by Janet Blue on November 21, 2013

Giulietta staring out the backdoor onto the catio.

Giulietta staring out the backdoor onto the catio.

Being confined to the house for 11 days was super awful, but even worse is, in the past week, we only have gotten onto the catio a couple of times. And it is usually so late in the day that we have to come back in the house almost immediately. We are being held captive again today as installers are trying to get all the electrical connections set up for the solar panels.

We have been tag-teaming Mom by whining and pawing at the backdoor since early morning. She could abandon us and go upstairs with Dad, but she is afraid one of us will escape if she doesn’t monitor the door. The installers have been in and out trying to get the display for the system installed and working. Fiona did manage to claw open the door once, but Mom grabbed her before she could sprint outside.

Astrid watching a squirrel from the kitchen window.

Astrid watching a squirrel from the kitchen window.


Finally the sun is coming out, and we are still in kitty prison. When will this cruel treatment end? We know the birds and squirrels are missing our attentive little faces.

Help! Does anyone know a surefire way to escape from an over-zealous jailer?

Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio,Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

Savannah's Paw Tracks November 26, 2013 at 7:56 pm

oh I so hope you have been let out by now to enjoy your catio. I think I might like to have one, but we don’t own our home anymore so probably won’t ever get that chance…but I can still enjoy yours from a distance, paw pats, Savannah
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Cathy Keisha November 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

What the hiss? The peeps love the idea of solar panels but the cats shouldn’t have to pay for them. Heh heh.
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Maxwell, Faraday & Allie November 24, 2013 at 7:22 pm

We’re just terribly envious that you even HAVE a catio!! We’re sure you made your jailers properly pay for these infractions?
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Noodle November 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Oh no! Kitty capture!
Don’t worry I’ll bust you out. Ah… wait I’m actually inside too so….

The best laid plans…


Mythreemoggies November 24, 2013 at 11:10 am

We are having trouble with Oscar desperate to go out x
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Marie November 24, 2013 at 10:53 am

I’m an indoor kitty because my mum says it’s an evil world out there and dangerous for us cats because there are many people and animals that don’t like us very much.

I know how you feel though. All those birdies getting away…

Spitty the Kitty November 23, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I am an indoor-only boy (we live smack-dab in the middle of a big city with no yards–just sidewalk and street and BIG SCARY METAL MACHINES!). So I can’t say I unnerstanz exactly, but it is a kitty’s right to do as he or she pleases, so your Humans need to get it together and Open Those Doors! XOXOXOX
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Judy & C.A.T.S November 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

Our Mom never lets us go outside but when we want something we step up the tag team meowing. Your Mom must have nerves of steel (or is hard of hearing) if all of your meowing doesn’t get to her!!!! If she tellz you that you are “getting on her last nerve” it means she is getting ready to cave and give you what you want!!! Love, Cali, Andy, Tater and Shelly (C.A.T.S)

Clooney November 23, 2013 at 12:03 am

What a darling photo of Giulietta and a cute one of Astrid! Kitties we hope that all that commotion will be over shortly so you all can relax and then also get onto your catio! Have a good weekend everyone!

meowmeowmans November 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm

We’re indoor only kitties, so we haven’t any good tips for you about getting outside. Good luck!
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Flynn November 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

I hope everything soon settles down so you can go outside before you go stir crazy!
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Timmy Tomcat November 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

We are insiders so would be a bit scared out there. Our Rumpy does go out now and again with his snazzy faux Tiger harness
Purrs Mau!
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Molly The Wally November 22, 2013 at 3:26 am

We feel you pain. Sending a cake with a file in to facilitate your escape. We will bust you out of Alcatraz if your humans don’t let you out soon. Those birds and squirrels need to know who is boss before they run amok in the garden.

Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
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Sparkle November 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I can’t tell ya, kitties – I was born grounded for life! I never get to go out. And we don’t even have a cat run or a catio!
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Oui Oui November 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Maybe you should step it up to whapping if whining isn’t working?
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Brian November 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm

We never get out either, but have you tried pawing 911?
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Tillie and Georgia November 21, 2013 at 7:08 pm

It must be hard when you are used to going outside.
We purr things will return to normal soon.
Keep pestering your folks 😉 heehee
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
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Angel Abby November 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

We sure hope you’ve gotten everything back to normal and no longer in jail anymore!
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Sherri-Ellen T-D. November 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Yow Kittehz Blue…Mum tricked me into da Condo n out on patio diz mornin as it waz Fire Aarm Test day!!! Dere waz NO SUN; no burdz, no Cheekz or Chester chipmunkz n it waz kinda chilly out. Mum rapped da Condo in blankiez to cut da wind which waz nice of her….we were outside fer maybee 10 minutz n den we came back in…bbbrrrr…me not want to bee out in dat chillyness again!!!
So me iz tellin ya do not fink ya missin anyfing ’cause ya izn’t….
‘Scuse me gotta go get Mum to tern da hair blower fing on me!!
LUB to all of ya frum Nylablue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Connie November 21, 2013 at 5:29 pm

My deepest sympathies.. Hopefully those silly humans will let you out there asap!
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The Island Cats November 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Well, guys, we never get outside, ‘specially now since it’s gotten colder here. Though we have been known to escape into the garage. But there’s nothing fun in there.
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Emma and Buster November 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Oh dear, we don’t want to go outside! Neither do our humans. We like cuddling with them on the bed.

BTW, Giulietta looks like the little neighbor cat we have.
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Texas November 21, 2013 at 4:18 pm

I don’t know unfortunately, otherwise I would be tasting the grass outside too!
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Beverly November 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Great photos. Don’t worry, Kitties, I’m sure you’ll be paroled soon!
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Sammy November 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Oh dear……captured cats…..never a good thing…..BUT it is cold out there so maybe there’s a bit of consolation in knowing that inside you’ve got that nice heated floor and lots of comfy places to nap….AND you can still “spy” outside!

Kitty hugs, Sammy
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da tabbies o trout towne November 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

guys…trust uz on thiz one…if ther still bee BURDZ out side…ya wanna …noe make that ….WANNA ..stay inside wear ewe iz free oh contamin nation 🙂 trooly ~~~

Random Felines November 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Wait? you WANT to go outside??? can’t help you there. 🙂

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