According to the Internet powers-that-be, today is International Cat Day, a celebration of our feline friends who often refuse to celebrate us. Sure, you can lacerate my arm when I’m just trying to scratch your ears, but I’ll make you run around the room chasing a red dot you’ll never catch.
We know what you’re thinking. “For all it’s style, Atomic Blonde didn’t actually have that much substance to it.” You’re also probably wondering how we’re going to connect cats to film locations, and the answer is by giving you our list of top 5 best locations for your cats!
Spacious House and Yard In Quiet Burbank
Our first property is, as the title suggests, a spacious home in Burbank. The house has everything a house cat could want: a full kitchen with counters to walk on, a nice couch to nap on, and a big backyard to stare out ominously while impotently threatening the birds that land there. But the real draw is the property’s large, three-paneled, front bay window. A cat could really get used to sunning itself in front of that beauty. Oh, did you actually want to shoot there? Well, with all the light streaming in from the window you could get some excellent cat coverage. Maybe even some snoring if you’re lucky.
Anyone who’s owned or at least been around cats knows that one of their favorite leisure time activities is sleeping. And what better place to sleep than a cozy chapel with no one around? Complete with tiled floors, stained-glass windows and pews, this Chapel is the ideal place to catch some kitty z’s in a pensive environment. If you prop a cat up in a pew, you could even get some really good shots of them pondering the mysteries of the universe before their pupils dilate and they start zooming around the altar at 88 mph.
Contemporary LA Mansion
If wide windows are great for cats, one of the only better things has to be a mansion that is made of mostly windows. This Contemporary Mansion boasts high ceilings and a 4-car underground garage, which is cool, but let’s be honest, the coup de grace is the multitude of giant windows that maximize the sunbathing area and provide a great way to keep an eye out on the rest of the world. Mainly birds, and any other cats that think they can get a piece of that sunlight action.
Fenyes Mansion and Estate Garden
While the Fenyes Mansion is a sprawling estate with plenty of room to chase birds on its lawns (and it does have a few nice windows excellent for sunning oneself after a well-deserved tongue bath) these aren’t the reasons why it makes the list. Another well-documented feline pastime is a good-spirited session of knocking things off of other things. And with the Fenyes’ long history and opulence, it has plenty of knick-knacks and odds-and-ends that one would assume would be very satisfying to bat off a shelf. We don’t recommend encouraging a cat to knock priceless tchotchkes off a property owner’s shelf, but if you’re a cat and not a member of a film crew, this is one of the best places to do it.
While the Studios 60’s Rug Warehouse doesn’t offer things like complete solitude or ample sunlight, it makes up for it in having a bunch of rugs. Cats naturally come with a set of retractable claws, and as their owners know, they like to maintain these claws by scratching literally everything you don’t want them to. The Rug Warehouse is Cat Scratch Fever heaven. Unfortunately, most of the industrial and business properties on Wrapal are working businesses, so unless you’ve got money in the budget to pay for someone’s new Persian rug, you should probably avoid letting them do that. Unless you bought the rug specifically for shooting a scene in which this happens, in which case… go nuts. Also, can you imagine the tassels in this place? A cat would go nuts!
Because this is an article about cats, we’re legally obligated to wish you a “purrfect” International Cat Day. We wish we didn’t have to, but there it is. If any of these locations got your tail flicking, there’s lots more like them on Wrapal.com!