Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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Josie Wales the Outlaw Cat
For the last few weeks, we have found our front door open and all the heat going out. Once I found my Rosie and Josie Wales on the front porch. I nearly paniced when I saw Rosie out, but she and Josie came running when I called. Then my hubby got up the courage to tell me that he had come home and found Rosie by the highway on the verge of stepping into the traffic. He of course paniced and went running and calling and all the time afraid that he would scare her and she would run from him. Well, of course he got to her. Since then we have been trying to keep the front door locked and to never use it. It is the old fashioned lock with a thumb lever over the hand grip. You puch down on the thumb lever and then push the door open. We thought that because it is an old house that the door was just not shutting well.
This morning as I innocently sat reading my newspaper and Josie Wales was in the window sill outside and crying to come in--I ignored her because I didn't want to get up just then. Immediately I felt cold air and looked up to see Josie in the living room. Mystery solved. I went out and got the paper and didn't relock the door. Thankfullly Rosie was still in bed with her daddy.
It is almost impossible to teach old people new tricks. We have never had a locked door in the day time and it is hard to remember to lock back. And two of the back doors are the new ones with a big lever on them--it is just a matter of time until Josie discovers how to open them. Then she can let herself in or out. This would be funny if not for Rosie. Anyone have any suggestions other than getting rid of Josie Wales?