Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yofi steps out

With the warm weather hitting us for real this week (today it's supposed to be 85, up to the low 90s over the next few days), it was only a matter of time before one or both of our cats jumped out our bedroom window.

To explain: We have funky old custom windows in our bedroom that open outward, with no screens. (See pic). Since we got the cats last October, open windows weren't really an issue til today, and our other windows are all screened, as is our front door. But the only way to get any air circulating in the bedroom (and throughout the house) is to have all windows open, screens or not. So last night when I saw the bedroom window pushed wide open I knew immediately that Something Was Not Right.

Fortunately Yofi's stomach is bigger than her appetite for adventure, and a quick tour around the yard shaking a bag of kitty treats got her back inside like a shot. Still, it raises the issue about what we're going to do all summer. We'll have to get some screens custom made, or make them ourselves (anyone with easy to follow ideas or instructions please send them along), and be able to fit them in the window in such a way that the cats can't push or pull them out. I'm not much for do-it-yourselfing projects, and we're not in a position to do anything elaborate, like replacing the windows with something more energy saving, which we hope to do at some point. Suggestions, anyone?

1 comment:

Magpie Ima said...

Parkrose Hardware makes custom screens to just about any dimension.