Below is a candid video of my feline “Matahari” hiding in my drawer, immune to it being opened and closed.
She loves entering open drawers and cramped spaces in the house, sitting quietly in the cramped spaces.
The first time this happened almost 2 years ago we thought that she had slipped out of the house door into the building.
I personally inquired with the wathchmen and people outside the compound finally thinking that she had been stolen, as traditional Persian cats are quite expensive in Mumbai.
All hope was given up and I returned home and later suddenly heard some scratching sound in my bedroom bed cupboard.
On opening the cupboard we found Matahari totally at ease, immune to the chaos she had created for her human owners! From that day we are very particular when we close our cupboards or drawers.
This particular video was filmed when I accidentally kept my drawer open, busy at my computer with the “FM Music” playing. I just notice that she is totally at ease when I open and close the drawer, just not making any attempt to jump out of a closing enclosed box.
I am sure other cat owners would have had similar experiences, if not, then take heed of checking drawers or cupboards before closing them.