Advice: Jumper

Dear Meankitty,

We are moving soon and we are going to be in a third floor apartment. If we let the cats out on the balcony, will they jump off?



Dear Heather,

I used to jump off a second story balcony before my Human Typing Slave adopted me. It was because I wasn’t being given enough food by my former Human and I had to go searching for more. Plus I’m a little stinker.

Put collars with your phone number on your kitties. Then all you can do is wait and see how “stinky” or hungry they think they are. They will want very badly to get onto the porch if you deny it to them, I can promise you that, and eventually they will manage it.

Meankitty Houdini


2 Responses to “Advice: Jumper”

  1. Sharon says:

    There was an article in the New York Times not long ago on how to turn a balcony into an area that cats (and humans) can enjoy but where the cat can’t jump off the balcony. There are also, it seems, web sites that can tell you how to do this (check under ‘cat run’.) Of course, you may want to check with your apartment management first, but if it’s all stuff you can remove when you move out, then I doubt they’d mind, and would probably prefer it to complaints from the folks living below you about falling cats.

  2. Meankitty says:

    Good plan. We here at Meankitty would much rather see falling dogs than falling cats!

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