Life with someone else’s cat

Holt Renfrew window display

I love how Holt Renfrew always manages to dress up their windows for whatever occasion’s on. The displays are always so ridiculously over-the-top-bordering-on-tacky that they’re pure awesome. They’re totally not the sort of aesthetic that I would associate with high-end fashion.

The cat has reached an important milestone in her life. She has been growing rapidly and is now heavy enough to open the bathroom door by herself. I really should start locking the door, but I have a bit of a locked bathroom door phobia.

When I was really little I was pissed off for some reason, threw a tantrum and then locked myself in the bathroom. It was an old house and the lock was kind of sticky. When I decided that I wanted to come out, I couldn’t get it unlocked and there was no way to open it from the outside. I don’t remember how long it took me to get it open but it felt like forever.

It was a very traumatizing experience that burned deep into my psyche and now the cat is making me revisit it with her squawky whinyness and inability to give people bathroom privacy.

A week ago I got tired of her howling outside the door while I was getting ready to shower so I locked her in with me. She perched herself on top of the shower curtain rod and stared at me the whole time.

She has also developed an appetite for peanut butter, thereby increasing the chances that she will be climbing up my leg at all times.

Holt Renfrew window display

4 Responses to “Life with someone else’s cat”

  1. tammy Says:

    The goalie is insane and amazing, simultaneously. I fear my head may explode!

  2. erin Says:

    I know! I can only look at it with one eye open. Two eyes would mean far too much… whatever it is. It’s crazy.

  3. Mimi Says:

    What you need is a door stop/door wedge. That way you can put it under the door with enough pressure to keep the cat outside, but have no need to fear that the door lock might become stuck.

    Door wedge:

  4. erin Says:

    That’s a great idea. I hadn’t thought of that.

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