Yeah, I know. Seems harmless. But you know what, Kitties? This thing is haunted! Yes, really, it is. I don't like to go near it. For weeks, I refused to go through even if going around delayed my progress. But the other night the Human captured me using the shortcut. I walked really, really fast so that it could not suck me into the vortex of Hell itself, and I managed to navigate the passage unharmed. But I don't think I'll want to risk it often.
Do you have any scary furniture at your house?