Left Brain spotted this wire cage online and it looked purrfect for George and Gracie. I will worry less about coyote attacks with some wire around them. Yes, we get coyotes right here in the city and inside the park. How they get past security I have no idea, I'm guessing they're jumping the walls.
It's also comforting to have them up on the deck and within easy sight.
The first time we put them into the cage they both panicked a bit, probably having flashbacks of the shelter. So, we escorted them back into the house.
They also seemed hesitant to jump from level to level, so I put their little house on the bottom and added a box to the second level and then put a soft quilt on the top level.
The next visit they stayed a lot longer, especially when they found the birds were in the tree right in front of them.
Now they go out there for longer periods of time and Gracie will even nap in the warmth of the sun inside the little house on the bottom level.
Long Live the Queen