The Reconstruction of Fort Box

The original Fort Box was a hit with the cats but, if I remember right, Chris broke it by lying on top of it. It just wasn’t designed for his weight. I decided to make a new Fort Box that was bigger and better than the last one.

I started with two boxes and I taped the top of one and the bottom of the other very well. I then put one on top of the other and secured them together.


I opened the top and cut an opening between the two boxes. I then cut an opening in the bottom box and another in the top box, along with several peep holes. While I was cutting the holes, Frankie and Chris were already inside the boxes investigating. I had to be very careful so I wouldn’t cut one of them.


They both took to it right away.




At first they didn’t realize there was a second floor so they waited for a chance to switch places.


Cats in box

Sometimes the wait was not so patient.

Cat in box Cat in box Cat in box

Finally, Frankie found the top floor.

Cat in box Cat in box Cat in box

Puck was not interested at first but the next day, while I was sweeping up cat litter, I moved the box, thinking it was empty, and Puck came out. It has been a few days now and I findย they are all still interested in the box from time to time. They must see it as a private getaway.

If I were to make another, I think I would attach them side by side because they don’t seem to use the inside entrance to the second floor. I also think I made the peep holes too high. Next time I will put them a few inches lower. I wonder if Donald Trump started this way?


26 thoughts on “The Reconstruction of Fort Box

  1. kittiesblue

    Great DIY project, and best of all the gang likes it. We love all the photos but especially the one of the paw through the peep hole. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. Deziz World

    Now dat looks like fun. We know you had talked ’bout moccasins a while back and we just wunnered ifin you had seen these. Weez not make any money off these, but mommy luvs this companies shoes. She sez they last a good long time and take a real beatin’ wiffout wearin’ out.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Those are nice but I wanted one with no inserts, just a layer of leather between your feet and the ground. Those are difficult to find which is why they are expensive.

      1. Deziz World

        Mommy just pulls da little insert out. Minnetonka makes da bestest ones and it’s not sticky when da insert is removed. Mommy takes it out cuz ifin she dusn’t it gets all yucky from feet sweat. MOL Course, it’ll come out then it’s just not in one piece. MOL

        Luv ya’

        Dezi and Lexi

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