Saturday, January 10, 2009

Temporary Solution

Living with Sammy and Priscilla is like living with two young children. They are 24 hours of responsibility and fun.

We'll be gone three nights next weekend. A neighbor will check on the house and cats daily but Julie wants more stimulation for them than they will get in a few minutes each day. Idle paws are the devil's playground and a danger to flowers and furniture. As a temporary solution she found a cage and asked that I create some way for Priscilla and Sammy to get outside in the safety of the cage. My temporary solution used scap materials, an old pet door and put only four screws in the house which will be easy to remove before filling and painting the holes.

Priscilla stretching.
Priscillia stretching.

The cats were in the cage before I finished and spent a good portion of the afternoon going in and out. Julie had an excellent idea.

Sammy and Priscilla.
Sammy and Priscilla.

In the spring we'll build some type of large ground-level enclosure that enables the cats to get outside without being in danger from coyotes and without their driving off the birds, squirrels and rabbits that come for feed and water. It will be interesting to see what we design as a permanent solution.


Blogger Tim Hodgens said...

Free, free, (well almost free), at last!

1/11/2009 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Those are every well cared for cats. Ours just goes to daughter's when we go away ... and he spends the time in the basement hiding from the dreaded Nikki Dee.

1/11/2009 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger Buffalo said...

That's danged clever.

1/11/2009 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger MojoMan said...

It's great to see a cat owner who is aware of the damage these pets can do to wildlife.

1/17/2009 10:38:00 AM  

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