Part of mom's parents' backyard
We post on Friday that we are going to be posting 3 days per week and then mom goes on vacation and COMPLETELY forgets to schedule something for Monday. It may be time to start looking for a replacement....
Mom did figure out that Soda was opening the foster room himself (he must have some serious biceps in that kitty body). In an attempt to outsmart him, mom went looking for a way to lock the door. The local small hardware store was out of hook and eye locks, but mom saw this lock and though it would work:
Now, keep in mind that mom was at the adoption center for the rescue until 7pm on Friday. Then she stopped to grab something to eat and then came home. All this knowing she was leaving early on Saturday to spend 3 days out of town with her family. Well, she went to install the lock and could NOT get it to screw to the screen door. There just was no leverage with the door standing up. Let it now be said, however, that mom cannot MacGyver a solution with the best of them. She and grandpa agree that very little can't be fixed with WD-40, duct tape or cable ties. In this case, cable ties....
Unfortunately, since mom was leaving early Saturday, the lock didn't get a very good test. From notes from the pet sitters, turns out the door was staying closed enough to keep Soda inside, but open enough that both kittens were getting out. Both Sunday and Monday, Annatto and Goldfish had to be tracked down. At least Goldfish came right back both times, so she is learning people aren't all bad.
Mom has since put another cable tie in the middle of the lock acting as a stop. It may not be a perfect solution, but for under $3 you can't beat it.