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Trudy
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« on: January 10, 2008, 06:54:03 PM »



This is what My husband built for some of the cats to play in. The big box-like thing in the middle has all kinds of rooms they can run through.I call it their condo.  and it has a tree in it. It's also  half cement and half dirt floor. There are toys and beds, etc. in it. the picture didn't come out as well as i would have liked.
Well, hurricane Isabel put 2 trees through it, and actually moved it off the foundation. But He fixed up what He could.
But the cats and I just love it. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 08:14:16 PM »

WOW!!!!  We're jealous!  I wanted to build a cat enclosure-run myself... but I ended up buying a 13ftx7ftx7ft chainlink kennel with a "roof" meant for doggies instead.  I had to have something up fast, see, becuase we moved into a place with two busy streets.  I made it "cat-freindly," decorated it with tree limbs and plastic plants and the cats love it in there in the summer.  Last Fall, I bought a nett and canvass "gazebo" meant for picniks.  Pushed that against the garage back door and now the cats have an enclosed "outdoor" place to hang out in for an hour or so in the cold and rainy weather and still be able to get into the garage by themselves.  So far, there has been no attempts to escape (I cat-proofed both enclosures).  But perhaps someday, I'll build a real cat enclosure like yours, Trudy! I've seen some really fancy ones on the web too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 07:18:25 PM »

Missed this when it was posted - That looks very nice for the kitties. Wish I had something like that to sit in and read a book.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 07:42:49 PM »

Nice!!  Screen it in & it would be a great sitting area for people to hang out too!

I looked up cat enclosures on the internet one day to get ideas for my mom's cats.  Some that people made were really nice, additions to fine homes & such.  Others were hilarious, ramshackle things, like what I'd make.  Some covered half the backyards & held 20-30 cats, people rescuing ferals & such.

I put a strip of floppy fencing (chicken wire & plastic hardware cloth) along the top of the 4' tall dog pen fencing.  The cats can't seem to get over that so they can go out whenever they want & I don't have to worry about them.  I doubt it would keep a young cat in but mine are 8-12 years old & don't seem to be as desparate to roam anymore.  It looks very tacky, but my yard has dense shrubs around the edges so no one has to look at it but me.
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2008, 05:50:21 AM »

What good kitty parents you and your husband are.  That gazebo is a very resourceful idea.
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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2008, 06:31:08 AM »

Trudy, awesome gazebo!!
I wish I had one!!!

I am going to show this to the retired husband........the man NEEDS to do something constructive.....this is it Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2008, 07:55:48 AM »

This looks like a great place, Trudy!  The fact that you and your husband built this for your cats speaks volumes about how much you care and value them.

I have a screen porch that is attached to the back of my garage, where I enjoy sitting and reading, watching the rain, and observing the critters in my back yard.  We also eat there sometimes in nice weather.  I have never taken the cats there, though--most of mine seem afraid of going outdoors, and I have to go outside to get into the porch--can't enter directly from the house.
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2008, 12:01:44 PM »

That's awesome, Trudy.  My kitties are jeolous.    Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2008, 09:33:51 PM »

Wow! What lucky cats!
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2008, 09:01:50 AM »

This is awesome! Can you build one at my house?...LOVE IT!
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2008, 04:40:13 PM »

HAHA. Yes, I loved it so much, I told My husband He should go around the US and build them for people.
Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 04:49:30 PM »

Zoey says she want s one... Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2008, 11:29:55 PM »

I couldn't get the photo on this before - wow - that is super!
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