Originally posted by eyespy
Emily, I'm so thankful that your Hamlet is doing well and it sounds like he should make a very good recovery. I'm very sorry to hear of your troubles.
Have you ever tried Bitter Green Apple Spray? It's a smell and taste deterrent that my cat just cannot stand to be anywhere near! I'd treat your window screens with it so that the cat doesn't think it's a splendid adventure to come bursting through like that. That hardware cloth reinforcement sounds like an excellent idea as well.
I'll have to try that bitter green apple spray, keep the cats out of some stuff in the house.
Here's a pic of how the screen looks afterwards