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Re: cat collars was now cat door


Sugar only tolerates a collar because we've been doing this since she
was little. She knows if she wants to go out, she has to wear the
collar. Otherwise she can stay in and look out the windows.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 5 Jan 2004 03:06:15 -0500

>Kitty,  I have NEVER had a cat that would tolerate a collar.  When I
>had my herd (7 cats), I remember buying them all these nifty
>expandable collars with bells to warn the birds. Well, they were all
>indoor-outdoor cats and they all went down to the woods and came back
>without collars...did not take them long to remove them, either. 
>Last time I tried that little move...pure waste of money.  Never
>found those collars, either.
>
>My cat door has an inner door you can lock with a little turn knob if
>you don't want your cat going out or something coming in during the
>night or while you're gone.  Works fine.  The door itself worked fine
>for many years with many cats until Miss Mighty Hunter arrived and
>would not listen to me about catching birds...now it remains locked,
>to her disgust.  
>
>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
>mtalt@hort.net
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>> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> 
>> I think I've seen some cat doors that operate on electronic control
>of some
>> sort.  They only open for the animal wearing the collar that
>controls it.
>> However, mine don't wear collars.  I worry about them getting
>caught on
>> fences, etc. If the collars loose enough for them to squeeze out in
>a jam,
>> they'll squeeze out of 'em on purpose, too.   Of  course there are
>the
>> breakaway types, but that gets pretty expensive cuz they keep
>breaking away
>> from their collars and I have to buy new ones.
>
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