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Re: Happy Holidays to All, now cat door

We had such a door set into the screen of our screened porch.  Once, while we 
were away the nice lady who came to cat-sit, put some garbage out on the 
screen porch, planning, I guess, to dispose of it for us.  Apparently the raccoon 
got in all right, but was startled when she came out, and left in a big hurry, 
taking the entire door, right out of the screen, around his neck.  She said 
he was rolling around the yard trying to get it off.  Finally did, for we found 
it later.   
Of the four we have now, only one comes and goes.  Two have never been 
allowed out - too many coyotes around when they were small - and the third is such a 
"pussy-cat" that he is terrified of the outdoors (this is the biggest - an 
altered tom)

n a message dated 12/25/2003 7:13:13 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
jsinger@igc.org writes:

> Got one of those, Marge. We decided we didn't want the house open to 
> raccoons, however, so we put it in the door between the kitchen and the 
> garage. Once it's daylight, we can open the garage door and Miss Priss 
> can come and go as she pleases. By then, of course, she has already 
> been in and out four or five times, so she usually decides it's nap 
> time.
> On Thursday, December 25, 2003, at 01:56 AM, Marge Talt wrote:
> >>From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> >>Holiday wishes to all. I'll probably spent the day as I spend most
> >days
> >>off--letting the cat out and in. If she's in, she yowls to go out;
> >if
> >>she's out, she knocks to come in. And, of course, she's trained me
> >to
> >>open the door for her.
> >----------
> >
> >Unless you enjoy that pastime, Jim, what you need is a cat door.
> >When my cats were indoor/outdoor, it worked a treat - they came and
> >went as they wished.  Poor old campused Teeny Kitty still sits in
> >front of it staring at it like if she stares hard enough, it will
> >open for her.  Has a little thumb latch on a removable solid masonite
> >type door if you don't want kitty to go out at some point.  Sure
> >beats the heck out of being a doorman for a fickle feline:-)
> >
> >Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland

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