Ham-Micks

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Enclosure Info

So here is our old enclosure that was built after Davy was killed in August 2000. Paw built this one all by himself and designed it all by himself. It was very functional and worked great for 7 years. Maw & Paw took it away when they had the new windows installed this summer. The cage wood was rotting in places and some of the wiring was rusting and such.






Paw was going to build us a new one, but since he works 6 days a week and never has anytime for anything else, Bow took matters into his own paws and ordered a huge cat enclosure from C & D Pet Products. It is preassembled before it is shipped, with all screw holes pre-drilled and the screws in place ready to be screwed tight. It went together beautifully. All the pieces are labeled so that you can tell what attaches to what.

With this enclosure, we set it up off the ground by placing 2x4s under the bottom of the cage. So any rotting that occurs will mostly affect the 2x4s. Plus, I can trim easily along the 2x4s with the weed eater and not worry about my string getting caught up in the wire.

We also ordered this one in a 7 foot tall version instead of 6 foot so that the top is now above the top of the windows.

You can also see the magical instant grass that I put down in October to replace the dying Asian Jasmine and to get rid of all the weeds. I don't know how well St. Augustine will hold up to the thundering herd of elephants of 40 paws, but here's hoping.

Luf, Maw

18 comments:

Daisy said...

Rats! I am still having Blogger problems and still can't see your pictures. This makes me sad. I will come back later.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am going to come back later too. We are having the same problems Daisy is. It's interesting to us that some photos we can see (we just saw Dragonheart) but other cats we can't. Hmm? What's going on with blogger?

You are so lucky to have such a nice family to help you with your enclosure.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

it is wonderful! i was laughing because if sarge put this together it would be upside down and inside out. oh yes it would! ha ha

smiles, auntie bee
xoxo

Captain Jack and Dante said...

That is such a nice enclosure for you kitties. We are jealous - your feet get to touch grass!!

Daisy said...

I can see your pictures now!!! I think your new enclosure looks fantastic. I like how it is taller than the old one.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

That is just so slick! And what a time saver for Paw! That makes it worth it! Is there still a cat door for you to go in & out as you wish?

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

You guys are going to have so much fun with your new enclosure!

The Furry Kids said...

Holy cats! That is one awesome enclosure! Do you think your paw would come to our house and build one for us? We'll split our stinky goodness with him. Well, he maybe should wait til spring. It's snowing right now. hee hee

Love,
Tazo

Jan said...

Oh, we're jealous! What a nifty enclosure.

Jan's Funny Farm

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a grate encloshur. Bet yoo can't wait to git out in it.

Lux said...

I just *love that enclosure - it looks great and there's fresh air all around it - wowza!

Tyler said...

Wow Bow, that was a very good idea you had there. I think you should name your enclosure in a dedication ceremony. You should dedicate it to your Maw and Paw who love you so. I would love to come over and visit your enclosure once the sun is out and you're accepting visitors.

Love, Ty

michico*Adan said...

I can see the pictures,
only have trouble seeing Caesar's and Princess's photo /_\

Anyway, this is a very huge job~!!
This is a grate encloshur~!

Parker said...

How exiting for you guys! Take lots of photos when you are out there so we can see you smiling!

DEBRA said...

We love your noo enclosure! WE want one we want one. Daddy.....


Purrs
Abby and Boo

Sunny's Mommy said...

Bow made a good decision ordering the pre-fabbed enlosure.

When will we get to see all you kitties out in it?

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Excellent! We sure wish we had something like that...well, most of us do. Cocoa is scared of everything and probably would never venture out.
Midnight

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

That is an excellent cat enclosure. I have to admit, I get scared when I have to go outside.