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Apr 02, 2008

Ehn! [knob turns]

I'm am going OUT

and you ken't STOP MEH

Ehn! [Right paw action on knob]


Brooke M. says that Rusty the Kitteh will also walk in on you in the bathroom. Of course.

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I love the curled tail action! Ehn!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:11 AM

My cat does the same thing! Managed to actually get out once, so my I had to put a special automatic closing contraption on the top of the door.

Pretty kitty!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:13 AM

I need no kitty doors, MOFO!

But it is fascinating that all my cats have exhibited this door knob turning / unlatching behavior, regardless of the size or shape of the handle.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:14 AM

Our cat does this too. You have to lock doors around here if you don't want kitty interruptions.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:17 AM



 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:20 AM

Caaaat Paaaaants! Caaaaat Paaaants!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:25 AM

That's simply TOO cute. I mean, seriously, I had an immeadiate sugar rush, diabetic coma, and heart attack all at once. This sort of cuteness should simply not exist, and yet it does in all its tailicious glory.. because somebody up there loves it when we collectively go "AWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!"

*sigh* Can I take this kitty home?

Sweet Lady
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:26 AM

My meow learned to do the same thing, she CONSTANTLY opened the door to the bathroom when I was in there, and if I locked the door she would keep trying until I let her in.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:30 AM

Motto of my house:
"You'll Never Pee Alone."

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:32 AM

Ditto Theresa! My legs are the victim of head-butts at the most *ahem* inopportune times!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:38 AM

My cat never figured out how to do this. (Dog love him, he was the sweetest kitty, but not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.) He did like to stick his pawsies under the closed bathroom door though! Too cute!

I'm lovin' Rusty's floofy tail and tippy toe action!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:44 AM

Well, next time your kitty walks in on you in the bathroom, remember all those times you stood around watching her use the litterbox.... :-)

David Harmon
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:47 AM

OK who put the disquise on my calico? Just the thing my psycho kitty would do. She also opens cabinet doors with child latches and dresser drawers. Mr(s) CatPants wins approval from my me-roars

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:48 AM

Looks like the lightswitches are paw-enabled, too.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:50 AM

The stray that adopted us (his name is Spare Cat) lets himself out of the porch after he's "slept it off"...you know, out catting around... :)

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:58 AM

My kittie opens doors all the time, especially the sliding doors of which our bathroom door is a slider! An old cat of ours which was only kept indoors used to jump up the walls while we were at work and we would come home to find all the lights on...

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 06:58 AM

cute kitty I would type in better word but I just got done working 10 hour shift can't spell.
Tailo kitteh wants out to go get more treats....

leah b.
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:02 AM

I used to have a cat who would open the latch on the china cabinet, open the door with her paw, and then carefully squeeze herself inside and just sit amongst the plates and glasses.

Interestingly, a cat opened the door and walked in on me in the bathroom this morning, and he's never done that before. He must have seen this post before I did.

Seven Paws
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:06 AM

ThreeCatNight and David Harmon, once one of my boys was caught with the urge himself, when he thought he should be on bathroom escort duty. He rushed into the litter box room, did his business, rushed back to the bathroom door, and was sitting outside when I opened the door to come out.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:08 AM

PS: My cats' thought proceses when I am in the can:
Stinky: Aha, she is helpless. She must pet me.
Dante: Aha, she is helpless. I think I will sit in her pants.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:10 AM

And here I thought Suki and Shiraz were so bright and unique because they both know how to open doors!

Thank heaven they haven't figured out the lock yet...

Madam X
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:25 AM

Right , I am off next door the foods better.

Hon Glad
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:31 AM

"Stinky: Aha, she is helpless. She must pet me.
Dante: Aha, she is helpless. I think I will sit in her pants."


And here I thought ours were just weird O.o

They haven't mastered the child-safe-locks (yet), but they do the lightswitch thing!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:41 AM

I have not gone to the bathroom alone in over 27 years. (And I usually have 2-4 cats at any given moment)

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:41 AM

With so many cats able to open doors (and cabinets), it's a wonder they haven't figured out how to use the can opener. But no, they still meow to be fed at ass o'clock.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 07:46 AM

My male "Patio Cat" likes to sleep in the kitchen towel cabinet... It's right at eye level and if I forget he's up there, I get quite a scare when I look up and there are two darks eyes staring at me!!! Not to mention getting a towel out, to dry the dishes, and finding Kitteh hair on it!!! *sigh*

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:02 AM

Man, I *HATE* ass o'clock.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:02 AM

There is something wrong with my clocks-- they don't HAVE ass o'clock!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:05 AM

"Rusty the Kitteh will also walk in on you in the bathroom."

Rori the Kitteh used to do that, too. She especially liked the hot, steamy, shower-y bathroom.

Her second fave was face washing and tooth brushing which gave her a convenient back-stool to admire her gorgeous self in the mirror.

K. O'Dee
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:05 AM

MY cat does that too! We lock our bedroom door at night now and always wake up to a jiggling door handle and crying kitty.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:07 AM

My cat, Louisa, opens every door in the house.

If we do not keep them all locked, she opens them and the dog, her happy, foolish accomplice, follows her into forbidden rooms....

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:15 AM

@Theo and Theresa: Otherwise known as the ass-crack of dawn.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:18 AM

My parents' cats do this and the only way they could stop them was by taking off the door handles and putting them back on *upside down*!

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:31 AM

Ass crack of dawn is when they are finally tired's and are ready to eats and then they go sleep all day long while we humans are even, more tired cause they get us up that early....

leah b.
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:43 AM

oh giggle giggle. too cute.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 08:44 AM

My toilet door finishes about four inches from the ground, so skinny Sid crawls under and jumps on the toilet rim while I am peeing, sometimes on him if I am not looking, Plech.

Hon Glad
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:05 AM

When my kitteh was tiny, she would rush into the bathroom whenever I brushed my teeth, and climb up on my back. Now that she's bigger she doesn't do this any more, which is probably a good thing, skin-wise. But part of me misses it, a little.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:17 AM

i sure hope Hon Glad is a guy...or that is really weird from so many, er, angles!

Budgie Blogger
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:24 AM

Budgie blogger: My facade is exposed, I'm a guy not a home counties matron.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:45 AM

@pitkat - what is this contraption you speak of? I need it!

I am glad that I am not the only person that has this problem. Problem for us because we live in an apartment and don't want the cats to get out! We had to use a small box and duct tape to cover the front door handle, and cut a flap in it so we can open it :( That cat also loves to get in the closet and hang from clothes and knock everything off the hangers and shelve, as well as open the door when in the bathroom. Sigh.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:46 AM

Hon Glad --
1) T. M. P. I.
2) if you want, I can hook you up with some nice vinyl 4-inch-wide weatherstrip, just say the word...

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 09:55 AM

When I was growing up, I had a kitty who would do this. For years I had to sleep with my bedroom door open lest I be wakened by the frightening sounds of the kitty turning the knob. I'd always think a burglar was in the house.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:02 AM

Theo: Erm whats T.M.P.I. As for the weather strip my toilet is based on a privy complete with Suffolk latch (thumb latch) and heart shaped spy hole.

Hon Glad
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:05 AM

Too Much Privy Info

(wait wait wait -- "heart shaped spy hole"!!!?! GAHH!)

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Wait now. Take a look at the photo. If Rusty can operate the door handle, fine and dandy. But the door needs to be PULLED towards Rusty in order to open from the side he's on. Can he do that!? Is that what the right paw is doing?! Oy.

I mean, mine can pull open doors, but the door has to be off the latch and then she pulls from underneath or on the side. She's a tortie, so usually she just sits outside the door and makes whatever noise it is that torties make until my head explodes and I let her in. Or out. Whichever.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:35 AM

ass 0'clock!!!! I am still laughing! we have that very same time at our house! and our kittys come in the bathroom too just to see what's up. I once heard that cats hate all closed doors.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:49 AM

"(Yay, let's start the music)Workin my way back to you
guys...with a handle I can
workin my way back to you,
guys...I got loneliness inside...Don't make me go
away (no, no, nuh no-no-no)
working every day...

Totalee Puppy
 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Ass o'clock, a.k.a. 0-dark:30.

cheesybird, I'm pretty sure they know how to use the can opener. They just prefer being waited on. Also, depriving humans of sleep is a bonus.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Theresa: I used to have a Yorkie that would do the same thing.

 |  Apr 02, 2008 at 11:04 AM

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