Monday, September 17, 2012

Brrrr Kitty Skywalker

It's been chilly here! Brrrrr Blankets out! Which the kitties love of course.

Here's Leo's solution to the chill. Because no one wants a cold kitty nose!
*brrrzzzzzbrrrrr*


Here's a close up of what's going on..
He's pulled his tail up over his nose and is holding it there with his paw! He slept that way for quite a while. How the heck is he breathing???

On to our project:

Kitty Skywalker! I think I like that, thank you Katnip Lounge! MOL Or Catwalk... Oh I don't know! We'll have it nailed down by the time everything is.. nailed down!

We got the over sized sill on one window, wide enough for a kitty to sit even if the window is closed. No, not as big as a cat seat, but certainly good enough to rush to a window to see where that squirrel went!
(please ignore the garbage cans... no where else to keep the stupid things apparently..)

We put up the top walk on that same window. Leo's kitty tree window by the way.
The cardboard is a makeshift curtain for the evening sun which kills me!
Just until I get denim drapes made, after everything is done.
 
It doesn't look like it, but that's a 1x6 ledge/walk up there. Held by a 2x2 and (not shown) a couple of 6x6 blocks on the sides for more support. I didn't get a picture of the next step, because it was really short! But we put Star, a small cat, up top to see how she fit... She didn't. I HATE low ceilings! She couldn't stand, she was crouched down! I figured Leo might have to crouch a little, but Star should be able to stand...

So it's back off and we're reworking the details. We're thinking of putting a wider ledge inside the window space, that will lower the whole thing about 3 inches. Leo will still be a little squished.. but he can get to the next one which will be lower than the window. Then up again to go over the door, with maybe a wide area for a bed, then down again and around a corner.. and so on and so forth.

Hopefully we'll get something going tomorrow before or after my doctor appointment. A recheck of the knee I got shot. Which is doing great! So why am I going... hmm.. Anyway, hopefully more tomorrow!

So the FUN FUN FUNdraiser! Yes, there is still time! You betcha! You get five! count them FIVE great kitty toys in exchange for a minimum donation of just $15 to Winnie's Wish! Isn't that a great deal?!?!? You bet it is, so go here and see the details!

22 comments:

Katie and Glogirly said...

Can't wait to see your new superhighway!
; ) Katie & Glogirly

Laura and Taffeta Rose said...

We kitties always know how to keep warm! Excellent idea, Leo!

We're excited to see your catwalk as it takes shape. What fun!

Laura & Taffy

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Looking forward to the completed Skywalk project!

Sparkle said...

For some reason your catwalk troubles reminded me of those tunnels that warn against tall trucks entering! Unlike kitties, they can't crouch!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Wow, a skywalk sounds pawsome!!

The Florida Furkids

Mariodacat said...

I made a donation because this looks like a very worthy cause. Thanks for the offer of toys, but M says I have so many already.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

I am eager to see the completed project. Maybe we can talk Mommie into something similar.

Sassy

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

I just feel like imitating Leo today! Are we in autumn already?
Purrs

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Can't wait to see it!

Random Felines said...

mom sees us and the kittens sleeping like that all the time and wonders the same thing....

can't wait to see the finished skywalk!!

Repositório said...

so sweet!
Have a great week!

Katnip Lounge said...

Leo needs a snorkle!

They are gonna love the finished skywalk.

Cat said...

What a great project, can't wait to see everything completed!!!

marg said...

Sounds like your plans for the walk in the sky is coming along very nicely.WE can't wait to see the finished walk. Have a great day.

Katie Isabella said...

I love the plans and the making of the sky walk and boy they will too. Leo, you look snugglelicious!

Photo Cache said...

good tip on keeping one's nosetip warm. except that we both don't have as much hair as you do.

Emma and Buster

Brian said...

Walking up there on the sky thing will sure be fun!

The Island Cats said...

Leo is doing a good job of keeping his nose warm! We're looking forward to seeing the highway!

Oui Oui said...

Is the saying, warm nose, warm heart? No? Oh well . . . We sure you're kitty highway will be so cool when done!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Wow! Your Humans are waaaaaay nicer to you than mine is to me! She's nefur built me ANYFING (not that I'd use it if she did, of course, just on principle, ha ha meow) I think I'll come visit even MORE often now, Star--okay? XOXOXO

Meowers from Missouri said...

we is follerin' the development of yer skywalk wif much interest! someday, when we moves to our new house (which mommer an' dad keep promisin' but ain't doin' nuthin' about), we will haf daddy make us one--or a whole screen porch, maybe. we's gonna take copious notes on yer project!

rainbow said...

I curl up like that too, Leo - it is very important to protect one's nose and very cosy as well - looking forward to seeing your super highway almost as must you must be looking forward to using it!
Purrs ... Rainbow