I have done the first cat door – see photo.
The jigsaw was like a wild animal and I damn near lost control of it completely. It was a scary ride and I thought at one stage I was going to cut the door in half.
The hole does not match the template provided with the door – in fact it is not even close – but I got the door to fit and have a tub of wood filler to patch the bits and pieces of holes that were not needed.
I will also have to touch up the paint on the door – but overall the outcome was much better than I had expected.
You will notice that Sissi is asleep on her rug on top of the (empty) Sabathi wine box. This is in Cate’s study and is one of her favourite spots. She is studiously ignoring the cat door to the upstairs balcony.
In all fairness who came blame her. It is stupendously hot outside and she has occasionally popped outside – only to return very quickly.
We are making progress with Monika. She cannot get out through the cat door – but can get back in.
This is a massive advance on her pathetic efforts in Vienna where the closest she could get to using the cat door to the balcony was to sniff it.
In retaliation for our new cat door installation Monika has started pissing in our bathroom again. I wish she could find another more imaginative way to extract retribution for out slights – both real and imagined.