Monkey is an indoor cat, and he launched his first successful escape as a kitten. He dodged my foot and careened out the front door, getting about 6 feet alongside the house before I could drop the groceries and snatch him back up. Escape numbers 2 and 3 soon followed… it was a problem in need of serious fixing.
Of course from Monkey’s point of view his escapes were just an extension of play, and I could tell he was having fun. Instead I needed him to understand he was escaping into an outside world filled with imminent danger.
After considering borrowing the neighbor’s dog, I found a safer solution: I borrowed a Halloween mask, bought a cheap radio controlled car, and created…
Yoda the Cat Boogeyman
I positioned Yoda outside, cracked the front door, and sat on the couch with Yoda’s trigger.