6.10.2010

Busted

Well they caught me friends. My days on the counter promised land are done.


I was living high on the hog, and high on the kitchen counter, when suddenly I was cut down in my prime. How was I doing it they wondered. I'd managed to evade their silly barricades at the ends of the counter. They pulled the dining table way back and tucked in all the chairs - just in case. Still I persisted in jumping where "I'm not allowed."  I laughed in the face of their rules. 

I'll admit it, I'd grown a bit brazen in my defiance. I felt invincible, on a high from the longest run of counter jumping since I was in my kitten-hood. I snickered at their demands I "Get Down!" as if they had told an amusing joke.

It all began one night when Dad dusted behind the TV and left a cat-sized gap behind the TV on the stand. The stand sits right in front of the back side of the counter, so it was really a straight forward double hop and I was on the counter. 

They never suspected a thing.

Until I was brazen, and I called attention to myself at the wrong moment. It was clearly showboating that made me paw aggressively on the back of the TV screen (I may even have meowed out loud as I did it). Mom looked up and saw immediately where they had made their mistake. I think she might have let it pass, because she saw how much fun I was having up there, but when Dad saw me, it was all over. 

I'm back to the drawing board now. Not to worry kitties, I won't be down for long. We Grannycats have ways. I won't be denied. As so many of you pointed out, it's My Counter too. 

27 comments:

  1. Fin, We know you can do it! The more challenging the task, the greater the satisfaction. You'll be smirking at your Mom and Dad's disbelief of your ability to find a new way up to the counter-- very soon.
    Purrs ~~Casper and Angel~~

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  2. Yes, SIF, there are ways and I am sure you'll find them. Never under-estimate the persistence and tenacity of granny cats.

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  3. Fin,
    Our Daddy is handy. And our slave. Should he build you a ladder? Please provide dimensions. No GrannyCat of your status should be denied the joys of counter surfing.

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  4. Uh oh! We know you'll find a way to overcome this temporary setback, Fin!

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  5. Curses, foiled! Well, I'm sure you will come up with another workaround. We kitties are good like that. :)

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  6. My dear, how anyone could ever deny you anything is beyond us.

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  7. We're not nearly as experienced as you are, Fin, so we never would have been able to keep the counter secret for very long! We hope they let their guard down again soon!

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  8. You can't keep a good cat down. You'll be back living the high life in no time Fin!

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  9. Only a minor setback. We're certain that your persistance will perservere and you WILL be Counter Cat once again.

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  10. Fin, we know you will claim that counter again! We sit all over the counter and table...mom gave up trying to stop us long ago...

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  11. Fin, I think you should take that offer of a ladder built for you. You need to get back up on the counter. Not fair that you aren't allowed up there. We will all help you figure a way to get up there.
    Have a great day and good jumping to you.

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  12. I have never been on my kitchen counter so I rely on you to report on them, Finny. Keep at it!

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  13. I hope you will get back on the counter again, soon! I love it up there.

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  14. Like No means anything to us cats. Silly humans! I have faith in you, I know you can out smart them. Keep us posted.

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  15. Well, sooner or later it seems all good things must come to an end. Alas. You'll think of something even better, Fin. So get your thinking hat on.

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  16. Absolutely right it's your counter too! Your 'rents are just being mean. Mean, mean, mean. (but yeah.. maybe a bit more subtleness next time, Fin.)

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  17. Darn, and just when you were "livin' the life".

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  18. Sorry you were busted sweetie, but we're sure you will figure out another way to reach the top of those kitchen counters...Calle jumps from the floor kind of at an angle and makes it everytime...Good luck and let us know when you find another way up there!...Happy day beautiful girl...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  19. We are sure you will figure something out. We are off to write a letter to Mr. Wind, it is too windy at our house but at least Mr. Rain is gone.

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  20. I know you will overcome Fin, I can feel it coming!

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  21. Really Fin, do they think you obey their wishes when they're not home?! I scoff at these humans. We cats are nothing if not persistent, and WILL have our own way eventually!

    George

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  22. I'm sure you can finds another way Fin. You are a great kitty! (I reads it in a book!)
    Happy hopping.

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  23. Don't deny it Fin, we are sure you let them catch you on purpose just to give yourself another challenge. That will prove to them once and for all how superior you are.

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  24. Showboating... indeed!! You got a bit full of yerself, Finny. But,really. Why are they so uptight? I see it as anything you can reach, is yours. Plus that nice granite is so cool during all that nasty heat.... Put yer thinking cap on......

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  25. Fin we know they won't keep you down on the floor for long - you will rise to the counter again!!

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