Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Damn Animals!

So, I think I wrote a few weeks ago that Lily, our dog, has learned how to open doors that open inward. That means if you shut a bedroom door with her in the hall, she knows how to jump up and hit the handle so the door opens.

Turns out, our almost 12 year old cat, Luke, has also learned this trick.

We had been shutting our bedroom door (with Lily on the inside) but Luke on the outside because Luke has decided (since we used to get up at 4:30 a.m. to take Lily out when she was a smaller puppy) that 4:30 a.m. should be wake up time. So, every morning at 4:30 he comes in and wakes up the dog by doing full body dive rolls on her head and purring like a truck. Lily wakes up and starts whining and pawing at the bed to go out. Without the interruption, she sleeps peacefully until 6 or 6:30 a.m.

We thought we solved this problem by just shutting the door. But now Luke is opening the door and coming in to wake her up -- and the problem continues. Now we're going downstairs, filling the food bowl with the cats' breakfast, letting Lily out and then bringing her back upstairs, closing the door again, and giving her a toy to play with, which she chews and then goes back to sleep.

Next house is so totally going to have doorknobs and I don't want to lock the door in case X-man needs something in the middle of the night.


Leah said...

Are you talking paddle-handle ones? And doorknobs = round knob kind? Why not just spend 20$ and replace it till the house goes on the market? keep the old one for then, and switch it back out. Maybe they'll have decided by then that the trick no longer works ;)

KTdid said...

Wtf Luke?!?!? I love him and all but, geeeesh. Let a girl sleep in peace.