Our ladder is movable. It attaches with hooks to either the sleeping loft side or the storage loft side so we can access everything up there as well. Occasionally we will move it over to the storage loft to get something and just leave it there for the day. Since Piglet can get up in the sleeping loft with her platforms she doesn't need it.
The other day Matt and I were both outside working on our outdoor kitchen counter (photos to come when that project is finished). I went inside to get something and when I did I just said hi to Piglet, which is typical. I had no idea where she was, I just always say hi. Then she peered down at me from the storage loft! She had climbed the ladder all by herself. As soon as I cam in she climbed down in a couple of big leaps so I gave her some treats so she associates good things with the ladder.
Yesterday, I came in again after working out side and she was up in the loft again. This time, though, there were a couple of bags hanging from the hook blocking her way back down. I have no idea how she got up past them, but she did. Now she was having a heck of a time getting down. I tried to encourage her, but eventually I had to just go up and get her.
Later yesterday night we watched her climb the ladder up to the sleeping loft. Slow and steady. Except she couldn't get up the last step because the bed was in her way. Keep practicing, Piglet! You can do it!
Oh, yes, I do have pictures. Thanks for asking.
|Can I go this way?|
|Maybe if I go this way?|
|Maybe if I just go head first.|
|This really isn't working for me!|