I sent out an email today letting my subscribers know about the new photo gallery at Catio Designs. I had a lady email me and share a sad story about her cat Elvis. With her permission I am posting what she sent me.
I know there are many of you that let your kitties roam free and I do understand your decision. I also know that we lose far too many of our beloved family members day after day. I urge you to think about building a Catio and protecting your cats from the dangers they face. I know I speak for all of you in wishing Cheri and her family good thoughts. They lost their sweet Elvis( pictured above) and I sincerely hope that none of you have to experience what they are now going through.
We are going to build a catio in honor of our sweet young cat who, just a few days ago, was run over and killed right in front of our home. We live in a quiet neighborhood on a low-traffic, partial dead-end road; although the speed limit is 25 mph, people ignore it and speed. Our wonderful cat, Elvis, was killed as a result of such a speeder. For the time being, we only let our remaining cats out the back door and bring them all in at night. Once we save enough money and build a catio, then I’ll feel confident that our cats will be safe. For now, we do the best we can and pray for protection of our cats. I’m attaching a photo of our Elvis, who is now buried deep in our back yard, lovingly wrapped in an old t-shirt belonging to my 11-year old daughter. She’s the one who rescued Elvis.
We all loved him immensely.
**I am donating a copy of the Catio Designs Guide to Cheri and her family. Hoping our designs add many years to her cat’s lives!