The 'Catio' is taking shape. It is secure, with wire mesh all round, as they've already climbed the stone walls. The cats like the sand floor for rolling in, and, if we're not careful, for other functions.
Next, I'll get in some play materials, branches, wood to scratch on and some turf at the far end for extra interest. #catio
It's 105° on my #Catio. Cat 🐈 mom says I HAVE to come inside. 😿The Catio is now closed 🔒. I cry n cry to go out. She says no. Again. Not good for me to be out in the 🥵excessive heat. Very sad. Catio has been closed at noon now for 7 days. 🌡️
#WhiskerWednesday under a ☀️🥵#HeatDome in the #MidWest is going to be horrible. The feel like temp is going to be 115° with humidity in 60%-80% . My #Catio will be closed in about 20 minutes due to #ExessiveHeat. I don't like being stuck inside all day, especially since all the drapes are closed 😿. But mom butler staff says it's not safe outside, so I must put up with it.
108° right now. Horrible 🥵 hot. Don't even want to guess what the feel like temp is. Our AC is working over time but it's still 80° inside. Mom butler staff closed the #Catio hours ago so us pets are all inside. Mom is loading us up with extra water in our food too. #Caturday #HeatWave #CatsOfMastodon
We've had a major break through on this EXHAUSTING #SlowCatIntro. #TabbyCat #Stevie & 🐈#TuxieGirl #Betty 🐈⬛ have been FINALLY sharing the open space of the house w/out a barrier. Betty did VERY well, Stevie was understandably hissy and low level growly, but NO BLOOD & NO CHASING! 😸😃😃 #CatsOfMastodon. No photos cuz staff needed both hands to keep them safe. #Catio flap will remain open in both directions except at night.
#TuxieTuesday I spend most of my time foraging for food. Nobody EVER feeds me at this hotel. And even if they do, the portions are woefully inadequate. Luckily, I'm a really good forager! There's a freeze dried minnow but in here! Plus there are any number of dust bits on my #Catio. #TuxieGirl #Betty 🐈⬛#CatsOfMastodon
#SlowCatIntro going on week 13. Humans are definitely fatigued. Last night's bedroom desensitization session went fairly well. #TuxieGirl #Betty🐈⬛was pretty calm. I only hissed a little bit. After a few minutes dad took her away, and I got ham treats! 😻 Later we'll do the same on the #Catio. We're both taking calming drops. One week of this & then it's on to reopening the Catio cat flap to facilitate free range capability... 🤞#CatsOfMastodon #TabbyCat #Stevie
#Midwest #HeatWave continues with high humidity & temps over 100° for more than 10 days. Energy bills are going to be skyhigh for many. At Our House 🏠 window coverings are completely closed, the #Catio closes at noon, fans are on, fresh water in all the bowls, oven and stove are closed. And still, we burn 🔥🥵 #CatsOfMastodon #TabbyCat #Stevie #TuxieGirl #Betty #CatioLife
#catio in my friend/client's yard
We call this the new bed because it was the last bed to be developed in her yard. Hence, all the weeds. 50 plus zinnias will soon be blooming here.
#TabbyCat 🐈#Stevie & #TuxieGirl
#Betty 🐈⬛participating in a "I'll show you I can be trusted" session for the first time together in their #Catio. Went pretty well. Stevie gave her a low level warning growl while she remained calm. Session was about 10 minutes. Success feels good. 😺😺#SlowCatIntro Feels like Week 100 😱 #CatsOfMastodon
The weekend has been so noisy and a bit frightening with all the #SkyBooms 🎆. Daisy Dog has been quite scared. Mom attends me in the #Catio to make sure I'm safe. Stevie doesn't mind the #SkyBooms. There will be more for a whole week mom says. Keep your pets inside all week. #Monday #TuxieGirl #Betty #CatsOfMastodon
Week 4 of my #SlowCatIntro has begun. Still in stage 1 site & scent swapping, no eye/physical contact between me/Stevie. I've learned MANY things! 😸 I can sit on my shelf without door dashing near the kitchen; I can safely share my sanctuary room & the floor space with Daisy the dog without harassing her; I can use all the house#Catification except the #Catio; I can safely use the house space at night while Stevie is outside. Love my new ♥️ForEver Home. #TuxieTude #CatsOfMastodon😻 #Caturday
It's always #Caturday when you have a #Catio! I'm feeling 😺better. Dad spent a lot of time with me #Today. We played catch on the climber & had 🍗snacks together. I watched dad place a bunch of cinder blocks behind the fence line for her pots, and then he mowed the side yard. Afterwards we took a nap inside n closed the door! 🐈