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 Post subject: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:21 pm 
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We're getting our first snow of the season here and I put plastic on my windows (like I do every year) and Fry and Digit have decided to destroy it. In the past, I've just covered little holes with duct tape, but now I'm talking major holes all the way up the window. Any tips or alternatives?


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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:24 pm 
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Could you maybe plastic the windows outside instead of in? What about taping the holes with double sided tape to deter them from scratching? Tin foil is a good deterrent too - maybe put it on the window sill but keep a small table near the window so they can still sit and watch outside.


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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:34 pm 
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My cats have never bothered the plastic, though the big picture windows they sit in in the winter don't get plasticked.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Robynn wrote:
Could you maybe plastic the windows outside instead of in? What about taping the holes with double sided tape to deter them from scratching? Tin foil is a good deterrent too - maybe put it on the window sill but keep a small table near the window so they can still sit and watch outside.


Thanks for the idea, but no luck on doing it outside. My townhome association would not allow it. I'll have to try the foil.


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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:24 am 
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I have found that putting a few layers of duct tape along the frame of the windows and any cracks does a pretty good job of stopping drafts and is pretty cat proof.

The only problem is that its a hige pain to get that stuff off in the spring.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Thanks Suzy! I hope Patrick is doing well.


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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:04 pm 
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Thanks Suzy! I hope Patrick is doing well.


Thank you for the good thoughts.

I don't want to hijack this thread but a quick update: Patrick has eaten his way back up to 15lbs and at his last check up his blood work looked good. Next month they will do another ultra sound and we should be able to see then if the chemo is working- but for now he seems happy and is enjoying his life-which is all that I want for him. So finger crossed for good news in December.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
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Suzy, that is so good to hear!

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 Post subject: Re: Winterizing and Cats
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Hijack, smijack. I'm happy to hear that Patrick is doing better. My fingers are crossed.


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