The mysterious occurrence which happened to Charlie last night.

Last night, as usual, I put Charlie to his crate, gave him his "sleeping pill" - a kong filled with treats, and wished him "Good night" :). Then I went upstairs to our bedroom.

This morning, exactly as usual, I went down to the kitchen to feed the cat. I always feed the cat first, because she cannot wait. The lights were still off in our living room, but I registered with the corner of my eye that Charlie was, as always in the mornings, in his crate, in his usual "good schoolboy" pose. Like that.

And I turned lights on in the kitchen, and fed the cat. But suddenly, I heard a noise, and... Charlie surprisingly appeared in the kitchen, wagging his tail, and he looked very satisfied with himself.

- Whoa! Charlie, how did you open the crate? - I exclaimed. He did not answer (of course!). I went to the living room and discovered lots of paper scraps. Pages from my Harpers Bazaar Magazine were just torn into pieces. However, no other damage has been discovered. No pee or poo on the floor (which is good, considering he is 6 months old.).

It's clear now that I just didn't close the crate door properly. However, I have a couple of other questions.

What time in the night he escaped from his crate?
If he went roaming around the house, why did he return to his crate by 5 a.m.?

it's all a mystery to me!

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Comment by Alla on December 5, 2008 at 7:14pm
thanks for the interesting post! I love the story! we'll be careful.
Comment by Brittany on December 5, 2008 at 6:58pm
Wow you better be careful with this boy! My corgi has also gotten of of her cate by using her nose to undo the sliding lock but luckily the crate has the option of using 2 locks so we do. You should get a very strong crate becaause now that he knows how 2 get out he will. And he probably went bck 2 his cage because he's used 2 the routine. I have a frind whos dad walkied their 4 dogs the same route eveyday... so one day he is late from work and hasn't walked the dogs they all get loose from the yard so after a few mins they notice the dogs r missing so they go to find them when they do they follow them for a while the dogs all 4 walk the same path they walk eveyday and loop back and walk and right into the yard like nothing happened!! I was amazed when he told me. Sorry for the long comment!
Comment by Alla on December 5, 2008 at 11:50am
so-oooo true! :)
Comment by Renee on December 5, 2008 at 11:47am
Because they're a LOT smarter than we think they are.
Comment by Geri & Sidney on December 5, 2008 at 11:21am
aw, he looks like a little innocent angel, doesn't he? Smart boy!
Comment by Alla on December 5, 2008 at 10:10am
yes, he was! :)
Comment by Kelly on December 5, 2008 at 10:09am
haha aww! He was sure proud of himself wasn't he?
Comment by Laura Jones on December 5, 2008 at 9:56am
Obviously he is just an extremely smart boy!

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