Monday, January 08, 2007

Doors: For Going In & Out.

I just realized that I never posted any pictures of the exterior doors after they got their final coats of paint! It's been over a week. The front door is a happy pumpkin-y orange color. It really enlivens the appearance of the house.
Here's the sunroom door, on the other end of the porch. The window had been covered in a protective wrapper for so long we'd forgotten it was there, so it was a pleasant surprise when Nick the painter unwrapped it to put on the final coat of paint.
The reason I was thinking about doors in the first place (which caused me to remember about the pictures of the paint) is that they are suddenly getting a lot more use. Saturday was the first day we let the cats outside at the new house. They had a great time, investigating the porch and surrounding environs. Sanford roamed quite far from the house, but Iggy & Sprout both seemed to think that the ground was too muddy and wet to go far from the porch. Mostly, they wanted to do what all cats want to do: make the humans get up and open the door as often as possible.

You may remember that we installed a cat door in the west wall of the front entryway. So why are we still opening the doors for our feline masters? Well, although all the cats have gone through the cat door at least once (with assistance), it is taking a little time for them to get used to it. Unlike our old cat door, this one has TWO flaps, one on the inside and one on the outside. This is a VERY complicated thing to comprehend when your brain is the size of a hazelnut.

Not that they aren't all genius' when it comes to what really matters: getting us to do their bidding night and day.


Jeanne Marie said...

I love the color of your front door!

Janet said...

You might tag team with Cary and lure them in and out with tuna or something. Of course, that strategy worked for Phoenix, who was above-average intelligence for a cat. Actually, I'm not sure he was a cat.

addie said...

Yeah, Phoenix was a special being in cat-shaped pajamas.

We can generally get them to go in or out by shaking the nip tub and holding up one of the flaps. The trick is getting them to go through BOTH flaps on their own. They'll get it in a few days, I'm sure.

Mom said...

I also love the color of your door. I didn't know it was going to be painted so this is a great suprise. I love all the colors used in houses these days. Thank goodness the days of all-white houses are gone. Great choice on the color. :)