There is a cabinet in the hallway filled with linens and blankets. Normally the doors are held shut with chopsticks. They don't hold the doors completely closed and the little gap is quite enticing.
Duchess is the epitome of curious cat. She will go exploring and wants to check everything out. Cupboards are especially fascinating to her and this hallway one is her favorite. Duchy will sit in the hallway meowing to be let into the cupboard.
The other day Duchy was at it again so Lukas opened the doors and pulled out the drawers below the cabinet. He set them up as a little staircase and up the kitty cat went. She climbed to the edge of the blankets and checked things out. We left her alone for about 5 minutes and then Lukas went to check on her.
She wasn't there. "Did Duchy jump down?" Lukas asked me. "I dunno. I didn't see her leave, but I guess she must've," I replied. The next thing I heard was Lukas laughing out loud. The grey blanket at the front had just suddenly moved forward. With a careful look deep in the cupboard Lukas saw a little blinking cat eye. Somehow she had climbed all the way to the back and forced her way between the tightly packed blankets. All on her own - what an explorer!