After luring the kitties inside with the promise of treats, I shut off all access to the great outdoors (otherwise known as the catio). Then I proceeded to drag the limb in and secure it safely, and also do some cleaning and other maintenance, all the while being aware of staring faces and wailing voices at at the inside windows.
As soon as I got things under control I let the kitties come out and 'help' me. We got the shelf up in good time and they tested the tree and shelf and were very very happy kitties. About the only thing they love more than their Catio is having me out there with them. I have no idea why but it seems to make them happy.
Here are a few pictures of contented kitties soaking up the sun. I have more kitty pictures of them exploring their new 'tree'.....maybe in a few days I'll get that posted.
|Sage Grass Cat snoopervises tree activities|
|Verity getting high on sunshine, warm pavement and a wad of wool fleece|
|Noah loves his catio and found a glorious patch of sun|
|Isn't this the best --soaking up some sunbeams|
|I couldn't stop taking pictures of him....|
|Utter contentment (utterly destroyed two seconds later when his brother ambushed him)|
|Tempe in High Places|
|Trinity on the new 'East Shelf"|
|Chaco on the 'High Shelf'|
|Chaco again--cats and sunshine make me smile|
|Trinity was quite possessive of the new East Shelf--it's mineminemine!|
|Tempe feeling the wind in her furs|
|Gabe doing his best Dr. Suess character impression|