A man was having an issue with his dog. He would lock the dog in his kitchen, even putting a large wooden board over the window, and yet the dog managed to escape. When it happens once, maybe you could write it off as a random fluke: the door wasn’t fully latched, the dog got out, the wind blew it shut—something like that. A dog can get out of a kitchen once. No big deal.
But it kept happening. Eventually the man set up his laptop to record his dog alone in the kitchen. The dog, it turns out, is determined and amazing.
First the dog gets its front paws up on the kitchen counter. Any dog tall enough can do that. The dog moves sideways until he finds a spot to get the rest of its body up on the kitchen counter. Impressive, but still not much closer to getting out. The dog can now reach the window, but the window is covered by a large slab of wood except for maybe six inches of space at the top.
But this dog really wants to get out of the kitchen. It gets its front paws up on top of the window, so now it’s standing over the sink with his back paws on the counter and front paws on the window.
Then, a show of grit and determination that puts most of us to shame. The dog gets most of its head and one shoulder through the opening at the very top of the window, then uses the leverage to scratch its way up the window cover with its back paws until the dog’s entire body can tumble out the window. Kitchen escape complete!
In conclusion: dogs are awesome and they don’t like being locked in kitchens.