Friday, June 22, 2012

Kuro Doesn't Understand Doors

Previous posts:
Meet Kuro
Kuro Gets Less Shy

She's sweet, but there are some things that she just doesn't understand. Doors, for example. If she's standing in a room and the door is open an inch or two, she will wave her foot through the opening, but she hasn't figured out that if she pushes on it, it will open with very little effort on her part.

Here she is, not understanding a sliding door:

We have two litter boxes, a smaller one and a larger one with an odor-trapping clear plastic flap.
Smaller                                                        Larger
I had placed the smaller one in the hallway when I realized that she would only socialize with us downstairs if she was closed out of all the rooms upstairs. Eventually I switched the smaller one with the larger one because her poo had a mighty aroma.

Unfortunately, it turns out that her lack of understanding about doors also extends to odor-trapping clear plastic flaps. She took one look at the new setup, said to herself, "this is an impenetrable fortress!" and pooped on the roof.

I was pretty ticked for the first minute or so, but then I realized two things. One, it was actually really funny. Two, she did her best! She didn't go just anywhere, she put it as close to the right place as possible.

Removing the flap solved the problem.

IMPENETRABLE FORTRESS              Perfectly Acceptable Litter Box

I don't know why you locked me out of the litter box at first, but I'm glad you fixed it and I forgive you.
Kuro is a 6-year-old spayed female, available for adoption through the Japan Cat Network. She is a little shy, but she is quiet and self-sufficient. She has lived in a family with middle-school-aged boys, but I think she would also be a great companion for a working professional, either as a single cat or in a multi-cat household. She doesn't need a lot of attention, but she appreciates it when she gets it. Because she is so quiet, she would do well in an apartment.

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