Ivy rarely gives up. She is determined and she will maybe give up for a day. But eventually she comes back to the problem that has stymied her and she will keep trying.
Such was the problem opening the drawer of the organizer on my desk.
She has been fascinated with that desk organizer ever since I put it together. She saw rows of various places that she could delight in. So she set about trying to figure out how to open the bottom drawer where she could not reach inside.
If you’ll recall she immediately tore up some envelopes I put in this organizer, so I moved them to the desk drawer.
She has so far ignored the typing paper, but I know that will probably be next.
And so she digs with her big paws. She lays on her side and pushes at it.
Sometimes she gets frustrated and starts chewing the metal at the top.
At times she climbs on top for some reason as though her answer is up there.
“But Ivy, this is not your cat tower and you are not queen of the desk organizer,” I tell her.
She just looks at me as if to say: “Wanna bet?”
Ivy is certainly the most curious cat I’ve ever met. But instead of scolding her I like to let her creativity roam free unless she is getting into something she could break or that might hurt her.
She is an endless source of entertainment around here.
I was sitting at the nearby table eating lunch when she finally figured it out. Out popped the drawer.
Ivy backed up and sniffed at the contents.
I guess she didn’t see anything that really interested her so she turned and walked away from the now open drawer.
I certainly didn’t expect her to figure out how to close it back up. I stood up and closed it myself.
So was it worth it, Ivy? A week of trying to pull out that drawer and then there’s nothing in there that you fancy.
I was somewhat shocked that she didn’t drag something off somewhere, as she usually does. To one of her secret little hidey-holes.
Ivy headed over to her cat tower and crawled inside. Maybe she needed a nap after she finally figured out how to open the drawer.
And the irony of it all is that it turns out there was nothing inside that remotely interested her.