Thursday, October 20, 2011

Patsy learns a new trick

Dear Mom,
As if it weren't enough that Patsy can open all the interior doors- (that's easy enough, after all, just stand up press the handle down and let her weight push the door open)- last weekend Patsy demonstrated a talent for PULLING open exterior doors and letting herself out.

I thought it was a fluke the first time it happened. I told myself that the door was probably not closed tightly and that is how she came to be with me in the back yard.

A short time later, it happened again. "Did you know Patsy can open the back door", My Hero asked.
"I was afraid of that", I replied with resigned breath.

The third time it happened I was home alone and sitting in a separate room when I heard the back door open. It has been rather damp and chilly. I KNOW that door was shut tightly.

So. Okay. I'll look upon this as a little less dog maintenance if she can let herself out. Even better if she lets Bumper out, too. The trouble is, she doesn't close the door behind her. Yet.

Last night I watched Patsy open the garage door. I recorded it.

To set the stage- My Hero, The Young Man and Uncle Eggie were all in the garage having some sort of manly conversation. I was seated at the kitchen table watching Patsy prancing around the door, head cocked and listening intently. Fun stuff might be going on out there and she wanted to be a part of it.......

You'll have to take my word for it that there was no assistance on the other side of that door.
As we would have said in grade school- "I swear on a holy stack of Bibles."



Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Cool! But trouble too! Clever doggie!

Bonnie Jo said...


philogirl said...

Time to lock the doors.

Christine said...

LOL! I think maybe you're going to have to install some new doorknobs. She's got that figured out for sure.

Terry Golson said...

Clever dog! I had a horse who would let herself out of her stall, then open up her boyfriend's stall door and lead him out to the pasture... does Patsy like to go for drives? Let's just hope she doesn't know how to work keys.

Anne said...

Too funny!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Are the animals getting quicker or are we just getting slower? (I'm grateful Phoebe can't reach the door handle to outside!) Patsy must have places to go and people to see!

Anonymous said...

Hilarious! A dog prodigy!

The fridge may be next.

Michele said...

Patsy belongs in Hollywood. Who needs Lassie, or RinTinTin? They never made me laugh! Michele

Carol L. said...

I love the solutions your fellow bloggers have given you....but I'm thinking NOTHING you do will stop our girl Patsy. She is determined and smart. Too funny.

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