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Old 04-23-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

My husband is going to live longer because he has a pet. Said pet, (a cat) requires certain modifications in our Escape 19.
John cut a hole in settee wall for her to access her litter box (beforehand, he took measurements to select the perfect litter box). He needs only to lift settee cushion and access panel to scoop.

Of course she needs to scratch. A ball of sisal rope and two large hose clamps, wrap, wrap, wrap the table pedestal & clamp. Voila! A scratch post!
The other contraption on pedestal is a foot stool for husband.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Very cool! I was wondering where to put the kitty box ....

I'm also considering camping with my cats but I'm suspicious of the screen door in my 19'. Looks far to easy to climb or burst through.

Other than keeping the main door closed, anyone have any ideas how to deal with the screen door?
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #3
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First try, photos didn't fly. Will try again.
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I have a dog who has gone through the screen door once already, and come close on two other occasions. I've even walked into it myself. I'm considering installing, as an additional screen, one of those magnetic snap contraptions. I just need to figure how to keep it out of the way when it's not really needed.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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Now the door/ hole.
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:44 PM   #6
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Pets and screen door:

Due to first cat disappearing one morning, the replacement kitty has never set foot on dry land. She gets carried from house to truck to TT. As a precaution, we cut two pieces of plexiglass. They are hinged with clear shipping tape. They are tall enough (or should I say short enough) that folded together, they fit under rod in wardrobe. We unfold, leaving enough angle that they will stand in doorway. Used couple pieces of cardboard for prototype.

Since a dog is accustomed to going outside, you might have more of a problem with it "going through the screen". The cat is content to not bolt through the screen door. We still like to use the plexiglass if we are seated outside.
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How quickly we forget. Actually used three pieces of Plexiglass. Very hard to photo with light in doorway, so moved it to table. Draped a couple Kleexex on top so you can find in photo.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #8
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My avatar is every bit as dainty as she looks. Once I'm able to place an order, figuring out puppy modifications is high on my list. The screen door doesn't stand a chance.
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I posted this before but worth doing again.
Do not tie your dog to the awning arm. My buddy did. Brittany Spaniel spotted a bird and took after it, coming to an abrupt stop at the end of his 30' leash ( if you can call 30' a leash ).
When he went to put the awning away a few days later, he found the arm bent enough that it wouldn't slide to close. Had to do some impromptu metal work with a rock and a piece of 2 X 4.
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I have a dog who has gone through the screen door once already, and come close on two other occasions. I've even walked into it myself. I'm considering installing, as an additional screen, one of those magnetic snap contraptions. I just need to figure how to keep it out of the way when it's not really needed.
That is the reason I spray painted a design on my screen door! It is a silver glitter paint that can be seen even in dim light. I was afraid after about 1/2 dozen times going through it, that I may not be able to get it back and working.
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