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Old 01-04-2009, 10:00 PM   #16
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Okay, you guys had me laughing.

My son is moving in with his girlfriend and it's her cat. She keeps it in her bedroom now so it is used to being confined in one room (the second cat that caused problems is not coming with them) A room smaller then the kitchen.

Yes, son is allergic to cats so it has to stay out of the bedroom.
(He might like the taxidermy idea but I don't think she would go for it)

Pocket door won't work, no wall for it to fold into. Kitchen cabinets and sink... expense in rented apartment.

The kitchen doesn't have a door, can't fit a door when opened, that was why we were looking for an accordian door with a bottom tract.

See, told you I would have you all thinking... not the answers I expected but... keep them coming.

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:16 PM   #17
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There is a 'doggie daycare' business near here, maybe your son could look for a 'kitty daycare' near him.

or

Get a big, mean dog and keep it on a leash that's not quite long enough to reach the kitchen.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:50 AM   #18
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Why cant the cat be crated while they are out? Please dont tell me they think its cruel! If that is the reason they need to grow up. Also if you son is allergic maybe he should look into allergy medication.

1 more thing, crazy glue is a viable option.
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I am allergic to cats also. I go to my daughters for spans of time,,,and I dont have a problem there. Maybe dander isnt an issue. I have never heard you can feed a cat not to throw dander. IF the cat is inside 24/7 I dont think allergies are same as outside. Does the cat bother his allergies when he is in that bedroom now?? Benadryll or lotradin(sp)which is active ingredient of Claritin helps me survive every day.

ALL inside only cats should be declawed,period Right along with spaying and neutering

NOW saying all that,,,if your son STILL has allergic issues after taking ALL possible precautions,,,and the lady loves her cat more than her boyfriend,,,he has the WRONG girlfriend. I would think she may WANT to find a new home for the cat,at least for a while,,,in an attempt to make her significant other more comfy!! People who think pets are better than people,,,I dont understand

I cant see how keeping the cat in the kitchen is of any advantage,,but I CAN see how keeping it out of the bedroom helps. I can see this cat zipping out any door while your going other way. A folding door of any style would be unhandy to me,,,but maybe I VISIT the kitchen TOO much!!!
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The bathroom is the best idea! I remember my aunts cat used the toilet rather than a litter box! Train the cat to do the same and you will have it made!
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How wide is the doorway to this kitchen?
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How wide is the cat?
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Okay, send me the cat, I'll get you a hamster or something. Cats are pretty free spirited. Whats the point keeping it in one room. As for keeping the cat out of the bedroom, I have at least one that will claw that door down to get in if thats what he wants. I'm not one for having declawing done, and as for animals over people, please don't even ask my wife to vote, I like it here.
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My cats have learned to turn on the hall light if we sleep late, and they open the shower doors too!
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How wide is the doorway to this kitchen?
Normal door size, about 2 1/2 feet but at an angle, not straight.
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Allergy is not really the main issue they are worried about, it's clawing and chewing. She believes that it was the other cat that did the clawing but my son has seen this one also claw. This cat also likes to chew black straps... spagetti straps, usually black ones.

When she adopted it, she signed a paper stating that she could not have it declawed.

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Here is a fun and entertaining idea; get one of those wireless electric pet fences that use a shock collar and line the doorway with the wire you would normally bury in the yard. At first an untrained animal can run right threw it with a yelp but after a while it will learn, the collar can be adjusted for very mild shocks. Then you don't have to worry about moving a barrier for easement and only need to turn on the wire when you leave.

A year ago I installed a real wired electric fence around an acre of my backyard to contain my pit bull, he touched it twice the first day, sounded like he was being raped by wild dingos, I very seldom turn it on any more because he gives it a wide berth. I had to know what the animal was in for so to be fair I also touched it, of course that was after having a few adult beverages (rubber shoes too) I won't go near it again either. I don't abide by animal torture even if it is a cat and would not use it if thought otherwise.
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Why wont they crate the cat? Is it too mean? People always say its cruel to crate an animal, yet when the dog or cat is consistantly bad when left alone they wind up getting rid of it. Then it sits in the pound for 2 weeks till its killed! So whats cruel, crate it or kill it!
Just like these dopes who get rid of pets because of the "new baby". As if the cat or dog are going to plot to kill the child or something.

Stop this debate and buy a crate.

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just put a harness on the cat and hook it up to a leash.. or get an invisible fence and install it around the perimeter of the kitchen.

we just put a door on the kitchen.
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Duct tape.

It fixes everything.

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