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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Society of Feline Gardeners


At last we'll be able to fully participate as members of the Society of Feline Gardeners.


We had a good practice run last summer.


But this is how our garden looked this past Saturday. As of today the snow you see at the bottom has completely melted. Yes, I know it looks really messy, but I'm working hard not to work too hard on this garden.


Here's the bit of color we have going on at the moment.


 A sweet sight!


Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cat Nip in the Toy Box


A silent movie for Wordless Wednesday






Thanks for stopping by!

~Lisa

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Cat Enclosure: Then and Now


When we lived at our other house, our cats were blessed to have an outdoor cat enclosure. DP is very good with handmade fences and fashioned a simple enclosure out of chicken wire and U-Posts. 



It was 7 foot tall and very flexible at the top, so that any cat who might have climbed up the chicken wire, soon found themselves falling back into the enclosure. No one ever escaped (except for that one time when BJ climbed over it, but then he got too fat and couldn't do it again, ha).


Part of our new house budget was going to include a professionally built cat enclosure by a company called Safe Kitty. We'd seen their vendor booth at cat shows in the past.



There was only one location outside our house that would work.


Candace and Mike, who own and operate Safe Kitty, are truly a hard working and lovely couple who own several special needs pets of their own. 
They made a special trip to our house to measure, measure and measure.  Then a couple of months later, they came back up with the pre-constructed ready made kit and spent the day with us assembling it.  
Although Candace and Mike delivered and set up our custom sized cat enclosure, they do ship their kits all over the US (check them out www.SafeKitty.com).


Fully complete!


My favorite part is being able to go inside with them.




A window with a ramp offers three modes of getting down.



 The bottom has open grass, as well as a gravel area to do business. Of course they don't restrict themselves to do business just on the gravel.



They have a great view of the open lawn to watch us, the dogs play,


or watch the birds at feeders surrounding them!



Winter was challenging...


But they still went outside on sunny days!


Thanks for stopping by!
~Lisa