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dgk August 17th 17 04:17 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Joy[_3_] August 17th 17 07:47 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On 8/17/2017 8:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.


I hope that whatever you decide on works well.

jmcquown[_2_] August 18th 17 12:35 AM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On 8/17/2017 11:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Beats me, I've never installed fencing. Good luck with whatever you decide.

Jill

jmcquown[_2_] August 18th 17 06:01 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On 8/17/2017 11:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Just curious... didn't you mention your house has an atrium in the
middle? Seems to me you were asking about plants. I'd think that would
be a wonderful place to put a cat garden/play area. :)

Jill

dgk August 19th 17 09:23 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:01:04 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 8/17/2017 11:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Just curious... didn't you mention your house has an atrium in the
middle? Seems to me you were asking about plants. I'd think that would
be a wonderful place to put a cat garden/play area. :)

Jill


Yup, that's a good memory you have there. But while it serves as a
fine litterbox, it's only 6' by 10' so not really big enough for a
full outdoors setup. No lizards get in there so there isn't much for
them to play with! Well, actually I'm afraid that they will kill a
certain number of lizards if I let them out, but we really do have
plenty of lizards around.

I'm thinking that I won't allow free in/out access. I'm afraid that I
will be the recipient of a certain number of presents under those
condtitions, and while I do like that presents, not that kind.

Mostly the cats will just lie under the bushes, just like they did
back in NYC. For one thing, the birds here are too big for them to go
after. Egrets and Ibisis aren't small little birds.

jmcquown[_2_] August 19th 17 09:37 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On 8/19/2017 4:23 PM, dgk wrote:
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:01:04 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 8/17/2017 11:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Just curious... didn't you mention your house has an atrium in the
middle? Seems to me you were asking about plants. I'd think that would
be a wonderful place to put a cat garden/play area. :)

Jill


Yup, that's a good memory you have there. But while it serves as a
fine litterbox, it's only 6' by 10' so not really big enough for a
full outdoors setup. No lizards get in there so there isn't much for
them to play with! Well, actually I'm afraid that they will kill a
certain number of lizards if I let them out, but we really do have
plenty of lizards around.

I'm thinking that I won't allow free in/out access. I'm afraid that I
will be the recipient of a certain number of presents under those
condtitions, and while I do like that presents, not that kind.

Mostly the cats will just lie under the bushes, just like they did
back in NYC. For one thing, the birds here are too big for them to go
after. Egrets and Ibisis aren't small little birds.

No, they're definitely not small birds. I wish I still had the picture
of the great blue heron that strolled through my back yard not long ago.
Majestic!

There are tons of lizards around here, too. Five striped skinks with
bright blue tails, rose headed skinks, anole lizards. They're pretty quick.

Jill



dgk August 20th 17 02:39 AM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:37:16 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 8/19/2017 4:23 PM, dgk wrote:
On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:01:04 -0400, jmcquown
wrote:

On 8/17/2017 11:17 AM, dgk wrote:
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.

Just curious... didn't you mention your house has an atrium in the
middle? Seems to me you were asking about plants. I'd think that would
be a wonderful place to put a cat garden/play area. :)

Jill


Yup, that's a good memory you have there. But while it serves as a
fine litterbox, it's only 6' by 10' so not really big enough for a
full outdoors setup. No lizards get in there so there isn't much for
them to play with! Well, actually I'm afraid that they will kill a
certain number of lizards if I let them out, but we really do have
plenty of lizards around.

I'm thinking that I won't allow free in/out access. I'm afraid that I
will be the recipient of a certain number of presents under those
condtitions, and while I do like that presents, not that kind.

Mostly the cats will just lie under the bushes, just like they did
back in NYC. For one thing, the birds here are too big for them to go
after. Egrets and Ibisis aren't small little birds.

No, they're definitely not small birds. I wish I still had the picture
of the great blue heron that strolled through my back yard not long ago.
Majestic!

There are tons of lizards around here, too. Five striped skinks with
bright blue tails, rose headed skinks, anole lizards. They're pretty quick.

Jill

We have several large clumps of thick bushes around the lake, and each
clump has a family of Iguanas. There's usually a really big one, maybe
4 feet long. Then there's a slightly smaller one, so those are the
mommy and daddy Iguanas. Then come the various kids, ranging from
little guys just a foot or so, to much larger kids. It's funny how
each clump has a family.

When I bike around the lake I always slow down around the bushes
because if they're on the side of the path away from the lake, they
might make a mad dash to the water as I approach, and I really don't
want to hit one. They're so prehistoric looking, like small dinosaurs.

They run so funny, feet flying, but they can really move. I try to
tell them that I would never hurt them, but they are apparently deaf.

Christina Websell August 25th 17 03:02 AM

Getting a quote for a fence
 

"dgk" wrote in message
...
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.


Just been trying to do this myself. I'd like my exotic shorthairs to
experience the outside world. In my garden. To see the birds and beetles
and stuff. Nelli was scared when she saw a spider. Wilbur was scared when
I took him outside on a harness and birds were there. He was used to a tiny
garden with no trees. so having woodpigeons exploding out of the trees when
they saw him was a real shock.
I doubt Nelli and Garfie have seen a bird in their whole life.

It's not safe to let them outside. No breeder will let you have one unless
you promise to keep them inside. and I know why. Because they have no sense
about the outside world, they'd get run over immediately by a car, or
someone would steal them. They are very intelligent cats, but they are
unworldly, if you see what I mean. You might not understand unless you have
one.



dgk August 26th 17 01:54 AM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On Fri, 25 Aug 2017 03:02:11 +0100, "Christina Websell"
wrote:


"dgk" wrote in message
.. .
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.


Just been trying to do this myself. I'd like my exotic shorthairs to
experience the outside world. In my garden. To see the birds and beetles
and stuff. Nelli was scared when she saw a spider. Wilbur was scared when
I took him outside on a harness and birds were there. He was used to a tiny
garden with no trees. so having woodpigeons exploding out of the trees when
they saw him was a real shock.
I doubt Nelli and Garfie have seen a bird in their whole life.

It's not safe to let them outside. No breeder will let you have one unless
you promise to keep them inside. and I know why. Because they have no sense
about the outside world, they'd get run over immediately by a car, or
someone would steal them. They are very intelligent cats, but they are
unworldly, if you see what I mean. You might not understand unless you have
one.

I leave one window partly open all the time, it's cat TV. They watch
the world. But I really want them to have a bit more experience. Cats
do roam free around me, but we have foxes and poisonous toads and
snakes and some birds that would consider a cat a good sized meal. So
while I want them to go out, I want it as safe as I can make it.

The used to go out. Back in NYC I had a fenced in yard and they could
go out, so I really want to do it for them here.

jmcquown[_2_] August 26th 17 02:54 PM

Getting a quote for a fence
 
On 8/24/2017 10:02 PM, Christina Websell wrote:
"dgk" wrote in message
...
I don't want a fence, but I need some way to keep my cats from
straying and I"d like to start letting them out. Around $2300. That's
two 25 foot fences with a 4' gate in each one. I was checking on cat
containment systems but putting together a decent one would be around
$700 and wouldn't allow them to really roam the yard.

So I guess I'll do it, but I won't be eating for a while. I'll line
the tops with something like Cat Fence In, because they can easily
scale a 6' wood fence. I thought about vinyl but apparently they can
scale that as well and it's tougher to attach the netting at the top.


Just been trying to do this myself. I'd like my exotic shorthairs to
experience the outside world. In my garden. To see the birds and beetles
and stuff. Nelli was scared when she saw a spider. Wilbur was scared when
I took him outside on a harness and birds were there. He was used to a tiny
garden with no trees. so having woodpigeons exploding out of the trees when
they saw him was a real shock.
I doubt Nelli and Garfie have seen a bird in their whole life.

It's not safe to let them outside. No breeder will let you have one unless
you promise to keep them inside. and I know why. Because they have no sense
about the outside world, they'd get run over immediately by a car, or
someone would steal them. They are very intelligent cats, but they are
unworldly, if you see what I mean. You might not understand unless you have
one.


I get it. They're exotics, not like moggies who can generally fend for
themselves. Any way we could see some pics of your new girls? :) I'm
sure they're very pretty!

Jill


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