Bought this because our son was between houses and although he was able to crash with a friend, we ended up with his 3 cats and all his furniture. The furniture was bulky but harmless: the three cats were driving me bananas! Our twenty-one year old cat and three dogs were being tortured, I couldn't let the 'Three Stooges' out in case they tried to get back to their old home (miles away), and stuff was being knocked off mantelpieces, units etc, and destroyed at an alarming rate.
When this came into the house it was as though a miracle had occurred - the three of them chased each other back and forwards, tried to pull the pompoms off, attacked the dogs through the holes and had a thoroughly good time without getting under my feet or (worse) running straight up my body to sit on my shoulder or head (I am like a fleshy colander . . . )
They have played with it almost constantly since we got it and it is sturdy enough not to have disintegrated. Well worth the money.