Containment ?

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I haz thumbs!
Purred: Tue Oct 16, '12 7:08pm PST 
The new house we are moving into has a really nice indoor/outdoor dog run. Enclosing the top of the outdoor kennel portion isn't really an option since 2 sides of the kennel are the house, and there is a large tree growing in the middle. I'm concerned with keeping the cats contained in the kennel, as I have no intention of letting them roam the city. Any suggestions on keeping the cats (ok, just the one really, the other couldn't climb a fence if his life depended on it...) from climbing over the fence? I have the tree part figured out. I plan to use sheet metal around the trunk, similar to what you use to keep squirrels off.

Any suggestions welcome! I would really love to use the dog run (for the dogs) the way it's intended. I just want to keep my cat (that thinks she is one of the dogs) from being able to leave the kennel.


Knead softly &- carry a big purr
Purred: Sat Oct 20, '12 2:04pm PST 
I have seen in a magazine, Cat Fancy I think - a sort of extension thing you put on the top of a fence. It seems to slant inward, so that the cat cannot climb underneath to get over the fence. Maybe look for a cat barrier, and see what comes up in the search. I will see if I can find it again in the magazine.