I've resigned myself to the fact that JohnnyCashCat and Smooch will never see eye to eye,
and it's best for all concerned that they remain on opposite sides of the door.
Besides, the cat has very important work to do outside.
But he has a knack for making me feel guilty about his perceived inequality,
and I like to do what I can to even the canine/feline score when possible.
So I made the cat a tent for his front-porch naps.
These things are all over Pinterest and are constructed with everyday household items:
a couple of old t-shirts, a towel, baling wire (or wire hangers), and cardboard.
I made this one 12" x 17".
To line the floor, I used a towel stuffed into one of the t-shirts.
Then I stuffed the whole thing into the other t-shirt,
stretching and folding the fabric under the base and fastening it with safety pins.
Smooch: That's a pup tent. What did you give it to him for?
The feral beast investigated his new accommodations several times...
...but I've yet to see him go all the way in to sleep.
JCC: Maybe tonight, after we have a bonfire and you make me s'mores.