how to keep cat from opening latchless door durin ghte day
May 25, 2010 9:11 AM Subscribe
Please help me figure out how to keep the cat from opening the latch-less bedroom door during the day when we are gone and/or not paying attention.
posted by Jenny is Crafty to home & garden (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend and I just adopted a new very large lynx point Siamese mix
a few days ago (we named him Olympuss
!). Due to my allergies we made the sad decision to keep him out of the bedroom so I have an allergy free haven to sleep in. Our bedroom door doesn’t latch, which is a big problem because our bed is his favorite place to spend the day (and the night, but earplugs block the boohooing and those cat-nail caps block the carpet damage from trying to dig his way in, last night was the first night and I feel so bad for him! What a pitiful life
if you cant sleep on your moms pillow curled around her head!) … The not latching is okay during the night when we are sleeping, because we can easily block the door from inside the room. What doesn’t work is during the day, because since we are not in the room, there is no easy way that I can think of to keep the door shut as it pushes in. Right now I have a triple layer of yarn tied around the inside handle, up and over the top of the door then tied to a hanger that is tightly hung up in our hall closet. I have this all up in the air as far as I can, and he doesn’t seem to be able to reach it or able to push the door with his head with enough force to get the door open enough to squeeze through. The yarn/hanger/knot contraption is obviously is not a long term solution. I would like to find a clip or something to do this for us, however…we are not allowed to install anything involving nails or screws in the door or the door frame. I really don’t want to have to put him in the spare bathroom all day after he figures out the yarn setup and I am at a loss as to what to create or buy that would work!