April 22, 2009

Catproofing The House

Number of chidren: 0 Number of cats that enjoy chasing each other across our bed while we sleep: 2
    This is what the entry to our bedroom now looks like. Last year, my in-laws bought this child safety gate to keep their puppies from leaving their back deck while they weren't on leashes. For some reason it didn't work on their deck, so they gave it to us.

 Yesterday I had the genius idea to put it up on our bedroom door so we no longer have to keep that door shut. Since we've had the door shut, the dehumidifier has to be turned on after every shower to prevent mildew, and I wish to cut down on wasting electricity wherever I can. Now, you might be thinking "Oh, but they are cats. Surely they can leap over the gate!". But that is where you would be quite wrong.

Luckily for us, Ragdolls are large, stout cats that can't jump too high. Which allows me to leave food and my knitting on the kitchen table and counters without worrying that the cats will get into them. I'm not 100% sure they can't find a way to climb over the gate, but chances are it won't happen. Oh, and the stool... That's because I'm a Shortie McShortiepants and would get stuck in a manner quite unbecoming of a lady.

4 comments:

Aurelia said...

soont he whole house will be filled with gates.

Blue is Bleu said...

Erm not till we have kids... and that's not for a little while yet :P

margie said...

yer a pipsqueak :P

Steven B said...

This is a photo of the "Nut Crusher." Thank goodness I'm tall...

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