Closed Doors

Each member of The Herd has at least three crates – in the bedroom, out on the deck, and in the RV. Sometimes, we have closed doors (something about the Hu-dad can be more efficient if we are not under foot, whatever that means), but normally our crate doors are wide open.

outdoor room

Frankie enjoying his outdoor room.

Yesterday, we were all outside. It was gloriously cold for this time of year and we were loving it. Hu-dad happened to glance outside and was surprised to see Frankie’s door closed.

how closed

Now, how was that door closed?

Hu-dad checked and discovered the crate was not latched, just the door pushed closed. He opened the door and wondered how it happened. A few seconds later, the answer appeared.


Apparently, Frankie was keeping a pest away.


  1. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on May 3, 2015 at 4:45 am

    Mom sez: Knew right from the start that Frankie was an intelligent feller!

  2. siku marie on May 3, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Maybe you need a “Do Not Disturb” sign and blinds to close as well! We well understand the sometime need to be pest-free.

  3. Kathleen on May 2, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    18 crates? Good grief! And I thought 5 cats took up a lot of room!

    • The Thundering Herd on May 3, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Well, 19 actually. We are high maintenance.

  4. jane on May 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Oh my God. That is just too funny. Drastic times for peace and t calls for drastic measures. You just gotta love animals and their thinking. Have a great weekend. Hugs and kisses to the herd.

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