- Jun 24, 2013
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Actually that's a very accessible option for me. I belong to a shared shop space, so I can do things like this for pretty cheap, and know someone who did a small catio. I have space for a large one. I have also been considering building a greenhouse lately, maybe they could be connected (my hobby horse is orchids -- non-toxic to cats, but also, she doesn't really bother them anyway).Could you afford to buy/build her a catio? There are tons of options. Some actually have passage ways into the home, if you would be able to deal with that.
Here is one example of a thousand different options.
I'm gonna throw this out to her vet. I honestly feel like part of the trouble I'm having with her is that she is so non-responsive to any sort of human effort. I mean, I dealt with a cat with dementia, all the way to the end. I'm no stranger to weird, even highly destructive behavior. But the fact that Pia has never come to trust anyone beyond a very shallow level, and therefore any effort I make for her to seems to go ignored and there's never any improvement in her predictability... that is the trouble. That we can't come to any sort of balance.
I don't honestly believe she cares about me that much. And that's ok -- honestly. I understand. She didn't have a good start in life. She wasn't socialized at all until she was almost a year old. I was hoping she'd come around more than this, but I knew there was a risk she wouldn't. I don't honestly think she'd mind not being around me as much.