Glitch Glitch

Glitch is not the smartest cat in the shed. He is sometimes brilliant, but sometimes really, really, REALLY dumb. At least from a human perspective.

It’s currently 5:30 in the morning. I don’t want to be awake. I got bumped just enough by a cat to wake up, and see Glitch looking out the window that the head of our bed is against. I thought, “Awww, cute cat’s watching the outside world.”

And then Glitch started sticking his paw out the window, through the wire headboard. And then his head. And then he started trying both at once. Maybe he didn’t realize that it was a second floor window, but I don’t really care. Glitch has never been an outdoor cat, and it’s not time for him to start now! So I started closing the window on him. Unfortunately, it’s only the start of summer, so it’s only going to get worse — Mandrina’s going to want to open windows, I’m not going to be always around to see which one Glitch is currently interested in, so…

Does anyone know how to disinterest a cat from the great-wide world? It worried me.

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  1. Xaandria says:

    We took Milo outside when it was really rainy and wet and miserable, set him on the wet concrete, and started to walk away.

    He was in the door before we were.

    Don’t know if that works for all cats, but it certainly did for Milo. He runs away when doors are open now.

    Window screens may also help. They make ’em nearly invisible now.

    And make sure Glitch is microchipped, just in case precautions don’t work. The best laid plans of mice and men and all that.

  2. Rebecca says:

    The only compromise Liz and I have been able to reach is window screens.

  3. Moira says:

    dude, whaddya mea you don’t have window screens???

    maybe it’s just growing up in a buggy area but this post confused me because I assumed you meant you had holes in existing screens…

  4. Andrew says:

    1910 Early Craftsman != window screens.

    None of the windows have tracks for window screens, and I’m fairly certain Mandrina would gut me like a fish if I were to replace all her lovely old windows with new ones. I’m also fairly certain that’s the reason she’ll be paying the heating costs this winter.

    We’re discussing options, but at the moment, no screens. And windows not too opened, ’cause Glitch is too stupid to try to jump out a FIRST floor window…