Cattios, a perfect compromise

posted February 19th, 2014 by
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My dogs and I have been taking advantage of the early spring-like weather we have had recently. Hopefully, it won’t get too cold again before the real spring weather arrives.

Trying to be nice, I opened quite a few windows for my cats. They are strictly indoor cats and they love sitting in open windows. Although, watching them sit inside while we were all playing outside felt a little mean. Like we were taunting them with what they can’t have — the freedom to run and play outside.

I know several people who have built what is essentially a cat run for their feline companions and it seems like the perfect compromise to keeping your animal safe while allowing them the chance to be outside.

So I have decided a ‘cattio’ is going to be my big project this spring. I have been searching Pinterest for all of the best ideas and there are a ton.

I can’t wait to get started and I know my cats are going to love me for it. I’m sure there are some who might think it’s a little over the top to go to such trouble for a pet’s happiness, but most of my friends already know I’m a crazy cat lady at heart.

So now it’s your turn to share, what have you done for your pet that others mind find a little extreme? Share in the comments below.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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