What did you think it meant? My hubs said he always wanted to own a cat house. He's just old enough and crude enough to think that's funny, so on his behalf, I apologize.
Many months ago, I spotted this kitty trotting down the street, looking worse for wear and I tried to get close, but with no success. It was the heat of summer so I put water out and she came to perch on my porch on a regular basis.
Over time, as water, food and a clean, soft place to sleep were provided, she allowed me to befriend her and now, it seems she's ours, complete with vet bill.
Poor senior Jacie has feline aids! It's only contagious to other kitties, so humans and the dog are safe, but our two cats are not. Thus, sadly, separation is called for. As she's an outside dweller, I figured that wouldn't be difficult to maintain. I prefer cats to be inside only, but I don't have much choice, as cats will share food bowls and litter boxes and lick each other and fight, even if only in play. If I just had one more room to be her's. Sigh...next house.
Then....da, da, da ,dahhhhh, the arctic lost its way and landed in Arkansas. WTHeck?!?! This is the south, why, oh why is the temperature in single digits?
For shelter from this ridiculous cold, we moved her into the garage which stays about 20 degrees warmer than outside. Thankfully, she's smart and shows little interest in venturing out into the snow.
Enter a heated weather protected outside cat house. Who knew? It's a great shelter for those babies who can't, or won't come inside. In the picture above from Dr. Foster Smith online , the A-frame looks smaller than the standard, but it says its for multiple cats and it is more expensive, so I guess the photo is deceiving.
The standard, which we bought ($65ish), could fit two kitties who regularly snuggle together. It came with clear plastic front and back door panels, attached with velcro. It arrives flat and you just zip on the roof, then fold up the sides and press the velcro together...super easy if you do it in that order. Unfortunately, the site says it is sold out until Jan 14th, no doubt due to the arctic's southern winter holiday.
Jacie loves it and snuggles in there on a blanket she scrapes into a nest. I highly recommend it!