Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Houdini undone


Remember how I told you about Rocky pulling a Houdini, getting out of his harness without undoing it?

Well - I discovered how he does it - but only because he taught Tux how to do it too!

We were out on the weekend, enjoying the sun and a good book, when my neighbour walked by - it spooked Rocky and sure enough, he slipped out of the harness. I put him inside because he wasn't happy about the neighbours prescence, and went back to the chair to finish my chapter and let Tux have a little more outdoor time.

A few minutes later, I look down at Tux and he's working on his own Houdini - this is how they do it:

Tux positioned himself so he leash was taut, and running over his head - with a good pull, the collar of the harness slips right over his ears and off... he pulls his elbows in and the belly strap slides easily over front legs and head and voila -he's free.

They do it in one pretty swift motion -and I got to admit, it's pretty smart. I guess I have to see if there's any room to tighten that collar...

10 comments:

pendie said...

At least your cats aren't dumb!

Dee said...

Kumho, our neighbor's husky used to do the same trick. She wouldn't pull that on me when I walked her, but she's pull it on Steve EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. She was a little devil.

Araignee said...

We have big net tubes that we put my daughter's inside cats in when we want to take them out. They roll around like giant hamsters in them. It's hilarious but they really love them. They sit in them in the house when they want to go out.

TheBlackSheep said...

LOL! Mine used to just fall over sideways and stop breathing until I took it off, so at least yours keep them on for a while. Maybe if you glued them on? (just joking)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

My cat Spenser could do that. He could also get himself out of those big plastic collars the vet put on him after an operation. I thought it was clever when he opened cupboard doors by bumping them just so to spring the latch. Better keep a close eye on those kitties!

gayle said...

Cats are born contortionists...
Maybe a different kind of harness?

Monika said...

It's amazing where pets can get in and out off. I hope you'll find a solution, so they both can enjoy the outdoors more often.

Delusional Knitter said...

LOL! I can just see them watching you reading ... "OK she's not looking, 1, 2, 3 ... go!"

Frieda said...

Isn't he the picture of innocence ! To think that some humans call them dumb animals ...

lexa said...

The buggers!