Dog Spooked by Fireworks Returns Home by Ringing Doorbell | 22 Words

Mary Lynn Whitacre and Ryan Washick's rescue dog Rajah fled from their Simpsonville yard Sunday due to the roar of some Fourth of July fireworks.

At 3 am on Monday morning, the Labrador-Catahoula Leopard dog mix finally returned home, The State reported.

And guess what... she rang the doorbell!!

"We were dying laughing," Whitacre told Inside Edition, describing the Ring camera footage of their doe-eyed pup's clever little trick.

"I don't even know how she knew how to do that. I've never shown her how," Whitacre told South West News Service, according to People. "She doesn't go out in the front yard except to the car, so she's never seen us use the doorbell."

The cute little rescue dog was in her backyard with another dog, Ollie, a 2-month-old Shepherd Mix, when an inconsiderate neighbor set off celebratory fireworks, not considering that it might just frighten the dogs a little too much.

The noise scared Rajah that much that she quickly jumped over the fence and ran as fast as she could in the opposite direction.

Whitacre frantically wrote a post on Facebook after the incident, writing also to animal services in case they picked Rajah up.

"I kept hoping I wouldn't find her on the side of the road," Washick told The State. Defeated, the couple went home. Washick stayed up, waiting.

Then at 3 a.m, he heard the doorbell ring... who could it possibly be?!

"I look outside and thought that maybe someone had brought back our dog," Washick explained.

But no! It was Rajah herself, ringing the bell with her nose. How ADORABLE is that?

Washick shared the footage of Rajah returning home on Reddit and he told another Reddit user that she "sulked in and thought she would be in trouble."

"But we were so happy she was home and she just slept instantly," Washick added.

People's hearts melted in the comments as they found the video footage both adorable and humorous:

"That last look right into the camera," one person wrote. "So are you guy's going to answer the damn door or what?" another person wrote humorously.

Some people commented on her carelessly late return home:

"Not even ashamed of being back so late or running off" and "Dogs can be the most inconsiderate roommates."

While others jokingly said: "That dog should really have a curfew", and: "It's 10 PM. Do you know where your children's dogs are?"

The moral of the story is... please try and be considerate of neighbors and their 4-legged friends when setting off fireworks this weekend!