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.
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.
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!”