How do I secure screen to prevent stinking kitten from pushing corner out

by Mark

Usually have one fat white kitten and one skinny white kitten sitting side by side on the patio.

Noticed the fat one huddled in the corner having an anxiety attack, and the skinny one sprinting along the 7th hole of the golf course behind my condo.

Shoeless and shirtless I dragged my twice fused lumbar spine after the little SOB, and after thirty minutes I finally grabbed the prancing whore by enticing him with a treat.

He had pushed out a corner of the screen. The spline has probably seen much better days, but wanted to know if after replacing it, if there is a way of reinforcing the spline to prevent this from happening again.

Then again, there is a no kill shelter two blocks down from here.

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Jul 19, 2017
pushing out screens
by: Mike

Same Problem here. We installed 4' trellises on the outside of our porch by screwing them into the aluminum. It worked for about a week, then the cat started climbing the screen. When he got to the top, he pushed his head into the screen to pop it out, by pushing the spline out.
We are now re-splining every day! Don't really want to put a cat door in. Don't want to deal with cat fights and vet bills, as in the past with outdoor cats. We have pet screen, and extra think spline, which makes for very difficult installation. Tried duct tape over the spline, and he pushed that off too! Next option may to install trellises all the way to the top. Not happy with that look or expense, though.

Feb 19, 2017
Don't do it
by: Anonymous

you have Beautiful cats!! If you let them out to roam intentionally, figure out a way to put a car door in. Will save you a lot of grief. Please be sure they're neutered. If you keep them indoors, as I do, put a matching colored board across the lower part of the screen, from frame edge to frame edge, so they can lay against the board without pushing out the screen. That way they can still look out over the board (maybe 3" high +/- )to survey their "territory" and not push out the screen. They are surely enjoying the sights, sounds and smells from the great outdoors.

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