29 December 2013

2014 New Year Gift – If You Can't Drill It, Screw It !

It was noticed that lately Kenggy has not been up on the Chair, table or shelf. Her waddling seems to be slower and hobbling more pronounced.

EJ decided to make a ramp to help Kenggy move to higher grounds. An old 1 foot by 6½ foot plank was used as it makes a gentler slope.

Initial plan was to drill a hole on both ends of the plank to secure the wrap-around hemp rope. But since EJ could not get hold of a drill, screws were used instead.

Rope wrapping took a long time. The plank was heavy. EJ had to use all four limps to repeatedly carry and turn the plank while keeping the rope as taut as possible. (Please don't mind EJ's foot on the plank.) While working, EJ kept telling Kenggy, 'This is for you, Kenggy'. Kenggy watched to the whole while; other kitties came, looked and left.

The completed hemp-ramp was placed in the MeowRoom with one end on the floor against the corner while the other end rested on the upper shelf on the opposite side; midway of the ramp is the same height as the Chair and table.

EJ wanted Kenggy to be the first to use the ramp and placed Kenggy at the bottom. Nosy Captain Jack wanted to use it too.

Very soon, all the kitties came, tested and used it as a giant scratch post.

Winnie sniffed the ramp.

The ramp warped when fat Tanya walked on it.

Pebble stopped by the Chair and table midway.

Both Captain Jack and Tanya liked it enough to nap on the ramp. The creaking noise of the MeowRoom door woke them up before these pictures could be taken.

From the bottom of her little heart, Kenggy thank Crumpet, Maneki and their human for donating 2 giant rolls of hemp rope for without it, this hemp-ramp would not be possible.

We wish all a     HAPPY NEW YEAR 
full of     Success, Courage and Prosperity.

PS: Numerous lumps could now be felt on Kenggy's chest.


The Swiss Cats said...

Great idea to help Kenggy enjoy high spots he couldn't reach anymore ! And everyone seems to enjoy the ramp too... Purrs

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMC that is one wonderful arrangement for Kenggy and her pals!!! such love and effort.

Sorry to hear that lumps are increasing. Holding K and you all in my prayers and sending all Love for the New Year... Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

Fuzzy Tales said...

What a terrific idea! And how lovely to have received the hemp.

We're sending Kenggy purrs and purrayers.


Marg said...

Kneggy, what a good Mom you have to do that and it sure looks like it works just great.
We are so sorry to hear about the lumps and send many purrs and prayers. Take care.

The Island Cats said...

What a great idea! That ramp will sure get a workout!

We send purrs to Kengy.

sandyland said...

This has brightened my heart so much ..I have one too that has suddenly die to an accident gone poorly

Catherine said...

Awwww! What a wonderful idea! And it looks like all the kitties get to enjoy it.
Sending Kenggy lots of love and purrs and wishing all of you a Happy New Year!
xo Catherine & Banjo

Annie Bear said...

I love how Kengy knew EJ was making that ramp for her. What a little sweetheart. I'm so sorry about the lumps. I will say a prayer for her. I also enjoyed seeing all the kitties try out the ramp.


All the kitties enjoy the new ramp but sweet Kenggy will really find it useful. WE are purring so much for you dear Kenggy as you are so very loved by all of us.


Hannah and Lucy said...

What a wonderful idea and what a great help it will be to Kenggy so he can move round more easily. We hope it will give him much more freedom.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

That's just brilliant! We can just see how popular that ramp is. Happy Early New Year!

Katnip Lounge said...

We bet Kenggy is thrilled with her ramp, we know we would be!

Linens and Royals said...

Sending you and all the cats Happy New Year wishes.
I can see that the hemp ramp is going to be very popular and get a lot of use.

Brian said...

That is just purrfect for Kenggy and everyone else too. We are sending our best purrs and prayers to you sweet Kenggy.

Mickey's Musings said...

What a pawsome and innovative idea :) Easy to see the kitties love it as we are sure Kenggy will too :)
We are sad to hear about more lumps. We send her( and you EJ) many purrs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,Tiger and JJ
and Angel Tillie

Sushi said...

Great idea! Would make this a project for 2014 - Piper

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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!

meowmeowmans said...

That is so wonderful, especially for Kenggy! Great job by EJ. :)

We are sending purrs and prayers for Kenggy, and love to you all.

Happy New Year!

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!!

Wish you and yours a brilliant 2014!!

Ellen Whyte said...

Brilliant idea! We're all for screwing. Ahem, sorry, that was Storm Chase speaking :-)

Happy New Year! May 2014 be filled with joy and lots of rost chikkun.

Gattina said...

What a wonderful idea ! My Pookie has also difficulties to climb now, she uses her front claws and pulls herself up onto the sofa. It hurts my heart to see that. It's a very good thing you have done there !