This post is about life in the catio then and now.
THEN: I rummaged around my external hard drive, and pulled out some old catio pre-digital photographs. The catio photos are taken at my previous house, where I originally built the thing. Aside from a few repairs, it is still the same catio. The cats shown are Peep (Maine Coon), Data–long hair orange and white, and Verty–a tabby like Scooby. All crossed over the bridge quite a while back. They can be read about on my In Remembrance page. Interestingly enough in both locations, the catio faces East. My next door neighbors had cats, rabbits, and geese. When coyotes killed them all, I decided my cats were going to be indoor cats from then on. I could not bear losing them. And thus, the catio, or catrun, as I called it then was created.
The above featured photo is a polaroid from 2001, which I repost today as it is the only one I have like this.
NOW: Some things are not pictured. I cannot seem to get all four of them in there at the same time for a photo shoot! I missed photos of visiting cats sitting in the grass just outside the wire, being sociable. I missed both the finches Opie caught inside it. The birds must have had eyesight problems. There is also squirrel taunting, as the squirrels have learned the cats cannot get out and come after them! So, here are a few photos I have not posted before.