Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Balcony is Closing Soon!!!

A little more than a week ago we got a note on our door from our apartment management that said they will be painting the complex. In the process, they will be taking the screening off of all patios and balconies. The management also said the owners would not allow screened in balconies anymore! Now, we cats wouldn't really mind. There would be more buggies and flies coming in to say hi...and without the screen, the birds who build their nest under the eaves just outside the screen would be able to take a rest on our balcony.

We live on the third floor and mom says she worries that we would get all excited about some bird and hop up on the railing of the balcony trying to catch it and then she would have a heart attack because we could fall off!! So, until she can think of a way enclose the balcony that will be acceptable to the management, we won't be allowed out there. At this moment, our screening is still on and the painters who will be taking off the screening seem to be going rather slowly. Mom says she suspects it will be taken down sometime this coming week.

A couple of weeks ago we were all three on the balcony enjoying the afternoon sun and breezes. You can't see much of Tommy except his white foot with the black pads.

The management said everyone with things on their patios/balconies should take it inside. Hope is sitting on the green runner rug that was outside with the plants to the right.

Now mom has put a beach towel outside so we can lay on it in the morning before she goes to work and the evening when she gets home. Well, we are pretty sure no one will come by today and take away our screen. So, that means tomorrow morning early thirty we will be able to go out there and enjoy the birdies waking up.

We are all sad about the balcony closing but mom will figure out a way for us to safely get our balcony privileges back.

Hope your week is a happy one!


meemsnyc said...

Oh no, sorry to hear that you won't be allowed on the balcony for awhile. Maybe you can put some tents out there??

Parker said...

Mommy understands the worry part. Puff gave her a heart attack this weekend by jumping up on the railing of our deck.
She got grounded.

Daisy said...

That's too bad about the balcony. I hope you can figure out a solution so you can still use it safely!

THE ZOO said...

were sorry ta hear this news. did yoo efery climb tha screens?? i did when we lifed in partments. but we just had a screen on tha slider and i climbed bery high and hung my head back...salem

Abby Normal and Stygia said...

Thanks for stopping by our neglected blog to see how we were doing. Ms. C had our tongue! Everyone here is just peachy, and we blogged today!!

Looks like you are having beautiful weather there, so ideal for being on a balcony. It's pretty sad that the humans have to wait till it's perfect for us cats to do their work, isn't it??

Abby & Stygia

The Fluffy Tribe said...

how come the apartmentmanagers have to be so poopy? taking away yer balcony ~teh Fluffy Tribe

Karen Jo said...

I can see taking down the screens to paint, but I think it's mean that they won't let you put the screens up again. I hope your Mom figures something out, so you can still use your balcony. All I can think of are leashes and harnesses, but they might not work so well if you like to kitty wrestle out there.