I’ve read all kinds of stories lately about strange critters that find their way into houses through unsecure cat doors. But I didn’t read anything that equalled what happened to my neighbor in Philadelphia.
Officer, I Found Something Stuck in My Cat Door
I lived in Philadelphia just as crack made its way into the neighborhoods. Yes, there’s a lot of hysteria about crack cocaine.
But it is true that its addicts lost all sense of proportion in their desperation to supply their habit.
The best example came from my neighbor who had to replace his cat door. He arrived home to find a stranger wedged partially through the flap. I think the guy got his head and one shoulder into the house before finding himself stuck.
To hear my neighbor tell the tale, it wasn’t nearly as charming as Winnie the Pooh getting stuck in Rabbit’s front door after eating too much honey.
What the Cat Dragged In
I found this terrific video at the blog for SureFlap Microchip Pet Flaps.
Apparently, Dennis is a famous cat burglar. So famous that he helped raise enough money for Homeless Cat Rescue of Bedfordshire, England to buy a microchip scanner.
See what the closed caption camera in his neighborhood captured:
Who Lets the Dog Out
And, because we are a dog blog, we need to give a dog the last word. And Dexter of Dexter’s Ruff Life usually has plenty of them.
Somehow, I think that if Dexter had a doggy door, he wouldn’t have nearly as much fun. Do you?
Pet Flap Inspiration
I set out exploring Pet Doors when SureFlap asked me to promote their contest to name their new dog mascot. It’s been a long, strange trip. So let’s get to the fun news.
From now through August 17, you can enter to win a custom portrait of your dog by sharing the name of the dog who most inspires you.
Either click the terrier on the right side of the blog or go here to enter the contest.