07 February, 2017

Peek-A-Boo Patty

We've set up a box for Patty to sit in
on the front porch.  He often waits for me
to appear every morning with breakfast.

This view is from inside the house.
You can see the tip of his ear!

There is some more ear...

When I open the front door, he jumps
out of the box, and dances around.

"Hey, what's inside there?" as Patty
looks through the cat flap.

And I always respond, "Come on in, Patty!"
I hold the door open...and he runs off down the
steps and towards the driveway.

And yes...we have two front doors!  The original bit of our house was built in Victorian times, then there were at least two additions, probably in the 1920's and 1940's. At some point, the house was divided for an apartment on the second floor, and the large front porch was enclosed as a permanent room.  It's this once-porch that can be locked off from the rest of the house downstairs, and we use that door as our 'front door'.  The original front door (which Patty's box sits in front of), is now used as a window. The old apartment kitchen upstairs is what we've made into a separate cat room, should I ever encourage Patty and Sweetie to venture up to stay.

I realize that Patty and/or Sweetie have to come in on their own four paws and not be carried in. Both sets of cats know each other, see each other, and smell each other on me.  However, I am guessing that Patty will only play peek-a-boo because he is aware that Chuck and Angel have the territory inside, while his is all of the outside. Someday, we will make him understand that the upstairs Cat Room is for 'O' Cats only!


The Whiskeratti said...

That is quite a nice box. We do hope someday soon the O cats will move upstairs.

Rene said...

Glad the cat trap (aka, box) is working. Our house has front, side, and back doors due to an addition from the 60s. It's actually kind of nice.

Deziz World said...

How adorable. We so hope Patty comes inside soon. We gotta tell ya', mommy would be pickin' him up durin' a luv seesion and carryin' his stripey hiney inside and showin' him 'round. Mommy's notorious fur pushin' boundaries. MOL Big hugs to all

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

That's a nice box for Patty. One day we hope Patty will come inside, but something tells us he actually likes living outside.

Cat Lover said...

So glad Patty likes her box. She is so sweet. Hopefully she will come in someday.
Have a good evening.

pilch92 said...

I wish they would go inside and be safe and warm.

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

So wonderful you are doing your best for them--I hope one day they come inside!!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Oh I pray and eagerly wait for the day that Patty will venture inside!! He loves you sooo much! catchatwithcarenandcody

Ivan from WMD said...

We love that he runs off at the invitation! He is definitely a cat's cat!

Gigi said...

Aww, he's a handsome boy! And it looks like he is very well cared for, thanks to you! We hope he'll make friends with the indoors someday ;-)

Tamago said...

The photos of tip of Patty's ear are so cute :-) I really hope Patty and Sweetie will eventually come inside!

Catio Tales said...

So tempting! PLEASE go in Patty - there'sa pot of gold in there for you if only you knew it.

Mr Puddy said...

I think it's great to have some space for Patty!
And look at the face... so cute!
' Sweet peek-a-boo ' I would say =^x^=

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