Mittens, my daughter's cat.
He is a very loud cat.
No I mean LOUD.
He cries when he is hungry, wants attention and
to go outside.
BUT kitty, you are an inside cat.
He still does not believe me.
So, he has taken matters into his own and lets himself out.
These are the door handles we have on the front and side storm doors.
He jumps up and unlatches the door and lets himself out.
It is not that we do not want him to be a happy outside cat.
We live on a slightly busy street that many an animal is found dead on the side.
Our neighbors raise homing racing pigeons and it does not make for good neighbors to have to
go get the cat after he has killed prized pigeons.
Not that that has happened, I just don't want it to either.
However, we do not want to spend all summer with our doors closed, we do NOT have
air conditioning and the breeze through the windows and doors is needed to cool the house down.
So we decided to let Mittens, let himself out at his leisure while watching out for him.
So far he is being good and staying close to the house.
Funny thing, this morning after letting him out into the garage, I heard a noise.
I went to check it out, Mittens was trying to let himself IN the same way he gets OUT.