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    Haunted House

    DH was sitting in the livingroom. I was at my sewing machine, as usual, at the other end of the room. The front door was between us. All of a sudden we hear, SSSCCCRRREEECH, SSCCRRREECH and the door pops open. DH lets out a "What the heck" (I'm paraphrasing). I knew emmediately. The cat was out on the sun porch and wanted back in. The screeching was the door rubbing as she tried to open it. I don't know where she gets the strength, but she can open that door to get in and to get out. But this was great cause DH had no idea and when that door popped open, I thought he would pass out!!! I laughed at his disbelief. That door does not open easily.
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    Too funny!! I have a very large dog, she can't open the doors, so she just sits there and knocks (with one paw), until we let her in. If we don't open the door right away she knocks harder and harder until we do. Aren't fur babies wonderful??!!!
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    My fur baby Pearlie, the tuxedo kitty, uses her sharp nails to scratch the glass storm door... I move pretty darn quickly when she does that!

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    I had a cat (weighed about 16 lbs, mostly in his stomach) that simply attached himself to the screen door with a loud thud to let me know he wanted in. Somehow, he never tore the screen door. If he was sitting on top of the opened garage door when I drove into the garage, he would jump off the garage door onto the top of the windshield and proceed to slide down the windshield. By the time he got to the bottom of the windshield, I had stopped the car. Perfect timing.

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    Very pretty Kitty. My cats are declawed and reasons stated here is exactly why. I had a couple years ago that were not declawed and they shredded ends of couch and stair corners. The three I have now are inside only cats.
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    LOL My husband would have wet his pants. We put a cow bell at the bottom of the screen door that my cats would ring if they wanted to come in. I was afraid come winter I wouldn't hear them. Not to worry, they just grabbed the screendoor with their claws and banged it into the frame! LOL

    When they were little we lived in a trailer with a scrap together screendoor. Butterscotch would run and jump on the door and cause it to swing open, Bashful would run in, Butter would then jump down inside and head to the food bowl. Resourceful little buggers

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    mine beat on my bedroom door when they want in to sleep with me and on my sliding closet doors when they want out. can't stand the noise, so they always get what they want.

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    Have ya'll seen that video of the cat reaching under the door and playing with one of those spring thingies doorstop. He grabs it making it go boing boing boing over and over until his owner lets him in

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    My sons two kitty's jump on the screen on their picture window. Just stare into the house till someone gets up to let them in. The kids watch for them!

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    The cat we had when I was a girl, used to stand up and jiggle the doorknob when she wanted out or in. My SIL's German Sheppard could open the car door with his nose. It was a certain type handle. We left one of the child proof locks on the cabinet that had the dry cat food in it, so our 2 cats couldn't get into the food. One cat would sit there and pull at the door, thump, thump, until one of us got up and gave her some food. Animals sure do entertain us.

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    Kola makes a noise at the front door. It sounds like she is throwing something at the house.

    The backdoor is a different story, she has shredded the weatherstripping so bad it needs replacing.
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    Where's the camera when you need it--what a great picture that would have been

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    Yes, this cat and our previous dog have chewed up my dining room chairs. The legs and cross supports look like heck. But they are yard sale finds so I don't worry too much about it. We do stop them when we catch, but it's too late to save the chairs. I've just never been able to bring myself to declaw a cat. Just doesn't feel right to me. To each his own. When granps was diagnosed with dementia, he would play with this barn cat that made itself at home at their place. But the cat would scratch him, so the visiting nurses said that we should either get rid of the cat or have it declawed. I had it declawed, cause gramp loved that cat. When we brought it back, he insisted that wasn't his cat and wouldn't have anything to do with it. The cat curled up in the corner and died. I was devestated. Not sure if cause was the declawing or gramps rejection. On a happier note. I do love my cats, and prob let them get away with Wayyyyyy too much. Mine throws my glasses off the dresser, then wakes me up every morning by licking my face. I think she is trying to hand the glasses to me, cause the very last thing I do is take them off, and the first thing in morning is put them back on. Many times DH has had to help me look, cause I can't see without them! LOL Gotta love them furbabies.
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    very smart cat. they never cease to amaze me with their intelligence and ability to train us as well

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    fur babies train us so that we feel like we are in charge but in reality they are. Love my girls.

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    My DS has a pittie and a boxer. The doors at his home have "handle" type knobs. When the dogs want to go out, they just walk over, open the door, and march out. When they want to come back in, same story! It's hysterical!

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    Years ago I taught a dog to knock down the lever type handles. He taught other dogs and cats. When I moved house the cat went all around the house even if the doors were shut by opening each door. In the end I changed handles. But I had a new front door with a lever, the cat used to pull the lever down then slide off to make a clang sound to let me know when sh wanted to come in. My mother always said it served me right for teaching the dog. .my present cat lives half out and in. If she can't get in she just makes a sound and 3 dogs barking soon get attention. She comes in and sleeps in one of the dogs beds who tries to get in. Clever to their own ends.
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    If I happen to shut my dog in a room, she just lies down and goes to sleep. Won't answer even if I call her. But boy does she streak when I open the door.
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    Did you know that cats can climb ladders? Yep, sure can, I learnwed that many, many years ago. I was home for the summer (from Poland) and staying with my pastor and his family. They left on a one week vacation and left me in charge of the house. My pastor was in the process of paiting the house when they left, so never put the ladder away. The first night they were gone, their cat didn'tcome in the house at night. The very next morning I heard this noise and I had no idea where it was coming from. Next thing I knew, I heard this loud meowing coming from the top of the bedroom window (one of those high windows) and a thud like something was coming through the window. That woke me up for sure! I went outside to see what the noise was a found a ladder next to the window and the cat on top of it wanting to come in! The whole night the cat would climb up the ladder and meow to let me know that he wanted in!

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    Cats are so funny! Would have scared me silly!
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    We don`t have any cats in the house, but I have a small barn full of animals. We have 15 chickens that layed 45 eggs in 3 days, Ruby a banty chicken eats grapes out of my hand, Festus, my donkey, turns the waubel (knob) in the chicken pen and lets them out, and my DH`s driving horse can open a very hard to open door by putting her teeth on the metal round door knob, and she just pulls till it opens. When I feed her some grains, I have to wait till she cleans all the hay away, so she gets every bite. Sparky my mini shetland pony stands on his hind feet to get his carrot every mornning, and the cats un-do the latch on Puff, the rabbits cage so they can play. What can I say, I`ve had them a long time, makes doing chores fun.

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