You might wonder why someone would have duct tape wrapped around a door handle. You might also wonder why large pieces of paint are missing from the door area surrounding the door handle.
The answer is Gibson.
Don't let that cute face fool you - this cat is a grade-A asshole. He's discovered that he can stretch out and swat at the door handle to flick it. Did I mention that his favourite time to play this game is at about 3:30 in the morning? We are pretty sure he's trying to escape the apartment, and at this point we're pretty close to just letting him go.
At first we taped a washcloth around the door handle to try to deter him. Eventually, he just worked it off.
Then we tried taping the handle down to the door so he couldn't move it. Now aside from this being very safe in the event of an emergency, it also started to pull paint off the door.
The picture is my preferred method - a tube of duct tape around the handle so when he swats at it, it's too sticky for him. This was working for a while, until he realized that all the other doors in our apartment have handles too. Sigh. The move can't come soon enough.