The Treehouse Gets A Roof

Sugar had made a treehouse for the cats. 

It was perfect for lounging and feeding. 

The Butter in the Treehouse

There was one flaw in the set-up. It was a platform only, and, while the gravity feeder fit perfectly on the platform, rain would soak the dry food in the feeder’s basin. In the coastal heat, that rain-soaked food turned foul quickly. 

So Sugar built a roof. 

Mr. Friendly takes a bath


He used the same board system as the platform. I had a piece of metal roofing that a cat lady friend gave me years ago. It proved to be the answer to protect the feeder from rain. It was about 33″ wide so it didn’t completely cover the platform. Sugar pushed it to one side against the tree trunk which left about 10″ open to the platform below. The cats thought they had a hatch to the penthouse. 


Friendly went all the way to the end and lounged there. He is basically cantilevered over open space. 


Then he went to the other side and did the same thing. 


We considered putting the roof on at a slant for rain runoff. Now we’re glad we didn’t since the cats like the sun deck effect. 


I don’t have a problem with intruders. Anyone can see the property is protected by C. A. T. Surveillance. Lots of people are afraid of cats, and seeing one 8′ in the air over your head would give one pause. 

I think a “Beware of Cat! Owner is also Sketchy” sign would add to the fun. 

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One Response to “The Treehouse Gets A Roof”

  1. Denise May Says:

    You made me remember an event in my past. We were moving out of state and my recently widowed granny said she would take our cat since she was lonely. Charlie, the cat, had only one eye. Well, the two of them had a great time. He was a well-loved house cat. Then Granny’s brother came to stay for a week.

    Uncle Bud was certifiably crazy–paranoid schizophrenic, but very personable. He was terrified of Charlie. He said, “That cat sits there and watches me giving me the evil eye.” Charlie started staying gone more when Bud was there. I can understand why.

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