This is Alice. The cat shelf will need repainting in the spring!
Years ago my hubby attached a shelf to the outside of the screen door in an effort to dissuade our 2 house cats at that time from their destructive habit of jumping up and hanging with their claws attached to the screen. They were, of course, trying to get our attention to let them in.
Zoey (another coincidental name) comes to the front porch to get our attention, and some cuddles.
Can you come out and play?The shelf worked well, and we’ve moved it with us from that original door to this house. The house cats would jump up, sit on the shelf, and gaze at us imploringly until we let them in. The resident kitties still sit and gaze imploringly but there are no house cats at the moment. They all live in the barn, which makes it easier for us to visit our kids and grandchildren when we want to. When our neighbor kindly comes to feed them they’re all in one convenient place.
We miss having a house cat, but our barn kitties give us plenty of affection and entertainment in return for the cuddles and love we give them….plus food :)
They’re great companions when we’re outside working in the garden or wherever. Sometimes a little too much company as you can well imagine. When our grandsons are visiting they have the best time playing with our furry friends.
On the way to the barn they want to walk as close to us as possible, so it’s a struggle to walk without stepping on paws.