OK! I am both new to this forum and a new "cat person". All my life I've had dogs but until recently, never a cat, but that has changed.
To begin, I started feeding an adult pregnant cat last year. She had 2 babies of which one lived. In the perusing months two more wandered into my life and now I fine myself feeding a total of four. My small home is a rental and my landlord does not want any cats inside the house so I feed and water they outside. In the course of 6 months or so I have managed to catch each of them individually and had them neutered/spayed.
I have built a small structure (I call my cat condo) for them that has a litter box on the ground level and a feeding platform above the litter box. Then it has a roof to protect the food and litter areas from rain. I also feed two of them on the top roof area.
What I'm wondering is where do outside cats sleep at night? During daytime they sometimes are in my yard and sometimes I see them in a neighbors yard so they wander around as I suspect cats are inclined to do, but I have no idea where they sleep at night.
I would like to provide a place that they would use but have no idea what they would like.(especially during inclement weather.)
I am very concerned that they have a safe place to keep dry & warm. Should note that my home is in a mild, warm climate so I'm mostly concerned with rain.
Any ideas what I could provide them with?