One would think that 11 pounds of puss-cat cannot block access through a house unassisted.
Of course, sometimes it is the moving of the critter that blocks traffic.
The above is a railing on the steps leading from a main street up to the city hall parking garage in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. One wonders if the citizens see themselves as the pullers or the pulled.
This handsome gate guardian is about four feet tall. At the end of the alley, the steps are so long and steep that a lift has been installed for people who can’t climb the sixty or so feet straight up. Schwäbisch Hall is built on the side of a hill and river. The hill can be a bit steep in spots.
And if you need assistance, well:
The German name for a piggy bank is a “savings pig,” or Sparschwein. With the life-ring, it becomes Rettungsschwein, or “life-saving/rescue pig.” The bank was closed for lunch, and I suspect the savings piggy was only for account holders.