Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cats In The House

I'm pleased to announce that the cats started using the catiary today. Mikey was the first to venture out. And by "venture out" I mean that I picked him up, put him on the ramp, and pushed. He didn't seem too traumatized by the experience and spent a few minutes looking around. Naturally, I didn't have my camera handy, and by the time I made it back to the bedroom, he was headed inside.

Khar'pern was the second "volunteer." She was sitting on the windowsill, so I went into the catiary and assisted her to the ground. She wasn't too bothered by having Reyna's interest, but then, she is the most dog-tolerant of the clowder.

Belle's checking things out, and making sure she doesn't let me close enough to snag her.

This is as far as Loki has ventured. I'm a little concerned that he keeps looking to the side like he's going to make a leap for it, rather than go down the ramp.

Khar says she's not positive, but she thinks someone is watching her...

Both pups were really excited about having the cats outside. They absolutely love watching them - and occasionally trying to steal a lick through the screen.

Here's Belle on her first foray into the wild. Much like Mikey, she was assisted by a gentle nudge from Mom.

And of course, she found a way to walk around without getting her feet dirty.

Since Mikey was on the platform (and Belle hates to share space), Belle took an alternate route to the ramp.

Leave the exploring to Khar'pern and Mikey.

I've checked the catiary several times today, and the cats have been in there more often than not. I think they'll really get excited about it when the sun comes out and it warms up again.


Anonymous said...

Looks to me like they like their new house!!!! Congrats!!! :)Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

You are a great Momma for doing that for them!

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Looks like they are going to LOVE the catiary!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Anonymous said...

Great photos and narration. The one side shot of Mikey really shows his markings. Love Reyna and Duncan watching. When do Parm and Per'la get to try the new catiary? Mary B.