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We finally had a cat flap fitted this week to allow Lucy some more freedom. We never bothered fitting one for Gracie as she had proved herself incapable of working the one at our old house unless it was propped open (despite lots of bribery to try!) and she became very adept at letting us know when she wanted to go in and out. Lucy has been showing signs of being a pretty intelligent moggy so we thought we??d take the plunge and hack a hole in one of the doors for her. Her catflap (a very clever one which responds to her microchip) was fitted on Monday afternoon and by Tuesday she??d mastered the art of exiting the house, although she seemed reluctant to try coming back in. I put a couple of paving slabs outside the door to make it a less mountainous climb and demonstrated the technique by pushing her through the flap from outside. However, this didn??t seem to have done the trick and we were planning to give her some more tuition this weekend. When I left for work today she was out in the garden so I was delighted to arrive home this afternoon to find her sitting on a seat inside which she could only have reached via the catflap ?? success! I decided Lucy??s newfound feline freedom was worthy of a photograph and she posed very obligingly in the sunshine for me.

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      Wonderful clarity in her beautiful features - those eyes are mesmerizing! Hope she will a-door her new door!

      2011.05.20 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      Excellent pictures - as yellodog says, its the eyes.
      I'm glad your cat flap is a sign of freedom. For our two at the moment I'm afraid the cat flap is an instrument of repression. They are both cowering away in corners afraid of the stray cat that has taken to coming in. We're seriously considering getting a new flap fitted that's triggered by their i.d. chips.

      2011.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra Vermeulen

      Our cat has one too, he makes good use of it and it keeps other animals safely out!! ;-)

      And for the shots: Beautiful!! I love the light on her face and eyes.

      2011.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      Lovely shots of Lucy. My 3 boys have a cat flap that works with their micrchips. Ripley hated it at 1st- we think the clicking noise- after using the old one and refused to use it so for about 3 months we had to keep a bedroom window open for him to come in and out but finally he accepted it and began using it!

      2011.05.19 Edited Reply Cancel