IKEA and Cats that Chew Cords

.Hi everyone- I am going to IKEA today and hope to get some fun stuff to raffle off. I love Ikea, but only get there once every couple of years if I am lucky. There are 2 that are only an hour and a half away, but I don’t drive on highways and no one ever wants to take me ( no one meaning my mom or hubby).

My sweet Lucy gave me an early birthday gift ( my b-day isn’t for a couple weeks) . She peed inside the  litter box- I think it was an accident on her part, but I will pretend it is her gift to me as it only happens a couple times a year. Thank you Lucy and she already has her book picked for tomorrow.

Today is behavior day and going to IKEA reminds me of a cord holder I had to purchase there several years ago when my niece lived here and her cat, Nixon kept chewing wires. The cable reel: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20097954/  is like a vacuum hose with a slit in it and is great to cover cords. Another even cheaper option is a pool noodle- those foam sticks that cost about $1, just put a slit down one side.

I miss Nixon, I still get to cat sit for him and his sister, Nellie though. Here he is: 002and his sister:002

Don’t forget to watch Marc Maron tonight- I hope he has a cat on the show. Have a nice day and be sure to look for a contest tomorrow.



  1. good post. i never imagined a cat would do something like this until i adopted Princess Leia. she chews every cord in the house. i got a similar product that holds multiple cords through amazon. the power cords are the big problem cuz they can literally electrocute themselves. she did bite through the power cord to my laptop once and it caused a flame, a pop and a burn mark on the floor and cord, but Leia was fine. my vet said she got lucky. now the cords that aren’t in those holders in my house all get sprayed with this bitter yuck stuff i got from Petco. but be careful with the sprays, they are really noxious and you can easily get the spray on your hands and even face. not pleasant to mace yourself.

    1. I am glad Princess Leia didn’t get hurt. We tried the bitter stuff with Nixon and he even chewed on the spray bottle of it. Glad you liked the post and thanks for stopping by the blog.

  2. There is an IKEA in Atlanta, it’s been there several years. I went last week for first time. Very interesting place! My daughter bought a desk made in Japan 🙂

    Looking forward to what you have in auction, and nice to meet you!

    1. Thanks for stopping by- I will check your blog out too. I love seeing kitty blogs.

  3. Hi! We hope you don’t get lost in Ikea. Seems like I do whenever I go there. It’s on the agenda to go soon. Taking a friend that’s never been there. Oh happy day!!
    Peggy and crew.

    1. Peggy, we didn’t get lost, but my mom didn’t appreciate all the exercise of walking through a rat-like maze 🙂 We had fun though and I hope you do too. Make sure you get some mice for your kitties and a hook that looks like a cat’s butt.

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