I got up to see the door was open a couple of inches, and there was a RACCOON on the roof, about to make his way inside our bedroom!!!!! He was a fairly big fellow (or maybe it was a girl, I have no idea) and just sat there on the roof looking at me with his paw on the door, as if he was wondering why I was looking at him. He was not at all afraid to see me standing there on the other side of the glass. I made Artos wake up and look at it because he’s never seen a raccoon so close before. After a couple of minutes the raccoon sauntered away down the roof back towards the tree which I assume was his entry route, looking back at me as if surprised and annoyed that I would spoil his fun. I closed the door REALLY CAREFULLY and went back to bed, but it was a while before either of us could sleep… we weren’t sure that there wasn’t another raccoon who had gone in before this fella!
Now I’m definitely not going to let Roo become an outdoor cat. I’m fairly certain he could hold his own against other cats, but I don’t give him a chance against raccoons. Especially not ones that will climb up on our roof and help themselves to our bedroom!! It’s also definitely time to look into a screen for that door!