Oh, wait a minute! Once I calmed down, and saw this monstrosity was not going to eat me, I began to explore it (tailio still swishing though, and a certain aura of suspicion lingering around that tippy-top perch). Huh. It's pretty comfertabuls, and an improvement over the boring basket that was here before. It even has a nice scratching surface on the upright. Good job, Human.