Animal rights activists and cat lovers everywhere know that it's not always safe for our cat companions to roam freely outdoors...no matter how much they want to! Cat enclosures are the perfect way to let them be outside safely where they can look longingly at the birds.
Bring your Indoor Cat Outdoors Safely
Why cat enclosures will improve your cat's life, and yours
Why Cat Enclosures?
I love watching my cats, no matter what they're doing. They are adorable and perfect companions. I want them safe and I want them happy.
They seem to think that going outside is the tops. Until recently, they weren't allowed outside. They have claws and instincts, but I've seen them attack feathers attached to sticks and somehow lose. They sometimes fall off of the kitchen table. Yes, yes, they land on their feet, but that doesn't mean it wasn't embarrassing (and if you have a cat, you know that look they give you -- it's sort of a "you didn't see that, right?" look ... ).
If my boys were to get into an actual fight, with an actual outdoor animal (one that actually lives and survives in the wild), I think they'd lose.
I wanted to give them a way to be outside safely while I was gardening or sitting outside on a warm summer afternoon with a cold glass of lemonade. I went to local pet stores and I searched online until I found the perfect solution. Cat Enclosures!
I bought the ABO Gear Happy Habitat for Indoor Cats and set it up in my backyard, close to my most prized flower bed as soon as a warm day came around. I took out Claude and Henry a different times to let them get accustomed to their new kingdom separately.
Claude immediately fell asleep, which is what he does when he feels happy (and what he does when he's upset, oddly). Henry sniffed everything, meowed at me a few times and then saw a squirrel. Henry made his "I'm tough" noise (the same one he makes from the window in the kitchen at birds) and the squirrel didn't seem to bothered by it.
Another great reason for the Cat Enclosure! The safety of the local bird and squirrel and other local animal populations. My cats aren't tough, but I think they might actually be able to take on a squirrel or a mouse -- and I'm a vegetarian, who wants nothing less than a bird on my doorstep from either of my boys.
Since my boys got their enclosure last summer, they have enjoyed many outings. I've enjoyed them, too. I didn't think playing in my garden could get much better, but when I look over and see my boys flopping and sleeping, I know that little else in life is as perfect as those moments.
My parents, who have two cats as well, bought a different type of enclosure last summer, and their kitties fell in love with it straight away, too! Your cat could be as happy as my boys and my parents' girls!
My Favorite Cat Enclosures on Amazon
|ABO Gear Happy Habitat for Indoor Cats|
The Happy Habitat gives a breath of fresh air for your indoor cats. They can enjoy over 30 Sq.Ft of outdoor pleasure and maintain their natutral instincts to be outside in the ...Only $44.95
|Outdoor Pet And Cat Tunnel by Collections Etc|
Outdoor Cat Tunnel: Provide your cat with a safe environment to run and play outside. Weather-resistant, outdoor tunnel is made of sturdy polyester fishnet attached to a ...
|Precision Pet Soft Side Play Yard, Navy/Tan, Large|
For indoor or outdoor use, this versatile Soft Side Play Yard is packed with features and offers a variety of uses, including a play yard, traveling yard, training pen or ...Only $79.85
|Kittywalk Town-&-Country Pet Enclosure|
Kittywalk Systems outdoor pet enclosures are designed to be connected together to form different configurations so your indoor cat can have plenty of outside room in which to ...Only $329.95