Ok.....having undertaken a fair bit of building and creating of the miniature kind over the years, cutting holes to accommodate small doors generally doesn't bother me. However, having to cut a hole in our real life sized back door for a cat flap felt a lot more daunting I can tell you! I had been putting the moment off for a while now..... but today I decided I could no longer sit here and look at the box with the cat flap in.....so I took a deep breath and went for it!
Following much deliberating, we had finally chosen a battery operated microchip cat flap and after watching some very good instructional videos on the manufacturer's website ranging from how to record our two kitties microchip numbers into the cat flap, to measuring and cutting a hole out acurately etc......I felt a little more confident as I wielded the drill and electric jigsaw!!
Actually it was a doddle....very easy indeed and only took a few minutes. I wish I'd undertaken this sooner, instead of being such a wuss and pondering about it for so long.
We have a feeling that the hard bit is yet to come....even though both Freddie and Mollie were nosey and canny enough to climb out whilst I held the little flap up for them almost straight away. But as yet we have been unsuccessful in trying to coax them back in through the cat flap. But it's a start.
I have a feeling that this is going to take some time and we may have to embark on a bit of intensive training involving us being on our hands and knees whilst teaching them the concept of pushing open the door themselves...happy days!