- 3 months ago
- Wedding: August 2019
I have a ilttle story to hopefully brighten your Friday…
So earlier this year I made a post about keeping our cat from using the dog door
It has proven unsuccessful. But there’s a tale to be told.
We have had levels of dog door over the past year. Bear with me while I rate them:
Dog door 1:
Soft plastic door. The dog chewed the magnets off it when he was a pup, so the door just kind of flapped about. The cat frequently escaped. I rate it 0/10 for keeping the cat in.
Dog door 2:
Hard, heavy plastic with intact magnets. Magnets weren’t super strong, so the cat could push his way through. 2/10 for keeping the cat in.
Dog door 3:
As above, but with extra thick PVC sheeting siliconed to the flap. 10/10 for keeping the cat in. But the dog was scared of it, so 0/10 for letting the dog in.
Dog door 4:
We removed the PVC sheeting, and siliconed extra strong magnets to the door, and the frame. when it closed, it closed HARD. The cat (around 8.5kgs) tries all the time to push his weight up against it to no avail. He cannot open the door. 10/10 for keeping the cat in.
We thought we had cracked it. Yes! Finally! We have outsmarted the cat.
But alas….somewhere in the system there was a flaw….
He got out…
We went over and over it…trying to figure it out.
We watched him sit and observe the dog entering and leaving….he did not seek to follow him for fear of the (heavy) door smacking his face.
He could not push his way through it…
There are no other exits out of the house…
How did he get out?
After all this time, engineering the perfect dog door, we thought we had won the game!
Our curiosity could not be abated – we installed surveillance. We would catch that little turd.
Well well well what did we find?
It turns out the cat was playing a different game altogether….
He played the dog
He didn’t work out the dog door at all, he just worked out the dog. In fact, it looks like he trained the dog to be his accomplice. Had him do all the dirty work. What a terrible influence they are on one another
So there we have it….a cunning feline and a complicit canine. Never trust a cat!
There is no doubt of the superior species
I wonder what adventures they went to have together….