I have no idea where the stray black cat sleeps.
It was sleeping on the porch furniture before it started snowing.But decided it's time to make a cat shelter, as the weather is like winter again, after those 50 and 60 degree days last week.
My photos of the cat shelter box look lame but it turned out quite well.
Double foam insulation around a cardboard box with a cotton rug on flooring, and all inside of a big waterproof construction strength garbage bag.
Flooring actually is triple layered foam.
Of course I couldn't simply place it under the porch I had to dig a hole to squeeze it under the lattice and then move it along as best as I could to position it at the opposite end of the lattice...but it's done.
Added a rug in front with cat nip to attract the cat's attention to it.
Added a white piece of paper to see if I can get some footprints to know if it ever finds it or uses it.
And as I was beginning to build it Hectorious could not resist going in and checking it out...so it's been cat-approved.
I suspect sometimes it's under the porch waiting for me to give it food on some days, as it appears suddenly once the can is opened.
I sure hope the poor thing finds and uses this shelter.
It stays much dryer under our porch floor than above it, so it should be fine.
At least I can sleep better knowing I did what I could, and it has this box to find to sleep in, which is better than nothing.
It's still too afraid to even make eye contact with from inside the front door when it eats, but I want it to get to know my face.
JANUARY 30, 2017
UPDATE- Pretty sure it has found the cat shelter, the foam has been pulled out a little, the rug outside the box moved a bit- probably eating the catnip I put there to lure it.
January 30, 2017
UPDATE-Later... CAT TRACKS- It just snowed again. Cat was eating on my porch, it's footprints led back to hole under Ursula's front porch, which is very sheltered from the wind.