Perhaps these next few pictures will better illustrate the problem:
That's right - the bathmat keeps escaping! - did you see how it was getting into the back yard through the dog door?
Sometimes it goes into the lounge room and tries to steal our toys!
So we've been doing some bathmat wrangling!
Here's Trixie catching it just before it sneaks out the back.
This time it made it as far as the yard.
Here's the time we caught it in the lounge room... just as it was about to make off with squeaky chicken...
Trixie soon showed it what's what! Hey, you sneaky bathmat, that's our squeaky chicken! (even if it doesn't really squeak any more - still ours!)
Finally, we trained it properly... though sometimes we have to it on it to remind it where it belongs.