Monday, June 23, 2014

It was like a wild animal

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.


  1. Great job, Badger! Not a goat in sight.

  2. I am proud of you!

    I am in crisis mood. I finished making my anchovy paste oyster sauce chicken chicken noodle soup only to discover that I am crackerless.

  3. Excellent job - looks like you definitely measured twice and cut once !
    Have the best day !

  4. Alexia: Thanks there are very small goats but almost invisible.

    esb: Thanks. I find it hard to believe that you would run of of crackers. Have you looked everywhere?

    Me: Thanks. I was a careful as can be.

  5. I spent a good 5 minutes looking for crackers. I buy alot of things in the grocery arena but typicaLLy my wife has been the cracker buyer. I wonder if my son had started eating them too, so maybe that eXplains the sudden lack. And I even had eXtra soup packages, which is rare because my wife wiLL eat the soup but she doesn't use my crackers.