Oh, The Things One Little Paw Can Do…

Of all the blog posts I have been blessed to write about our Trevor, this one will stand alone as an infamous comedy of errors and unconditional love. I truly hope you enjoy it!!!!

This past weekend, our family decided to load the car up and take a road trip to visit family. Trev always comes with us!!!! This trip, we decided to simply take our time, enjoy the scenery and make frequent stops to get out and stretch our legs. Our journey was going smoothly…Trev and the baby were both sleeping soundly and my hubby and I just passed the miles talking about whatever came to mind. It was nice!!!!

After a few hours, we decided to pull off, stop at the next Rest Area and let everyone take a potty break and walk around.

You sometimes have to wonder if dogs can read…We noticed this sign as soon as we parked….


We looked at Trev and he let out the longest sigh and we just cracked up!!!! We knew what Trev was thinking…Woof, well I’m outta here…


Daddy took Trev for a nice little walk,


loaded him up and got him all situated and comfy.

He suggested that the baby and I should take our turn while he stayed with Trev. So we did. On our return, he told us to take our time and walk around while he visited the facility. He said, “Trev would be fine,” so we left the car running with the ac cranked up for him. We were having a blast running around and hiding behind the shrubs playing hide and seek. When daddy returned, we all walked to the car, pulled the door handle, but it wouldn’t budge. One look confirmed that all the doors were indeed LOCKED!!!! Trev had managed to crawl up on the door console and push the automatic door locks down with just one little paw. We looked at each other, giggled and then realized what a pickle we were in. See, Trev had it made. He had his dog bed and the ac was cranked up. We had a full tank of gas so Trev was fine. All we had was each other and a cell phone. This was Trev!!!!


So, my husband, being the gentleman that he is, simply said, “I’ll take care of it.” He began calling around to locksmiths but it was to no avail because we were so far out from any neighboring cities. He then called the local police and they dispatched someone to our rescue.


We thought we would take a chance and bribe Trev to come to the window holding a fake treat. Maybe we could get him to touch the automatic door lock again with his paw to unlock it. Because Trev is so hard of hearing, we had to yell into the window to get his attention.


All we did was wind up scaring him and making him think he was in trouble. He crawled under the steering wheel…poor thing. We had to wait for two hours for help to arrive, but they got us back in business and it was a beautiful thing!!!! So thankful for them!!!! When we opened the door, poor Trev gave us this pitiful look like… “What did I do? I’m sorry mom and dad!!!!” We just hugged him, gave him treats and told him he was the best!!!! Even the baby looked at him and said “You okay buddy?” It was precious indeed!!!!

When we finally arrived at our destination, this was Trev…



So, the moral to this story is…if you think your dog can read…


Make sure it’s a dog friendly sign!!!! He or she just might lock you out of your car too!!!! Always keep an extra key in your pocket at ALL times and never underestimate just what one little paw can do.

41 thoughts on “Oh, The Things One Little Paw Can Do…

  1. Fabulous story!! I am SURE dogs & cats can read & uderstand Human speak, whatever language it is!!! They know more than they let on believe me!!!!
    I am glad the A/C was on to keep Mr. Trev cool. Those last photos prove he knew what he did & he was having a good ‘doggie’ laugh at his humans!!! He who laughs/woofs last laughs/woofs best!! πŸ˜‰
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo

    • Oh Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue, you are so RIGHT!!!! Trev knew every step of the way what he was doing!!!! It was a wonderful experience and one of the most loving memories I will ever be blessed to have. I am so happy you enjoyed it!!!! Hugs and happiness to you ALL week long. Thank you for being so wonderful to us!!!!

      • Hi Trev & Trev’s Mom…do you have a people name I can call you???
        Trev is a clever poochie there is NO DOUBT!!! I find 4 leggeds far more intelligent then we realize & they have their own quirks & eccenticities too!!!
        We will take the ((hugs)) for sure!!! So far it has not been the happiest of weeks with Nylablue being so sick but we are soldiering on!!!!
        We are glad we connected with you Trev & company!! It is lovely to meet like minded people who love their 4 leggeds as much as I love mine! πŸ˜‰
        Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo

  2. I have had this vision a million times when we stop at Rest Areas with our dogs! You handled the situation so well – you must have been frantic! Trev is none the worse for it, though. He has the cutest face I’ve ever seen…shhh…don’t tell The Red Man. πŸ™‚ Glad all are okay.

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes…yes, it was scary…but thankfully, we can laugh about it now!!!! It is now a wonderful memory we can laugh about for the rest of our lives!!!! Thank you for your kind words about Trev…I really appreciate that!!!! Love and hugs to The Red Man always!!!!

  3. Trev you are a star!! what a crack up..you can tell he thought he was on a winner! ..sure you all nick off and have fun I will just stay and chill!! probably had the muzac going…heheheheh thankfully it all resolved itself well..phew..but what a classic…and the tongue poke priceless…go Trev…you rock !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Hugs from Fozziemum xx

  4. Oh Trev, always the very best and purist of intentions. Keeping a watchful eye on his family and he locks himself in. I’m sure he was wondering what the fuss was about. I bet he slept good after his ordeal, those tend to wear a little body out.

    • Yes, him keeping an eye on us…that was all he was trying to do!!!! Little guy is still resting and recouping…What a great memory he gave us!!!! Happy week to you!!!!

  5. Well we all have a bit of the devil in us and I’m pawsitive Trev knew PRECISELY what he was doing – got himself a little “Trev time” in the cool car while you all had your fun……tee hee….we can be pretty sneaky when we want to! Glad it all turned out well though……. πŸ˜€

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Trev is one talented doggie!!!! He thinks he can do just about anything…This time he did!!!! But, oh, how funny it is now…One.great.memory!!!! Happy day Easy…hope your week is pawesome!!!!

  6. BOL! When my Lab Murphy was a pup (many years ago) I left her in the car for a second with the engine running while I visited the ATM…and yes, she locked me out…good thing the police drove by with a slim jim and got me back inside…I’ve never made that mistake again πŸ™‚

    • BWAHHH!!! Talk about being wrapped around our dog’s paw!!!! Thank you for sharing your story with me…It really helps!!!! I’m so glad the cops were near to help…Shew!!!! Have a great week friend!!!! -Hugs

    • Oh I know…thank goodness for that!!!! It all worked out and now it has turned into a wonderful memory to treasure!!!! Happy day to you!!!! Thank you for reading our little blog…we truly appreciate it!!!!

  7. Goodness me what an experience! Glad everybody “survived” the ordeal! Thanks for sharing I love your photos Trev. You sure are a handsome old fellow! High paws to you

    • Shew!!!! I know it!!!! It’s a great memory now!!!! I feel like I’ve aged 10 years since this weekend…more, more and more grey hairs I find!!!! πŸ™‚

  8. Trev, you missed your big chance to take the car to the nearest drive-thru for a nice juicy burger. πŸ˜‰ My mommy is amazed by your humans’ ability to think so clearly, and we are both very happy that things worked out so well.

    • BOL…I feel like I’ve aged 10 more years over the weekend…the grey is blossoming in my hair!!!! πŸ™‚ oh well…Trev is the best…now it’s just an awesome, funny and cherished memory!!!! So thankful everything worked out…Love and hugs to you both!!!!

  9. Hi Trev. Matilda the greyhound here. I’m a new friend. You are adorable! My mom said that the same thing happened to her many years ago. She got out of her little old-fashioned Saab (that looked a little like a VW bug), and the car was on and her little dog Heidi was in the car. When she went to get back in, all the doors were locked. There was another person who had the key, but it was before cell phones, and she didn’t want to leave the car with the dog Heidi in it. I think she mentioned a little crying that might have gone on. Somehow she managed to contact that person with the key, and some time later, Heidi was liberated. Mom says she remembers being really freaked out!
    -Matilda (MatildasJourney.com)

    • BOL!!!! Thank you for visiting our little corner and for the pawesome work you do in finding these angels their forever homes!!!! Shew, it was such a stressful situation but so happy the ac was on!!!! Now, we are able to laugh about it and it is a new treasured memory!!!! I’m so thankful everything worked out for your mom and Heidi…Have a pawesome day new friend!!!!

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