The Cat Enclosure
In 2005 we found a solution to letting Basil and our two Siberian Cats (Pumpkin and Salem) safely enjoy the outdoors. We contracted Cat's Den - Habitat Haven to build us a cat enclosure. The enclosure is built out of tough, plastic-coated steel wire that can resist attempts by hungry racoons to make a snack out of Basil. Not only is Basil protected on all four-walls and the top, the steel wire grid also extends over the bottom to prevent predators from burrowing into the enclosure (we've coverd the bottom grid by about 6 inches of soil to allow us to plant grasses, clover and flowers inside the enclosure for Basil to munch on).