Tuesday

This is Enough To Make a Grown Woman Weep

My sweet hubby spent his Sunday afternoon installing this:

{a kitty pet door into the garage}

My excellent sense of smell is a gift. But it has failed me with the second cat.  And my hubby understands my deep-seeded olfactory needs, although I'm hoping this doesn't count as my birthday present.


Alice has run away twice this month. She's an inside cat, but escapes every chance she gets.

I cannot imagine why (although there are days I want to join her....)

And Ike has fallen off the 15 foot ledge in our entryway twice in the last two weeks. He's down to 7 lives and is sporting a limp. 

So, we've got a runaway and one on suicide watch. Oh, and the litter box in the garage is working out for one of them.

So, our house smells a lot better. 

The garage? Not so much.

21 comments:

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

This is why we have dogs.

Cuz, you know, all that mud-tracking, rolling-in-stinky-dead-things, and throwing up in the dining room is so much more appealing.

But at least they don't poop indoors.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Oh that is great! Makes me really wish that our garage wasn't converted into a family room. Oh well.
Cheers to your hubby for doing such a nice job.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Gotta love our pets! Great cat door! :)

Julie said...

Very nice of him. My hubby's getting me a dumpster--rented for a weekend now that soccer season is over. With the price of that baby, I wouldn't be surprised if it was my birthday present.

I'm guessing you're staying out of the garage these days. Eeek!

Tammy W said...

DANG! Our garage is out Master Bedroom...We only have one cat and I'm ready to toss in the towel it's five months old but JEEZ!!!!!!! Puey!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

I think you gotta enter my give a way this week so you can have a chance to win a "my husband rocks" tee, but your hubby obviously does!

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

I have that same sense of smell! I can walk into a house and tell if there are cats!

Deanna said...

I want one of those, but I am so afraid that our neighbors cats would use it too along with the raccoons that come to visit every night. I am afraid I would wake up one night to one big animal party going on in my kitchen!

The Apron Queen said...

We had a kitty door at one of our houses. Loved it. But the cats brought birds, mice and rabbits thru it. Yours should work well if it just goes in/out the garage. The things we do for our kitties. :)

P.S. He loves you.. said...

My sentiments..I really don't do well with anything inside something up my house..just ask the kids..they are restricted to outside until it's dark-thirty!

o'I kid..although it would be nice to install a kid size..pet entry..tee hee

everyday mom said...

I love it and I understand that strong sense of smell, sometimes I wish I didn't have it!!

The Source said...

Uh...we put in a small doggie door two weeks ago and the Demon Dog just figured it out in the last day or two. Seriously, we had to push her in and out of it about ten thousand times! Now, we put her outside and...two seconds later...taa daaa...here's Lucy. We keep forgetting to close the laundry room door when we would rather she stay out for a while. She just keeps making circles.

Kim H. said...

My goodness - I guess you wouldn't be THAT family if your pets didn't have issues too! HA!

Valarie said...

RunAway and Suicide Watch??? This is serious :[

Happy Mommy said...

We have to have our litter box in the laundry room and it kind of ruins the fresh smell of the clean clothes if you know what I mean!

Lisa J said...

That was a very smart idea. One of your better diy projects of the month!

Amanda said...

Graet idea! I need to look into one of those nifty installations.

Tressa & Mark said...

We ended up with three litter boxes for two cats.

Tidy Multicat clumping litter works the best for our critters.

Joy said...

We have a black cat that loves to get out every chance he can...too.
I just worry he will get in a fight or get lost. Love your new kitty door.

Amy from Texas said...

Can your husband come do that at my house? Great idea! Our cat's poopy is next to my office and it STINKS! ha.

Kim said...

I am so with you. We just did the exact same thing this past weekend. I had HAD IT with the cats, we have no laundry room, so litter boxes were in bedrooms, litter was tracked constantly on my hardwood floors, and I have a BIONIC nose. It was down to move the litter boxes to the garage or get rid of the cats. Since I couldn't break my sons' hearts, we're trying litter box in the garage and hoping it works.