Here's the thing, my dogs need to go into the yard, and I want them to have free access to the yard. The difficulty is the cat.
So, I have this huge, enclosed back yard that I want my dogs to be able to access whenever they like because it would make life easier for everyone. However, I don't want the cat to wander freely about the neighborhood because there are not only other dogs, but feral cats, and the occasional coyote. I'd rather he stick close to home. (Obligatory
picture of said pets).
So my solution is one of two choices that I can see. The first solution is to find a way to somehow keep the cat inside and still find a way to let the dogs in and out. Electronic dog doors are out because he will just wait for the dogs to go out and wander out behind them. I know this because he tries this when I let the dogs out. I would love to find a doggy door that works only for dogs, however Mister the cat is the same size as Cocoa the dog, and anything that works for Cocoa the dog would work for Mister the cat.
The less preferable, but more workable solution would be to find a way to let the cat out but keep him in the yard where other animals cannot get to him. Here's the hard part with keeping the cat inside our yard. We have concrete block fences, which are six feet high on one side and four feet high elsewhere. I'm not a handy person. I have no idea how to attach anything to concrete block. I don't even know if I can
attach anything to concrete block without destroying it. All of the cat containment contraptions I've found in my internet searches are attached to wooden private fences. That I would be able to do. I can hammer a nail. Concrete block? I know nothing.
We have three trees in the corner of the yard that might
give him egress even with a kitty fence attached to our walls. They're angled away from the walls, and he's not that agile, but if he really
wanted to get out of the yard, he could I suppose.
My questions are these: Which of these are more the more workable solution? And why? And how? Or is there another solution altogether that I'm missing?