Many of you have asked many questions about our Catio, and today we're gonna try to answer them ALL!
When we first moved into our house, the Patio in back looked like this:
It was cramped. The air conditioner unit was there. The yard had NO landscaping. It was hot because there wasn't any greenery or shade.
You can see on the far corner of the house that the "Little Out" was built. Before that Daddy had a 4'x8' dog cage (roofed) bolted to the side of the house for us to go out and for our potty boxes. You can see the boarded-over Cat flap to the left of the A/C unit.
After the first year in our house the first parts of the Catio appeared.
Six more feet of concrete enlarged the slab's footprint, and a corrugated steel roof with decorative supports that Daddy designed was erected.
The A/C unit was moved to the North side of the house, too.
Here's a REALLY early picture of the roof, with rain!
Our Yard was still totally bare, unlike the previous picture.
Some time after the roof was built Johnny started harassing The Baby. So she got a cage to go outside, go potty, and hang out.
And Other Cats started to show up.
First Rupert, then the twins CC & Scouty, and then Sweet Pea!
Daddy said "ENOUGH".
He was stressing about letting The Baby in/out all day long, and all the extra kitties showing up.
So they had the Catio walls put up:
They are strong iron mesh, which is very commen here in the desert.
You can see Baby in her cage, snoopervising.
Here's a mid-construction photo:
The landscaping basics were in...but as you know Daddy is forever changing things around.
Mommy comes home from work and she has to do "Inspection", and figure out what's different. Guess what...Mommy is fairly hopeless at inspection. She's an absent-minded scientist, that's for sure!
Here's The Baby inspecting the final product!.
All the Catio furniture, rugs, ramps and accoutrements were still to come, as well as more feral kitties.
There's a big flashing neon sign at our house that only Cats can see, it says: "Free Eats and a Good Home"
This is the Catio shortly after it was finished.
At least, finished on the Outside!
As you may have guessed, Daddy loves us very much and is an artist...so he builds us stuff and decorates our space to keep us happy and interested in playing.
Kitties, we hope we've answeres all your Catio Contsruction Queries.
Have a Great Caturday!
XX The Lounge Kats