The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122913   Message #2701284
Posted By: Richard Bridge
15-Aug-09 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: If [pets] Had Opposable Thumbs
Subject: RE: BS: If [pets] Had Opposable Thumbs
Both Benjamin and Bonnie (the not-very-intellectual Great Dane) learned how to open lever handle doors in seconds flat. I have known cats to toboggan down bannisters to get the right flight-path onto door levers to allow their lower body mass to obtain a similar effect.

The human answer is to turn the door-lever round by 90 degrees. The sideways action defeats the animal (and some humans too).