Man with autism builds epic cat maze-with video

St. James, MN – Greg Krueger, a 49-year-old man with Aspergers has spent fifteen years building an epic and elaborate structure for his four cats.

The structure consists of elevated pathways carved into the walls that the cats can walk in. There are also plenty of hideout rooms for when they just want to purr away from it all.

KHON 2 interviewed Krueger and he had this to say about his “catty” creation:

“They’re fun to watch, they’re very agile. I just love trails and paths…and cats of course and so I’ve just linked those passions together,” 

These furry furnishings started to make sense when he got diagnosed with Aspergers last year. Like most people on the spectrum, socializing is not easy for Krueger, but making a maze for his paw pals is nothing but. He told KHON2 that he thinks about his cats constantly and that he finds it difficult to fall asleep.

 “I’m still thinking about it, thinking about the design. I wake up, I’m thinking about it. I’m thinking about it all day at work.”

While some may consider this learning difference a burden, Krueger calls it a blessing that allows him to stay focused on his feline friends.

Every day Krueger touches the flat-rectangular grave markers of his fallen pets for good luck.

The original news story by on the KHON 2 website can be read here

Contributed by Audrey L. Hollingshead