A few months ago I bought Duchess a scratching post with a perch attached. She loves it; she scratches it, sleeps on it, and sits on it to look out the window.
And, when she’s having a Crazy Cat Episode, she likes to race through the house and launch herself to the perch from several feet away.
Tonight she was having a ‘sode, galloping through the house, and attempted to launch herself to the perch as usual. She didn’t quite make it, and for several seconds I was laughing hysterically as she hauled herself up the rest of the way.
I explained the source of my hilarity to Alpha Geek, who nodded. “Poor energy management,” he remarked. “Should have applied more thrust on short final.”