We are cat people. I want to be a dog person. I think and fantasize about being a dog person, but for now I am a cat person. The idea for making a kitty condo came from the idea of a dog house. When I was growing up we had dogs and those dogs stayed outside year round in their kennel with a dog house. So why shouldn't I build a house for my cats?
Our cats are spoiled cats and spend a lot of time inside. But they frequently end up crying by the back door to be let in and 8 months out of the year it is raining and we have no awning and so when those cats come in they are usually soaking wet. So I got the brilliant idea to build a little kitty condo to put by the back door for them to hang out in when we aren't around to let them in. I even installed FLOR carpeting inside, cut up from samples I had ordered.
Three generations of male think this is a silly idea: my dad who helped me build the thing with left over wood from the shed, my husband who shook his head when I told him what I was doing, and the 16 year old who I hired to trim our laurel rolled his eyes and told me it was flat out dumb. But the 16 year old comes from a house with 13 cats (13 CATS!) and so I will forgive his negativity towards cats.
My cats aren't too sure what to make of it. Trevor's cat won't go near it. I think they just need to be acclimated. Time will only tell if this is something Trevor can use against me as yet another hare-brained idea or perhaps my stunning brilliance will reveal itself in the fact that yes, the cats love their little kitty condo.