As I first mentioned here about it, he did it again yesterday. Let me show you how the balcony looks like and the distance between ours and the neighbour's.
You see there? My neighbour's balcony is adjacent to ours, not even at a certain angle where you can easily jump over. We have no idea how Mort can climb up the railing to go to the other side. Really! Clueless!
This is what would happen... First, he'd check out if the dog is also at the balcony (dog's house is placed at the balcony, I think):
|Peek-a-boo! I see you!|
Notice the skeleton of a smaller cage there? When he started to just climb over the railing for a peek, we placed it there thinking it would help to deter him from climbing. But, of course not!
If the dog or the neighbour's sliding door is open (we think Mort can smell the dog), he'll quickly climb up the railing, like so...
|Maybe I should rename him Spiderman?|
Even with the Astro thingy there, I still don't see how he can balance himself enough to get to the other side. And when he wags his tail furiously, that means he's ready to jump. And then you'll start hearing the dog barking non-stop.
Yesterday, when the balcony door was opened, DH was in the kitchen with Mira raiding the fridge, whereas I was in my room to charge my BlackBerry. I was going back to the living area when I heard the scratching of nails on iron and then heard the dog barking rather excitedly.
I looked at DH, alarmed and asked 'where's Momort?'... I quickly check our room (he likes to sleep under the duvet) and DH quickly went to the balcony to see if he's gone over. And true enough, he was there!
DH quickly knocked on the neighbour's door, profusely apologise and picked Mort up. Adoila! Tak boleh lepa langsung. He was sitting on the sofa with us before that. And in a split second he was gone.
Our sliding door is always shut now. Unless we lock him in the cat's cage or in our bedroom when he's sleeping. Otherwise, we'll have to selak the drapes for a clear view of that corner. But he's black so that doesn't work well at night FML.
And, because he can't go to the balcony any more without supervision, whenever he hears the dog bark, he'll do this instead...
|I see you there, Mort!|
Jangan kau ingat kau boleh terbang sudah. This is getting more challenging than taking care of a babe in terms of safety precautions you guys!