Thursday, September 17, 2009

Look Who Learned to Open the Door

We know that dear, sweet, Elsie Bear, when she feels like, can open the back door using the lever handle whenever she wishes. She's been able to for years.

Then Tuc came along and figured out how to do so, and Elsie took a back seat to Tuc's door-openings (lazy girl that she is). Why bother putting out the effort when the young upstart can do all the work?

Now Pinot has developed the same skill:







I don't know why I'm surprised; she is her mother's daughter after all.

But, while Elsie opens the door to be with her humans (she's people-focused), Pinot opens the door to bring Kongs in for us to throw for her (she's retrieve-focused).



Tuc, on the other hand, opens the door just because he can -- the goofy galoot!

So now we have three doggie door-openers. All we have yet to do, then (since none of them were born in a barn), is teach them how to close the door after themselves (sound familiar?).

Especially when it's raining.

This weekend is the last official weekend of summer; autumn drizzle is on the way. Guess we have our work cut out for us -- but fast!

'Til next time,
Joan

7 comments:

Momma Teece said...

What a smart cookie she is! Glad to hear your back - hope the neck is still improving! Hugs and butt rubs from Arizona!

JackDaddy said...

If you wanted them to open the door, they wouldn't do it if you paid them! :)

Charlie said...

Just hope they don't learn to open the refrigerator!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Well, ya gotta be focused on somethin' and it looks like - along with opening doors - you gots some focused dogs!

Mrs. Kenagy said...

Joan!?!?!
Where are you? We miss you! Please post for us soon :)

Love,
The Kenagys

Lancaster Puppy said...

amazing skills LOL! My Lancaster is also as persistent.

Wendy said...

Am anxiously awaiting another post from you. Hope all is okay at your house and you are just busy.