Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wonders of Wednesday


This is Kirby. Sweet, smart, full of mischief, smart, nosey, hyperactive, playful, smart.


This is the cat door into the garage. It is set to be a one way portal. We let the cats out and they can let themselves back in.


This is Kirby in the garage.

When Kirby wants out he sits by the back door and ask to be let out. If that does not get our attention, he stands up and pats the knob to rattle it. If that still does not get the response he wants, he starts popping cabinet doors. He can get them open a little and then let them bang shut.

He has sat at the cat door waiting for Angel to come in and will either block the door so she can not come in or try to slip out while she has the flap up.

Yesterday he started pawing at the flap.He was getting a good bounce on it. Then I heard it slap shut. I got up to let him out and he was not in the laundry room waiting.

He has figured out how to hook his claws in the edge and open it to let himself out.

At first we thought is was a fluke, but he repeated it later in the day.

I have tried to get video of him patting the door now and of him opening the flap, but he sees us coming and stops to wait for the door to be opened.

16 comments:

The Monkeys said...

Kirby, now you don't have to wait for your Mom to let you out! Persistence pays off!

GGWandG said...

Yay Kirby!

We had a similar cat flap at the Yellow House. Gandalf could open it by pulling it towards him and then slip out. Momma was not amused. Now we just have the kind that is always open both ways... unless Momma decides to slide the door in so we can't go in OR out. Gandalf is not amused.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Yes, smart is the word of the day. He's got that one figured out for sure.

pawhugs, Max

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I'd prefer to be let out the door too! You go Kirby!

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY, dear Kirby....good job!!!!!!!!!

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Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh wow Kirby that was so smart of you to figure out! We are always trying to figure out how to open doors, but don't usually have any success! We are proud of you for figuring it out - we just hope you don't go out there at the wrong time!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We kitties are smart, aren't we? Don't ever underestimate us.

The Island Cats said...

Kirby, you are so smart!! Good job!!

Mr Puddy said...

Kirby, I proud of you.... Smart Cat !

Darling Millie said...

Kirby is one smart cat! Good job Kirby! Keep your Mom on her toes!

Sparkle said...

I really want to see that on video!

Karen Jo said...

You are really smart, Kirby. That is quite a trick.

Herman

Eric and Flynn said...

You are very smart Kirby. We have a cat flap to go out in the garden but I hate anything touching my nose so wouldn't use it. Mum had to take the flap off so I could walk in and out.
Flynn

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Kirby, you are a genious!!! Good for you! Although you did have your "beans" trained quite nicely! MOL

Forever Foster said...

Well done, you! That's a super cool trick, Kirby.

Brian said...

My goodness Kirby, you're one smart kitty! Self service in a pinch!!!