August 20, 2009

Who would have thought...

Mr. Pony and I can be particular about some things. This is one of those things.

The cat needs a baby gate across the door to 'her' room ASAP or feline mayhem may ensue... and we already have enough of that.

We thought we had a solution in a DIY option,but the costs for all the wood and our original idea of wooden lattice ended up being prohibitive. Besides the cost, lattice didn't end up looking that nice for an indoor furniture-ish item. So we moved back to the world of pre-made baby gates and... they pretty much all suck. Mr. P and I are on gate number 3, and none have worked well. The first worked in our apartment, but it ripped up the doorframe; the 2nd stripped out on the tension tightener thingys; the 3rd was hard to open (it had a built in gate like the one above) and as we put it up, Pepsi shoved her head through the bars- safety? What is that? So we are moving on... again... *sigh*

The problem is that the stores in Central Nowhere seem to all carry the same things, and we are a bit leery of ordering something that we can't return- we've had a run of craptacular gates so far! Well Mr. Pony found one today that we can return to PetCo if it doesn't work, and it looks fairly nice, so *fingers crossed* this one better work!I think its a good thing we don't have kids- if we were picking something like this out for our child, I'm fairly certain we'd NEVER find something we liked enough!

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. - Mae West

*photos from Amazon

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