Pole’s polycarbonate – done!

 This morning, Pole made another attempt to escape through the gutter-gap.

 But this time, we had hung clothes on the clothes line so she could not get a good foothold.

 I’m learning.


 Pole looks at the cat-grille but somehow, she decides not to try.

I’m sure this is absolutely chicken-feed for her.

 Not trying, Pole?

 The contractor did not turn up yesterday, so I called him again today. He said he’d be coming in the morning. I cancelled all my plans just to wait for him.

 Pole, Pole…


 Tabs follows closely, hoping to learn a trick or two.

Finally, at almost 1pm, the contractors arrived.

At long last…

 It took them quite sometime to put up the polycarbonate sheet.

 Hang on, Pole. This is all for you.

 After almost an hour, it’s up.

The contractors left and I let Pole out.

Time for the acid test.

 You can’t really see the polycarbonate unless you stand near enough.
That way, it’s not so unsightly.

 It’s screwed onto the grille. But the top is rather flimsy. The contractor had wanted to do a frame, but I don’t think it would be necessary. It would be very ugly too.

 The cat-netting on the kitchen windows and door was done yesterday. It’s actually aluminium mosquito netting.

 Hmm…so how, Pole?

 She examines the new contraption, and seems to know it’s futile to even try.
I tell you, this is one smart girl we are dealing with here.

 Cow is still eyeing the gap.

 Pole surveys from various angles to examine all possibilities.

 I suppose she is now thinking of scaling the netting. That would be one mean task.

 But one of my vets said her grandma’s cats actually scaled the cat-fence (like mine) and escaped.

 No way, Pole? 

 Mother and daughter eyeing the outside world.

 You think we can ever go out, mum?

You bet. Just give me sometime to work something out.

 For now, I’ll be good.

But the game isn’t over yet.

Just wait and see…

I sure hope and pray you are wrong, Pole!!

I just spent RM550 on this polycarbonate Pole-proofing plus the gutter-gap proofing,
PLEASE tell me you’re wrong, Pole!

My plan now is to let Pole be free whenever I am home. With this polycarbonate-Pole-proofing, at least I can do my work and chores without having to supervise Pole closely. But when I go out, I’d still keep her back in her condo, to be on the safe side.

What do you think?

 An hour after the acid test, Pole decides she’ll take a nap first.

And so does Tiger!

Everyone has been quite envious of Pole’s private condo and I’ll bet they wish they had one too!






One response to “Pole’s polycarbonate – done!”

  1. cindy

    I looked at all the photos to try to understand Bunny’s Place. I found the photo with this caption: Pole surveys from various angles to examine all possibilities — how about put a nice roof (mine is the polyplex plastic?? ) completely cover ‘open space’ from the roof (where the kitchen windows are) to the wall ? Make it like a sun-room, where you yourself can enjoy the space as well. It will cost money, but I think you will be happy with it since it is completely cover, look nice, and additional space. And what I like most (my enclosure for the cats) is that I do not have to move furnitures when it rains or snow!! Just enjoy the space.

    Some links:
    http://www.sunrooms.nl/nl/1_home.htm (this one to show you the roof)




    What I have is basically a transparent structure and the sides (not the roof) are in two layers. In the winter with the polycarb-on to keep the wind and cold out, and summer I can remove the polycarb so that I can get fresh air/wind to keep the place cool.

    I can just envision how lovely Bunny’s Place would look … AND MOST OF ALL, you can RELAX and enjoy the place with the cats. You can still put your clothes out to dry etc. There is cost but it also adds value to your house.

    Yes. I would keep Pole in the condo, at least for the time being until she understands, when you go out. It is very stressful if you constantly have to worry about her escaping.