I took advantage of the sunny Saturday and did some maintenance on the village. I've learned a few things since I built these various structures so I figured I might update them based on my new knowledge.
With a front and rear entrance, Brown Kitty will no longer be trapped
One thing I've learned over this past year is that outdoor kitty houses ideally should have two entrances to prevent a cat from being trapped inside by a predator, or in my case by Oliver. I was resistant to add a second entrance because it would let more cold air in, but after seeing how Oliver corners Brown Kitty in places, I thought it might be a worthwhile tradeoff. So, I added a back exit to both houses.
Oliver's House with new rear entrance
Oliver's Guest House
I still need to relocate Oliver's Guest House back into the side yard. The experiment of having it near the garage was a fail. No one used it. I'm thinking I'll move it back to where it was first located.
Quality control is important
Post-snoopervising union mandated break
I also did some work on the new feeder. I gave it a coat of primer and two coats of paint. It'll be a lot easier to clean now.
Oliver's family approves of the new paint job
Oliver walking in the lilac tree branch
wow - it has been a year?? time flies.....ReplyDelete
we love your village and the feeder. and it is always good to have Oliver snoopervisin your work.
That is very, very impressive! I wish my Dad could build one for our ferals but a handy man he is not.ReplyDelete
Good kitty shelters can be made from covered plastic tubs. Check out the CSM Stray Foundation shelter:Delete
You've done a great job for these cats. How lucky they are to have wandered into your yard. From all that I know about out-door houses, you have done everything right. DebReplyDelete
You are among the best!ReplyDelete
really is an impressive job you've done.ReplyDelete
You're a man after my own heart. Thank you for caring for your babies so much and so well.ReplyDelete
Its awesome watching your cat garden grow! :)ReplyDelete
Oliver is an excellent snoopervisor!!ReplyDelete
Brown Kitty will appreciate the additional exit even if Oliver doesn't :)ReplyDelete
what an interesting post and what efforts you have made. Splendid. Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxxReplyDelete
this is incredible. I cannot believe how talented you are and those kitties are blessed to have you looking out for themReplyDelete