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Camouflaged Cat Flap   (+2, -1)  [vote for, against]
So it doesnt look like youve just got a whole in your door.

Cat/Dog flap made to look like the door. I need this because my cat comes in to wake me up in the morning, by scratching on the bedroom door and calling loudly. When I open the door he runs in and lies down in the warm bit (ie the bit where I was sleeping). I have been told not to put a cat flap in the door, as they are nice doors (...?), so I need one that doesnt show up. Would also be good if you have a nice oak front door, or something that shouldnt really have a hole put into it.
-- miasere, Apr 07 2003

Yeehaw miasere! um, whole?
How about an extension for the nice door, whereby the nice door is actually open, but top and side are covered by *whatever* that has a cat/dog flap at the bottom? This would prevent drafts n' stuff.
-- thumbwax, Apr 07 2003


'Twas a flap when I cut out a hole.
But camouflage now makes it look whole.
Through the earlier flap
Came the cat in to nap.
Now he yammers outdoors like a troll.
-- FarmerJohn, Apr 07 2003


My cats are so lazy, they scratch and wait for soeone to open the flap.

Anyway, why not have a flap built-in properly. Put it on a ledge accessible by a small leap from a brick wall. Makes sense if you're a cat.

For your bedroom door, but a sensor than opens the door a fraction if something at cat height lingers out side. Be sure to turn it off if you are making out and the in-laws have come to stay (and particularly if the wife's away too).
-- FloridaManatee, Apr 07 2003


Yeah, you wouldn't want to get caught making out with the cat.
Apologies to [The Kat]
-- Don Quixote, Apr 07 2003


is *camoflaged* an American spelling?
-- po, Apr 07 2003


po: No.

Given this is an inside door, it is such an imposition to sleep with the door open? (In my experience, whatever side of a door a cat is on, it's the wrong side.)
-- DrCurry, Apr 07 2003


It's a homeland security thing.
-- bristolz, Apr 07 2003


Get a dog they are usually intelligent enough to open the door for their elf.
-- silverstormer, Apr 07 2003


I am wondering if you camoflage this bloody thing, us Kats won't know they are there. Don, I have my beady eye on you - watch it. Esecially when I have one half of me inside the catflap and my arse sticking out on the other side, unattended if you know what I mean.
-- The Kat, Apr 07 2003


I guess the cats would get used to the door, and would know where the flap is.

[DrCurry] I dont like sleeping with the door open, and the cat is kept downstairs until about 7am. I shut the door behind it, and it normally leaves via the window. Sometimes it comes in via the window aswell, but thats normally at about 3am, just to make sure I would wake up if there were burglars(cats are very smart, and are always testing their owners home security measures)
-- miasere, Apr 07 2003


If your cat was so smart, she'd take a key. ;)
-- DrCurry, Apr 07 2003


She did - I had to change the locks
-- miasere, Apr 07 2003


Cats. harumph.

No good.

But as an admirer of nice stuff (including doors), I like the idea. +
-- wugah, Apr 07 2003


*obligatory what-if-the-cat-gets-stuck question*
-- LoneRifle, May 14 2003


Should be easy enough to bake. Here's your first post-crash bun.
-- Worldgineer, Oct 15 2004



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