The Collie girls and I were tired after a busy day off (for me) so we took a break on the deck, and the girls crashed. Days off (mine) are such hard work for them! They can't nap seventy times a day when I'm there, as I have to be snoopervised constantly. Starting at the lower left and clockwise we have Minty, Carly and mommy Ashley. They often lay close like this when sleeping however occasionally it all goes bad when Ashley comes up out of dead sleep with fangs bared and ominous growls. But they still risk it.
|Ashley says, who me??|
|And we can't forget our little short Collie, Tang, who was hanging out in one of the deck chairs with us, also resting.|
This weekend I was finally able to get an old-bedset-drawer-turned-bench-soon-to-be-turned-cat-sunroom moved into the catio and remodeled. My sister gave it to me back in the summer after she converted it to a bench and then became tired of it in her breezeway. It sat out front on the sidewalk all fall and finally I got a sunny day and the time to set it up. I mounted it on an old (for real) bench in the catio, slid a clear roofing panel behind it and one over the top, screwed those down and added some chair cushions I found at a garage sale last summer and ta-da---instant kitty suite. Then the kitties got to come out and inspect it. They approved. I plan to get a flexible fabric cat cube to put in the middle section so that there will be more privacy in each 'room'. That way the ambushers won't have such an easy job of it. Total cost to me was zero, since I had the panels, screws, cushions and of course bench on hand. Now the kitties will have an outside hangout when it's raining (or snowing) and they still want to hang out in the catio. The roof on the 'sunroom' extends out about a foot and half on one end so they can sit on concrete blocks under that as well and still stay dry.