My sister's aging cat is not as spry but loves company. With varying heights from floor to top of couch and to tops of beds her cat now is able again to reach them with ease using the steps. She also was sleeping and hanging out on all levels of the steps. She scratched at the bamboo, too. Open, airy, lightweight as well as easy to fold and move around using the handle hole, the steps in walnut and bamboo are lovely and complement her furniture. Guests were using it as an occasional table at times. That said, it did arrive with a few varnish scratches and the price discourages purchase like the Refined Feline brands just for style. My sister's place is small and the steps are compact so I decided I'd splurge as a gift especially since one day I expect she'll have a small dog. Overstock's shipping was fast and secure.