I bet you are wondering how we manage to have our dear wonderful silly unruly Grete dog in a house full of kitties? I'll tell you the answer to this mystery today. The story began with our guardian angel Colby dog. When she came home it was kind of the same as when Grete came home. A big old dog walking in to a houseful of cats is quite the scene. My mom and dad wish they had a video of my first meeting with Grete. She came in the house on a leash, let out one very serious "woof" and I jumped 10 feet straight up in the air before I scrambled for cover! The solution was to use a gate we have at the top of our stairs (which isn't always in place). Daddy cut a little doorway in the big door, so us cats have a way of escaping the dog if we get tired of her. If Grete is upstairs we can go downstairs or the other way around.We hadn't used the door for many years because our Colby dog settled down and we never really wanted to get away from her. We put it back up when Grete moved in. We were almost to the point of taking it down because we all are getting along with Grete, but we are leaving it in place for when Nigel starts to mix it up in the house with everyone. Here I am looking through the door.
Here I am, demonstrating how it works. There really is a little door with hinges in case we ever want to close the little door.
It's fun to play whapping paws through the little door too. It looks like a little door, but even Ginger fits through it.
After Grete goes to bed at night and she's tucked into her crate, Nigel is let out of his room to explore the house on his own. We have seen him use the little door too! Silly Nigel.