For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had both inside AND outside cats. One (or, a few times, two) rule the grace the indoors while one or more grace the outdoors. My outside cats have always very much loved being outside cats while the same can be said of the inside cats. Some people seem to be of the mind that if your cats aren’t inside cats, you’re a failure as a cat parent.
It’s been my experience that as long as you give them safe, warm, and dry places to sleep (and hide, need be), they’re as happy as animal ever could be. I guess a lot of it has to do with where you live. We’re very much in a rustic area, so cars and neighborhood dogs are zero problem.
The only problems our outside cats really run into are their “friends” eating their food! Skunks, possums, raccoons, squirrels, and birds love to raid the cats’ dishes! Being an animal lover with every ounce of my being, I have no problem with these other animals eating. In fact, I leave food out for each. Squirrel corn, birdseed, popcorn.. all kinds of delicacies.
I’d just rather they didn’t eat the cat food, as it’s pretty expensive and I’m not convinced our cats are wild about the arrangement.
The adorable Feline Furniture Outdoor Feeding Station, pictured above, is a brilliant solution. I can’t see a swarm of birds making off with the goods with this station in place.
They’d be forced to stick to their own seeds!
Another great thing about this station is that it can be placed in remote areas if, like me, you feed a family or two of feral cats. There are always feral cats and kittens around us. I have been lucky enough to turn a few into much loved pets, but a great number don’t allow me to get anywhere near them. At least with a feeding station, I’d know their food was dry and protected, ready for them when they were ready for it.
- A cat feeding stations that keeps food dry
- Two openings allow kitty to flee danger through either door
- Place the food in middle of the feeding station to keep it high and dry
- Allows cats to feed from either end
- Made in the USA
See Feline Furniture Outdoor Feeding Station for more information. An outdoor cat feeding station – Such a brilliant idea!