When we moved from rural life into the city I knew it was the perfect time to make the leap to indoor living for Grit, Junah, Juniper Hoot and Tonka. All my cats are rescues from the streets or from the feral community and let me tell you I agonized over taking away their freedom even though I knew it was the right thing to do if I wanted them to live longer than 5 minutes among the cars, city coyotes and foxes that prey on cats among other dangers.
Now imagine the joy I feel every day when I see my four cats playing on their cat highways, furniture just for them or sunning outdoors and eating grass in their catio. It is deeply satisfying to know that I have done my best to replace their outdoor fancy free time with safe indoor play zones as well as still giving them fun in the sun. The transition was hard for Tonka but he adjusted with extra play times and the other 3 took it all in stride. When we have a larger yard and no HOA concerns, we will invest in Purrfect Fence which is a system that you can use to enclose your yard safely for the cat critters.
If you’ve ever watched the show on Animal Planet “My Cat From Hell” you may already be familiar with the term catification. Here is the definition as quoted from Jackson Galaxy’s website and used with permission: “Catification is about creating feline-friendly environments that cater to a cat’s natural instincts to climb, perch, rest, play, and own their space. Our “Catification” column brings you helpful tips for enhancing your cat’s environment. We’re here to tell you that you can accommodate your indoor cat’s need to climb, perch, play and relax — in a way that makes you both happy. Look at these great examples from cat guardians around the world who have created wonderful feline-friendly environments.”
Be sure to check out the book Catification and visit the pages for Jackson Galaxy‘s catification projects for some great ideas and for Kate Bejamin’s Hauspanther for ideas and awesome cat friendly products and I have to say if you ever get a chance to meet them in person do so. Their kindness and commitment to cats shines through the screen but will knock your socks off in person!
So how can I help you with creating cat friendly zones your home? Planning for cat friendly installations is what I do best and I would love to help you figure out how to make a catio work for your home as well.
How it works:
Using the contact form below or direct mail to Michelle at email@example.com you drop me a line. Within 24 hours-ish I respond and talk about how design consultation works as well as our consultation fees which are currently a flat rate of $179.00.
What’s in this deal for you?
After I receive the information about your home, number of cats, available spaces etc., the design consultation fee and have a chat via phone or email then I will drink a lot of coffee and start brainstorming so my design team and I can do that voodoo that we do so well!
You and your cat companions receive a detailed report of what you can put and where in order to turn your home into the most cat friendly place possible. I will send you specific placement options, material lists, color samples if needed, websites or locations where you can purchase shelves, climbing poles and all manner of fun things for your particular home that will all fit your existing style. If you want a catio outdoors or help with a Purrfect Fence for cats then you will get detailed information and sources for how to accomplish that magnificent feat as well.
I absolutely love working with people to catify their homes and I look forward to working with you! Also FYI a portion of every customer’s design consultation fee goes to support feral cat trap-neuter-return programs in Colorado and nationwide. It’s pretty cool that your purchase helps you, your cats and helps outdoor colony kitties stay healthy and happy too!
Ready to get started? Email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or use this handy dandy contact form below:
FTC disclosure: this post is not sponsored by Purrfect Fence however there are affiliate links in this post which means if you go through link and make a purchase we receive a small commission to support the blog and our cat rescue efforts.