Cats love to scratch. Cats love to climb. Cats love to get as high as they can and look down upon their kingdom. Many moons about I had a regal, turquoise-eyed, Flame-Point Himalayan named “Bum” whose preferred perch was the top of the 6 foot high bookcase. From there he ruled the house.
Then we got one of those Cat Condos and put it in front of the living room window. The top floor was his favorite place for bird watching, the the middle ring was his favorite place to lie in wait for the dog to pass by. It was the perfect height for ear bopping.
We also had an ordinary Cat Tree in our bedroom. It had shelves at various levels and Bum seemed to love them all. His favorite though was only a few inches off the floor. It was the perfect height for tacking the ankles of unsuspecting humans.
You have your own chair, right? Why not get your little Fluffy or Tiger his or her own Cat Furniture? I guarantee you the cat will love it and love you for it. (Okay, strike that last bit. You cat may not love you for it, but s.he will appreciate it just the same.)