Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The buddleia is going crazy right now. I was quite pleased to have my very first bouquet of fresh cut flowers from my garden.

For Christmas, my husband's parents had given our kitties these cute little pouches of catnip with mice painted on the side. Both cats loved them, and I'd occasionally find them quite chewed and drooled on.

But this was the scene last night, minus Marms, who just wanted her dinner.

See the look of disappointment on her face? "Aww someone destroyed my toy!"

I'm pretty sure our cats didn't do it, however we know for a fact that at least two neighbor cats are helping themselves to the dry food. Makes me wonder if raccoons are affected by catnip...

Time to look seriously into that RFID cat door.

PS- that neon green has an explanation. We got that cute white "dead mouse" pillow at Ikea, but every time the cats step on it, it slid out from under their paws. Voila a veggie drawer liner to be a non-skid surface!


Anonymous said...

Once the frame of the cat door is installed in a wall or door, leave the "flap" off at first. Have someone stay inside with your cat while you go outside. Call your cat through the "hole" (cat door frame without the flap). When he goes through and comes to you, praise him lavishly and give him a food treat. Now have the person inside the house call him through the "hole." When he gets to them, they should praise lavishly and offer a food treat as well. Do this at least 3 times and no more than a dozen. After this, your cat will know there is a hole in the wall or the door especially for him. A Cat Door or Cat Flap gives you and your cat the freedom they deserve.

CraftyRedhead said...

That's an interesting way of advertising...

Our cats thoroughly enjoy their freedom with a cat door, but unfortunately so do the raccoons and neighbor cats. Hence my comment about RFID.