I’ve decided that it’s time to get rid of the cat’s personal doorman and introduce a cat flap (Cat flap, this is Drut; Drut, this is the cat flap – your new best friend. It’ll make sure you can come and go as you please – it sounds super, right?) Okay, so winter is not the best time to try and do this but it could be worse. Installing it was easy; getting kitty to use it is another story. Not too long ago, when he lived with his other family, he had a cat flap and eventually he got the hang of it. Unfortunately for him they had to move away and he had to move into a new home, eagerly awaiting his paperwork for his new life. Now it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere – but that’s okay, we like him – bad tempered or not. (He can gnaw off my hand any day!)
At the moment is hiding on top of the fridge – he’s not a keen student. I think he prefers the bed – on days like this, who can blame him? Yesterday we made some progress – he is finding his way out now (and his tail keeps on getting stuck) but when he’s ready to come back in he heads for the front door. I think he’d like to see me go in and out of that door but let’s face it, my ass is too wide. And when I can’t move he’s bite me – no doubt about it.
Will have to tweak the flap today – sometimes it gets stuck and we can’t have the cat locked out or trying to bash down the door when he eventually gets the hang of it. Hey, it wasn’t me – my workmanship is top notch. I think the fact that it was mass produced in China says something about it? Luckily it has a locking mechanism that works really well, but let’s not go into that.
Some useless information for you: The cat flap was allegedly “invented” by Isaac Newton. His cat kept on wanting to come and go while he was working. So he made a hole in the door – saved him the hassle of playing the doorman. When she had kittens he made a smaller hole for them as well. I’m not going to say it.