Will this water trap stop a cunning cat from opening the door?


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/19/will-this-water-trap-stop-a-cu.html


#2

That is so needlessly complicated. I made a stick that prevents the door knob from going down. In some cases a lock on the door works, too. :wink:


#3

My late cat’s best trick was to come masturbate in the living room when guests were there.


#4

My cat used the door knocker when she wanted to come in. First couple of times were very creepy.


#5

Betteridge’s Law: If a headline is posed as a question, the answer is “No”.


#6

Spherical doorknobs are what this guy needs.


#7

“I think we’re going to need a bigger moat”


#8

Or you turn the handles so they are vertical. Few cats can master that trick.


#9

There was Futility Closet episode where the puzzle involved building code in an area requiring circular door knobs to prevent bears breaking into houses. But a guest pointed out that in some areas lever-type knobs are required for disability access reasons.


#10

Maybe this cat’s just tryna get a little privacy.


#11

reason #6,391 to not own a cat (works for velociraptors too): They can open doors.


#12

The water container thing i’m not sure what it was supposed to solve. Definitely i’d rather change to the round handles, either that or electrify a few handles and shock the cat into being afraid of door handles… not that i’d ever do that.


#13

Welp. As a species, we had a good run.


#14

Some times the simple answer is the best answer.


#15

Eloquent way of ending the evening.


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#17

We have one of those cats - and he’s tall enough to reach the doorknob without jumping.

The solution was selective use of round knobs and toddler locks meant for lever-handle doors. Install the toddler locks so the lever has have to be lifted up to open the door.

ADDING: He’s a “Savannah” cat, not ocelot or Bengal.


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#19

Well… there’s your answer.


#20