It's comforting to have a sturdy header over that opening, where there was none before. The back door was especially alarming, where some yahoo had just cut a hole. In a load bearing wall. The studs just ended at the top of the door! That? Is amazing. We now have a better solution:
I'm looking forward to having a new door in that opening in the next few days. The cat is very confused as to why I can't just let him out there.