If you look closely, you'll see what looks like stripes on my countertop.
Upside down packing tape.
What's it for?
It's for capturing the sneaky, counter-surfing, bacon grease eating, bowl licking predator known in these parts as Hobbes.
AKA Office Assistant
I have tried everything short of buying those wildly expensive ScatMats (electric shock) to teach this kitty to stay off the counters.
The fact that he gets on the counters at all, gives me the willies.
I wipe the counters down with bleach water or antibacterial stuff several times a day.
I'm beginning to think that I'll be eroding the surface of the granite before too long.
So far the tape seems to be working.
I fully expect to come home in the next day or two and find my cat covered in packing tape.
How will I get him out of all that tape?
I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
For now, I sit happy in the knowledge that my counters have been cat free for the last 24 hours.
As a bonus, they are also clutter free.
You can't just chuck stuff onto the counter when it is in danger of becoming covered in tape.