Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scaredy cats

Baby gates can do more than keep babies out of rooms they shouldn't be in. In our house, baby gates can keep the cats imprisoned as well.

Doesn't Wally look pitiful?

Our cats absolutely refuse to jump over the gates. Wally will sit at the base of the gate until I see him and lug him over the gate. Slappy just runs from me and looks sad until I take the gate down to let her through.

Their fear of the gates is mind-boggling to me. Slappy can jump to the top of our more than 6-feet-tall hutch (which has breakables on top) without a running start. She used to run along the rafters at our old house. Wally can jump on top of our table, cabinets and washing machine.

But for some reason, they don't think they can jump over the baby gates.

Bob thinks they aren't trying to jump over the gates because they don't have anything to jump onto. I think they are just being scaredy cats.

I gt to lug 17 pound Wally over the gate several times a day. You're probably wondering why I don't just leave them where they are, but we have their litter box in one end of the house, and their food in the other. I don't want to starve them, or leave them for a long time without their litter box.

Silly cats.


Blogger mpotter said...

how hilarious!!!
i can imagine that will be the case w/ me.
i toyed w/ the idea of baby gates for our dining room when they were kittens. to this day, our cat who jumps over our wooden fence has yet to climb our chainlink fence.

i bet it woulda worked.
and i'm glad to know i'm not the only one with weirdy cats.


5:45 PM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

My fatty cats have no problem jumping over the baby gates!

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Holy cat crap - what are you feeding that cat - miracle grow? LOL

Ohhh,I get it - the cat is eating the baby miracle grow.

or is the baby eating the kitty miracle grow? LOL

In either case, that's really funny that the cats won't jump over LOL

11:03 AM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

our Rottie won't jump over the baby gate either....

...or so I thought. No, he's a crafty sly one. I came home one day, and apparently the dog was so sound asleep that he didn't hear me. He was snoozing on the couch. When I came through the door, his head jumped up, and then slowly lowered to the couch. He slllllooooowwwllly got down from the couch, and high-tailed it over the baby gate. What a sneak.

9:38 PM  

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