Originally Posted by LSN
I feel so bad for the kitty who is outside sleeping on a chair on my back deck. He is a ferel stray (one that is at least used to humans and being pet and such), but every time I try bringing him inside, he starts to freak out a little when he can't get outdoors. So I have lots of blankets for him to nestle in and he is somewhat protected from the elements (coverage overhead and some wind is blocked, etc.). He gets fed lots of food (he is a very well fed stray kitty
) and fresh water and pets from me and the kids, so I guess he has it pretty good compared to most.
Linda, how nice of you to be taking care of an outdoor cat! The group I volunteer with builds tons of cheap cat shelters each year, as our WI winters can get pretty awful. Here's the instructions if you want to build a little wind-shelter box for him, and have a styrofoam cooler around:
Build your own feral cat shelter ( PDF
) - two set ups, plastic storage and styrofoam
More Comprehensive Instructions on how to build a Styrofoam Shelter