Cats in the Catio

This past weekend, cat dad Ross cleaned out the catio that has been closed for winter. Winter in Southern California? I know, I know. But we had one of the rainiest winters here in recent memory. And with dust and debris, the catio got a little dirty.

As soon as the catio was back in business on Saturday, four out of five cats raced right into it. Ross picked up Harley and carried him to it…and Harley immediately ran back inside through the cat door. He’s just not into it. But Dexter, Olive, Sophie and Woodrow all love the catio. Continue reading “Cats in the Catio”

Catio Weekend Fun

We’ve arrived at another Monday. I thought I’d pop in and share these fun catio shots from the weekend. Wishing you a wonderful week!

First off, Olive wants to thank everyone for the good wishes. Her appetite is back and she ate heartily all weekend! Good thing because she has a dental planned for Friday. Shh, don’t tell her.

gorgeous tortie cat in catio Continue reading “Catio Weekend Fun”

Sunday Selfies from Our Catio!

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.

Continue reading “Sunday Selfies from Our Catio!”

Catios and Catteries and Cats – Oh My!

Let’s talk about catios! Known as catteries to some, it’s basically an outdoor enclosure for your indoor-only cat.

I would love to build a giant catio for our three cats, but I don’t have the space. So instead, they’re stuck with a 4 ft x 8 ft x 6 ft wired, covered dog kennel that at least allows them some outside enjoyment (I purchased this one here). It’s set up in our back patio and pushed up against the house. The hubby cut a hole in our dining room wall (and the kennel) and installed a cat door so they can come and go as they please. I did add flooring to the kennel (constructed by myself!), so the cats would be raised off the ground in the off chance that it ever rains in Southern California.

Dexter and Olive testing out their new digs two years ago.

Sophie, who came to us at the ripe old age of six months, spends the most time in the catio, likely harkening back to her free-roaming days on the streets. Continue reading “Catios and Catteries and Cats – Oh My!”