I tried to catch the big tom UnPop on Friday, but Harry decided that he was going to be my protector and kept UnPop at bay. I later trapped Dot and Mommy but let them both go. I’ll try again Monday (SNAP is open Tuesday-Saturday).
In the meantime, I have been looking into building a cat house for all of the kittens. I think Harry could get along with all of the others if it got cold enough. I built Tammy a house back when she was a backyard dog though she never used it. Now the kittens eat there. It’s slowly falling apart, but I can salvage the 2×4’s for the new house.
I’m loosely following a plan from this site. I put two cement blocks in the ground near the back fence years ago and will add two more (which I have). I think it’s a good spot because it’s got wind blocks on two sides. The cement block foundation will be 3 foot square. I’m going to build a 2 1/2 foot square house, so it will have a little porch.
I went to Home Depot today and bought a 1x4x1/2 piece of plywood for 51 cents and four 2x4x1/4 board — I can’t remember what it is — to build the inside walls for $2 each. One whole board was $11 plus, so I got a deal. Now I only have to get a 4x8x1/2 and ask them to cut it in half for me (so I can get it in the car) for the front, sides, bottom and top. I can grab some insulation from the attic, and use the paint I bought for the fence. A couple of hinges and then it’s cat house time!
Oh, wait. There’s more to it. I’ll get there. Perhaps there is a photo essay in this.