Cat house upgrade!

By , November 20, 2017 6:23 am

Snow gets in to his house through this “sliding glass door” that is left open all the time:

Which is fine in the warmer months, but not in the colder ones! Too much cold air is getting in, and too much of the heated air is getting out.

So we temporarily hung a towel over the enclosure to try to block some of the air exchange. Classy. But you know Steven had something better planned!

Steven used flashing and bent it to the shape of the flashing over Snow’s entryway.

Then tested it to make sure it fit.

After it did, he added copper snaps.

Then cut up a moving blanket and added the snaps to it as well:

Then attached the blanket to the flashing and slid it on top of the door (it only covers half the glass so we can still see if Snow is in there)!

Snow approves!

And thankfully, he figured out how to get in and out (I always worry he’ll think we’re blocking him out).

Snow likes to come in our house for cuddles from time to time, but he very much wants to go back outside when he’s had enough! So we want to make sure he’s comfortable outside!

12 Responses to “Cat house upgrade!”

  1. Kathy says:

    You guys…the best cat parents!

  2. Shelley B says:

    Just when I think that cat house can’t get any nicer, Steven adds another beautiful element! Snow is a lucky kitty. 🙂

  3. If I were an outdoor cat, I would want nothing more than to live with you and Steven. Snow has the fanciest house ever! I’m so consistently impressed with what you’ve done for him! A very well loved outdoor kitty 🙂

  4. Mica says:

    Wow, that’s so smart and professional-looking! Good job, Steven! I’m glad Snow figured it out too. I’d also be stressed about scaring him away.

    • kilax says:


      Last winter I had to show him how to get in to the old cat house when it was covered with a blanket. I was worried he’d stay out in the cold cause he couldn’t figure it out. Luckily not, lol.

  5. Chaitali says:

    That’s so impressive! Snow is a lucky cat, and smart since he figured it out so quickly 🙂

  6. Troy says:

    Now if only he would explore the second floor. Maybe if Steven put in a skylight…..

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