St. John (the 7 month old kitten who registers about a 9.4 on the Richter scale) likes to go outside. Due to many concerns, he only goes outside with me and on a harness. (He has no trouble with it, thanks to us training him to wear it from about the age of a month. I'll have to post a photo of him in it sometime. He's a hoot!) So, St. John likes to go outside and he likes to tell me when he wants to go outside. Like any toddler, he is very verbal about his wants. Generally, I can comply or redirect him and we're all good. I couldn't get it across to him, at this time, that yes we'd go outside but not right now. (I really need to take a Feline Conversation course.) So, he began to jump up the front door. Whether he was trying to open it or trying to look out, I have no idea, but the end result was the blinds broken on the floor and him hanging from his front claws to the window pane. It was hysterically funny, and I laughed long and hard about it, but it left me with a wide open three pained window going half way down the door.
I have a LOT of phobias and the like, and having a front door that anyone can see into sent quivers of icky feelings all down my spine.
I tried hanging up a curtain, but it was too long and too wide. Then I remembered this post I saw on The Frugal Girls:
|How to Add Privacy to Your Front Door with Scrapbook Paper|
(If you look carefully, in the bottom window pane you can see St. John reflected as he cries at the door.)