Long time RR knows Elsie is our usual door-opener (old sideways video). But because Elsie is in heat, she can't be out with the gang right now. Since Elsie-the-door-lady's absence, whenever they're ready to come indoors the gang has been standing at the door pleading with their pitiful eyes for us to let them in.
Take, for example, Pinot, Rudy, and Tuc below (apologies for the dirty window pane -- go figure...I just can't seem to keep up with six pairs of window-streaking front paws of varying heights and sizes):
That's been the case until (drum roll please)... don't-just-stand-there-DO-something-Tuc took matters into his own hands (ahem... paws). Yes that's his paw on the lever-door-handle seconds before he pushes it down to let himself in.
And let himself in (and the gang) he does, quite regularly now.
He's the spitting image (albeit a taller, darker, but equally-handsome image) of Elsie four years ago (still picture)!
Unlike gentle Elsie, who figured door-opening out by watching us and trying it herself, Tuc stumbled upon his discovery by kangaroo-jumping and vertical-leaping at the back door then accidentally swiping the lever on his way down. ;o) After a few successes he caught on.
I can't wait to get this on video.
'Til next time,
P.S. Aren't you proud, Momma Teese?