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RE: OT Cat Advice Needed


My father's cat allergies bothered him a lot later in life, and he and
my stepmother had a cat cage built for their two cats. It was maybe 8x8,
and probably 8' tall, built out of 2x4s and hardware cloth under a tree
near their patio. There was a little patch of grass on the ground and
the rest was dirt and gravel. About 5' up there was a wide shelf running
across 3 sides; there was a rough log that the cats could scamper up to
the shelf and also a sort of stairway if they weren't feeling that
energetic. They had an enclosed basket with a cushion if they wanted to
sleep inside. They had a litter box and food/water bowls on the ground
too, and I seem to recall some kind of elaborate cat toy mobile too (my
dad was a great one for inventing rube goldberg contraptions). 
Anyway it worked out pretty well, maybe it's a way to satisfy an outdoor
cat without the danger of the wide world. Of course you'd have to get it
built...dad could whip up something like that in a day, but not all of
us are carpenters. 

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pam Evans
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:23 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT Cat Advice Needed

Oh, there were no trees w/in reach of her tether.  That is an important
point.  And I kept an eye on her all the time to make sure she didn't
get hung up on anything.

On 7/31/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Years ago I had a friend who kept her cat on a long tether.  One day 
> Arnold (the cat) climbed a tree, tangled the tether and hanged 
> himself.  Make sure you don't have any trees in Diesel's area when you

> get him fixed up.  BTW, I brought Sweet Pea in tonight since Francesca

> has never appeared all day long.  I have way too many animals in my 
> house, but I just can't justify "feeding" them to the coyotes.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 7:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT Cat Advice Needed
>
>
> > Sugar must have been a strong cat, to be able to drag that much 
> > clothesline! I may try it with Diesel. Once he gets over dragging a
> leash
> > from his harness.
> >
> > d
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 6:49 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT Cat Advice Needed
> >
> >
> >> no, just a 50' cotton clothesline tied to one of the porch posts w/

> >> a clip on the end that attached to her collar.  She got used to it 
> >> very
> quickly
> >> and
> >> was quite alright w/ it.
> >
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