The hawks where I live love cats~as in to eat. After a loss of a precious kitty a few years ago, I worked hard on making the cats indoor cats. This works well as they keep the rodents away and even the bugs~as long as I am okay with picking up the moth body parts!
Well I makes me a wee bit sad that they cannot wander out and about, so I mentioned to Bill I wanted to make something for the kitties to have some outdoor time all the while safe from the hawks.
Last Sunday Bill and Fourth created the Catio! Thanks to Second the name was given and the kitties now have a great outdoor space. It is completely contained and the kitty door will fit right in the window(which is the final step).
I am so glad that we did this! Yesterday I heard a commotion and went and looked out the Catio window and saw the biggest hawk I have ever seen sitting on the wire roof. Cat must be mighty tasty for a hawk to not only be this close to the house but remain as I stood at the window. I actually had to go outside and shake my arms before it would fly away. Oh poor
Kitty on the left Teegar, and kitty on the right Kitty (or Little One).
For the record, there are many wild or feral cats in the canyon. I kind of think that this is where the hawks gained their taste for kitties. We have had many cats that adopted the farm as their home-base, so many in fact, we had to have the Cat Roundup of 2010!
And for unique stories for your day, you are welcome~I mean how many people do you know that have a Catio?