Monday, August 24, 2009

Our Catio

In case you don't know...a catio is an enclosed patio/outside enclosure for kitties.
And we got one. It's not finished because mom lost her job in mid-build. She has another job now but has lots of bill catching up to do first. (Pretty inhumane to put a cat project on the back burner, but mom says bills are first. Hmmmph.)

Anyway, the wood was bought with a lottery scratch-off ticket. Mom spent $2 and won $100. We'd always wanted a catio, especially my brofur Patrick who is now an angel. He was in the last stage of renal failure so mom figured she'd better take that money and get to work fast so he could see his catio. Then she lost her job. But Patrick was able to advise and check out the building process and even play in it tho it has no shelves. He saw it go up and gave it approval.

It still has no shelves or door, and a second room is framed but the frames are not up. That's ok as it's the longest hottest summer on record here and the thermometer on the catio frame said 109. We'd definately burn our bacon even in the shade there.
So, here's what's up:
This is one corner of the main catio. It's painted in deck paint called Stone- henge. I think that's a fancy word for gray. It has mesh on it so we can't run amok (if it had a door to close of course).

Here is my brofur Patrick inspecting the work on the catio. It will be three weeks tomorrow that he became an angel. I miss him a lot.

Here is a small view from the outside. It kind of took on a tiki theme as mom put up bamboo shades. There are cabana lights across the top. And tiki is big time retro, yes? Hopefully in the Fall mom will be able to finish it.
I'm looking forward to it.


Thank you everyone who took the time to read (and comment on) my last entries.
It looks like my little bro will be doing a few more guest spots (he's getting a swell head over that) and mom may get that ol phone. She had one as a little girl because her daddy wouldn't trade it in for a cool princess phone like her friends had...cause it still worked. Finally, mom's mom twisted his arm and he traded it for a hip pushbutton in Harvest Gold. But it wasn't the same and there have been many phones since cause they just break and stuff. Two wireless phones have shucked out since November alone.
So we may get a black brick.
And I will lay on it =)

~Meows
Christopher

29 comments:

Ikaika said...

That's a cool catio you have there, Christopher! And your brother Patrick looks like he was a great mancat. Sending gentle purrs ...

'Kaika

Katie and Da Katz said...

hey Christofer, we iz furry sorry dats u iz missin ur brufur Patrick... our Mom sez hur iz glad him gotsta cheks out da catio afore him becum an angel

Hafs u chekked out dat catio? Kins u feel a breeze in dehr?

Weze purrin dat ur Mom be able ta get dat catio in dun soon fur u n Pickles.

luf,
Katie Too n
Da Katie Katz

Furkidsmom said...

Great Catio!! Nice to meet you. We saw your blog on the CB and on Skeezix's blog.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Everycat said...

What a great Catio you have there. It'll be a great adventure park for you to play in when it's finished. When we commented earlier we didn't realise that had Patrick had gone to The Bridge so recently. It's hard to be missing a brofur, so we send you some rumbly purrs and some love for your Mum too.

Whicky Wuudler

Aoise said...

I like your catio Christopher ! You'll have lots of fun in there while being safe ! Purrfect !

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a nice catio! Your Mom did a good job!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I love your catio! That is a wonderful place to hang out!

Dana said...

What a pawsome catio you have! We are furry sorry for the loss of your brofur, Patrick. Our soft purrs are wif you during this sad time.
~Maggie May and The Creek Cats~

The Crew said...

Hi guys, good to meet you both. We read about you over at The Cat Blogosphere and wanted to welcome you to our cat blogging community. Stop over some time.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty
The Crew

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Hi! nice to meet you Christopher. You too Pickles. I am sorry your brother went to the Bridge. I'm sure he will visit your catio in spirit.

It is cool you're a mod cat. I am named for the great Jimi Hendrix and I love when my beans play The Who (my favorite band). Your shirt is awesome.

I hope you will come visit me sometime! I am a "special needs" rescued cat too. I have FIV. Not quite the same, but we like the spread the word that kitties don't have to be "perfect" to be the perfect furry family member.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

PS sending gentle comforting hugs to your mommy and you in missing your brother

Daisy said...

Christopher, you are so lucky to be getting a cool Catio like that!

ps: My Word Verification was "COTHOG"! Hahahahaha!

SuziQCat said...

That's a cool looking catio! I will have to research and see if the HomeOwners Assoc will allow one.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Wow! We'd love ta git a catio!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! What a great spot for you to hang out in! We wish we had a catio!

We're sorry to hear about Patrick...he'll be with you on/in the catio in spirit...

DEBRA said...

* woo hoo*
We love the catio your Mom is building. I KNOW yoo will love it especially since Patrick gave a 5 paws up on it!

purrs
Abby

♥Da fambly cat-a-blog kitties♥ said...

We ♥ you's catio! Summer is almost done so maybe by next year you can enjoy it. Besides, your new brofur is so teeny and tiny that he needs to get bigger in order to truly a-purr-eciate such a luxury.

Our momma has a phone just like the one you want. She found it at a garage sale years ago. It sits on top of the gossip bench that she brought to our house after her momma and dadda went to Heaven. Momma likes her phone a lot☺

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Mom keeps promising us a screened porch. We are hoping by the fall.

Skeezix sent us over. It is very nice to meet you both both! Between the two of you, you can see and hear so you can do this blogging thing!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hi Christopher, we heard about you from Skeezix. It's nice to meet you and your new brofur. Your catio looks great.
We are sorry to hear about your brofur Patrick leaving you to go to The Bridge. We are sending comforting purrs.

brandi said...

Sending purrs for your brother. Glad he got to see the catio before he wented over the Bridge. Pickles is cute.
One of mama's old work friends has a deaf dog and a hearing dog, and we think it was cool that the hearing dog trained the deaf one. And of course, one of mama's dearest friends was born blind. Is it your job to train Pickles??

Tuck said...

That catio is pawsome!! I'm sure you miss Patrick very much...I'm sure he sent Pickles to you to help you be happy again...

Christopher said...

Thank you everyone for looking at my blog!
I hope to put up some interesting things so you will enjoy coming back.

And Tuck, you're very wise...

Grrreta said...

Your catio is so cool! Having a catio like that would be our dreams come true.

We're so sorry to hear Patrick went to the bridge. We're sending you and your family lots of comforting purrs.

Max said...

Dood...I WANT THAT!

Karen Jo said...

Hi Christopher and Pickles! It's great to meet you. Your catio is wonderful. I am sure that you will both enjoy it very much once it's finished. I am very sorry about your brother Patrick, but glad that he got to see the catio before he went to the Bridge.

Forever Foster said...

Your catio looks wonderful. We have been helping mum look for inspiration for closing in our courtyard so that we can enjoy the outside.
We are sending gentle purrs for Patrick.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How neat. We would love to have one of those catios too. It's a shame Patrick didn't get to enjoy it like you will but humans just don't have much choice about bill sometimes.

Angus Mhor said...

I need a catio! I've got room for it...but, on the other paw, I can go outside in my back yard with my bodyguard, Sassy the Nose. I'm glad to know you Christopher and Pickles!

A Few Good Cats said...

Pretty nice, that catio of yours! We just heard about you and wanted to drop in and say hello.