Apr 152019

Hi guys. Have I mentioned that our new house is way bigger than our old house? Now why the peeps wanted a bigger house is beyond me, but I’m not complaining. There’s lots more room that’s for sure.

This house is so big, it has not just 1…but 2 staircases! This is what we call the back stairs.

black cat on stairs

This staircase is off of the garage…which by the way I have run out into when the mom left the door open. I’m quick like lightning! But that’s a story for another day.

black cat on stairway landing

Okay…back to the stairs. What’s nice is that there’s a landing area, and the mom put a bed and some toys on it so it’s a nice spot for me to hang out.

Do you remember when I told you how I like to run up and down the upstairs hallway? Well, lemme tell you…I’ve upped my game and expanded my racetrack. Now I like to run up the back stairs.

black cat sitting in hallway

Then I run down the long upstairs hallway…you’ve seen this before…

black cat sitting on stairs

…and then I run down what we call the front stairs. These are the front stairs. There’s no landing but they curve around which makes running down them a little trickier. Also no carpeting means no traction. The mom worries I’m gonna break my neck running down them.

black cat sitting in hallway

Once I reach the bottom, I run through the kitchen and the downstairs hallway…

black cat on stairs

…and then up the back stairs again. Quite the racetrack, don’tcha think? I run the Island Cat 500 on it several times a day.

  52 Responses to “The Island Cat 500”

  1. That’s an amazing race track Ernie, you can really get the moves on!

  2. It’s a house of stairs.

  3. Wow Ernie that’s some racetrack! Be careful and don’t hurt your back again!

  4. We have two staircases, too, but not as nice as yours. One of ours goes up into the attic. I think you guys have an awesome view like we do from up high, both inside and out! – Tom x

  5. Jealous! Sounds like great fun!

  6. That’s a cool race track, Ernie! Our peeps want to downsize and have a house with no more stairs. They’re super duper party poopers!

  7. Ernie that is too funny what a great way to keep your buns of steel in shape.
    We have a 2nd set of stairs in our recreation room aka hubby’s train room. Due to all the itty bitty parts and pieces in there Madi was not allowed in there unless she was suprevised. At first the 2nd set of stairs confused her then she made a game out of them.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Wow, that sounds like fun Ernie! What a beautiful house and a beautiful cat!

  9. OMG, Ernie! I’ve got to see this for myself…time to make a lunch date with the woman with the yellow hair! I hope you’ll let me witness your race!

  10. Now I see why the peeps bought this huge house, so you’d have a racetrack. Excellent. It is all about you. A huge Awww.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. My best to your peeps. ♥

  11. Ernie, that is quite a racetrack. We have a small cat tree on our landing with napping places for two cats. When Mom leaves the door open to the catio, we have the same kind of racetrack as we have a cat door upstairs. We think all the running should get you some extra noms. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  12. You are a lucky guy.

  13. OH Ernie…you will stay svelte and lissome forever! Zoey too.

  14. Ernie you are going to be at your fittest this year! And you will continue to have a lot of fun running the race track in the process! 😀

    the critters in the cottage xo

  15. Wow! It sounds like your house is an awesome place for exercise, Ernie! Or just awesome in general.

  16. That sounds like a blast but please be careful!!

    The Florida Furkids

  17. Wow! What a great place for you to live ~ sweet photos!

    Happy Times to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  18. That’s a pawsome race track, Ernie ! Purrs

  19. Nice house!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  20. Hey Ernie that racetrack is gonna keep you in tip top shape buddy……I have a lot of stairs here too and I REALLY love running up and down them. Great exercise!

    Hugs, Teddy

  21. Wow, you can have a big pawty for all your kitty friends when the peeps are away!

  22. dood…..get sum sponsorz N start cashin in on yur racin skillz….crankee ass cat chow will bee happee ta sponsor ya !! ….time trialz start in bout three weekz 🙂 ♥♥

  23. With all those stairs, I think you need to be fed much more to keep up your energy level and endurance!

  24. Oh Ernie, we are all jealous here, we sure would like to have a racetrack like that. What a fun time you must be having. Have a wonderful day.

  25. Wow, what a workout you get, Ernie! Have you lost weight from all that exercise since moving to the new home? 🙂

  26. Wow, two staircases?? How cool is that. Enjoy the racetrack.

  27. Hi Ernie, that’s sounds like an awful lot of fun on your huge race track! I bet you make a ton of noise doing that too MOL We can give you tips on how to navigate a curvy stairs with no carpet. Many times my pal Sly Pie goes skidding cos he can’t control his little capri pants hind legs. Have a fun week! xx Mr. Jack and the Chirpies

  28. We’re glad you’re enjoying all the space and all the stairs, Ernie!

    The Chans

  29. It sounds wonderful Ernie! Keep on running my friend it is good for you
    Timmy and Family

  30. Well, I hope you have your Fitbit on!

  31. Mudpie wants to come race with you, Ernie!!!

  32. What a racetrack you have there in the new house, Ernie! You must be in great shape!

  33. Oh how cool that sounds!
    We live in a one level house and have no stairs. Darn!
    Stairs would keep us all in shape,even mum 😉 MOL!
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  34. Furabuluss place you have there Ernie!!! Mee has onlee 400 square pawss to run inn…mee lovess to slide across THE floor an LadyMew callss mee “Risky Busyness”…no idea what shee meenss butt shee iss laffin an happy an that iss ALL that matturss rite? 😉
    ***purrsss*** BellaDharma

  35. How wonderful that your mom and dad got you a place with a cat track, Ernie! Looks like a lot of fun to us!

  36. That is pawsome and I bet your arthur-itis feels much better too. The peeps looked at a duplex with spiral staircase and I wish they would have bought that one so I could run more.

  37. I love it! A racetrack for cats with stairs going up and down in one big circuit. You need to host the
    Catapolis 500!

  38. Wow you sure are one lucky kitty!!!! I only have 2 gates to jump over, I need to come over to your place to work out! Love, Cody

  39. Dang, that’s a serious racetrack for sure, Ernie! Vroom vroom!

  40. Sounds like fun! Just about the only race I’d love to watch!

  41. Your racetrack is really fantastic, Ernie! You must be having so much fun in your new home. I’m guessing your peeps got bigger house for you kitties 🙂

  42. Just think what great shape you’ll be in running up and down the stairs! I wish I had the stamina to include a few stairways in my exercise routine!

  43. One day you’re going to win a marathon with that rat-race…eh…cat-race, Ernie…MOL 😀 Have fun sweetie <3 Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 <3

  44. Run, Ernie, run! Are you always trying to break your record speed?

  45. Stairs are fun! Signed, Lucy and Ringo

  46. WOWSERS! 2 stairs? More space? You hit the jackpot…

  47. Oh my, that’s a lot of running and racing around! Sounds like you’re having a grand old time in that new house with all the stairs! We only have one boring staircase here.

  48. Wow, that’s a long workout. I bet it’s fun though.

  49. Oh Ernie, that looks like so much fun. We could fur sure go fur a bigger house. We’d luv that. Enjoy your race track. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  50. It seems you had a good time exploring the stairs.

  51. NASA Astronaut Took Pictures Of Race Tracks from Space With A Nikon DSLR https://www.theinforadar.com/2019/05/nasa-astronaut-took-pictures-of-race.html

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