Thursday, April 21, 2016

A New Addition to the RV

We have modified the RV to allow George and Gracie free rein for going in and out.  They are a couple of happy cats.

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.

Then Left Brain got thinking, always a scary thing.  His plan was to add a ramp so they could go all the way to their tent.  My job was to design it and make it happen.

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


  1. Wow, you are amazing!! What an awesome idea for George and Gracie to enjoy more outdoor life. Of course, Gracie will probably have this new gizmo all figured out soon, and you'll be back on your "imagination trail" designing another new kitty concept for your fur babies. I hope you are documenting all of this for an upcoming book. You have a super day my friend, hugs, Edna B.

  2. How is your weekend shaping up for visitors?

  3. Is this a game of wits between you and Gracie? She seems to be a step or two ahead of you.

  4. It looks like you might have to rent two spaces for the amusement park.

  5. It looks like it is in your do you get out?!!!