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:

Lone Star Cats said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

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

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

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.

Emma said...

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

The Island Cats said...

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!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

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

The Menagerie Mom said...

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!

Ingrid King said...

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.

Three Chatty Cats said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Random Felines said...

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

Daria Veccia said...

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!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

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).

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

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.

Two French Bulldogs said...

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

Annie Bear said...

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.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

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.

Fur Everywhere said...

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.

Rosa Silva said...

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

robin lorraine williamson said...

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

Shadow said...

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.

Kitties Blue said...

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

Linda said...

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!

Cathy Keisha said...

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!

The Daily Pip said...

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.

Caren Gittleman said...

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

meowmeowmans said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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 !! ►◄►◄►◄►◄

Groovy Goldendoodles said...

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

Edye Nicole said...

Mudpie is such a cutie!!

Blessings,
Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com