Before and Afters of our Catio
Noticed a lot of difficulty for cat owners on here for both their furry and feathered friends.
Our two cats have very different limitations. We found Murr as a four week old kitten abandoned and starving at my OH's parent's farm-five years ago now. His right foot is fused at the wrist, so he is a three legged cat on good days. On bad days he uses it as a crutch-which only gives him more pain. We have tried to give him the best life we can. I think we have restored his faith in humanity-he doesn't look at us like he is picturing what we would taste like anymore...Don't get me wrong-he was far from feral..he had just been really let down.
His partner in crime is 8 and exhibits symptoms more along the autistic line. Needless to say, we have kept them indoors.
As all cats they both love the fresh air and wildlife. Murr is fully capable of jumping 6 feet up the wall on a whim, due to his strong back end muscles developed to compensate for his paw. Pretty sure he could single-handedly decimate our entire backyard wildlife.
A catio is something that we have wanted to build for years now, and after salvaging some buy sell parts-an old repainted dog house, and an unused hamster cage-we got to work this week putting them together.
Today we are going to give them the grand reveal, but first, I thought I would share with you the making of it. Pictures below.