December 26, 2015

So Riley Knows How to Open the Bathroom Door


The other evening I was finishing up my shower when I heard Riley meowing loudly in the hallway. I knew what he wanted - to go outside. "Well," I thought, "he's just going to have to wait." Next I heard pushing on the bathroom door. Because our master bathroom is so small, we installed a bi-fold door when we remodeled it. Riley knew that if he pushed on the center of the door, he could get it open! He peeked in once to see what I was doing, then proceeded to push it open more and let himself in. The meowing didn't let up until he finally got what he wanted.

31 comments:

Su Ba said...

That brings a good chuckle! Good ole Riley. I can fully appreciate the fact that he didn't give up until he got what he wanted. Our cats often pull that on us. They are pretty good at convincing us to get up and satisfy their demands. But we love them anyway,

Jayne Hill said...

Clever chap :-}

Sorry I have been AWOL for so long, struggling to get caught up but fingers crossed I am there now. Hope you have had a good holidays.

Leigh said...

Well, that's our job! LOL

Leigh said...

Jayne, good to hear from you! Life can be terribly busy sometimes, can't it? I hope you are having lovely holidays as well. :)

Mary P. said...

We used to have a cat that considered any closed door a challenge. He couldn't get them unlatched, but if they weren't latched securely, he would work until he got them all the way open. If they were latched, he stood outside them and complained until someone opened them. Needless to say, all interior doors were open all night! For some reason, he was fine with exterior doors staying closed.

Mama Pea said...

"Where there's a will, there's a way!" Maybe the saying should be, "Where there's a cat, there' a way."

Renee Nefe said...

You'll never shower alone again. ;)

Dani said...

Ah, feline curiosity, and cunning. Ridley has probably been waiting for the right opportunity to show you he had worked it all out :) Never underestimate a cat... They seem to always get what they want :D

Merry Christmas, Leigh - from our house in South Africa to yours :)

Margaret said...

Now you know...."dogs have owners, cats have staff"

PioneerPreppy said...

Yep I had to put a hook lock on our bathroom door. It never had a lock and the bolt in the jam was not the greatest so the cats could push on the door a while and get it to open. Now they just stick their paws under the door and meow.

Cleopawtra said...

We have a cat that can open a turn knob door knob. If we don't lock the front door out he goes with the young guy in tow. It's amazing watching him open the door. He looks at us after doing so like see what I can do, don't mess with me.

Farmer Barb said...

Silly kitty!

Leigh said...

Oh my, we used to have a cat like that too. He demanded that all doors be open at all times! Humans needing privacy was a non-consideration. :)

Leigh said...

LOL, if they are anything, they are persistent!

Leigh said...

Except if it were up to Riley, I'd get out of the shower to do what he wants! ;)

Leigh said...

And they are very good at communicating what they want! It's interesting that they can figure that out.

And Merry Christmas to you too Dani!

Leigh said...

My next book should be, My Career as a Cat Slave. :)

Leigh said...

Oh yes, the paws under the door trick! So pathetic. Good idea about the hook lock. ;)

Leigh said...

Cleopawtra, now that is amazing! Very smart cat!

Leigh said...

Sigh it comes with the territory. :)

Renee Nefe said...

well you could splash him with water. ;)

Pam said...

Smart Riley....training his human well....LOL! Like they all do! ;)

Margaret said...

Yes, sometimes, not so much staff as Personal Assistant

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Oh,oh, You are in trouble now! Coco likes to come in with me sometimes too just to be near. Nancy

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Smart cat!!!

Lynda D said...

Welcome to my world. Tilly is my shadow which means sitting outside the toilet door and when im in the shower she jumps on the bathroom door until it opens and then sits outside the shower recess. When i get out she licks my feet. (i should be grossed out but im not). Problem is that she leaves the door wide open and anyone walking past can see straight in. Ughh...... Im going to have to train her to close it after herself.

Leigh said...

And the cats do the appointing! LOL

Leigh said...

They do like to keep us company, don't they? I just wish demands wouldn't be made at the most inconvenient times, LOL

Leigh said...

Sandy, it amazes me how they figure these things out. I once remember reading an argument between two "experts" as to whether or not animals could reason. The guy who said they couldn't obviously didn't live with animals (or very bright ones anyway ;)

Leigh said...

Either that or a lock on the door! We used to have a cat who preferred to get his water by licking the wet bathtub or our wet legs. Silly cat!

Leigh said...

And apparently, we are badly in need of training!