Ultimate Cat Tree

Wow. It’s a whopping 3″ x 25″ cartoon, drawn on five 3″ x 5″ sticky notes. Can you spot all 22 cats?

Today’s cartoon was inspired by this week’s Illustration Friday theme, “contraption”. Here are more cat cartoons.

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69 Responses to Ultimate Cat Tree

  1. Steve says:

    WOW! that’s awesome. thanks Doug.


  2. cats_power says:

    Cats! =^_^=
    We need MORE cats!

  3. Chris says:

    Of course, a real cat would completely ignore the cat tree and only play with the box it was packaged in.

  4. cat lover says:

    Out of all your cartoons, I love this one the most ๐Ÿ™‚ it really sparks my imagination

  5. Tanos says:

    Chris is spot on lol.
    However this is fun. From our experiences the yarn can be replaced by “twisty ties” (the wire things used for bread/trash bags). Nap area needs a window for sunlight. Megaphone is not needed as (at least ours) are loud enough. In our house the aquarium only gets the cats going if we are paying more attention to it than them and even then they are going for us not the fish. All around great job Doug and keep it up. Enjoy your stuff through and through.

  6. julz says:

    love love it!!great job Doug!

  7. Tanos says:

    Oh and the cat food on the floor is classic and also spot on.
    For a follow up with cats now you should bring up the litter box. One of our cats seems to wait until everyone is home in the evening before he is good to go. He will hold it even if someone is a few hours late. How why I do not know.

  8. dude says:

    I find only 21 cats, and I counted three times! Can someone help me?

  9. dude says:

    found it, yippie

  10. Luu says:

    Chris is right:))))

    Doug, this is one of your best!

  11. Zarov says:


  12. Faycat says:

    Has the aquarium automatic refilling?

  13. dlvb1013 says:

    LOVE IT, what a great chickens for my birthday!!!! Thank you Doug…..MORE CATS!!!!!

  14. cboak says:

    where is the hamster cage?

  15. Mark says:

    Where do they poop?

  16. Kevin Pashuk says:

    I was looking for the level (perhaps in the basement) that was full of people who are either allergic, or deathly afraid of cats… you know, the kind any cat worth its salt will gravitate to in a room full of people?

  17. Mark says:

    Brilliant. The food bits on the floor was a great touch.

    I’d like this as a poster, please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. federica says:

    Ahahaahhaha! I really love your pics!
    Greeting from Italy ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cynthia says:

    What I want to know is…did you draw it from top to bottom or from bottom to top?

  20. Crow says:

    Whoa. Pushing the limits of sticky note technology!

  21. Stephanie says:

    A rollicking good time of scrolling amusement.

  22. ant says:

    So awesome! Definitely one of my new favourites ๐Ÿ˜€ Keep up the awesome work, Doug ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. kristina says:

    Perhaps somthing dangly, like the ribbon or string?

    It looks like cat heaven!

  24. Wildbird says:

    As long as they had lasgana garfield with love this

  25. Diego says:

    and the cat litter ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Brian says:

    Hmmm… yer gonna need a permit for that thing.

  27. Taylor says:

    Doug, you’ve outdone yourself once again. So much hilarity on so much yellow paper (enjoyed the length!).

  28. Vanessa says:

    That is awesome, Doug!

  29. Craig says:

    Great cartoon! You’ve described my cat perrrfectly. Totally agree about the box – my cat would play in that first.

  30. The Little Myrmidon says:

    You realize you could actually market this, right? I mean maybe a modified version, ’cause this’d be too tall for most houses, but definitely portions of this could be marketed.

  31. willwot says:

    I love the fish reaction! what happened to the half cat is it on the back side of the post-it?

  32. eric says:

    amazingly simple yet brilliant

  33. mariusg says:

    :)) great one

  34. Isa says:

    Awesome! I’d love having this in poster size!

  35. Chris K says:

    That’s alot of cats!

  36. sharilyn says:

    love it, doug!! and i like the guest appearance of the chicken! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Windelena says:

    Hahaha, I love it! Is that a litter box inside the stairs?? lol

  38. V says:

    wheres the bathroom????

  39. Roda says:

    bathroom is under the stairs, my guess

  40. cleo says:

    Brilliant! Being a cat owner myself (or more precisely, owned by 3 cats) I can relate. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Doug, do you have a cat?

  41. Nude Moose says:

    Cat megaphone is the greatest invention since let’s say… the wheel or-or fire! It’s just that good.

  42. Genius Idea, and so fun to read down, esp as a cat owner. It really suits the screen as a medium as it allows you to really read the image from top to bottom as you can’t see it all at once and get distracted, so can take it all in. Fabulous work.

  43. I think you should try to fabricate and sell it wholesale. Maybe you’ll make a good business. Sorry for the fish in the aquarium but…

  44. Luwano says:

    Great cartoon and interesting twist to the theme. I can see this in the annual top ten already. Pretty funny one, Doug!

  45. Jackson says:

    MY cat doesn’t need a megaphone:


    She’s 18 years old, and we think she’s getting a bit deaf. She also doesn’t climb anymore … ๐Ÿ™

  46. Juan Carlos says:

    Wow!!!! Great Job!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Huhnbeauftragter says:


    Have you ever considered drawing a busy-pictures-book like the Waldo-thingies?

    I would buy a pile of them…


  48. Anett says:

    Cuteness overload! Doug, if you make a poster out of that, I’m so totally going to buy it!

  49. Erin says:

    We just adopted a shelter kitten, and I can assure that there are not 22 cats in this picture…there is only one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Ian C says:

    Awesome cartoon! Has anyone figured out what the real life measurements would be? I’m curious to know!

  51. Laura says:

    Best concept ever!!!

    I could really see my cat enjoying this cat tree.

    Keep up the good work.


  52. synical says:

    Found all 22 cats ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. venie says:

    This is so nice… I’m gonna share it ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Connie says:

    want!! (heck, i’d take just a poster of it..;D)

  55. Aud says:

    @Chris: That is completely true and my cat to the T. She could care less about her scratching post but loves paper/boxes/bags.

    My favorite part is the megaphone. Such POWER with a “meow.” This is an amazing piece, Doug.

  56. yavanna says:


  57. […] Today’s cartoon was drawn on ten 3″ x 5″ sticky notes. It’s my tallest cartoon ever! Even taller than that other cat tree! […]

  58. Robin says:

    Love it! I totally need one of those for my cats! The only thing it would need is some sort of advice for stealing food off of my plate.

  59. Gail says:

    I just love this. The vending machine and buffet absolutely crack me up.

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