Thursday, July 12, 2012

Total Pawsomeness!

Last Saturday, we heard a lot of drilling and hammering and sawing outside our big window. We thought we HEARD Grandpa but we didn't see him. Then on Sunday, we saw Grandpa and Grandma and again, LOTS and LOTS of activities outside. Hmm. What was going on? It was quiet after that....until Wednesday, when there were Grandpa and Grandma again! HEY! What's going on out there!?

Then we were unceremoniously shoved out of the window....

What's this?
Felix : Hey you guys! Is it safe to come out?
The 2 big boys (Cosmo and Boomer) enjoying a little game of whappity paws on the catio
Tutu : That's MY scratch board
Coco : Not when my paw's on it
Tutu : Felix! Why are you messing with my scratch board? You have a death wish or something?
The young lioncat surveys his kingdom
Tutu : Okay okay, you can share my scratch board...now, help me up!
Felix : Hold on to my paw, Tutu. No, NOT with your teeth!
Boomer, a formerly stray cat, give the young ones a lesson of the great outdoors
Lesson 1 : "Okay, kiddies, that buzzing thing you hear? The one that's making Mommy say all those words we aren't allowed to repeat? Well, that's called a FLY and they taste NOMMY!"
Lesson 2 : "You see that house there? That used to be my playground. That was also where I used to find the juiciest roaches which I brought home for Mommy. She must have really loved them since she would scream out with joy!"
Lesson 3 : "I don't miss the outdoors all that much....it's a tough world out there, kiddos"
This is our "catio"...which we all absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
We finally have our very own catio, designed and built by our talented Grandpa (assisted by Mommy and Daddy) and supervised by Grandma! While our indoor cat tree allowed us to look out the window, nothing beats being out in the open. Now that we are aware of the catio, we move in and out through the window on our own. And as you can probably tell, Tutu is completely at home in the catio.  :)

We want to give a loud MEW OUT to our Grandpawrents (Mommy's parents). You are the very VERY BEST! Thank you so much for building us the catio. We LOVE it (and we LOVE YOU too)!

55 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful surprise for you all and you'll be able to enjoy those fresh breezes and interesting smells that only occur outside. Your Grandpa is very clever to build it for you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sandra said...

Oh wow, that is one beautiful catio! Grandparents are the best! Enjoy it, kitties!

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow!! Oh wowowowowoowow!!! Me and Charlie are in AWE!! Boomer, Tutu and all of you wonderful kitties! You have a most talented grandma and grandpa!! What a great way to enjoy some window whiffies safely!! Take care
x

Brian said...

That is the most amazing and best gift ever!!!! What fun!

Fuzzy Tales said...

This is FANTASTIC! What an awesome job your grandpa and mom and dad did, supervised by your grandma. Impressive!!

Our mom really believes that *safe* outdoor time adds to our quality of life, we're so glad you'll have it now too!

Random Felines said...

OMC - that is PAWSOME!!! Your grandpa has some skills! We would love to have one, but just doesn't work with the current house. Have fun!

Molly The Wally said...

OMG you have a catio. How cool is that? Hope you all enjoy what is a brilliant idea.
Best wishes Molly

Mariodacat said...

WOW - you guys are really really lucky. That is a great catio. i'm happy with my Kritter Kondo, but I can't come and go all by myself. M & D have to set it up and put me in it. Not as much fun as getting out there by yourself.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh BOOMIE! I am in awe of your guidance to the youngsters. You are so street-wise and so knowledgeable. No wonder I am safe under your protection while I am there. Now, if Tutu, Felix,Coco and Cosmo don't mind, you and I can have the top shelf to look at the moon and whisper to one another. You are so strong and handsome. I'm so glad you declared your love for me.

Your grandparents and parents made all of you the most fabulous catio. What a wonderful work of love fopr all of you to enjoy. They love you all so much and showed you that love in yet another way.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

OH MY CAT! T *three story* catio?!?!? *DROOL*DrOOL* your grampa is PAWEsome!!

Boomie,we were takin' NOTES over here!

Finn said...

That is the coolest thing ever!!

Kay said...

Wow Pawsome grandparents and parents you have! U kitties, Tu tu iicluded, be sure to shower them with loads of purrs & meows!!

Repositório said...

Wow! I love this window!

Tamago said...

What a great catio! And your grandpa built it? He sure is talented! You all look so happy and comfortable there. Boomer, these are great lessons. When you brought presents to your mom from your former playground, I guess she not only screamed with joy but maybe jimped and ran from excitement :-)

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

MIEOW!!! What a wunderful Catio! ^..^, you guyz will luv it owt dere. Penelope tellz us dat we used to have sumthin like dat before da mom had da big garden windowz put in. one in da ftont ov da house and one in da back. But dat waz before owr time ^..^. Now if da mom would jus keep Her junk owt ov owr windowz ::sigh::

You guyz will luv it!!, you haz Great beanz ^.,^ ♥♥xoxoxo♥♥

Berts Blog said...

That is a great great catio. I mean seriously. And plus, now the neighbors can come and say "Hi"

We are gonna have to hit John up and see if he will make the kitties who live in the attic, one of those nice window patios.

Thansk for the incredible idea.

bert

The Cat Guy said...

AWESOME!!! How perfect! What a wonderful gift! I hope it provides many many hours of joy and wonderfulness. Enjoy!!

Nola said...

What a great place!
Nola

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wowwee that's awesome!! Three stories! All that fresh air for infinite whiffies! Lucky lucky kitties!

~*Connie*~ said...

That really is totally pawsome! I have a cat room that goes to the ground, which is great, until the resident ground hog dug his way into it and everyone could get out.. I'm also hesitant because the tick population around here is getting out of control. I would so love something up off the ground..

The Purr Diaries said...

That is an AWESOME gift! Love love love catios!

ABBY said...

Holy cod that is fabulous.
We love it and think you will too.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

BeadedTail said...

That is one pawesome catio! That was very nice of your Grandpa and your mommy and daddy to make it for you! Great job of snoopervising by Grandma too!

The Island Cats said...

Your catio is awesome! Can we borrow your grandpa so he can make one for us?

Mr. Pip said...

This looks absolutely amazing. My feline sisters would love something like this!

Your pal, Pip

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow--that is just plain PAWESOME!!! You kids are SO lucky to have handy Humans. Mine could not do that if her life depended on it! Wow again.

And hey--Tutu is looking, um, BIGGER.

Oui Oui said...

Wow, what a great catio! Your grands are the grandest! We love Felix's little tail too. You have the best tails there. Is Felix part Manx, or is it a local thing?

Christine said...

That is toooo coollll, what great grand parents! We stopped by to say congratulations we are passing on a couple of awards before our batteries are dead. Stop bt and see
http://Www.brandoandbogart.blogspot.com/?m=1

haopee said...

I gotta get a Grandpa like yours, kitties. That's just so cool. And your home is soooooo pretty. I love the colors!

Thank you Grand Pawrents! You're soooo awesome to make Boomer and the crew a catio!

Huggies and Cheese,
Haopee

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We think that this is just fantastic!! You sure have a talented Grandpa that he could build this and I bet the cats are just loving it! It is superb!

I have a question though, you said the cats enter it through the window, does it cause bugs/bees, etc to fly into your house?

Marg said...

Oh that is so great for all of you. We are so excited that you have such a great catio. What great fun that is going to be for all of you. What a nice Grandpa and Grandma you have, that is for sure.Take care and have a great week end.

meowmeowmans said...

OMC! That is totally and undeniably PAWSOME. Great job by your grandparents! :)

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a luxury ! An own catio ! No wonder that you love to stay out there as soon as you learned to know it. Tutu remains a little devil, lol ! It's too funny to see here hanging under Felix !

Photo Cache said...

wow we are so jealous. you guys are so lucky.

happy weekend.

emma and buster

Mr. Pip said...

Hi - here's a link to my cooling vest - http://www.ruffwear.com/Swamp-Cooler-Dog-Cooling-Vest-Sun-Protection-Prevents-Canine-Heat-Exhaustion-from-Ruff-Wear

Have a great day!

Your pal, Pip

Oui Oui said...

Oops! The mom should wear her glasses, shouldn't she? Felix's tail is there, though its hard to see in some of the shots. She thought he had another cute, unique tail like the others! Mea culpa!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Boomie--do you think I could teleport over this weekend to test that out?

unikorna said...

I am so happy your furbabies can benefit from the sunlight now...Congrats to your mom and dad for the ingenious catio. I know how much cats love outdoors...My Mister Miaw is wandering through the garden all day long.

Roo said...

OMD! That is absolutely fantastic! Hurray for outdoor livin that is safe for y'all! :D :D :D INGENIUS!!! All paws up to your pawrents and granpawrents for their marvelous invention! That is the COOLEST! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

~*Connie*~ said...

You asked me about tips for photographing a tortie.. Light is very important, and natural light seems to work the best. And then you can employ my approach of just keep taking pictures and hope one of them comes out right :)

Willow said...

A catio OMC your grands are the bestest to build it so you can experience the wind on the fur while in the safety of home. So cool and those perches to climb on.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, thanks for the invite, Boomie, though you sure do have a lot of rules!! Still, it does look like pawesome fun! I will be over at Katie's tonight though (heh, heh), so maybe tomorrow?

The Cat From Hell said...

Wowwie Zowwie1 That is so cool, theat even though me is allowed outside, me wants one!
Kisses
Nellie
PS Your Grandpawrents is PAWSOME!!!!

Oui Oui said...

Thanks for stopping by for our Gotcha Day! It was great to see you there!

Joy E. Saga said...

Your grandpa is pawsome!

Kjelle Bus said...

WOW , what a pawsome patio !
Your Grandpa sure is talented !!

haopee said...

Hey guys. I know it's a tad too late but I just wanted to tell you that I gave you an award on our bloggy.

http://www.mydogslove.me/2012/07/mischief-monday-procrastinating-with.html

Hope you could drop by.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Mollie said...

Yoooo's guy's are sooo lucky, your own Catio!! :) Pop by and say Hi..

Hugs Mollie x

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

You know, I been thinkin' -- what if your Grandpawrents came and visited San Francisco for awhile?? I think I could find a project or two for them!! Heh heh.

Dogs N Pawz said...

That is so awesome! We have never seen one of those before!

By the way, our mom passed an award on to you! You can see it here: http://dogsnpawz.com/inspiring-bloggers-and-sisterly-love.html

Have a great day and have fun in your catio!!!

Oui Oui said...

We gave you an award. You can pick it up at our place. Purrs!

Father Tom said...

That is amazing! We are so jealous that you have grandparents who are so handy with design and wood!!

Enjoy, sweet friends!

Hugs,
Tom

Brian said...

Thank you for the kond and thoughtful words on the passing of my beloved Alex. I appreciate you. Sister Gracie from Brian's Home

Marg said...

We are packing Two Two's bags for her since she is moving to Malaysia. LOL. She and TuTu can torture each other.

Mollie said...

Fanks yooo's for poppin by. We lost yooo tooo. :( Weve hit ya follow button now :) Come and hit ours then we won't lose each uffer again :)
mollie and alfie

Hugs Mollie x