Everyone I know, retired, living a quiet life, everyone walks with their dog when the rain stops.
We walk too, Hubby and I. And, the very minute the rain stops my cat jumps out the window-where she's been pining for hours-and joins the rest of the world sniffing and ambulating in the neighborhood. We all get cabin fever after hours or days or weeks of rain. Especially a cat like mine who is used to constant sunshine from her previous Southern California residence.
Yesterday, Hubby and I shopped for a cat door.
The array is small. A hole with a flap. A hole with a trap. A hole with an automatic door that opens with a special magnet.
We ordered the automatic door/magnet contraption and will call a local carpenter to have a proper hole cut into one of our doors, and hopefully she will have on demand in-and-out experiences.
What if she refuses to wear the magnet? What then?
I know people who have made lots of accommodations for their animals. In our house, when we leave Newkie on her own, we leave a window open wide enough for her to jump in and out. An open window in a rainy environment is not a permanent solution!
How is everyone else with pets coping with winter woes?