Cats and Deck Rail

A few years ago when I designed the deck for my house I wanted to make sure it does not provide large sleeping platform on the rail for our cats. Deck is very high off the ground and I didn’t want them flying down half asleep. Also I wanted it to not block any view. Wrought iron rail was a perfect solution for this.

After it was built, it did not take long for our cats to claim it as their perimeter observation route, going back and forth from one end to the other. At least they are not sleeping on it.

Its been raining for the last couple days and everything is of course wet, but for one of our cats it was not the reason of not getting some acrobatics under his belt. I guess after sleeping most of the day and getting bored inside the house he needed to walk on the wet rail. I had to grab my camera and snap a few photos, with this one being one of my favorites.


Then I paid  a bit more attention to the flowers and how pretty they looked with water drops. Of course I could not resist but take a few photos of them as well.

and here is another one

18 thoughts on “Cats and Deck Rail

  1. A wrought iron rail is not a bad idea if you can plan in advance, most of the houses I’ve lived in had the pressure treated railings that the cats would use for a lookout post. Luckily the decks weren’t very high, so I never had to worry about them falling off. That Cat looks just like one I used to have, I wonder if this one shares the other traits other than it’s looks. Mine was friendly to some, but generally more wild than domesticated and had the ability to jump straight up to about 7 Ft. from a seated position. Nice shot, thanks for posting!

  2. Contrary to ancient myths, black cats are ordinarily awesome…as captured by your lens! BTW…no photos of Hawaii…from where I hail?

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