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Blog entry by Bob A in NJ posted 10-29-2011 04:41 PM 6974 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We adopted a feral cat, or she adopted us, not sure. Syndey

It’s starting to get cold so we built this little kitty condo for her.

Fun little project. Has some left over 2”x2” redwood pieces so we jazzed it up with a log cabin feel. Next are some Christmas lights for her.

This is ~ 2’X 2” x 30” and weighs about 100 pounds. Has an elevated deck to get her up above the snow line. We live 60 miles west of NYC so we get a fair amount of snow. Took about 15 hours to build.

-- Bob A in NJ

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 04:52 PM

I LOVED this!! Boy, your adoptee was quite the good model for your video, too! What a kind heart you have to do something like this! My neighbor takes care of the feral cats on the wharf by the fish processing plant. They have several little buildings that hey have made for the kitties. It is like a little village. But this one is truly a masterpiece!

I really enjoyed seeing this. You are quite a guy! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 05:33 PM

Bob: a great looking design and a nice warm home for the cat. My two outdoor cats have made their home under my deck. I have no idea what it looks like under there because it’s a very small hole for them to crawl through.

We’ve tried other things but they prefer the deck.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 10-29-2011 06:15 PM

This is a heavy duty cathouse!

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#4 posted 10-29-2011 06:32 PM

Know what you mean about not being sure who adopted who, cats just have that ability to move in and
make you not quite sure about who decided what until they have you properly trained. Dogs are just as
bad, but when a bird dog has you properly trained, you at least have a good meal or so.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 10-29-2011 07:01 PM

My wife and I have three cats that have adopted us and they considerately chose to move inside the house to save me the work of building an outside house for them.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 07:27 PM

that is one awesome cat house. clever design. we are cat lovers too.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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matt garcia

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#7 posted 10-30-2011 02:30 AM

Nice kitty condo!!! But Ma-roww says bring that baby in, it’s COLD outside!!!!!


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#8 posted 10-30-2011 04:00 AM

This is so awesome! What an ingenious and kind-hearted project. :-)

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#9 posted 10-30-2011 10:54 AM

very nice good job.———————firehouse

-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 10-31-2011 12:25 AM

Hi Bob;

Obviously a very smart cat. Adopting you seems to have been a wise choice.

Great job, Bob.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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