For years, we’ve had a vague plan to add a catio to our deck, an enclosure where our cats can hang out, enjoy the fresh air, climb and play in safety. We’re finally making that happen. Initially the idea was that we would carry the cats from the house to the enclosure. Then Tuffy P came up with the idea of a cat tunnel running underneath the deck to a basement window with a cat door and a ramp to the basement floor. Easy-peasy, right? Right, except it is a 6 metre run from the window to the enclosure.
This crazy project has taken on a life of its own.
Now that the tunnel is in place, next step is completion of the finished trim and the ramp to the basement. I bought a piece of indoor/outdoor carpeting today, and I’ll cover all the shelves in the enclosure with carpet so it’s comfy for the lions, and then I’ll paint all the exposed wood.
Then comes the fun part, introducing the gang to the catio and teaching them to self-serve using the cat-door and the tunnel. Inside the catio there are various levels they can climb and jump to. I’m going to figure out a feline hammock as well.