THE MEWS: First, we want to thank those who made suggestions about quiet cat waterfountains. Aunty loved them and is thrilled with the one she chose among the recommended.
Now she wants suggestions about cat doors. And we do too. She loves cats, but isn't a blogger. TBT have the idea of cutting a piece of plywood to fit in the deck door when slightly opened to allow US to get in and out at will (when Lori is allowed out this Summer).
Any suggestions? We would sure love to go in and out as we desire.
The glass and the screen stops us...
Yes, that was a Marley stand-in on St Catricks Day. Darn close though. MOL!
I am too afraid to let my cats out so I know nothing about cat doors. I knew that wasn't Marley. :) XOReplyDelete
St Marley fooled me and it took me awhile to realize that the three above were Marley Iza and Ayla when they were a bit younger. We don't have cat doors either - because the raccoons and possums would use them too (and the cats would not like to wear those special collrars that would customize who could open the door.)ReplyDelete
I've never used a cat door but hope you get some suggestions!ReplyDelete
Ivor cut a hole in the outside door and put a basic cat flap in. Flynn would only go in and if it was held open because he hated anything touching his nose. I took the flap off so it was always open and put the cover over it at night if we wanted to keep them in. Eric used it with the flap without a problem, head down and barged through.ReplyDelete
We'd be really scared of one of those flappy things MOL!ReplyDelete
I have used a standard cat flap that is fitted into a window. My very very silly cat figured out how to use it to get outside (into his cat enclosure) within a nanosecond, but needed lessons from me to show him how to come back inside! LOL Because the flap only went to an enclosure, we didn't have to worry about wildlife using it, although after the cat managed to smuggle two tiny tiny mice inside with him, we took to locking it closed at night time. And then to avoid confusing him - as to why it sometimes opened when he pushed and sometimes didn't - we took to putting a block of wood in front of it when it was locked. So, the early morning routine became one of (i) waking the Humans because it was time for breakfast (ii) crying desperately for something to eat because he was close to starvation (iii) eating his meal rapidly, and then (iv) running around to the cat flap crying and sobbing until the wooden block was removed and the flap was unlocked so he could outside.ReplyDelete
The biggest problem with cat doors is actually the possibility that a critter might invite itself inside! We have all sorts of wild things living here (outdoor cats aside), and my human would not be surprised if a possum or, ugh!, a skunk decided to come in and visit. She hasn't had a cat that came and went in a couple of decades, but if she did and wanted a cat door for him, she would get one of those that required a chip in a collar tag to work to keep out unwanted guests.ReplyDelete