Sophie here! Guess what? Mama had a catio installed this past week! If you needed to find any of us cats, that’s likely where we were. Well, except for Harley. I heard him grumbling something about too many cats in the catio. I wonder if that’s like too many cooks in the kitchen.
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to take our selfies out there for today. First up is Dexter! He’s so handsome, isn’t he? Here he is standing on one of the shelves that Mr. Catio Man installed.
Next, I guess I’ll let Olive have her selfie. She’s giving those shelves a sniff check. You can see our entrance to the catio from the house below her. The catio is situated behind our house next to our back fence.
And here’s Woodrow inspecting the catio roof. Mama insisted on a roof for a couple of reasons. One, to protect us from the rain that never falls in Southern California. And two, to protect us from the sun. As you know, I’m a white cat and Mama’s worried about my ears getting sunburned. You can see in this photo that Mr. Catio Man takes great care in his work and even carved the wood so the roof would sit tight. No escaping for us! The catio is just over six feet tall, and Mr. Catio Man installed shelves all over and in different heights, which is how Woodrow got to the top.
What’s that Woodrow? Fine, I’ll share a better seflie of you. Here you go! Mama put down an outdoor rug for us. The catio is in our back patio area that has pavers as the ground. But she thought we might like to lounge on a rug. I think it was more for her comfort than ours Yes, she gets in it, too!
And then there’s me! I like to go out in the catio in the morning sun. Don’t tell Mama that the sun found my ears. I heard her say something about sunscreen. Most of the time I hang out in the shade, but I had to go exploring a little bit, right? Get a better view of all the critters?
Since the catio has been installed, I’ve already eaten a big black spider and threw it up (don’t worry, I’m okay), brought a lizard tail inside (it kept moving after it detached!) and killed a cockroach in the catio. So much fun! Although Mama doesn’t seem to agree.
Look! I even got Mama to take a selfie with me! Mama and the Pops like to hang out with us in the catio. It’s not very big, but I guess we can let them in as well. The entry fee for humans is catnip!
And now I’ll leave you today with a little video of Woodrow enjoying his breakfast in bed. Well, he’s actually chomping on some nip in a box. But you know what I mean.
Hope you kitties are having a wonderful Sunday! You know I am!