Awright, calm down, you know what I mean.
Charlie and I went over to visit our #2 daughter and her husband and our granddaughter and our grandkitties. #2 Daughter loves cats, but she also loves rabbits, birds, chipmunks and squirrels, and she lives all too close to a busy road. Still, she hates to keep the cats cooped up indoors when they love nature so much.
Her solution: a wire mesh cat house. She’s very handy with a hammer, and she, her husband, and Charlie constructed this palace.
It has a door with a latch, so she can take food and water to them, even though they have food and water in the house. But they might want some food and water outside. It totally makes sense to me.
It has mesh across the top, because the hawks grow BIG around here. It has a tile floor, because obviously.
And here’s the cool part: It has a passageway connecting it to the house with a cat flap on one end and a ramp down from the passageway to the ground at the other end. It’s like a Chuck E. Cheese for kittehs.
The tiles don’t have grout between them, the better to drain when it rains, and plants are sprouting in the cracks, which gives the kitties something to eat and barf back up in the house, which is always such a treat for them.
It’s ingenious! The cats have all the joy of watching birds and other critters, but they’re safe from traffic, dogs, other cats, and all the various dangers attendant to being a cat.
Do they like it? What do you think?
Meanwhile, I finished writing “Blood of Mermayds” and I’m letting it cool for a bit before rewriting, and I pretty well finished a horror flash fiction story today. Our 11-year-old grandson, who is also a writer, read it and said, “That was really good! Creepy!” So that’s two thumbs-up for me. 🙂
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character does something for his or her pets that someone else considers extravagant.