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What to do, what to do?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Eroswoof, Apr 1, 2011.


  1. Eroswoof

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    My cats are house cats but I'm starting to think I'd like them to go out. I'd not be comfortable letting them out as in big out :)confused: :rolleyes: ) so I'm thinking either a cat run or harnesses.

    Which do you think would be best? If it was my own house I'd cat proof the garden but as it's rented I can't. (Tis bunny proof though :D )

    I don't even know what a cat run is :lol:

    'elp!

    Em
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  2. ArabiCoffee

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    Use the turn-cat-into-bunny-spell and let them run free in the garden!!! :D

    Sorry can't be of much help, I've no idea, but didn't want to read n run :p
     
  3. Eroswoof

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    :lol: that'd be an amazing party trick :yikes:

    Em
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  4. Sled dog hotel

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    If you had someone to build it you could make a pen for them out of wood and narrow guage weldmesh. on the same princinple of a dog crate obviously larger four sides and a top. If you have some one to put it up, should be easy enough once you have decided on size, to price up materials to see if the cost would be in your budget. If you did want to leave them out there anytime, then you would also probably need a shelter area in the way of a little house, with bedding, but if you have got someone who is handy, shouldnt be that hard to make out of wood and some mineral felt I think its called for waterproofing.

    That way if you ever moved it would be easy to dismantle and take with you if its all put together with screw fixings. Would depend if the materials cost was in your budget though.
     
  5. Cleo38

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    http://www.petforums.co.uk/cat-chat/29237-outdoor-cat-pens.html

    There is a thread here that may be of use, scroll to the bottom to see what raggs has built - pretty impressive & probably cheaper than a ready made one!

    Or I can lend you my two dogs, our cats are trying to venture in to the outside world but the dogs don't like this & only let them get so far before they are rounded up & 'escorted' back inside.

    If the cats persist in trying to make a run for it the dogs sit outside the open doors to spoil their fun.

    Poor cats, we are trying to make the dogs understand that the cats are ok being out & don't need body guards :D
     
  6. Eroswoof

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    All I can think now is 'I could paint it PINK' :thumbup:

    It's a really good idea actually - I think the two guys over the road would help me too

    Thanks hen :D

    Em
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  7. Eroswoof

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    :lol: That's SO sweet :D Bumble does that with Woof (bunny) he's like 'you've been to the loo, get back inside' :lol:

    xxxx
     
  8. MoggyBaby

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    Further to Alan's thread the other day about taking your cats 'walkies' why not try and see if they will train to a harness or, better still, a vest? Do you live in a quiet area with not too much traffic on the road where they could get used to cars passing & so forth without getting spooked? Or, as Alan's chum did, take them for walkies in nice, SAFE, wooded or open areas. I'm sure they would love that.

    Alternatively, if you have the space for a run - which is a safe enclosed area for the cats to play in and can be as big as you have space for (but it has to BE big enough to allow them a decent amount of freedom of movement) then they can play whilst you are busy doing something else.

    Or.....

    You could do both!!! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  9. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Cat / Dog Run Kennel WITH LINING & RUBBER FLOOR 9x4ft on eBay (end time 04-Apr-11 19:46:59 BST)
    Cat runs are this sort of thing.
    If you are renting then your landlord may not be happy for you to put something like this i your garden. Often they are attached to the house with a cat flap for access.
    If you want to go for a harness you may find your cats are not too keen on the idea for a start. I used to leave Mai Tai's harness on for while so that she was used to wearing it before I put the lead on. Now she sits on the side near the kitchen door and pushes her harness onto the floor, telling me she wants to go out :D
     
  10. Eroswoof

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    SO MANY OPTIONS :D

    Tisn't a very big garden (when I say garden I really mean 4ft of grass :lol: ) maybe my landlord would actually let me puss proof it somehow, he's been fantastic with my critters.

    If I could train them to a vesty thing or a harness they could come to the wood where I walk Bumble :eek: It's really vast so you hardly see anyone, but then I could let them out in the summer in the garden with us and peg them somehow possibly. I'm actually typing to myself aren't I? Yes, Emma :(

    Stop it

    Okay

    Em
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  11. MoggyBaby

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Talking to yourself is one thing Em. Answering yourself back in quite another!!!

    Welcome to the world of madness.... :eek:ut: :crazy: :w00t:
     
  12. lymorelynn

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    I do this with Mai Tai as she likes to *help* with the gardening and hanging out the washing :rolleyes: It needs careful supervision though as cats can easily tangle themselves up and may still escape if trying to chase something
     
  13. Eroswoof

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    :lol: It's because I'm an only child I reckon :lol: Got to talk to someone :lol: :lol:

    Em
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  14. MoggyBaby

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    We're here for you luv.... We understand your pain. :wink:

    Everyone play nice now with the madwoman!!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  15. Eroswoof

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    Thank youuu :D

    Lynn - Definitely, I'd stay with them :lol: I never leave my animals alone, they're sick to death of me :lol:

    Em
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  16. Eroswoof

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    I've quoted myself haven't I :( :rolleyes:: :lol:

    Em
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  17. MoggyBaby

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    I have no words left.......... :D :D :D :D :D
     
  18. Eroswoof

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    I thought it looked a bit weird when I was typing it :lol:

    Em
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  19. MoggyBaby

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    Yer a mad mare!!!

    Just the way we like 'em!!! :thumbup:

    :D :D
     
  20. Eroswoof

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    :lol: Academically I'm fine, but when it comes to actual living and simple thing I just can't cope :lol: I'm infinitely ridiculous :lol:

    I learned very early I had to get over any sense of embarrassment or I'd never be able to function :lol:

    Em
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