Congrats on the new cat!
Ivy's toxic? Huh. Happily, our cats never got a taste for it.
You could do what I do with my spider plant; put it up high where they can't reach it.
Oh, and we have a spare cat carrier, and a few kitten toys that our cats aren't interested in anymore. (Although oddly Random has re-taken up watching the fish...)
we will put some plants up high, plants that we love, but we have a lot of plants and I don't really love the ivy. I actually have a glass full of ivy cuttings too so if anyone wants one, those are up for grabs too.