When Mrs. Human constructed this strange object I thought it was a joke, but my feline curiosity got the best of me, I suppose it was there for a purpose. First of all I studied it for a few days, judging the distances and still thinking about it. Mrs. Human kept taking pieces of my food and putting it on those surfaces making lots of curves. I was supposed to feel tempted to use this apparatus. Humans have funny ideas sometimes. If she had covered the steps with tuna fish or even springs of catmint, I might have been fooled, but hard vitamin pellets, forget it. I would not even walk to my food bowl for them.
She thought it was a brilliant idea, at last a ladder especially for Tabby to climb to the top of the cupboard where she has her lookout post. Tabby was not interested, there was no adventure or fun in climbing steps. I preferred to stand on the desk and take a leap to the next level. This was where Mrs. Human and I disagreed. She would get all worried thinking that I might have an accident and fall. Of course I might fall, but unlike humans, we know how to fall and usually land on all four paws. Sometimes accidents might happen, but more the exception as the rule.
It was not so much the ascent but the descent that got her worried. I would take a dainty leap to the desk and she would come running to make sure I had landed safely. When she arrived I was already on my way to the food bowl. I always land on my four paws and make an accompanying thump to show I have arrived.
So no curves, keep to the straight paths. By the way the photo only happened because Mrs. Human put me there. It was just a coincidence. I do not do these things just to keep humans happy with their cameras.
Tabby the Invincible.