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Finally getting a cat yard!!

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Well, I am finally getting a cat yard. We have procrastinated and tried to figure out how to do it for two years. We live on bedrock and could not dig post holes. I have had the yard marked out where posts needed to be for all that time and have been disgusted that it was not done yet.

We finally used a hammer drill and finally got the metal rods in the ground and it just about killed us doing this....

They are 6'8" tall. 90' long and 45' wide. Two 5' gates and on two sides surrounded by the dog yard or the house.


We finally have all of them in the ground so we can 'get it done' !

It was as huge job. The next step is to dig around the bottom of the posts and pour about 3" of cement ground level so we can stabilize them and level them because the drill we had to use was larger than the pipe. (but they are in the ground now and that will be the hardest part)

When we get the leveling done we are welding the top and building a tunnel to the house and wrapping it in wire.

i was about to give up that we would ever find as way to get this done... here as few pics of our crooked 6'8" posts..(wont be crooked long....)


And by the way, all the kitties are doing great!!

















jenn















post #2 of 8
Fun!!!! Your kitties are very lucky!
post #3 of 8
Jenn, it's been a long time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HAVE to ask - how's Jimmy doing?

That looks like it's going to be fabulous!

Can I ask a stupid question? This is in addition to the kitty enclosure you've already got? You are going to have ESPECIALLY happy (spoiled!) kitties!

HI!

Laurie
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JImmy is doing wonderful!! As soon as i find my recharger, i'll take as pic. He is very happy and playful and fat and sassy....

As far as our kitty enclosure, we are going to tear it down when we get everything finished. We are going to build them as new shelter in their new yard that is tunneled to the house and not right up against it like it is now... It ias blocking one of my windows right now. My husband wants to buy a little cedar shed for them but we will probably just build something. He wants it to look like a little house.

The yard we are building is independent of the current enclosure. The fenceline closest to the house is about 25' away aso the window is clear.. It will be much better.

I just finished leveling all the posts and pouring concrete 3" down below ground level so the posts portion (step 1) is complete........

THIS PIC OF JIMMY WAS TAKEN LAST MONTH...... HE IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT CAT. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM RUNNING AND PLAYING IN THE NEW YARD. AND IN THE OTHER PIC, ANGIE WAS SNOOZING WITH EMMA. ANGIE WAS WORKING THOSE LITTLE PAWS.





JENN

P.S. AND IVE MISSED EVERYONE HERE... IM BACK TO NORMAL NOW.
post #5 of 8
It's so great to hear from you, Jenn. You been missed!

The cat yard is going to be awesome!What a great place for the kitties.

Jimmy sure does look fat and happy. He's a special boy. Thought you might want to know that his mama made it through another winter just fine. She's still being fed and care for and ruling the neighborhood with an iron paw.

Glad all is well with you, Juan and your beautiful, furry family.
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I am so glad to hear from you Elly... and so glad Jimmy's mama made it through the winter. I have wondered about her and glad she is doing so good. Jimmy has found his spot in my group of cats. I find him frequently wrestling and rolling around in the floor in as mock battle. They all love him very much. His favorite spot is the couch. Not in my lap but beside me... or on the back. He is very much as creature of comfort and warmth.. You will never find Jimbo outside when it is chilly... He like the heater.

I will not lose touch again. I'll post more pics soon.

I love ya elly. You have offered me support during trying times and I appreciate it. You are very special.........Jenn
post #7 of 8
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omg...... I just looked at the pics i posted. What crooked posts!

They are absolutely straight now.......They look so much better... A little concrete works wonders......hehe
post #8 of 8
Jenn, they are going to LOVE the new yard!

And Jimmy does look so fat and happy! And that pic with Angie and Emma is just toooooo precious!

BTW - I still can't get over how much Tuxie and Jimmy look alike. Gary looked over a minute ago and you couldn't see the pic of Angie and Emma above it - and he said "where is that picture of Tuxedo from?" I said - remember Jenn's Jimmy? He said "OMG - THAT's Jimmy?" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Give that kitty from scritches from us!

Laurie
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