Gus at the Threshold

Gus has always had a hard time going through doorways. Way back when, he wouldn’t go through them at all. We had to carry him in and out.  He very gradually, but skeptically started going through them.  Then we got the automatic doggy door.  He did pretty well with that, he would eventually come in on his own but we always had to coax him out to go outside.  Now that we’ve converted the patio into a room, we have to relocate the doggy door. So, in the meantime, he’s got to use the people door.  

I decided today to record him coming in.  I recorded for 21 minutes and what you see above is the last 8 minutes of the recording.  He has gone in and out much faster than this in the last couple of days. But he’s always very cautious, just not usually this cautious.



10 thoughts on “Gus at the Threshold

  1. When ever I see things like this, I wish I could know how THEY are picturing the situation. My empathy wants so much to find a way to make it easier for them.


  2. Now, this morning, he came in pretty quick. He was hesitant and looked around just a bit and then jumped right in. Of course, Trixie was right there ahead of him.

    We got the doggy door temporarily hooked up last night, but I haven’t made them go through it yet. I worked on a temporary brick landing spot outside this morning. Maybe later today.


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