Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
This is the viral moment a TikTok couple shows off their specially-built house for their colony of 10 cats.
Emily Bott, 28, and husband Dylan Loewke, 30, from the city of Rochester in the US state of New York, currently own 10 cats after inheriting a colony when they bought the property in 2018.
To help the cats feel at home, the couple built a house especially for their four-legged friends.
They regularly share videos on their ‘Freedom Farmhouse’ TikTok page where they boast 176,000 followers.
Several clips of the building process have gone viral with over a million views. One video showing the completed cat house has garnered 3.3 million views.
In the footage, Emily films the inside of the cat house as she gives viewers a tour and one feline explores its new fun surroundings.
Emily told Newsflash that the cat house took four weekends to build at a cost of around USD 2,500.
She said her husband built the house himself after coming up with a design with his father.
Emily told Newsflash: “It took about four weekends in total to build the cat house and cost approximately USD 2,500. The cats love all of their climbing areas and being able to stretch out and perch by the windows.
“Dylan built the whole structure himself and came up with the vision together with his dad.
“Most people had a great reaction to our new cat house and were just as excited to see the cats use it as we were!”
Emily added: “We are renovating our home this summer and plan to create a sun room/cat room for the cats to use as well. This will provide them with a safe, heated place come winter.”