When we saw our conveyancing solicitor recently, she said we could be moving in 6 to 8 weeks. I keep having to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. It’s taken such a long time to get to this stage.
Anyway, our thoughts are now moving on to the pets we can have at our new house. It’s over fifteen years since we had a dog. Losing him was so painful, at the time we felt we just couldn’t go through that again. But now I think it’s time to get one for the love and company, and to get me out of the house and walking regularly.
A cat could keep him in his place too, as our last one did. She was certainly the boss and used to sit behind him on my lap and gradually push him off, so she had it all to herself. Their antics together used to have us in stitches. She moved to our current house with us but we’ve been without her as well for the last few years.
If I do get another cat, I’ll be going in for this new cat flap I’ve just learned about. It’s called the Pet Porte Smart Flap, and it’s smart because it won’t let any strange cats in. You have to get your cat micro-chipped before you install it, because that’s what lets your cat in. This means it’s better than a magnetic flap that would let in other cats if they are wearing a magnetic collar.
So, if the poor thing is being chased by a big bully of a cat, it can whip through the flap, turn around and laugh at its tormentor through the flap. You can programme the flap too, to keep your cat inside whenever you want. And you’ll probably save on cat food, because no others can come in and steal it.
Mind you, in our house it will have to be put up high so the dog won’t woof it down first.
If you’re interested in buying one of these cat flaps, check out Pet Porte Smart flap.