I have a Russian Blue named Tiggar and he's an indoor cat. After a previous accident we've realised that he's not too bright when it comes to cars but he's always trying to escape! We have our garden proofed and he really enjoys it out there but the problem we've faced every year is that in the summer we can never have the window open because Tiggar sees it as the great escape. It's been unbearable with the heat and we just couldn't bring ourselves to get one of those ugly window nets. After talking to a friend who recently had shutters installed after a visit to John Lewis we've found the solution. We decided to go for window shutters from Clement Browne, who were also in our local John Lewis and we are absolutely thrilled. They look stunning and we can now have the windows open whenever we like. Keeping the shutter slats open means light and fresh air can get in but Tiggar can't get out! I'm incredibly happy but Tiggar doesn't seem to be.
I thought it might be an excellent solution for us as we have a similar issue for our upstairs windows, not that the cats aren't allowed out but due to at least one we would not trust to go out on to the windowsill & potentially try to jump on to the conservatory roof. We have seen 2 have exit that window in the past - 1 (Penny) managed to reverse & go back along the sill & back in the window whilst the other (Roman) did go out & jumped down on to the conservatory roof (luckily avoiding the roofline spikes!) & had a problem getting a purchase on the sloping roof. He kept sliding but we think the gutter stopped his slide enough for him to get a couple of bounces pack up the roof & on to the windowsill. We were in the garden at the time & had our hearts in our mouths as we watched as it would have been a very hard landing on the patio/pots below. We've also had a cat (Chloe) go out a couple of the front windows onto the porch/garage roof below she was always able to get back in except once, when she was a bit older, & we had to help her. our Lexie is the idiot cat that would try any of these escapades but not succeed as well.
Unfortunately I'm not sure the shutters would suit us as the cats enjoy watching out the window or snoozing on the windowsill cushions we have (they still snoozed there before we had the cushions) & it looks as if the shutters cover the windowsill. But it is worth investigating further, thank you.
We are also looking at the Flat Cat mesh window covers.
Happy days with Roman, Osiris & Lexie (remembering Chloe & Penny)
caz2golden: cool, calm and sunny here today.
Oct 17, 2017 20:00:12 GMT
scallywag: Snap same here but its now 20th f Oct 🤣
Oct 20, 2017 20:23:28 GMT
caz2golden: Another shift down Ophelia to blame on Monday, Brian today!
Oct 21, 2017 13:28:26 GMT
caz2golden: Bridge been shut again, the storm surge caused issues on coastal roads this morning with Newgale, Amroth and Wisemans bridge all being affected. Tenby lifeboat has been launched.....
Oct 21, 2017 13:31:45 GMT
scallywag: anyone getting lots of display probs with the forum ?
Oct 21, 2017 15:10:44 GMT
tonib: I couldn't get on last night (late) but no display issues that I'm aware of
Oct 22, 2017 13:27:48 GMT
caz2golden: fireworks going pop!
Nov 4, 2017 18:27:12 GMT
caz2golden: Its cold outside.....! (and black as pitch so guess rain is about to fall)
Nov 6, 2017 15:58:36 GMT
scallywag: No rain here as yet , not sure if we were even forecast for it here . Been warm in the sun and crisp out the sun
Nov 6, 2017 21:50:02 GMT
scallywag: Sunshine and blue skies again I can put up with this all month all winter in fact
Nov 7, 2017 13:16:44 GMT
caz2golden: Either my computer or the forum is constantly locking my internet up, taken me over an hour to write a short paragraph, it is sending me bonkers!
Nov 8, 2017 16:04:17 GMT
scallywag: What a pain Caz hope the glitch has gone ?
Nov 8, 2017 19:39:38 GMT
caz2golden: I hope it has too, it seems ok at the moment!
Nov 8, 2017 22:36:02 GMT
caz2golden: Last night Phoebe walked into the hedgehog down garden path, quite amusing watching dog jump sideways and give it a good sniff and then carry on her way for the loo. I love hedgehogs. Left some peanuts (for birds) out for it but it went back into border.
Nov 10, 2017 11:01:03 GMT
caz2golden: Swear I heard a mouse with clogs on last night!
Nov 16, 2017 20:15:37 GMT
scallywag: What were you drinking last night
Nov 16, 2017 20:30:25 GMT
caz2golden: I had a headache from hell but promise only on the water
Nov 16, 2017 21:13:44 GMT
caz2golden: Brother just saw hedgehog again, want to go and weigh it to check it is ok for hibernating but by time I got out there it had gone.
Nov 16, 2017 21:14:20 GMT