Shelf for feeding the cats

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Project by Chris Hamilton posted 07-16-2018 05:10 AM 1212 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick one. We needed a way to keep our dog from eating the cat’s food. By installing this pine shelf up high, the cats have no problem getting their food but it’s too high for the dog. The two holes keep the bowls from falling down and it’s working great

-- Chris

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#1 posted 07-16-2018 05:58 AM

Good idea, and also, would that be a hairless cat. OR, is that the same one shaved ???? Just joking, good job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 07-16-2018 01:26 PM

This is a very creative and practical project. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-16-2018 03:00 PM

great idea, however you do know the dog will still get some. Cats can’t seem to eat without shaking their head and spreading the joy, err cat food

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 07-16-2018 04:49 PM

Great idea, the holes to keep the bowls in place is a key feature. I’ve heard that proof the world is not flat comes from the idea that if it was flat, cats would have knocked everything off by now.

I’d like to see the same concept applied to their litter boxes. We have a dog that loves the “breaded” treasures buried in the cat box sand, but on elf the cats refuses to do his business if the cat box is not on the floor. A real dilemma….

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#5 posted 07-16-2018 06:42 PM

What you need is a short legged dog like mine….A Pembroke Welch Corgi. Otherwise you high shelf does the job.
When we still had tall dogs my wife fed the cats on top of the clothes dryer. There was one fat cat that when he got too fat couldn’t get up there so it was a weight control device for him.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 07-16-2018 06:56 PM

Great idea and nice work. We just use the top of the dryer.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 07-16-2018 09:04 PM

Nice one.

If I were you I would make the placement of the food bowl higher. Cats prefer to have their food slightly evalated off the level they’re standing on.

They will be less likely to vomit, especially the flat face breeds.

-- palette wood connoisseur

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 12:55 AM

Nice work.

My cats response:

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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