Gypsy: An Old Valve Handle

Gypsy has a new problem to solve – it’s an old valve handle, and so far this weathered handle has her stumped, and she has not been able to open our house door.

Gypsy's latest challenge: an old valve handle from Red's Trading Post in The Dalles.
Gypsy’s latest challenge: an old valve handle from Red’s Trading Post in The Dalles.

 

But, she still opens other doors. We took Gypsy with us for a R.V. trip along the Oregon Coast this past week, and on the way home we stopped In Grants Pass, Oregon to see some friends.

 

While we were in the kitchen one morning making coffee, the front door swung abruptly open, and in pranced Gypsy. Jim, my friend’s husband, asked, “Did she just let herself in?”

 

“Yep,” I answered, “She did.”

 

An ordinary round door handle is pretty simple for Gypsy.

Sher and Gypsy under the towering old growth at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Oregon Coast.
Sher and Gypsy under the towering old growth at Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park Oregon Coast.
Bullard's Beach State Park Oregon Coast. Gypsy on her sleeping bag dreaming about new ways to open doors while Bruce plays fiddle tunes in front of the fire.
Bullard’s Beach State Park Oregon Coast. Gypsy on her sleeping bag dreaming about new ways to open doors while Bruce plays fiddle tunes in front of the fire.

10 thoughts on “Gypsy: An Old Valve Handle

    1. Looks like Bruce is making the flames dance to his melodious notes? Hi Walt! Nice to hear from you, and yes Bruce makes those flames dance! His specialty. Teal is here visiting from Alaska, and we’ll have a nice family-neighborhood dinner here tomorrow night! Wish you guys were closer…. Sher

  1. I laughed so hard when I saw the spigot handle on the door in person. I am not sure who is enjoying this game more – gypsy or Bruce! OR me, never knowing what new obstacle I will have to overcome to enter the house.
    Debbie

    1. I laughed so hard when I saw the spigot handle on the door in person. I am not sure who is enjoying this game more – gypsy or Bruce! OR me, never knowing what new obstacle I will have to overcome to enter the house.
      Debbie
      Hello – O’ great farmsitter. I feel for you when I think about what you have to go through to get in and out of our house during your stays. 🙂 Really you deserve a special award! Gypsy and I need to think of something. 🙂

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