My husband is an absolute TWAT!!!

(28 Posts)
lb66 Sun 16-May-21 03:04:21

It is coming on winter here in the southern hemisphere and DH is starting to light the fireplace. We have two cats and to keep the heat in DH will continuously close the hall door blocking access to the kitty litters. I tried reasoning with DH by acknowledging his reason, however, we need to come up with a solution for the cats. His reply was two bullets, then walked away laughing, saying that I have no sense of humour. I don't think IBU am I? I refuse to lock the kitty's up n this cold weather and I doubt DH will want a litter box in the kitchen/dining room for the day. DH keeps closing the door and I keep opening it. SIGH!!!! I'm open to any suggestions Mumsnetters...

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Anordinarymum Sun 16-May-21 03:09:01

Lock your husband out smile

BlackeyedSusan Sun 16-May-21 03:12:26

Cat flaps

thenewduchessofhastings Sun 16-May-21 03:12:34

Cat flap?

However I'd be tempted to lock the husband out for the two bullets comment;what a absolute dick.

Zephyr5 Sun 16-May-21 03:16:56

Cats will crap all over the place so that's very unreasonable on his part, but I do think his comment was probably in jest! I regularly threaten to beat my beloved dog up, most recently an hour ago when my DH closed the back door so he peed in my slippers! The dog is still my best mate and my DH has been thoroughly chastised!

Puntastic Sun 16-May-21 03:20:17

As PP have said, an internal cat flap would be the obvious solution, I'd have thought.

1forAll74 Sun 16-May-21 03:47:26

What do your cats want you to do, as cats usually rule the roost in a house. My three cats don't like being messed about,and don't like changes in routines.

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echt Sun 16-May-21 03:48:25

I'm in Australia and feel your pain as it is fecking cold in Melbourne right now and I'm trying to get the fire going. Unless you are happy to piss away the heat by leaving doors open, you need to get them cats to the trays, or, even better, outside. Trays can be outside,

My animals know they have to look me in the eye and indicate the need to access the outdoors.

Internal cat flips, while well ugly, might answer in this case.

BlackCatShadow Sun 16-May-21 03:55:29

We do have a kitty litter in the dining room. I just clean up after them as they go. You can get robotic self-cleaning ones too but they’re quite expensive.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Sun 16-May-21 03:58:07

You say you doubt he would want litter tray in there, so you haven't discussed that then? confused, you just doubt it.

araiwa Sun 16-May-21 04:18:07

So your solution is the cats and people are cold?

KangarooSally Sun 16-May-21 04:42:53

Cat door.

If my partner said that about the cats he would be out in the cold faster than he can blink. But luckily he loves them as much as I do. You need to express how much you don't like that kind of joke so that he won't say things like that again.

violetbunny Sun 16-May-21 05:52:34

Just move the litter tray? We have a top entry one from Kmart (also in Southern Hemisphere) which is completely mess free and cost $20.

violetbunny Sun 16-May-21 05:54:26

This is the kind of tray I mean. You can of course get more expensive versions which look nicer, but the top entry means they don't kick litter all over the place.

https://www.kmart.co.nz/product/cat-litter-box-no-mess/3488805

OlympicProcrastinator Sun 16-May-21 08:04:19

I agree with his suggestion of two bullets.

One for his left testicle and the other for his right testicle.

Flaunch Sun 16-May-21 08:17:35

My cats are quite capable of telling me when they want to do something... or more often, when they want me to do something for them! Closing the door when you’ve got a fire lit is quite normal behaviour.

CaptainMerica Sun 16-May-21 08:21:47

We close the door when the fire is lit. The cats let me know when they want out - normally by jumping on the back of the sofa and swiping at my head.

UnluckyMe Sun 16-May-21 09:10:35

Ffs why come on here and call your husband a TWAT because he made a joke. That is the more twat-ish thing to do!

Ijustknowitstimetogo Sun 16-May-21 09:16:53

Cat flap
rammed over his head.

bumblingbovine49 Sun 16-May-21 09:42:32

That sounds like a joke to me . The sort of make and I'd never hurt an animal . The solution is obvious, an internal cat flap or a covered cat tray. It al.sounds a bit.of of a fuss over nothing to me. Unless there are other issues with your DH, I'd just ignore the joke

Thecatsawinner Sun 16-May-21 09:46:02

Don’t you have heating in other rooms?

MsHedgehog Sun 16-May-21 10:45:01

UnluckyMe

Ffs why come on here and call your husband a TWAT because he made a joke. That is the more twat-ish thing to do!

This!

Pinkywoo Sun 16-May-21 10:49:50

Thecatsawinner

Don’t you have heating in other rooms?

This is what I was wondering.

violetbunny Sun 16-May-21 11:17:01

Thecatsawinner

Don’t you have heating in other rooms?



If OP is in the same part of the Southern Hemisphere as I am, central heating is not very common.

PikachuAndMe Sun 16-May-21 13:07:57

You only need one bullet for the husband.

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