In our previous house, Luna and Clio had free access to a patio enclosed by cat netting. They both love being outside, basking in the sun or chasing insects. For the past few months in our new house, they have had to be content with sunbaking next to a full length window, or watching birds on the decking. On warm days when we have had windows and doors open, with only a flyscreen to keep them inside, they miaow piteously to be let outside.
Now that we have finished the cat enclosure, they are able be outside again. After an initial period of caution and exploration, the cats had a ball. They spent most of their day hunting lizards and watching the birds fly overhead, so I guess the investment is a good one. We do want to keep our wildlife as safe as we can.
Here are some photos from their first day in the enclosure.