Apparently, this is a thing that can happen.

Claire Berlinski is an "American novelist, freelance journalist, travel writer and biographer" currently living in Paris, France. That sounds very romantic, in an Ernest Hemingway-Gertrude Stein kind of way, doesn't it? 

A couple days ago, she got trapped in her bedroom when her pet cats (one of which can be seen here  on her website's biography page) somehow or other "knocked the handle off [her] bedroom door," leaving her unable to escape for several hours. That's decidedly less romantic, in a your crazy aunt to whom things are always happening kind of way.

Sources: Claire Berlinski | h/t The Daily Dot