January 15th 2012 10:21 am
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The more the Mama thought about the possibility of the possum having moved into the shelter, the more she worried. Well, we can’t have that, can we? Though she’s pretty positive that at least Little Socks is staying in the shelter - possum or no possum – she wasn’t sure if the others were. She DID know that they all seemed to use the other couple of boxes she’d set up on the porch, at least for daytime napping.

So she was overjoyed when the Papa found the shipping boxes that the old space heaters had come in, complete with the original Styrofoam liners! Here are some pics to show what she did with them. She cut holes in the sides of the cardboard boxes and the inside liners:

shipping crate with styrofoam liner

Then she cut up an old blanket and stuffed pieces inside the liners:

blanket inside the styrofoam

She said to make sure that the cardboard box is empty before you try to push the liner back it – MOL!

check for occupants!

Voila! Kitty condo ready to go!

"factory tested"

Final note: the ferals must have been in the shelter after all, ‘cause after the Mama put the condo out, they were suddenly there to investigate! She gave them a light lunch and then enjoyed seeing them go in and out of the condos, and play together around the porch. And they were wrestling and playing with Little Socks! Hurray!!!

Purred by: Harry (Catster Member)

January 15th 2012 at 10:26 am

What a great idea for old boxes and styrofoam! The ferals must love their new condo! And how exciting that they were playing with Little Socks! Yay! :-)
Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

January 15th 2012 at 10:45 am

Looks like a very warm and nice little condo there! Good job my the Mama! Thanks for helping take care of our feral bros & sisfurs.
Purred by: Peter C

January 15th 2012 at 11:14 am

Congrats on DDP
And what nice houses for the ferals and little Socks. Wow they are really nice! Your Mama and Papa are the best! Now they have a cozy spot fur the winter.
Pops has been working with our Inky foster kitten and she is now running up to Pops with a big purr. She gives him the bump and grabs his hand so he will pet some more.
It is hard to get the feral cat to calm down but with patience and soft consistent caring it can be done.
Purrs from Tim T and Da Boyz
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

January 15th 2012 at 11:14 am

Hey Pops that was My POST!
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

January 15th 2012 at 2:23 pm

That's a great shelter for them.
Hope everyone is enjoying their condo!
Have a great day.
Purred by: Laura W

January 16th 2012 at 10:54 am

pawsum a cat moe dayshuns sam !! high paws N headbonks....ouch...two yur mom N dad for helpin de wee kittehs like this.....we hope de possum mewved along, even tho possums N kittehs get along veree well two gether, they ta eat kitteh foods N we noe yur mom iz knot openin a caffy teeria for de wildlife blessing oh st francis two all :) peace out N rock on
Purred by: Griswold II DIT#57 (Catster Member)

January 16th 2012 at 3:16 pm

OMC!!!! That looks like fun! And warm....
Purred by: Samhain (Catster Member)

January 19th 2012 at 7:04 pm

It's super cold out there tonight, but everyone seems to be doing OK. The Mama has been giving them extra food to help with body heat, but she probably doesn't need to worry. They are using the shelter and the kitty condos! Yay!




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