Friday, September 29, 2006

Cat Door

The boys absolutely love banging in and out of the house through their cat door. The door opens directly into their outside kennel and is only unlocked during the day, so they are even safer. The door is a Staywall with four way locking and a magnetized latching mechanism. When I installed the door, I dismantled the magnetized mechanism since we did not plan on having the boys wear a collar, which would have held the magnet. The door was easy to install, using my Rotozip rotary saw, I had it installed in about 30 minutes. When the boys first arrived home with us we had to train them how to use the door because they hadn't spent much time outside and they also have to push a bit on the door to get it to move then they need to be aware that the hard plastic flap is going to shut behind them and catch their tail if they aren't careful. It took them all of about one day to figure it out. Now,... the door is a big game,...

Bang, bang,... they go out,... Bang, Bang they come in,.... repeat, repeat, repeat. Both stalk each other's entrance and both also block the door when the other is attempting to come in. For example, Tanji regularly pushes against the door from the inside when Uschi is trying to come back in, we are pretty sure he is doing this on purpose. >;-)

Uschi stalks Tanj,
who is thinking twice about coming in,...

Tanj sits on the step outside.

Traffic jam,...

Tanji,... TANJ,...
You better not be stalking me!

Tanj looks out during the day,...

and night.

Uschi pushes open the door,

and squeezes through.

Tanj pops out,...

and comes back with muddy feet.

Uschi checks to see if Tanj is awaiting his arrival.


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1 comment:

Tory said...

OMG I love the traffic jam picture!