The first stage was to add the "cat walk". This is a structure made from pvc pipes that extended six feet out from the passenger side window. They really enjoyed that, even our cowardly lion, George would go out there.
The top portion of the tunnel is held up by a sling made of a really long tablecloth I had in storage. So, I decided to make a similar method for the ramp. The only alteration was to add three cross bars in the mid section, since we had three pieces of pvc pipe left over. Then I took the other tablecloth (I still have one left) and made a pillowcase type of thing to slip over it.
We weren't sure if they'd feel comfortable going up and down the ramp as it is fairly steep, but Gracie had no such qualms. George was more timid and got his front claw stuck in the mesh when he tried to turn around. I managed to extract said claw and he was on his way.
He navigates it slowly but surely. She barrels up and down and in and out.
This morning her dismount didn't sound quite right and sure enough, she had squeezed between the end of the tunnel and the window opening. Sigh. Fortunately the table below helped to break her fall and by the time I ran outside she was strolling around the patio, no worse for the wear.
Now an additional tunnel has been added to prevent this and will be further secured this afternoon. Today I will also cable tie all the zippers secure on each section. What is with this escape artist?
She keeps me on my toes...that's for sure.
Long Live the Queen