My cat Raven loves to sit in the window to watch birds and get some fresh air. Recently, she was in our master bathroom window doing just that, when the “unthinkable” happened.
I had the windows open, airing out the house…
Well, first I must give some background here: Our master bathroom door never latches. The house is over 20 years old and it settled in such a way that the door will not latch when closed. I have tried countless times and countless ways to remedy that issue, but alas…
Anyway, Ravi was enjoying a lovely day, perched on our master bathroom windowsill…
As you can see here, I usually prop the door open so the air current doesn’t close it.
This cat has issue with closed doors – she hates them.
But on this particular day, I forgot to move the hamper. Guess what happened – that’s right! The door not only closed, but it LATCHED!
Oh the Horror!!
I was downstairs when I heard *thump thump thump* and wondered what on Earth was going on up there…went upstairs and found the closed/latched door with a kitty on the other side furiously trying to open it by clawing under the edge and pulling. She succeeded in freeing a few chips off the bottom edge, but that’s as far as she’d gotten.
Very relieved to be freed from her prison, she ran out of the bathroom. I propped the door open to avoid a repeat and came out to my bedroom to find Raven stretched out on the floor in the doorway. She proceeded to vocally scold me. She was mad! This cat rarely meows at all, so it was rather concerting. I offered to pet and cuddle her, but she was having none of it. I apologized repeatedly to no avail.
All I could think was that it would be Murph’s Law: the one time the door latches would be when ‘Fraidy Cat was inside. Oy. Won’t make THAT mistake again!