so yesterday, we left hobbes home in his play pen while we attended a 4 year old’s birthday party across the city – we were gone for about 3.5 hours.
when we came back a few hours later, i was surprised to see hobbes greeting me just on the other side of our glass, kitchen door – OUTSIDE OF HIS PEN!
i took him outside first to do his business but when i returned, i decided to put him back into the pen, leave the kitchen, close the door and just stand there and watch. i needed to know how he did it or else i wouldn’t have believed it myself.
doug and chaeli came upstairs just in time to see the little bugger climb up the pen and hop out of it. he looked like a hamster and how they typically climb – a big, fluffy, 6-lbs hamster!
and it wouldn’t have mattered if we had gotten a taller play pen though the one we bought should have been just fine – he was using the horizontal bars like a ladder.
so – after thinking we would have the rest of the sunday afternoon to chill out, we packed up the playpen, grabbed the receipt and went to exchange it for a large crate/kennel that will totally box him in.
doug though it was quite amusing. i, on the other hand, looked down at hobbes, calling him a little suger-honey-ice-tea.
if he escapes this one, i won’t know what to do next!