Skip to comments.Video: Cat and dog in daring escape from kitchen
Posted on 10/20/2013 12:24:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Meet Dexter and Gizmo. Their owner, Matt Hirst, would leave them in the kitchen while he was at work, but somehow, they were lazing around the whole house by the time he got back.
Curious to discover how the pair had managed to break free, he set up a camera by the kitchen door to see how they made their daring escape.
The stealthy cat does most of the work by climbing onto his scratching post beside the door. He then fiddles with the doorknob until it opens.
The dog looks on in hope, then reluctantly rushes out, presumably to have a snooze on a comfy sofa. Just before the camera switches off, he mischievously peeks around the kitchen door to see whether anyone saw their rule-breaking antics.
Sorry dog: this time, you were rumbled.
If youre feeling impatient, fast forward to 01:35 on the video for the action.
(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...
Imagine bipedal cats with opposable thumbs and somewhat smarter.
Cats are cleverer than many people believe.
The cat seems to be teasing the dog before he grabs the door knob in earnest. OK Rover, do you promise, you’ll let me lick the doggie earwax out of your ears? You do? OK, I’ll open the door for you.
It was a setup.
The dog ran out but the cat stayed behind.
Obviously, the EVIL cat was trying to cause trouble for the obedient, angelic little dog.
Back in the late 60s my mom kept the dry pet food
in the floor length broom cabinet at the edge of the
kitchen. The black and white fuzzy cat would lay on
his back pawing at the bottom of the cabinet door
until he sprung the catch. One of two German
Shorthair Pointers hovering above would finish the
job and the three of them would gorge themselves
until my mom would show-up and cuss us out for
letting them do it.
Who says dogs are smarter than cats?
Not only did the cat figure out how to open the door, but it let the dog go first to be sure there was no angry human on the other side of the door.
Those two are guilty as hell!
And quite unrepentant.
You gotta wonder if that didn’t hurt.
I just fed Bob and like a big dummy, he didn’t see his deceased rat and struck the Lexan door, instead...thrice.
I had to reach back in and bump ‘im in the snoot with the rat so he could eat.
I doubt Bob’s gonna be openin’ doors, soon.
[I leave that up to Houdini Alice]
I have a German Shorthair...she has been opening doors since she was a few months old. She has even figured out how to open both the french doors and sliding screen door that lead to our deck...so she can get through a “double” barrier.
She often opens the door to the laundry room where we keep the dog food well within her reach. But, she has NEVER messed with it.
On the other hand, we had a hilarious incident during a recent long road trip. There were a couple of days of 10-12 hours in the car, and her food and box of biscuits were in a bag on the floor of the back seat. On one of the longer day’s drives I grabbed a bag of chips when we stopped for fuel and commenced eating when we were back on the Highway. A couple of minutes later, I heard a crunching noise in the back seat..and turned around to find that the dog had managed to get her box of biscuits onto the back seat...she had opened the top and was holding it upright between her paws. There she was, just casually grabbing one treat at a time out of the box as though she were a person snacking on a box of crackers.
It was so funny, that I let her eat about half the box...LOL!
Kilrah avenge me!
Va ka garga ka naru ha garga!
/ end total geek out reference.
My guess would be that the snake was undamaged, but I still winced with sympathy every time I heard that “plop.”
It’s nice to see young kittehs devoting their lives to Ceiling Cat.
“How much intelligence does it take to sneak up on a leaf?”
I hate to tell this story because it reflects very poorly upon me.
One of my Dobes, Arthur, was adept at door handles but I was not initially aware of it.
He, Angus and Merlin slept in the hall of a Craftsman house, right outside the bedroom door.
One night, I was drowsing and heard the ‘rattle rattle rattle’ of the doorknob being twisted.
I stealthily slipped from bed, silently padded to the door and grabbed the handle.
Then, in one mighty, swift swoop, I jerked the heavy oak door open, to catch the mystery ‘criminal’ in the act.
Sadly, I neglected to step out of the way of the door as it hurled open.
It caught me right above my left eyebrow, instantly splitting it open and letting loose a torrent of blood I would have never imagined possible.
I started screaming which woke up sleeping hubby[ex] who bolted out of bed to flip on the light, assuming a murder was in progress.
From somewhere within my bloody shriek fest, I found the wherewithal to giggle madly at the mortified look on his face as he processed the carnage before him.
Meanwhile, Arthur was calmly sitting in the hallway, watching all this, looking extremely pleased with himself.
I started letting the Dobes sleep in the bedroom after that.
Still have the “interrupted” eyebrow scar.
I assume that their overall inherent flexibility is a buffer against falls.
I don’t recall any stories of snakes ‘falling to their death’.
Still...I winced too.
“No offence, but you’d think they’d have come up with some way to overcome 25000 years of sneaking up on bananas.” -Schlock Mercenary reference.
Had a cat that was about s stealthy too.
I think that strip was from the F’sheri-Ganni wars story arc.
Anyone who thinks that cats are always stealthy hasn’t heard the 3 AM Thunderpaws Invitational at my place.
P.S. LOVE Schlock Mercenary.
The stomping run of ruination!
Stealth was an alien concept to that cat, unless the situation involved mice.
Then she was death herself on velvet feet.
Otherwise she was as subtle as a rocket two by four to the face.
Every German Shepherd I’ve ever owned has let himself into and out to the backyard. I’ve never taught them. They just figure it out for themselves.
Re post 8, yeah that’s what I thought of too.
Re post 8, yeah that’s what I thought of too.
Had a rooster once that would peck at the screen door. when the door would bounce back from his pecking, he’s stick his head in the crack between the door and the frame and push himself through.
He then would crow, walk down the hall to our back porch, fight my moms house shoes and then walk into the living room to say hi.
So my impulse to make sure the doors are locked when I hear coyotes isn’t so crazy after all.
Most good dogs think of their humans as leaders
of their dog pack. Shorthairs actually think of themselves
as human. Great stories!
How cute! Crebber Critters!
Sadly ,the loss of working farms in this area,and their replacement by Mcmansions along the roads with the back acreage reverting to wild-growth woodlands have also provided shelter for multiple coyote packs.Since no farmers and their sons are hunting ‘coons and other critters,or shooting coyotes to protect the sheep and cattle ,predators have rebounded.We have lost several dogs and as many cats to coyotes and also cats to owls.We can't keep all the dropped-off pets in the house,and sending them to the “shelter” pretty much gaurantees their death in a few days.
I view this as a conservative cat, and a liberal dog.
One does all the work, and the other one gets the same benefits without doing any of the work.
LOL. We have two sister GSDs who could do that, both types of knobs. You have to lock everything. If they were in their crates they didn’t escape; but their mother knew how. Have another GSD who could escape from his crate. We usually just crate if we need too.
Cats are too smart by half. Funny video!
I lost a good tom cat to coyotes, really hurt to, he was mouser and a snake killer.
Funny about the cat, my daughters cat picks up her food with her paw and eats out of it.
Especially if they've made any recent purchases from ACME Corporation.
Glad you liked.
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I believe that that is called “adding insult to injury.”
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