Do you love cats? I do! I have one outdoor kitty that I adore, but if my husband let me I would fill the house with them. Do I sound like a crazy cat lady? Well, I am. I love everything about them from the way that they look, to the way that they purr. I love their tails, their pointy ears and the gorgeous markings that many have. Their curious personalities and independent spunk make them simply irresistible to me.
You are probably thinking that a woman like this should not have married a man who would limit her to owning only one cat. However, my husband is not just being mean and denying me something that I love. He actually feels quite badly about it. But, he cannot change the fact that he is allergic. And, therefore, cats cannot live in our home. Ever. Because of this, I have become an outdoor cat enclosure expert.
When we got married I knew that I would never be able to have indoor cats as I always had in the past. At the time, I had two beautiful tabbies. They had been indoor/outdoor but when my husband and I moved in together, they had to make their homes outside, for good. That was hard for me because I did not want them to feel neglected and I worried about their safety and health.
Like any good cat lady, I had to find a solution that would suit everyone’s needs and keep everyone feeling loved, valued and safe. That is when I started to look into outdoor cathouses. I bought one for my two tabbies to share and, over time, they made it into their very own cozy home. I felt wonderful about supplying them an outdoor cat run area for exercise, play, sleep, eating and just plain living.
It didn’t take long for me to see that they thoroughly enjoyed living outside full-time. They had space to roam and enjoyed chasing birds and sunbathing on pretty days. When the weather was cold, I always made sure that they had extra blankets and pillows in their house and they would cuddle up against one another in their little cottage like a couple of hibernating bear cubs.