Jacoby loves to “help” me in the kitchen.
He’s actually not allowed on countertops – no cats are – and he’s completely aware of this. But he still does it. And a lot of the time, I really don’t mind all that much.
But when I’m cooking, or doing something dangerous, I don’t want him up there.
I’ll tell him, “GET DOWN, JAKE.” And this is what he does:
He climbs up onto the toaster oven!
Sometimes, he just stays on there and watches what I’m doing.
But other times, he wants to be closer to the action.
That’s when he moves to sit on top of the mini 4-cup coffeemaker.
“What? I’m not on the counter!”
He’ll perch up there for a long time, too.
It’s really funny, because it’s not a very large seat, and he’s not a very small cat.
Eventually, I guess he gets uncomfortable, or maybe he’s just bored, but after sitting on the coffeemaker for several minutes, he’ll try to move back onto the counter.
I tell him to get down again, and he is quick to comply…
…By getting back on the toaster oven.
Such a naughty, literal cat!