So, I have to say I’m still fairly chuffed about my IKEA curtain panel project.
It makes my room so dark and it completely changes the character of the space when they are closed.
However, there is one negative about the panels, and her name is Phoebe.
I have a very clever and very curious little kitteh. It took her all of 30 seconds to figure out how the curtain panels worked and how to push tem around so she could sneak between them.
This is the same kitteh that discovered how to open my bifold closet doors and cupboards in my old apartment.
Anyway, the sneak-thing isn’t the problem. It’s when she attacks the curtain panels.
In the middle of the night.
She has no front claws, but that doesn’t stop her from doing the “paw thing” on different textures. And the panels are woven grass type material.
So her new thing is to paw at one of the panels around 4 am. This sets all the panels to clattering about (they have the metal bars at the bottom) which startles me out of my sleep.
Sometimes she does it a couple times even; I have scold her to get her to stop. Then I have to get up and adjust the panels to block the light.
That darn cat!
Unfortunately, I think she does it now deliberately to wake me up so that I will cuddle with her to get her to curl up and fall asleep. Because invariably she jumps back up on the bed, nuzzles me, and starts purring.
And some folks think cats are stupid.