Sunday, July 14, 2013

We knew the day was coming...

It looks like we'll need to put one of those kiddie safety latches on the cabinet where the Huck chow is stored.

I thought about a Tupperware-type bin for the food itself, but he outmasses the standard size bags of food and would probably just tip the bin out and work at it until he got it open or someone caught him.

16 comments:

JustSomeGuy said...

Hm. Confident cat, with an apparent talent for mischief and lots of time on his paws. Better get the double lock kind...

JSG

Bob said...

What's the old saying? Starve a Huck, feed a Rannie?

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

Use two. I've found that they will learn how to work them, but the lack of opposable thumbs will keep them from being able to work both at the same time.

Old NFO said...

Trust me, the kiddie locks don't work either... they will just break them! BTDT, bought more cat food...

Robert said...

Maybe a 600 lb magnetic lock?

http://www.securitron.com/en/site/securitron/Products/Electromagnetic-Locks-and-Accessories/

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

We bought a dog food container that we found at Sam's Club. You just take the bag, open the top, and drop it into the container. The lid fits on tightly and there is a little hatch to open to dip the food out.

We buy cat food in 17 pound bags though; the big elderly one has to have prescription food and it's cheaper in the big bags.

Stretch said...

Be careful. If your annoyance factor starts to outweigh your servant factor Huck may decide you've more value as a meal.

Brigid said...

Bungee cord around the snap closed container. It works on the raccoons most of the time . .

Alien said...

Dandelion, long since gone, was Houdini. No clue if they're still made, or what was in them, but a local pet store carried "Kitty Loves" - little white cat treats that must have been Cocaine For Cats, came in a small paper cylindrical container. The entire herd went nuts for them, and the girls would wait for their treats, but Dandy defeated almost everything we tried to secure them with except the gun safe. Child safe cabinet latches took him two days to figure out. Final solution was keep them in the fridge.

Randy said...

We use a plastic bucket with two latches on the top. It's probably about six gallons and will hold more than one of those large 22 pound bags. Maybe 30-35 pounds.

Anonymous said...

I have a Vittles Vault (from Petsmart) and it is great. It's easy for me to open (because I have thumbs) but all but impossible for my dog to access. Plus it's airtight so he doesn't even mess with it because he can't smell the food.

Rob Reed said...

We use the plastic square bucket from Scoop Away kitty litter. All that stuff is is gravel and clay. I just washed and rinsed it out pretty good and it works fine. The lid will actually seal as well

Rob (Trebor)

Gerry N. said...

Da Missus and I have two cats and an 80 lb pit bull bitch. None of them mess with the open food bags standing in the corner of the kitchen.

Maybe you need to bark orders to your critters in Norwegian. It works for us.

Gerry N.

bob r said...

I use one of these for my dogs' food. *Very* good containers. A smaller one might be appropriate for cats.

Cheesy said...

I don't care how many thumbs they have, hook a bungie cord into a hole drilled into the lid and the other end into another far enough down the side to make it real snug, and Kitty will have met his match.

Justthisguy said...

Uzi was, in many respects, a very easy-going and laid-back cat, even when it came to catnip. I mean, he really could take it or leave it.

However, when he decided he wanted some, nothing could stop him. I mind the time he got into the kitchen cabinet 7 feet off the ground, retrieved the tub of Cosmic Catnip, got the lid off of it and had his way with it. This was when he was 14 years old.