No Appliance Left Unscaled

Since they arrived as kittens almost two years ago, Fred and Trixie have made it their business to try to get into every nook and cranny in our house.

You have to be careful when you close a closet or cabinet door, since one of them may have slipped past you while you were not paying attention.  I once closed a door on Trixie and she was stuck in the bottom shelf of one of our kitchen cabinets for about half an hour.

But one goal has eluded Trixie until recently, the top of the refrigerator.

She has actually been up there via my shoulder once, but she hasn’t been able to get up there on her own until recently.  Then, the other night, we found her up there.

The Fridge Is Mine!

The opportunity came about when my wife brought home a helicopter landing pad sized island for the kitchen.

It's big, it's heavy, it's wood!

This replaced a much smaller mid-kitchen cabinet and provided a launch point for Trixie’s attempt.

From left to right

In the picture above, you can see her launch and landing points.  Those two points describe the hypotenuse of a right triangle of approximately 60 inches in length.  Not an inconsiderable jump for a little 8 pound cat.

Once up there, one of her goals was to liberate some feathers we had hidden atop the fridge to keep them away from the cats.  Even now Fred is wrestling with one of those feathers in the hall.

Now, however, she has started to make herself at home up there.

I'll watch your calorie intake

Fortunately Fred, who is about double Trixie’s size in every dimension, hasn’t decided to follow her up there yet.

He remains content stuffing himself into things, many of which are too small for him.

The cat not yet out of the bag

Life with cats.

I’m still trying to get a picture of Fred opening the medicine cabinet in our bathroom to steal Q-tips.  He seems to need to get about one a day.

6 thoughts on “No Appliance Left Unscaled

  1. Monkey

    Sadly, I know your problem with kittens and q*tips. My 15 Lbs cat seems to think that whenever I’m in the bathroom, he HAS to try and steal the q*tips, and if I throw it away before he’s had his way with it, he’ll just crawl his way back into my basin, give me that look telling me that it was a bad idea to throw away his q*tip, and go for another one. Luckily, I can just close the q*tip box before he steals too many. LOL

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  2. ladyerinia

    My 22 lb cat, Maahes, has managed to launch himself straight up to get onto the top of the bookshelf.

    Luckily my demon cat has not yet learned that he can jump on counters. (it’s where I keep their food). One day soon though…

    (and q-tips? demon cat loves them).

    Adorable kitties though.

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