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Author: DeltaDog2 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 129237  
Subject: Re: Questions about doors and pets Date: 6/15/2004 2:33 PM
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We have one of these in the backyard, but it's in a pretty sheltered corner (it's in the wall, not a door). I don't notice much cold air coming through it except on REALLY windy days. I would probably try to keep it somewhere sheltered if at all possible though.

I do think that we've had a neighbor dog come into it once, but I can't say for sure. One of Delta's chewy bones ended up mysteriously in the back yard, even though she normally leaves it by her bed - so I think another critter may have grabbed it. I also once heard the door flapping, and peeked around the corner in time to see a blue jay (of all things) pecking at it. He seemed to enjoy the game as it flapped back at him. He didn't do any damage or get in the door though.

Oh, one other quick note on these, if you're going to put one in a garage door, be sure it's not a "fire door." My parents had an expensive unexpected replacement when they sold their house, they had cut a cat door in which violated some sort of fire codes. It had to be replaced before they could sell, and it was fairly pricey as it had to be a fire door. Maybe someone else knows more about this? (I was a kid at the time so I am a bit unfamiliar on all the details).
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