Monday, April 20, 2015

Julie... the counter cat

Julie on counter
Julie is our *counter cat*.  As hard as we've tried to keep her off... she persists. If you spray her with water, she will leave (for the moment), if you manually take her down, she will jump right back, and if you lock her in another room, the minute she gets out she runs back to the counter. We've given up. I keep the counters covered with kitchen towels or small quilts. And of course I wipe it down with lysol continuously and use those plastic chopping boards whenever we put food up there.

The other cats are not so inclined. One prefers his own cat basket (Tux) or my lap. One prefers DH's chair (Ghost), one prefers the sofa(Molly), and one prefers our bed (Rose). Of course if there is a *sunspot* somewhere in one of the windows, they will all vie for that.  And in winter, they all go for the rug in front of the Aga.

I haven't posted on this site in a while.... mainly I post on "Older, but better...?" and recently I started a new blog called, "My Mulberry days...". But since cats, coffee, and chocolate are still my main vices, I thought I should update this site occasionally.


Linda Kay said...

Rian, I can't even imagine having that many cats in my house! I'm a dog person, so no cat allowed.

Rian said...

Hi Linda, I'm afraid that I'm neither a cat person nor dog person. I like them all.... if it needs shelter or food or water... We give it. And yes, having 5 cats isn't easy, but we do love them.

Fuzzy Tales said...

It's nice to pics of everyone. :-)

As for Julie...Cats will do as they please, as all we cat caretakers know. The boys aren't allowed up on the counters in my presence, but as soon as I head up to bed I know Nicki counter surfs. (There's so little counter too.). He likes to knock things off both the counter and the "dining" table, where I have the laptop. He has a thing for the computer mouse. LOL.

Purrs and peace.

Rian said...

Cats are great at comforting... but not so much at helping out. There's this commercial on TV that DH loves where the man is running through a desert (?) and falls into quicksand and there's a cat sitting there looking at him as he yells for the cat to get help... and it sits there looking at him like 'not my problem'.

Knatolee said...

What lovely kitties! I have given up keeping them off the counter. :)

Rian said...

I can understand that, Knatolee!