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Russell's winning pet design, Cat Stairs 3, from 2006

Is your home domininated by your pets? Is it hard for them to comfortably fit in?

Yes, that's right, we're doing it again: Pet Design Month. Fabulously popular and controversial, Pet Design - problems and solutions - for the home is our focus for the next four weeks. We'll be putting out a call for readers to share with us their best pet designs, but first, let's get the lay of the land: