Apr 1, 2024 - Culture

🐈 Yes, it's really called a "catio"

Two cats sit on pieces of cardboard in a wire kennel near bushes and flowers.

Enola and Dijon in their "catio." Photo: Erin Alberty/Axios

You might remember how my cat ate three of Axios' computers.

The latest: Now the other is trying to destroy my piano, couch, dresser, dining table, liquor cabinet and houseplants.

  • The vet says they're probably bored. So my house has turned into an animal-enrichment reformatory.
  • We now have "foraging" puzzles for their food, toy mice strewn everywhere and finally, the height of Crazy Cat Lady accouterments: a catio.

How it works: It's an outdoor kennel with window access so cats can laze around in a slightly different location before coming inside to scratch up more furniture.

The result: They love it. They chatter at birds and growl at pedestrians for hours.

  • They just aren't behaving any better indoors.

Tell us: Have you ever owned a destructive cat? Did anything work, other than focusing on how cute they are and ignoring the rest?

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