Today is one of those days where I actually don’t have much to write about. Except maybe how hungry I was at work and I finished my food early and had no cash to buy more. Tomorrow, I’m hoping to have a proper breakfast before leaving, but we’ll see how time treats me. Victor seems to arrive earlier and earlier, though it’s fun to try keep ahead of him in the time game.
As you know, I have been trying to think of ways for me to secure my room so that Gemma can get in and out. While Victor was cutting the shelves for my cupboard, I noticed a box of spare boards and planks behind the house. That was on Sunday. Sometime yesterday, the thought occurred to me. What if there was a plank long enough to reach the window? Gemma had been proving time and again how good she was at climbing. It seemed like a good idea.
“Seemed” being the operative word. It seems that once out, Gemma did not know how to get back in again and was rather dismayed by the fact that she could not find me. I had, in the meanwhile, gone to work. But she’s a baby and it’s all rather new, so give her a few days to get used to it all.
So that is what Victor found. Unfortunately, all the planks were too short to reach right to the ground. The angle is a little steep for her, but we plan to make it more navigable. Either nail a cloth to the board, or small strips of wood, like a mini ladder.
The next picture is my cupboard with the new shelves in. You can tell which ones are new. They are unpainted. If you enlarge the picture, you will see what I meant in the previous entry when I said that the cupboard had the slots all prepared. One just needed to put the wood on top. There is another cupboard just out of the picture, which also has shelves put in. Lots more space to pack stuff and maybe I can get rid of some of the junk below there …
Trudie, will a kitty flap not work, I have a friend who has one and her cat is fine getting in and out and no-one can fit through the flap so her home is quite safe. I will think about this, I know we have kitty ladders, just like the plank in the picture but with carpet nailed to them and then strips of wood every so often to act as steps.. let me know but I’m going to put some thoughts into this for you!
I’m just looking at cost-effective alternatives here. I was going to go a complicated route of having a latch on the door, and a haspen staple on the cupboard to secure valuables, etc etc. Using spare wood is cheaper. In the long run, I’m hoping she’ll be able to jump up to the window without the ladder to help her. She is still a baby, as I said, so hoping it’s temporary … I’ll e-mail you 😉
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