It was thought that it would be a good idea to put a flap into the wooden structure rather grandly called a summerhouse.....
.....in order that Austin would have somewhere to go in the event of a meteorological or climatic emergency. Heaven forfend that his delicate little furry bod should even come within a gnat's whisker of the precipitation that frequents this part of North West Wales.
Tigger the Tabby learnt after just one lesson i.e. me (gently) shoving his head against the flap, that he could gain entry and receive solace and (sometimes) succour the other side.
Austin, on the other hand, is a more delicate flower and doesn't like things bashing against his head - unless it's my hand when I scrunch his ears and make with the scritches.
As I have said before on this blog, he wants succour and I'm the sucker!
NB the hand in the last picture is of my young assistant who I thank for errrr assisting during the construction of this narrative :)
This shall always continue to make me laugh! Possibly the only cat on earth who is either too proud or too scared to use the cat flap. Bless his soul. I wonder if we shouldn't just invent a revolving door for him?ReplyDelete
It makes me laugh too, Sarah :) I still live in hopes!! xReplyDelete
FaRADaY: Mommy sez to keep this post far far away from Allie & Maxwell cuz they will WANT one of their own! Me, I'm with Austin. I prefer my Purrsonal Servant-- err, Mommy, to do the honors!ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha, so funny. I LOVE the pic of Austin staring out the flap, his eyes say it all. Poor Austin, such a delicate guy.ReplyDelete
Some never learn OR hope dies last...LOLReplyDelete
Austin I think you are a very smart cat that let your mom open the catflap for you !!ReplyDelete
Oh Austin, you have made mommy laugh and me too with these pictures and the directional arrows make it all the better! I LOVE it.ReplyDelete
How delicately she holds the flap for you...it wouldn't do for you to muss your furs...
Ha..Ha..Ha.. Austin, I'm the same ! I love to have a door pawson to open the door for me, We are Top Cat ! we need a service..tee..hehReplyDelete
PS : My dad is my door man : )
Austin would do well living in a house with live-in butler and doorman. Fancy moving to the Ritz Carlton? purrr...meow!ReplyDelete
Oh, Austin, you have quite the life!ReplyDelete
It seems we've struck a chord here! I hope this won't be the cause of grief within kitty households!! lolReplyDelete
CATachresis will soon be showing advertisements for domestic staff ;~]
Austin is just more discerning!ReplyDelete
He is quite aware of the quote "Curiosity killed the cat" and he would rather be safe than sorry!
We're stilling laughing! Your/Austin's summer house is adorable.ReplyDelete
Oh Austin, you silly kitty. But I bet some of us wouldn't like that kitty flap either. Why can't they just open the door and let you in and out. Geez. Take care.ReplyDelete
What a fantastic post - one of my favorite so far!! I love the picture of Austin looking out the windows with the arrows pointing to him! And I can completely visualize him waiting for you to open and close that flap. Apparently since you do succumb to his needs, he will never, ever have to do this task on his own. He appears to have an air of royalty about him!ReplyDelete
An epic filmage!ReplyDelete
Yes, it seems yours truly is the very definition of sucker!!! lolReplyDelete
Thanks for commenting everyone :)
Hallo, Austin, Tigger and Caro.ReplyDelete
We think you are ever so lucky to have a garden, let alone a summerhouse. But we aren't great fans of cat flaps. Long ago, our Human bought us a closed litter-box with a cat-flap to get in and out. It was a transparent cat-flap - just like a window - but we hated it. It made us feel quite claw-strophobic, so we (gently) purr-suaded Mummy to remove the flap.
I think I need one of those for my cats, but then I'm afraid they'd make friends in the neighborhood and invite them all inside as well.ReplyDelete
OMC, what an aristocat :) Meow!ReplyDelete
Emma and Buster
When I was growing up in CA, we had a poodle named Brandy. Brandy was a very sweet and very smart dog. My mom and I found a tiny kitten abandoned in a grocery store parking lot and took him home with us right away. The little kitty was SO small that he was too weak to go outside through the pet door we had for Brandy. So Brandy would go first, keep his head under the flap and turn his body around outside so that the kitty could pass through the opening. Repeat when kitty wanted to come back in.ReplyDelete
Glogirly, such a sweet and amazing story! xReplyDelete
Just as it should be.... The human gets wet to let you in and out of the cat flap.... HEE HEE...ReplyDelete
LOL! I love the question mark. I can hear the wheels turning in Austin's head.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a kitty who needed help, or demanded help, with a cat door.ReplyDelete
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Haha! Austin, we think you have trained your human well!!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by the comment-a-thon.... It's going well... paws crossed that we get to 120.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your support.
Max, Bugsy and Knuckles
Your post made us laugh. Thanks! Oh Austin, you are a character, aren't you! Happy Halloween buddy!ReplyDelete
Brings new meaning to the term 'doorman' or doorwoman'...and really explains the saying 'beck and call'...Teri loves your summerhouse, very Zen!ReplyDelete