Knock Knock

Who’s there?

Stupid cat.

Stupid cat who?

Stupid cat who can’t open the new cat door.

PUSH with your FACE.

Seriously, those senile cats are driving me nuts.

I should have used a jigsaw in the first place, but I didn't own one then.

Here I slaved over making that travesty of a cat door look less like a beer-induced bad idea, but they couldn’t figure out how to use it. Cricket kept trying to open it with her paw (instead of her head), but then her toes got pinched. Pfennig got all panicked because she had to use the litter box, but the door was ‘closed’. My physically pushing their heads through just freaked them out, so yes – I had to demonstrate with my own head.

I think I’ve sunk to a new low.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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17 Responses to “Knock Knock”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    did they get it after you showed them???


  2. Katxena Said on:

    My cats also refused to use the cat door I put in the door to their litter box closet. So I took the flappy part off, and now they use it fine. Having the frame makes it look neater and more intentional, and the flap isn’t really necessary (except for airflow, which — if they won’t use it doesn’t really matter).


  3. Brad Said on:

    It’s all about having the right tools, isn’t it?

    Did you try shaking the food jar? That really worked for me when Cricket went missing for 48 hours. (not really)


  4. beth (rachel's wife) Said on:

    There are tears streaming down my face right now because I have found this to be the most hilarious post. Thank you!


  5. Peggy Said on:

    HA!! That 1st picture CRACKED ME UP!!

    The things we do for our furry relatives! But hey, I think I speak for everyone when I say we’d really like to see a picture or better yet, a video of your demonstration!


  6. Curt Said on:

    Now who says cats are smarter than dogs? A dog would have no problem learning to use a dog door.


    • Peggy Said on:

      (Pssst Curt…are you a dog person? I am, I have 2 dogs, no cats, but that’s very unpopular on these sites… so shhhh!)


      • Curt Said on:

        Yes, I am a dog person. Even though I don’t have a dog. Yeah, I know most of these people are cat lovers, but I don’t care. They know my feelings able dogs vs cats.


    • Beth Said on:

      Cats are smarter than dogs. Cricket and Pfennig happen to be exceptions to the rule.

      That, or they believe that stooping to the low of using a cat-door is beneath them.

      Either way. Cats are smarter. And they don’t sniff your butt.


  7. Jessica Said on:

    Best. Picture. Ever.


  8. Mark Said on:

    For some reason I see the picture of Cricket and all I can think is “Batman tried to shave that morning, but the mirror was too fogged over.”


  9. karla Said on:

    This. Is. AWESOME!!!!

    Thanks for a good laugh tonight! 🙂


  10. Rachel Said on:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I haven’t stopped laughing yet! I showed it to Phil and out came the narration (in Homer voice if you please) “uh….Mom? whats this plastic thing in my way? How come you haven’t MOVED it yet? There’s FOOD in there!”


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