We’ve been careful about letting the cats out on the balcony unsupervised because there’s a window ledge next to it that seems tempting.  The other window ledges are over the balcony, like the one in the photo, but there’s this one that’s over a two story drop.


Harriet stepped out onto it the first day, and couldn’t turn around. I was able to grab her and pull her back in, but it makes us nervous. Both of them continue to eye it, but neither has tried again.


At the same time, we’re nervous about one of them deciding to take the step, we’ve also wanted to leave the balcony door open at night in order to cool the apartment down.


We now know that if one, say, accidentally locked both cats on the balcony overnight, they won’t jump onto the ledge. They will, however, be very, very glad to see you in the morning.

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Published on June 11, 2012 05:30 • 30 views
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message 1: by A.C. (new)

A.C. Flory I have a black cat who looks just like your cat on the window ledge. Despite being knocked down by a car and suffering brain damage my Golly can now do all the things cats normally do, including jumping up and down off our deck [despite being about 80% blind] and catching mice.

Cats are amazing and I'm sure your two will be just fine once they've worked out what's where.


message 2: by Mary Robinette (new)

Mary Robinette Kowal They seem to be settling in nicely. We've figured out how to block the door open so they can spend the night on the balcony and still come back inside when they want. They like that.


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