“Ryan and I were freaking out and we felt really helpless,” she told Fox News.
But when 3:00 a.m. rolled around, Rajah trotted up to their front porch and rang the doorbell.
In the clip, her head popped up in view of the camera and she quickly pressed the bell with her nose, then stared intently at the camera:
Whitacre did not know where Rajah learned to do it and said she and her husband seldom use their doorbell, adding she works from home and the dog is with her all the time and probably had not seen anyone use it through the window.
Rajah was fine once she returned home but did carry evidence of her late-night adventure.
“She had thorns on her and seemed to have rolled in poop,” Whitacre explained. “So, it seems like she had a great time.”
The 18-month-old pup also apparently thought she had misbehaved.
According to Whitacre, “She thought she was in so much trouble and she was sad and sulking, but we were like ‘we’re just happy you’re back.’ It was hilarious, and we couldn’t stop laughing.”