Mr. Bitty loves to climb the cat post. I have lost count of how many times I've told him to STOP climbing the cat post, tried to distract him to do something else, and/or had to pry him away from the cat post. Seriously, this thing was made for a cat, not an almost-40-lb. boy.
The other day I decided to take a quick picture before getting him down (for the umpteenth time). I'm not sure if he was actually pretend-playing or if he just wanted to climb (he climbs everything). When I told him "you're not a cat" he replied, "ca." Could be just repeating, could be arguing with me, lol.
I finally came up with this solution. He got mad and tried to lift it back up. He's strong, but he's not that strong. Mwahahahaha! Score 1 for Mama. ;)
Our cat was unimpressed - with both the invasion of his post and the subsequent tipping of the post - but he found a solution of his own. That's him on top of our kitchen cabinets, way out of reach of climbing boys: