1. so glad the last two kitties found good homes, and love your pet door solution and the little landing is perfect!!! and YES what a glorious weekend.

  2. I am so happy that Monkey has the kind of life she deserves now! And you know that poor dead bunny was Monkey’s way of giving you a huge thank you. Ick! 😉

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  3. Such a brilliant concept! So glad Monkey stuck with it and figured it out. How’s this for gross?…I have a dead bunny in my freezer thanks to my son and his bow. Double yuck?! Now who’s the one that’s NUTS? ha!

  4. I glad you got it all figured out! I would have had a fight with my hubby about the bunny too! Gross.

  5. What a perfect solution for sweet Monkey! I know I’ve said it before, but you have the biggest heart when it comes to animals!

  6. I just found your blog and I love all your cat posts! I just wanted to ask does this door only work for Monkey because she has microchip and not for your other cats? I’m sorry to ask just a little confused on the concept on how it works. Would love to look into this in my new home for my babies if possible.

    1. Hi! I’m glad you like it.
      Monkey isn’t microchipped yet. I bought her a tag that you can purchase with the door and works great as well. I’m not ready to splurge on getting all my cats chipped yet but I know I should do it soon.
      There is also a feature where you can program your existing indoor-only cats to be able to get back inside should they get out by accident because they followed Monkey. Cool feature.

      Not sure if that would happen though because Monkey can’t stand someone being close to her behind 😉

    2. This is one of the coolest doors I have heard about! Thank you for explaining it more for me.
      Thank you so much for sharing and also having a huge heart for all these kitties.

      I look forward to more of your posts!! < 3

    3. I is totally a cool door. Now I only need to make her a black and white striped awning, door mat and mini boxwoods for her entrance LOL. Thanks for reading 🙂

  7. I’m so glad you found a solution! It looks great. Those precious animals are so lucky to have crossed paths with you. Why people neglect animals is beyond me, but I take comfort knowing people like you are out there genuinely caring for them. 🙂

  8. Wow, that is an amazing door…I didn’t know they had such a thing. I love the little platform you made for the kitty…too cute.

  9. yay! so glad you finally found something that works! And hooray for happy endings for kitties!

  10. What an amazing setup! Our cat (we only have one and she goes crazy inside) scratched out the screen in our kitchen window, and we just left it so she can jump in and out as she pleases. Except it doesn’t work to have the window open in the winter. I think yours is a better solution!

    1. Haha, yes I think this one would work better 😉 it also keeps the other critters out.

  11. That is such a smart solution Julia. And it looks great too. Camouflaged with the white chain and the wooden landing. You are too good!

    So happy to hear of the happy ending for the two cats.

    Glad it all worked out with the cat door. It was touch and go there for a while 🙂

  12. I am going to be re reading this like at least 20 times, so it will soon be on my next WANT this list. I love you Julia!!!

    Thank you ever so much for all your help.

  13. Shavonda@AHomeFullOfColor says:

    Julia your such a sweet person. As you know Im not a cat person, but if I were a cat, id totally want you as my human:)

  14. Thanks for the tip on the cat door! we have Reba the Cat indoors all the time now but if she were an outdoor cat that would be super helpful! I love all your photos…and so happy that you found a home for the little one! ox

  15. I just found your blog via your cat enclosure post. One thing led to another and I’ve read quite a few more of your kitty adventures. I love the blog and admire how you are making a difference in the lives of your cats. I’ve been trying to figure out a plan to build an enclosure for my rescued cats (strays from the neighborhood) who are now all indoor cats. There are a few of them that would really enjoy getting out to enjoy the garden and the sun. Rather than re-inventing the wheel I will use your concept and hopefully in the next few weeks they’ll be safely enjoying the great outdoors once again. Thank you for the great idea and your contibution to making the world a better place.

    1. Hi Janice! Thank you so much for your sweet words. I so appreciate it and I’m so glad to find likeminded people online.
      Good luck building your enclosure and if you feel like sharing the results, then send me an email. I’d love to see what you come up with.

  16. Your cat has a drawbridge!! Incredible! You are such an amazing cat mama!

  17. You are the sweetest human ever! They are so lucky to have someone like you caring for them.

  18. i’m so glad monkey is happy with you. i think she was very patient and in the end she found the best mommy ever :). bless your kind, gentle heart.

  19. hi it’s me again. just wondering what is Monkey’s going out schedule? and does she get very far when she’s out?

  20. Aren’t the other kitties jealous that only Monkey get’s to go out?

    1. I actually don’t think so. They haven’t tried once to use that door and they get to go outside in their enclosure.

  21. Jameel Johnson says:

    I love the insulated cat door. That looks really safe and home friendly. My cats would love to have easy access to go in and out.

  22. Michelle Latanski says:

    I just stumbled on your blog (the kitties caught my eye). In my opinion and personal experience, turning former outdoor cats into indoor cats is not traumatizing as one may think! I have 4 unrelated cats that I brought in from the outdoors. They love their home and have acclimated beautifully. I never worry about them, although I did feel guilty with the first one. I would leave the basement window open for her to come and go. I worried soooo much about her when she was outside. Eventually, she stayed in more than going out so I made the brave decision to permanently close the window. Saw no behavioral changes in her. Since then, I have brought in 3 more. Now, a couple years later, I have made a cat enclosure for all of them, which of course, they all love!

    1. That’s so great that you were able to bring in so many. Love your dedication and heart.
      I worry about my Monkey so much too when she goes out. My neighbor’s cat was just hit by a car. My cat pees and poops next to the litter box though and when I lock her door she poops next to it too.
      But I truly hate that she runs around outside. Last year one of the strays down the road, who I had also been feeding but was way to scared, was killed by a fox. So sad!

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