Thursday, April 09, 2009

Let me introduce you all to...my dog Tucker...otherwise now known in our home as...


...HOUDINI....

He looks like the face of innocence, does he not?
But with a face that cute, you KNOW he is sometimes up to no good.


Exhibit A:
For those of you without children OR dogs, this is the view looking down on a simple metal baby gate. Pretty self-explanatory, right? The gate is in the locked position.


Exhibit B:


Said dog from above, standing on the other side of a locked metal baby gate, in the kitchen. For those unfamiliar with this contraption, in order to open the gate, you need to simultaneously push that little tabby-button-thingie towards the wall with your thumb, while also lifting the door of the gate itself UP and then pushing it out.


Sounds like something you need to be pretty dexterous with (possibly with THUMBS) to accomplish, don't ya think?


Unsolved Crime:


If that is the case, can someone PLEASE, please tell me how this dog--with nothing but paws, claws and a wet nose--is able to open up the gate and greet either myself or Daryl at the front door each night after work???


Is he really Houdini? Is this simple, sweet yellow Lab working magic here, people? And before you say he is a one-trick pony, he has managed to open this gate not once, not twice but at least THREE TIMES so far.


That's talent. I'll give him that much.

And I have no friggin' clue how he is doing it.

12 comments:

Kori said...

He's jumping it. Has to be.

Kori said...

Ok so maybe not. I just went back and read and so you're saying the gate is open when you come home not that he is just on the other side of it. Oops sorry.

April said...

Exactly Kori! THe gate is open AND it's a high gate...there is no way this moose would be able to jump it. LOL

kittyconcerto.com said...

Maybe the latch is broken??? Too funny though.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I have no idea!!! I have a yellow lab named Chloe and she's tricky like that too. When they want to do something, they find a way. He's adorable. Lucky for him because it's probably going to save his hide a lot in the future!!
Chloe has beautiful black around her eyes and it looks like eyeliner. Labs are so pretty. Not the docile animal like in the TV commercials I had anticipated though. :-)

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Perhaps he is working in conjunction with my children . . . there isn't a gate on the market that they haven't figured out how to defeat!

Stephanie said...

It's great preparation for Hunter! I joke that our dog taught us everything that we needed to know about discipline in order to prep us for the twins. Only it isn't really a joke. :) Good luck figuring out how he's getting out.

PixieDust said...

So sweet, dogs are really much more intelligent then we give them credit for. :)

Emily Jean said...

WOW!! You should set up a camcorder and tape him! Who knows?? You may have a dog the world is waiting to see!!

Robyn said...

Hmm, I have no idea how he is doing it.

Tabitha said...

Oh goodness ~ I have no idea!
It is so sweet that he wants to come and say hello when you come home ~ what a little cutie XXXX

Jaina said...

I think it's time for a hidden camera ;)