Cats love to find the highest place in any room, tree, post or roof and figure out how to get up there. It might take leaping from one piece of furniture to another, climbing the drapes or the blinds or a telephone pole or a wild jump straight-up using those powerful back legs. Sometimes they climb so high that they can't figure out how to get down. The need to climb high is instinctive. It not only keeps them above most predators but it also assists them in watching for prey that they can kill. They are, after all, carnivores.