Now that the cat enclosure is built, and our replacement windows are installed, I’ve been focused on getting the connector built. The connector will attach to the house outside the dining room window and give the kitties easy access to their catio.
Now that we have new replacement windows [W00T!], I’ve been able to secure the cat door in the dining room window. Once I finish building the connector, the cats will be able to use the cat door to access their outdoor cat enclosure. We’ve always had a sage green file storage cabinet / sideboard / credenza thingy in front of the window.
Yesterday and today Rite Window was here installing our 10 double-hung sash replacement windows on the back of the house. It’s super exciting! We love how the new windows look. And I’m super DUPER excited that I’ll be able to connect the outdoor cat enclosure to the house now!!!
This week I decided to take a break from DIY and catios and update 2 of my lesser visited pages: the page documenting the Ipswich River Mother’s Day Flood of 2006, and the page documenting the March 2010 Flood. Neither flood were experienced by me – they happened before I met Jim, but Jim experienced the 2010 flood first hand.
We heard from Rite Window yesterday, and they are coming to install our replacement windows next Wednesday and Thursday – hooray!!! That means I’ll also be able to complete the outdoor cat enclosure / catio by connecting it to the house via a cat door and connector tube.
Until our replacement windows are built and installed, I can’t connect the cat enclosure to the house. So for now I’m carrying the boys* out to it. I’ve been bringing Bonkers out since construction started and letting him explore. He’s our “I want to be outside all the time!” kitty, and howled at the back door whenever he saw me in the yard working on it without him.
Two weekends ago I was standing in the yard, minding my own business, when I hip-checked the cat enclosure by accident. Moments later a torrent of water cascaded down my face, chest, and drill. D’oh! It turns out a flat polycarbonate plastic roof is great until it rains, and then it’s just FULL of surprises! So. I decided the roof needed to be angled. Stat!
I am ALISON, aka Nine Dark Moons. Welcome to my little corner of the world! I hope you will stay a while & read some stories about my DIY projects, my creative exploits, and the adorable animals that cross my path.