Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
I live in a similar type of lofted condo as Nebraska Cat, with an 18ft. drop. The railing is slightly rounded urethaned oak and very slippery, with rounded edges but a narrow 2 in.width. In our previous house we did have a railing but it was flat and 6 in. wide and the cats were used to jumping on top of it. Alkitotle hasn't shown much interest this railing, but Zuba has looked at it intently as if he was about to jump many times. It gives me fits and I usually yell at him, but now if he wants to get my attention he gets on the arm of the sofa near it and looks like he's ready to jump. I actually swatted him with a newspaper one day when he looked as if he was about to leap. Now if he tests me, if I pick up a paper he runs off. So far he's never jumped up while we aren't home. I like Marcia's idea of the non-skid tape from a boat or marine store. I think that would give me more piece of mind, but it's a constant worry for me the way things are now. Another idea that just occurred to me is to wrap an artifical vine around the top of the railing....maybe that would work?
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
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Last edited by catloverami; 02-25-2013 at 12:29 PM.