Melissa’s Latest Escapade.
When a cat gets outside,
I don’t run for the camera…
Sorry, everyone, but a hole in the sliding screen door and the sight of Melissa standing proudly atop one of the feral cat feeding stations did not inspire me to grab a camera.
I was much more interested in enticing Melissa back into my arms.
Fortunately, I stayed calm, kept my “cool”, and opened the sliding door.
“Come on in, Melissa,” I invited her.
Melissa, bless her heart, came right in.
DUCT TAPE TO THE RESCUE
Duct tape is amazing stuff.
Duct tape comes in designer patterns.
And you can make jewelry with duct tape.
Some folks make duct tape clothing.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the duct tape repair to the door because my morning was already out of control.
I kept moving and didn’t get to check the screen door until 90 minutes later. Someone had been working on removing the duct tape.
Sorry. You only get 2 guesses who that was, although I don’t have any proof so I’m guessing myself.
I quickly called my amazing contractor friend, Dave, who loves cats. The door needed fixing and Dave had a solution to prevent further excursions.
Dave showed up the the same day and took the screen away to refurbish it. He brought it back the next day (yesterday).
Can you see the large round circles
in the bottom area?
This allows the cats to have a breeze
without destroying the screen.
Now Starlight, Melissa, and the others can still watch the squirrels, birds, and chipmonks, and the screen is protected.
Dave offered to have the plastic go half-way up the door, but I really don’t have a Great Dane so I opted for 24 inches in height.
We’re experimenting. I’m focusing on Melissa accepting the barrier as is. I’m not focusing on what I don’t want Melissa to do. I have zero intention of giving her any ideas. Blessed be!