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Re: Happy Holidays to All, now cat door

LOL Auralie - bet that was one upset raccoon who probably will never
go through a cat door again:-)

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> 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
> 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)
> Auralie
> 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
> > 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
> > can come and go as she pleases. By then, of course, she has
> > been in and out four or five times, so she usually decides it's
> > 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
> > >days
> > >>off--letting the cat out and in. If she's in, she yowls to go
> > >if
> > >>she's out, she knocks to come in. And, of course, she's trained
> > >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
> > >went as they wished.  Poor old campused Teeny Kitty still sits
> > >front of it staring at it like if she stares hard enough, it
> > >open for her.  Has a little thumb latch on a removable solid
> > >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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