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Another cat encloser update

Post by Chery » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 06:47:37



This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the guy
promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
that from him.

Door installed
http://i25.tinypic.com/34g0r6a.jpg

Some screen installed
http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

Bottom view
http://i31.tinypic.com/28ibujn.jpg

Some of the roof screen installed
http://i26.tinypic.com/w7hcgo.jpg

 
 
 

Another cat encloser update

Post by MLB » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:00:15


Quote:

> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the
> guy promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep
> hearing that from him.

> Door installed
> http://i25.tinypic.com/34g0r6a.jpg

> Some screen installed
> http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

> Bottom view
> http://i31.tinypic.com/28ibujn.jpg

> Some of the roof screen installed
> http://i26.tinypic.com/w7hcgo.jpg

> These used to be called "screened porches" in the old days and were needed to keep out flying insects.

It looks like a sturdy job.  best wishes for an early finish.   MLB
 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:10:05



Quote:
> These used to be called "screened porches" in the old days and were needed
> to keep out flying insects.
> It looks like a sturdy job.  best wishes for an early finish.   MLB

Yup, major requirement to keep out flying insects.
 
 
 

Another cat encloser update

Post by Mary » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:20:01



Quote:
> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the guy
> promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
> that from him.

This going to be fantastic.  I'm sorry you ran into someone who is causing
such delays, but it does look like it will be wonderful for your kitties
(and maybe for you, if you put a chair inside the screened area so you can
join them).

MaryL

 
 
 

Another cat encloser update

Post by Chery » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:39:58



Quote:



>> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the
>> guy promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep
>> hearing that from him.

> This going to be fantastic.  I'm sorry you ran into someone who is causing
> such delays, but it does look like it will be wonderful for your kitties
> (and maybe for you, if you put a chair inside the screened area so you can
> join them).

I plan to do that!  You can see from this pic that the tracks that the
screen is installed in are covered.

http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

Quote:

> MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by Mary » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 07:55:58



Quote:




>>> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the
>>> guy promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep
>>> hearing that from him.

>> This going to be fantastic.  I'm sorry you ran into someone who is
>> causing such delays, but it does look like it will be wonderful for your
>> kitties (and maybe for you, if you put a chair inside the screened area
>> so you can join them).

> I plan to do that!  You can see from this pic that the tracks that the
> screen is installed in are covered.

> http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

>> MaryL

Great!  That's going to be a wonderful fresh-air playground for all of you.

MaryL

 
 
 

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Post by bastXXXe.. » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 08:58:52


 > This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the guy
 > promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
 > that from him.

 > Door installed
 > http://i25.tinypic.com/34g0r6a.jpg

 > Some screen installed
 > http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

 > Bottom view
 > http://i31.tinypic.com/28ibujn.jpg

 > Some of the roof screen installed
 > http://i26.tinypic.com/w7hcgo.jpg

It looks great! That's a porch for you as much as for your cats. Hope
it's done before summer's over. :)

Joyce

--
There is no alternative to being yourself.

 
 
 

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Post by Sherr » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:52:06



Quote:
> This is taking so amazingly long. ?But here are some new pics, and the guy
> promises it will be finished by the weekend. ?We'll see. ?I keep hearing
> that from him.

> Door installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

> Some screen installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

> Bottom viewhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

> Some of the roof screen installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

It's going to be awesome, Cheryl. And IMO it's a great investment
for the cats. They're going to really enjoy it -- I"m gonna stick my
neck out here and predict that they'll even love it during the less-
than-
ideal weather. Jamie's did.
I can see you've improved on what we did re: using mesh screen. That's
what we started out buying, and the salesman talked us into a "pet
screen" made specifically for pet enclosures. It had little rectangles
about 1.5 inches
tall and a couple inches wide. The sales pitch was that it was steel
covered in a ***-type substance, very durable for a climber. It was
all that, all right, but it was large enough for small birds to get
through it. :-(
I thought the most fun thing about the whole endeaver was "furnishing"
it. We found a dead tree whose size and branches were ideal for
climbing. They loved it. We nailed a series of shelves for "lookouts"
and 2x6's for
"catwalks." Lastly a carpeted ramp that led up to the catwalks.
Scratching posts, beds, and all. I was really sad for the cats when
they sold the house and bought into an addition with a Neighborhood
organization which said "no, no" when she asked permission of the
Board to enclose the patio on the new house. Did not make sense to me,
because of the privacy fence you wouldn't even be able to see it.
Anyhoo, I am rambling -- but am very e***d for Shamrock, Rhett, et
al. I'd love to see some pics when they
get to move in.

Sherry

 
 
 

Another cat encloser update

Post by Stormme » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:49:51


how are the cats reacting to a stranger in the house?  Lee

Quote:
> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the guy
> promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
> that from him.

> Door installed
> http://i25.tinypic.com/34g0r6a.jpg

> Some screen installed
> http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

> Bottom view
> http://i31.tinypic.com/28ibujn.jpg

> Some of the roof screen installed
> http://i26.tinypic.com/w7hcgo.jpg

 
 
 

Another cat encloser update

Post by Takayuk » Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:58:44


Quote:


> > This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the guy
> > promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
> > that from him.

> > Door installed
> > http://i25.tinypic.com/34g0r6a.jpg

> > Some screen installed
> > http://i27.tinypic.com/2cxjp5w.jpg

> > Bottom view
> > http://i31.tinypic.com/28ibujn.jpg

> > Some of the roof screen installed
> > http://i26.tinypic.com/w7hcgo.jpg

>It looks great! That's a porch for you as much as for your cats. Hope
>it's done before summer's over. :)

I imagine that would be nice, although it would probably be nice in
autumn too.  I'm looking forward to hearing how the enclosure affects
the always interesting dynamics of Cheryl's clowder.
 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:19:49



Quote:

>> This is taking so amazingly long.  But here are some new pics, and the
>> guy
>> promises it will be finished by the weekend.  We'll see.  I keep hearing
>> that from him.

>> Door installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

>> Some screen installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

>> Bottom viewhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

>> Some of the roof screen installedhttp://www.moonsgarden.com/

> It's going to be awesome, Cheryl. And IMO it's a great investment
> for the cats. They're going to really enjoy it -- I"m gonna stick my
> neck out here and predict that they'll even love it during the less-
> than-
> ideal weather. Jamie's did.
> I can see you've improved on what we did re: using mesh screen. That's
> what we started out buying, and the salesman talked us into a "pet
> screen" made specifically for pet enclosures. It had little rectangles
> about 1.5 inches

I really wanted to keep out mosquitoes and bees and other stinging flying
insects.  The screen is very strong and the way the guy is*** it, it
can be replaced in just the pieces that get sliced.  Plus the birds and
rabbits.  Not sure how the ones that got in couldn't figure out how to get
out.

Quote:
> tall and a couple inches wide. The sales pitch was that it was steel
> covered in a ***-type substance, very durable for a climber. It was
> all that, all right, but it was large enough for small birds to get
> through it. :-(
> I thought the most fun thing about the whole endeaver was "furnishing"
> it. We found a dead tree whose size and branches were ideal for
> climbing. They loved it. We nailed a series of shelves for "lookouts"
> and 2x6's for
> "catwalks." Lastly a carpeted ramp that led up to the catwalks.

That's what I'm looking forward to.  I can do those additions myself.

Quote:
> Scratching posts, beds, and all. I was really sad for the cats when
> they sold the house and bought into an addition with a Neighborhood
> organization which said "no, no" when she asked permission of the
> Board to enclose the patio on the new house. Did not make sense to me,
> because of the privacy fence you wouldn't even be able to see it.
> Anyhoo, I am rambling -- but am very e***d for Shamrock, Rhett, et
> al. I'd love to see some pics when they
> get to move in.

I'll send pics!  :)  He *says* it'll be done by Sunday.  I'm not holding my
breath.
 
 
 

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Post by Chery » Sat, 24 Jul 2010 10:20:52



Quote:

> I imagine that would be nice, although it would probably be nice in
> autumn too.  I'm looking forward to hearing how the enclosure affects
> the always interesting dynamics of Cheryl's clowder.

You will all get an update and pictures.  :)