Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Counter Surfing

Meows from Mudpie!

A few days ago Mommy followed with great interest a Facebook thread about whether or not people allow their cats on the kitchen counter. The discussion ranged from people saying it's unsanitary to others saying your cats sleep in bed with you each night and you don't wash your sheets everyday, so keep the Lysol handy and get over it!

You might be wondering right about now how things go at our house. We have photographic evidence!


Got a problem with it???


Are kitties allowed on the kitchen counters in your house?

31 comments:

  1. We're up there all the time - it would be impossible to try to keep us off.

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  2. We get on the counters - but only when mom isn't home! If we get on the counters and she's around - she gives us the 'stink-eye' and we get off right away!

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  3. Hi Y'all!

    Wow! A money cat! They're good luck!

    Question, how would you ever keep a cat off of the counters? or furniture? Even if you did take the time to cover everything with tin foil or upside down car floor mats...they'd find a spot!

    Papa's allergic and his "vet" says no cats, so no cats here anymore.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  4. WE are not allowed on the kitchen counters. On the other paw, we have never seen TBT get up there either. So it seems fair.

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  5. No, they are not, but do they care? No they do not. It drives Mom mad!

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  6. The mom gave up a long time ago trying to keep us off the counters. Now we can't be up on them when she's preparing food...though we stil try!

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  7. Absolutely allowed! Where else can you eat??? MOL!

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  8. I tried after moving in to my new house to keep the furbabies off the counters, primarily for their own safety, as I use the stovetop a lot. But, I lost that battle in the blink of an eye. Now the counters are ruled by the furry ones. Purrs!

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  9. Yes. I never saw the point of preventing them from getting up on counters, furniture, etc. It's their house, too. :-) My advice to cat guardians who don't want their cats on counters is to provide an appropriate alternative: put a small cat tree or stool next to the counter and train your cats to use it instead of your counters. Works much better than using deterrent methods to keep cats off counters.

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  10. Our cats get on the counters when we're not around. But they jump down as soon as they hear us coming.

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  11. That's where mine eat (on a counter). In a house with dogs, the food has to be high enough the dogs can't get to it.

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  12. mom would prefer we didn't but knows we do and just keeps cleaner near by

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  13. We get to go everywhere we want at our house. No rules unless we make them. Mom says she would rather have fun with us than waste time chasing us from places she knows we go when she's not here. Plus there's three of us and only one of her so.... Nicky, Dusty and Izzy win!

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  14. No problem here. I even have the water fountain and a food bowl on one counter ( I started it when we still had a dog that would eat everything).

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  15. We are not allowed on the kitchen counters. We do sleep in bed with our humans, but the kitchen counters are off limits. We get up everywhere else, though.

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  16. Wish we had a ladder to get up on our counter. Our treats are up there
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  17. No problems here, MP! I'm too short to be able to jump that high, but since Pierrot came to live with us, we do have a kitty on the counter from time to time. He only does it in the evening and only when he wants to show his utter disapproval of the state of his "empty" food dish.

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  18. I figured out a long time ago the cats were gonna go wherever they wanted when I wasn't home so why worry about them being up on a counter? I just wiped it down before I prepare a meal for myself. So far with 12 years of cats living here they haven't made me ill.

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  19. Carmine LOVES to counter surf! As long as there's no food on the counter, I'm fine with him being up there. Whatever makes him happy (and isn't dangerous, of course). Milita never gets on the counter. I don't know why, but she never has.

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  20. Nope. Mr. Cat is not very much interested in the kitchen counters. He prefers softer surfaces, like the couch or the bed :)

    Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential

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  21. frankie doesn't get on the counters but he does get on the dining table just wipe it down when dinner time thanks for sharing

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  22. The only way to keep the cat's off the counters is to keep any available counter space filled, which is easy to do in our RV.
    Sarah and Shadow.

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  23. What to you mean by allowed? It is a right, is it not? We're sure we saw that written in The Cat Bill of Rights! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  24. Pepper and Dublin go wherever they want, including the counter tops. Dublin especially likes to "help" me when I use the kitchen island countertop to read the paper!

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  25. I am but it’s way too crowded up there for my liking. I’ll bet your Mom turned everything around cos she doesn’t ant to give free plugs. MOL!

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  26. Allowed? Rosie really doesn't know what this word means. She has on occasion jumped up and walked across the dining room table during dinner parties so the counter is fair game as well.

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  27. I don't like it but Cody does it....then........I TOTALLY contradict myself because Cody recently started a new habit (about two weeks or so ago), where EVERY night at dinner he sits ON the kitchen table right next to me (practically in my face). It is my fault because I gave him some of my chicken and that started it. My husband HATES it........I don't mind...I only mind when he is practically pushing himself into my food lol. So, I guess my counter rule is stupid, Cody goes up there anyway! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  28. We don't even try to go on the kitchen counters, for some reason. Bathroom counters are a different story, though. :)

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  29. mudpie.....de ole sayin....when de purrsonz a way......

    while de food servizz gurlz at werk..... ewe wood bee a mazed at what goez on round heer ...well, EWE woodna....

    but de peepulz.... ☺☺☺☺☺ !!!

    heerz two a ham samich, dino eggz, happee easturr, kinda week oh end !! ►◄►◄►◄►◄

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  30. That's always been the big deal breaker in my house about rescuing a cat. My husband is just not into cats for that one reason. For me, I could live with it, but not him. #oldhabitsneverdie

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  31. Mudpie is such a cutie!!

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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