What’s Behind Drawer Number One?


Chris has always had a need to not only get inside drawers but get behind them. I cannot count how many times I had to remove a drawer because Chris has managed to get himself behind it. A recent post,  Happiness is a Dresser Drawer, is a good example of this.

The problem is caused partly by my carelessness (because I am usually, but not always, the one who opens a drawer and forgets to close it) but Chris deserves some credit too for being so incredibly flexible. I don’t know how he squeezes himself through some of the spaces he gets into.

This morning I was in the kitchen using the juicer I got for Christmas. I opened the bottom drawer then walked away briefly. When I returned, I saw that Puck was very interested in the drawer. I knew this could only mean that Chris was behind it but how could he have gotten back there with all the stuff in the drawer?

Puck looking for Bad Cat Chris

I put my hand in the drawer to confirm he was there and I felt either Chris or a very large rat. I got my camera and stuck it inside and blindly took a picture that came out surprising well.

Bad Cat Chris behind drawer

Instead of taking the drawer out I enticed him with kitty treats. “Who wants kitty treats? Chris? You want kitty treats?”

That worked. Soon I saw a paw stick out into the drawer.

Bad Cat Chris behind drawer

I took some stuff out to make it easier for him and then came his head.

Bad Cat Chris behind drawer

And then the rest of him.

Bad Cat Chris in drawer

Bad Cat Chris in drawer
Oh, the power of kitty treats.

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24 thoughts on “What’s Behind Drawer Number One?

      1. onespoiledcat

        That’s the only time I use them too – mostly I just have to shake the bag – don’t even have to give Sam one – it just works to get him where I want him and he forgets to ask for anything….HAHAHA

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  1. The gang at Sometimes, Cats Herd You

    Amazing how he squeezed back there! Our previous generation of cats had the luxury of a repurposed waterbed frame with drawers underneath that had a regular box spring on it, and they quickly learned to open the drawers and get behind them. Nothing but promises of tasty things would get them out of that sanctuary, either!

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  2. fozziemum

    Hahaahah great pics…Cleo is our behind the drawer wanderer…every time…I have learnt to move swift like the ninja and close straight away any drawers cupboard …sheesh…love the new Header too 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Lol. Cats are funny. I am much better at closing drawers but I am still absent-minded.

      I’m glad you like the header. There are two now that rotate. I want to do a couple more if I can find the time.

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      1. fozziemum

        They are hilarious..when we had the new kitchen put in I had to be extra careful because the drawers in there close automatically…many a tail has almost come to grief..not to mention my fingers.
        I need to find time to re jig my blogs…just way down the list of must do’s…. 😉 Hugs Fozziemum x

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  3. KANAMIA

    My Frimousse would definitely have done this!. She loves to get into drawers/cupboards/wardrobes – you name it! Chris is a houdini! like most cats because he can squeeze into tiny spaces where we would never think they could get into.
    We have to put elastic cords on the wardrobes in our house, otherwise we’d have 4 cats in them each having a snoozy. When they were kittens, we found them in very strange places like under the box filling of armchairs!! It took us absolutely ages to find them, not a peep from them…& us panicking! I’m quite sure that they were very amused.

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