Roommate let my cat out. *vent*
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Other Pets

Roommate let my cat out. *vent*

This is a discussion on Roommate let my cat out. *vent* within the Other Pets forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category
  • My roommate let my pet out
  • My roommate keeps letting my cat outside

Like Tree7Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-05-2013, 02:11 AM
  #1
Trained
Roommate let my cat out. *vent*

Boots can go outside during the day. I let her out in the morning and she's back in a few minutes. I think she just potties. It makes her happier. I also usually let her out when I get home from work, and she's back just as quick. That said, she doesn't go outside at night/in the dark. She knows that, she's never tried to get out past me.

But my roommate is... aloof, to put it nicely. Everything in her life is met with a fair amount of airiness. She knows Boots doesn't go out at night. Boots has gotten past her before. Instead of being aware that she will try to dart past her, she just dilly dallies with the door open coming in. Once is a mistake. Two times, okay, get it together. But the third? How hard is it to come in and shut the door? Then she tries to call her like a dog. Literally, "Boots, come!" Guess how successful that is?

Boots is a scaredy cat. If you open the door and wave your foot at her, she won't come near you. She's never gotten past me in, oh, 5-6 years. She was semi-feral when I found her. It took me a year to make friends with her. Five years later, she still doesn't like fast movements, doesn't like to be cuddled with, doesn't like to be picked up, everything has to be on HER terms and she's flighty at best. That means you can't rush out the door after her and try to pick her up without freaking her out. Boots' neurosis is not lost on the roommate, so why she tries to rush and grab her once she's already outside is beyond me.

Looks like I will have to explain to roommate again about how to deal with Boots and this issue. Especially since this happens when I am already in bed and do not want to go outside and shoo away the cat she's yeowling at so she can come back in.

I'm over roommates. I don't want to deal with anyone else's mistakes anymore. Le sigh.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-05-2013, 03:46 PM
  #2
Started
It doesn't take much for a cat to slip out passed someone. I'm sure it can be frustrating, but it does happen. Unless you live alone, I wouldnt expect it to never happen again.
     
    03-05-2013, 04:01 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Cat door maybe? If she comes back on her own it may just be easier?
     
    03-05-2013, 06:57 PM
  #4
Trained
I live in an apartment, no cat door.

It's just frustrating that she literally leaves the door wide open for her, when she knows I don't want her out at night. She's not intentionally letting her out, but she doesn't make any effort to prevent it.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-05-2013, 06:58 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Oh oops never mind sorry lol
     
    03-05-2013, 07:34 PM
  #6
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
I live in an apartment, no cat door.

It's just frustrating that she literally leaves the door wide open for her, when she knows I don't want her out at night. She's not intentionally letting her out, but she doesn't make any effort to prevent it.
Posted via Mobile Device
It's your duty to secure your cat. Keep her in a crate at night or in your room.
     
    03-05-2013, 07:38 PM
  #7
Trained
You can't expect your roommate to be responsible for YOUR pet, sorry. It's not like she is calling the cat and kicking it outside.
AQHA13 likes this.
     
    03-05-2013, 10:59 PM
  #8
Trained
Um, no. It is not too much to ask that she don't let the door hang open at night. Nothing anyone says will ever convince me otherwise.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    03-06-2013, 12:50 AM
  #9
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Um, no. It is not too much to ask that she don't let the door hang open at night. Nothing anyone says will ever convince me otherwise.
Posted via Mobile Device
Ookaaay, so it's your way or the highway?

I agree with the others; it's your cat and your responsibility. If you can't train the cat to stay inside (no, I don't seriously think that is a solution), then it's up to you to keep the cat inside.

Or don't have a room-mate.

But you cannot expect a fully paid up member of your household to play watch out for the sneaky cat every time he or she goes in or out of the door. You chose to have a cat, and to tolerate it's behavioural quirks, your room-mate didn't.
     
    03-06-2013, 01:24 AM
  #10
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie    
Ookaaay, so it's your way or the highway?

I agree with the others; it's your cat and your responsibility. If you can't train the cat to stay inside (no, I don't seriously think that is a solution), then it's up to you to keep the cat inside.

Or don't have a room-mate.

But you cannot expect a fully paid up member of your household to play watch out for the sneaky cat every time he or she goes in or out of the door. You chose to have a cat, and to tolerate it's behavioural quirks, your room-mate didn't.
Yes she did. Me and the cats were here first. Again "don't leave the door open" is an easy thing to do. The cat darted past her, but the door was WIDE OPEN for more than just a second. I KNOW my cat won't go out if you just point your toe at her. If you even look like you are going to take a step toward her in any circumstance, she'll skitter away. I am not in the wrong. Again, "DON'T LET THE DOOR HANG OPEN" is not asking too much of anyone. This is just part of the long list of frustrating things with this roommate, which I do believe I said.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
Dog Forums

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roommate chore chart riccil0ve General Off Topic Discussion 34 12-28-2012 09:35 PM
Need to Vent!! maggio Horse Riding 20 09-04-2011 04:19 AM
i need to vent!!! gus_is-my_baby- Horse Health 4 11-27-2007 11:14 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0