Bryan Davies and his family welcomed Wyatt, a beautiful rescue cat, into their house a few months ago. And the curious cat didn’t take long to figure out what his new favorite hobby was.
“Wyatt enjoys looking out the window at birds and squirrels,” Davies told The Dodo.
Rather than making Wyatt wait for birds and squirrels to emerge, Davies came up with a novel solution.
During the winter months, when animals visited Wyatt’s viewing spots less frequently, Davies found a way to supplement the cat’s favorite form of entertainment. He searched for bird videos on the internet and showed them to Wyatt on a tablet.
“We turned to YouTube, and he loved it,” Davies said.
Wyatt basically now had his own personal TV. But Davies wanted to give him something even more — his own little room to watch it in.
After a recent remodeling of his house, Davies had noticed an unused space along a wall near his bedroom. That got him thinking.
“It was the perfect spot for an even tinier bedroom in our tiny bedroom in our tiny home,” Davies said. “So, I opened the wall and started remodeling.”
It was all for Wyatt.
When the tiny room was finished, Davies furnished it with a small cat bed and other fixings.
The little space really came together.
Davies even adorned the walls with little works of art he thought Wyatt might enjoy.
For the final touch, Davies mounted his cat’s TV to a wall, so he could watch his favorite shows — animal videos — in the comfort of his own tiny space.
Then came time to show Wyatt. The cat’s reaction?
“He loves it,” Davies said.
Davies admits that he wasn’t sure if Wyatt would actually use the tiny room he built. But it quickly became the cat’s go-to spot.
“He spends a lot of time in there, asking to watch his show before taking a nap,” Davies said. “He zones out to the screen like a normal teen. And he naps — hard. He really does enjoy it as much as a kid who finally got his own room.”
Wyatt doesn’t spend all his time in the room, of course. But he seems to enjoy having a special place to call his very own.
For Davies, the effort he put into crafting the little space for his family’s cat was more than worth it. After all, Wyatt simply means the world to them.
“He is our best friend,” Davies said.