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6/14/12 1:59 A

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That Fosters one looks great! MY Nugget LOVES outside! Bad thing is--- he brought fleas back in with him when he escaped his harness last time! He was on the deck with my daughter and got out of his harness and rolled in the grass! UGH we are fighting the fleas now!

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6/13/12 4:29 P

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We have a family of raccoons living in the palm tree in our front yard, plus, the whole area is a hangout for neighborhood strays. So no going out for my kids!

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6/13/12 1:23 P

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I am gunna take a look at those links.. I let mine run We live relatively safe area low traffic but I think a wild animal got two of mine last year a week apart they went missing..

Two pregnant females this year I did keep them in until they escaped on me. I let the dogs out one night and vroom the first kitty pregnancy. Two months later and my other female gets out . Kitties are fast...... They will both be fixed as soon as the litters are weaned..

Perhaps one of these kitty enclosures will save my kitties for when we buy our house.. we rent right now

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6/13/12 10:11 A

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Wow, that sounds AMAZING! You have very lucky cats!

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6/13/12 1:37 A

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Wow! I'm jealous!

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6/13/12 12:23 A

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We have an atrium in the middle of our house, it is half roofed and half screened. The cat boxes are out there and the cat food is out there. Sometimes the cats lay in the atrium in the sun. It worked wonders for the smell since we have three cats and three cat boxes. I keep plants in the atrium too and hang up my clothes to dry:)

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6/12/12 5:12 P

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Oh, I love that!!!

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6/12/12 2:25 P

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www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_
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splay.cfm?c=3261+20830+23317&pcatid=R>23317


Sorry!

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6/12/12 2:23 P

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Saddyspot, if you could, please post the link again, only this time use the "ADD A LINK" button, which is right next to the spell check button...

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6/12/12 2:17 P

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This is what I was thinking of

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pr
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6/12/12 2:12 P

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Great links! Here's another idea:
compare.ebay.com/like/220921107957?_
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6/12/12 2:11 P

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Thanks for the links, everyone! I am so excited to research and set this up for them!

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6/12/12 2:07 P

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I've seen little screened-in collapsible cat playpens for outdoors before, but I've never bought one. I used to let my cats out on the deck when I lived in an apartment, which they loved, but now that I live in a house, they only think they want to go outside. If they actually get out, they are terrified and run back in the house...which is not necessarily a bad thing since they are declawed.

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6/12/12 1:32 P

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I've seen pictures of some pretty elaborate ones that have see through tunnels etc. www.purrfectfence.com/outdoor_cat_en
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This website is one that has a very interesting idea but I'm not sure I'd trust it. I'd be more likely to use chicken wire over the whole top.

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6/12/12 1:09 P

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When I bought my house, I thought the sunroom out back was perfect...now my cats, when they want to go out, sit by the back door asking to go out. I let them go out most times, unless it is too hot (living in S. Texas, any way for the A/C cooled air to escape or hot air to get in is verboten!). They love it!

As for going about setting one up...I wouldn't have even thought of doing something like this, though I know there are some really creative folks out there who have made cat runs on the side of their houses.

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Here is one site I found with some ideas.
www.paws.org/outdoor-cat-enclosures.
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6/12/12 12:46 P

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The BF and I recently moved from an apartment (no balcony or anything) to a home. My big boy, Wolfie, is VERY curious about the great outdoors. He hangs by the front door so he can peek out whenever we come home, and the other day, it was closed but not latched and he managed to wedge half of his fat bod out the door before we noticed.

So...... we are going to install a screen door, ASAP, to prevent any escapes, but I also wanted to set up a screened enclosure so that both cats can enjoy the outdoors.

Has anyone done this? Any advice?

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