Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Tune Up

On Saturday, we told you that there had been a change in our living arrangements. As many of you know, Miss Jade has some tummy trouble, and every once in a while, doesn't make it to the litterbox. She spends a lot of time either on the bed, or under it, so Mom put a litterbox under the bed for her. She still doesn't manage to make it all the time, so Mom was constantly having to move the bed, and then scrubbing the floor. Mom decided to make it easier on herself and the following pictures are what she decided to do.

First, Mom got 2 shower curtains and taped them down to the floor and all around the base board. She did this so that if Miss Jade misses the box, it won't ruin the hardwood floors.


Next Mom taped down plastic trashbags so that if an accident occurs, she can easily replace the bags, and cleanup will be easier. This, unfortunately didn't work well, but Mom plans to use stronger tape and try again.

Next, Mom put a cardboard box across one end of the bed on the support beams. She did this to make a bed for Cody and Miss Jade since they spend most of the time down there. She eventually wants to get a thin piece of plywood or particle board to put down, but in the meantime, this works.

Finally, Mom put a blanket down on the cardboard to make a soft place to sleep. She felt bad that Cody and Miss Jade didn't have anywhere soft to sleep when they hang out down there, and now hopefully, they will use it to sleep. Mom's boxspring doesn't have the dust cover on the bottom of it because we long ago ripped holes in it and Mom just tore the rest off, so there is a nice open area above the cardboard box for a nice little tree house bed.

Finally, we have pictures of where Cody has been spending his nights. We are sorry this first shot is so dark, but it was the middle of the night when Mom caught him sharing Camie's bed with her. Mom grabbed the camera and took a few pictures before she scared him off - back under the bed.

11 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

It's good to see Beans who are willing to work with their kitteh's needs and problems.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a good idea. It will make things easier for your mum and Miss Jade won't have to be embarrassed if she has accidents. Cody looks cute snuggling with Camie.

Parker said...

Yay for your Mom! She is a wonderful cat-mom!

The Creek Cats said...

Wow, what a great idea your mom came up with!!! So very nice of her to accommodate Miss Jade. Great cat mom!

The Meezers said...

what a cool bed! your the mom is creative and awesome!!!

Cody - you look so happy to be snuggling wif Camie

The Kool-Kittie-Krew said...

That's super nice of your mommy to accomodate things for you. Well, then again, you are the superior one's so it should be a given. And, the picture of Cody keeping Camie company in the middle of the night is truly cute!!! AND, you're WAY lucky to have a treehouse bed!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Your Mom has great ideas how to help her babies !

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Moms are the REAL Mothers of Invention! Cody, you look so kyoot snuggled up with Camie! Go back to sleep, sweetie!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a great thing for her to do for Jade. You know, the other thing that you can tape down for quick change (and helps with absorption are those puppy pads. Even the really cheap ones seem to work for the cats and that taping over. We did that over an entire room for Georgia.

Reese =^..^= said...

That is a good idea and should help everyone feel better.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Yeah, that is stuff The Big Thing did fer Skeeter is his "trouble" days. We hope it werks good.