When I came downstairs, at 7:00 a.m., Emmie was siting on a chair on the patio. I went down MORE stairs (lots of floors in my house) and opened the door. I fixed the screen door, so it would stay open, and went back to the kitchen to make her breakfast. She jumped off the chair and came over to the open door. She sat there and and looked around (I have tried this before, by the way), then she jumped up, came inside, and sat on the rug in front of my door. THEN she walked into the middle of the family room and sniffed the chair legs and sat down. She looked around and then went back outside. BUT SHE CAME INSIDE THE HOUSE. I didn’t say anything, or go by her, I just stayed in the kitchen and tried not to do the happy dance. I did it again before dinner but she just looked inside. This was a HUGE step. So YAY for Emmie’s first in house excursion. 🙂 I can’t leave the door open because of the the squirrels, birds and wasps but there’s hope that she may come in over the winter and just go out for little trips to play. Fingers crossed.