- Mom goes inside the bathroom unaware that her kitties followed her.
- On their way out, the kitties closed the door and played on the cabinet drawers near the door which blocked the bathroom door from opening.
- Mom slides her phone under the door, gets a hanger and manages to close the drawer cabinets where the cats are playing.
Until now, the cats’ mom Julie Balko cannot determine whether it was a trick or an accident. But her phone uncovered who the unlikely culprits were.
Cats follow their humans everywhere. There is just no privacy— especially in the bathroom. You have to deal with their piercing stares and meows while you bathe or your door will be full of scratches.
Our cats opened the bathroom cabinet drawer, thereby blocking the bathroom door from opening. I took this picture by sticking my phone under the door. Trying with a hanger to close the drawer so I can open the door. A dog would never do this. pic.twitter.com/BmQ2T6PVdO— misplaced comma or Julee Balko when I’m an author (@misplacedcomma2) July 9, 2022
But this time, a pair of kitties managed to lock up their momma in the bathroom.
What happened was, when the kitties got out, they also closed the door and opened the cabinet drawers near it to play. The drawers blocked the door from swinging open.
Under door shot progress. Cat is now in the drawer which does not help. pic.twitter.com/bPXtYq4Xsp— misplaced comma or Julee Balko when I’m an author (@misplacedcomma2) July 9, 2022
When Balko slid her phone under the door, she saw how the cats were unaware or not of the predicament their mom is in as they continued playing when she slid her phone under the door. This also cued her in on what to do.
She got a hanger and slid the drawers close in order for her to swing the door open.
Action shot of kittens actively not helping. Hinges of door are inside so can’t take it off. I’m cursing outside. pic.twitter.com/ggAKL8Lay5— misplaced comma or Julee Balko when I’m an author (@misplacedcomma2) July 9, 2022
And voila! She was out!
After an hour of bending hangers, tools, sticks, weird shaped pliers, and basically anything we could shove through the crack of the door we successfully got the drawer closed and door open. Cats were disappointed the game was over. Humans were happy and taped the drawers shut.— misplaced comma or Julee Balko when I’m an author (@misplacedcomma2) July 10, 2022
Balko said that the kittens were lucky they were cute. She now knows how it is to be a feline mom. She wrote, “I am impressed with the complexity of their fun. Luckily, we got them out and drawers are firmly taped shut for now. My dog watched the whole thing and pretty sure she rolled her eyes. And cursed them for delaying her walk.”
What a pair of kitty pranksters!
Source: The Dodo