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

Bria Garcia

Aug 8, 2019, 6:28 am Reply

I wanna be a cat now.. LMAO

regulation crash

Aug 8, 2019, 8:24 am Reply

my heart damn melted by the damn cuteness

noRthern wOLVES

Aug 8, 2019, 10:21 am Reply

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

CrazyKitty Cat

Aug 8, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

Omg I want then all! Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Mr stark I dont Feel so good

Aug 8, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

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

Teresa Orozco

Aug 8, 2019, 6:16 am Reply

The names are adorable ❤😍

Nella Joensalo

Aug 8, 2019, 8:51 am Reply

RESCUE is the ONLY way! 😍❤️🐈

adrian A

Aug 8, 2019, 11:29 am Reply

some lads get carried away with themselves😂

Cola

Aug 8, 2019, 4:49 pm Reply

Now we need a dog house

Phonix 981

Aug 8, 2019, 5:08 pm Reply

I wish I was one of the cats

Sully

Aug 8, 2019, 11:20 pm Reply

im crying of how cute this is

⭐️«StarryNights»⭐️

Aug 8, 2019, 8:22 am Reply

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

ANIQ FADHLI

Aug 8, 2019, 12:37 pm Reply

I love this

Tiger of Fire

Aug 8, 2019, 2:59 pm Reply

You should hear my 8 cats wrestle in the morning 😬

Karen Stafford

Aug 8, 2019, 3:43 am Reply

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

Jennet the wolf Valender

Aug 8, 2019, 4:54 am Reply

Aww the cats r so cute 😍

zoebigmac01

Aug 8, 2019, 5:04 am Reply

WASSUBI

Liya 268

Aug 8, 2019, 5:22 am Reply

I have been watching this since 2015 :")

C. Pearce

Aug 8, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

THEY DID IT CUZ' THAT'S WHAT HERO'S DO😁

RL and Seige

Aug 8, 2019, 3:34 pm Reply

The name of the cats sound like the greatest recipe ever

LnS Test

Aug 8, 2019, 6:17 pm Reply

Your a good man.

Mia Bonarigo

Aug 8, 2019, 6:39 pm Reply

Wishes I was a cat and he was my owner

「catzz 」

Aug 8, 2019, 7:46 pm Reply

can i live there please

bloody cat

Aug 8, 2019, 7:49 pm Reply

These cats must have the life

Time Thunder

Aug 8, 2019, 12:03 am Reply

Dream house

Megan Is cool

Aug 8, 2019, 4:27 am Reply

So glad that your video came into my recommendations 😀

Sister swag satanic salamanda

Aug 8, 2019, 10:25 am Reply

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

Komaki uwu

Aug 8, 2019, 10:39 am Reply

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

Bshhys Yshushushus

Aug 8, 2019, 12:33 pm Reply

GUESS WHAT IM SAVING UP TO DO NOW 😅😅😂😂

lonley gacha

Aug 8, 2019, 3:23 pm Reply

I need to buy that house…

Rob L

Aug 8, 2019, 7:57 pm Reply

Amazing!!!

Alice Stabler

Aug 8, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

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

Derek Godfrey

Aug 8, 2019, 11:44 pm Reply

Wasabi wassa up

Galaxy Girl

Aug 8, 2019, 3:48 am Reply

Why is this house actually my dream tho😂😂😂

Daniel Alvarez

Aug 8, 2019, 2:42 pm Reply

That’s a nice house even know it’s a cat playhouse

Wither storm 9 9

Aug 8, 2019, 3:58 pm Reply

This video is so adorable

DJ Godboy

Aug 8, 2019, 8:50 pm Reply

Aww this is so cute and sad at the same time

Dictator Investigator

Aug 8, 2019, 9:28 pm Reply

Why would anybody encourage cats to live in their home?

Nova Draws

Aug 8, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

Who else wants to live in the house

Sophie Ponder

Aug 8, 2019, 11:56 pm Reply

Can I live with you?

The Traveler

Aug 8, 2019, 12:33 am Reply

…I wish I were a cat.

Lil’ Cookie Bot

Aug 8, 2019, 12:54 am Reply

I love when there are strong peps who always are not always dog people cause im a cat person my self with 5 cats in total and I love them

Metro Warp

Aug 8, 2019, 12:55 am Reply

Why can’t I be a cat

Sophia Roach

Aug 8, 2019, 1:12 am Reply

talk about some cats to adopt for her

Gigi Tonini

Aug 8, 2019, 1:20 am Reply

That’s so cool

Tuleen Alzareef

Aug 8, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

OH MY GOD YESSSS

iiKaviok xox

Aug 8, 2019, 4:58 pm Reply

Ok but why do these cats have a better life than me?

Tracker HSYT

Aug 8, 2019, 5:02 pm Reply

This is sooo cool and sweet! I love this, now i want more cats and i wanna change my hiuse. This is the purrrrrrfect idea. Also the guy who started this looks like a tough guy, but hes aeems like a super sweet person

Tautvilė Bliavaitė

Aug 8, 2019, 9:29 pm Reply

So much cats

Kaot Lp

Aug 8, 2019, 10:27 pm Reply

Aeewwwwwwwwww woww respect

hala lolo

Aug 8, 2019, 10:40 pm Reply

Omg he haves 15 cats

LAM Vlogs

Aug 8, 2019, 12:34 am Reply

I have three cats which is enough, imagine having 15 cats 😂

George Brewer

Aug 8, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

This is heaven for cat lovers

alyzza Enorsua

Aug 8, 2019, 9:06 am Reply

So cute and beutiful

Annabelle Lo

Aug 8, 2019, 11:15 am Reply

so guys, have your hearts exploded yet?

LilYGreen

Aug 8, 2019, 12:53 pm Reply

14 cats?!?

Tano Basso

Aug 8, 2019, 1:07 pm Reply

Only a couple cats

maya contreras

Aug 8, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

Thus is going to be me when I get older

Tori And Shayla

Aug 8, 2019, 2:56 pm Reply

Imagine being allergic to the cats 😶

Matt from wii sports

Aug 8, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

COFFEE BEAN

Rocky the Husky

Aug 8, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

I’ve watched this video 2 million times like every time I see it I love it

Ava Perrault

Aug 8, 2019, 10:21 pm Reply

My cats would love this

Haylee Murphy

Aug 8, 2019, 11:58 pm Reply

THIS MAKES MY HEART SO HAPPY

Addie Hunt

Aug 8, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

me after this video wow, I never thought of cat people this way…

Albert .J

Aug 8, 2019, 12:36 am Reply

Cool

LuLu Bell

Aug 8, 2019, 1:39 am Reply

Beautiful so amazing home ,beautiful heart of man💖💖💎

SpaceX Gaming

Aug 8, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

Next video: I made my house a koi playground

King RBLX

Aug 8, 2019, 8:54 am Reply

There mostly called food

Ariel The Little Mermaid

Aug 8, 2019, 12:04 pm Reply

How many cats again? Lol

• s x u n n y •

Aug 8, 2019, 4:37 pm Reply

He said he got A COUPLE more cats

Patrick Star

Aug 8, 2019, 2:11 am Reply

Thary should do animal fostering that would be fun for them I think

bonnizgirl 23.0

Aug 8, 2019, 2:43 am Reply

LET ME GO THERE AND SNUGGLE WITH THE CATS

Sophia Mares

Aug 8, 2019, 5:02 am Reply

I wanna be one of his cats oml

Melissa Skinner

Aug 8, 2019, 5:24 am Reply

Pretty sure my cat would trade me in to live there.

iisprinkles -kittie

Aug 8, 2019, 5:32 am Reply

That will be my house when I am older.

Alan Murray

Aug 8, 2019, 9:31 am Reply

Wow I thought I had lots of cats I have only 5

Niamh Curran-Webster

Aug 8, 2019, 12:21 pm Reply

If I was a cat I would like to live there

Weirdo_ Squad

Aug 8, 2019, 12:54 pm Reply

15 cats ? Well both of my aunts are crazy cat ladies. One just starting on her journey (11 cats) Then (17 cats)

Jade

Aug 8, 2019, 2:22 pm Reply

Omg i want to work there

XxKwiax X

Aug 8, 2019, 2:45 pm Reply

It’s so amazing that he gave all of these cats a 2nd chance at life ❤️

Apple Man

Aug 8, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

Wow

The ODD Cooking

Aug 8, 2019, 7:51 pm Reply

So cool

Farrah Rolland

Aug 8, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

❤️❤️❤️

Robyn Mcgrath

Aug 8, 2019, 9:54 pm Reply

You have 14 cats

Hyper Cat

Aug 8, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

THIS IS HOW WILL MY HOUSE LOOK LIKE WHEN I GROW UP

Caroline Chavarria

Aug 8, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

That is more then a couple

Patsy Stone

Aug 8, 2019, 11:36 pm Reply

These are some lucky felines to have such dedicated humans. God bless you guys!

Nurys Ortiz

Aug 8, 2019, 11:37 pm Reply

0:42 lets just check if this is food, sniff sniff…… Nahh

Brian McBride Production

Aug 8, 2019, 12:20 am Reply

I would live there if i could

Cheetah Slayer

Aug 8, 2019, 12:32 am Reply

0:32

Coady Hudgins

Aug 8, 2019, 1:33 am Reply

That’s so nice

Abby hudson

Aug 8, 2019, 1:38 am Reply

So wholesome. So loving. So beautiful. I love this 🥺❤️

Catalina Babos

Aug 8, 2019, 2:48 am Reply

You guys are so lucky, I can't touch cats,I'm alergic to them 😢

REAL RANDOM

Aug 8, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

15 cats! These guys need help

Francesca Bonelli

Aug 8, 2019, 11:10 am Reply

I love the cat land

GamingWithChub

Aug 8, 2019, 12:50 pm Reply

These cats have no idea how lucky they are, I’d pay good $$$ to go on a human version

Kayla Aldridge

Aug 8, 2019, 4:17 pm Reply

I love ❤️ 🐈🐈🐈🐈 and meow

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