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Those Darn Cats and a Farewell to Disney

Posted on Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Dave!Last night at a wonderful early birthday dinner with friends, I had told them how proud I was that I finally managed to get Jake and Jenny trained to not jump on the kitchen counters. Yes, Jake still wanders into the kitchen from time to time but, thanks to sticky mats, his days of climbing over my kitchen counters was over.

And then... less than an hour after getting back to the hotel... I get a motion alert on my iPhone that there's movement in the kitchen. A quick check of the security cameras and, sure enough...

Darn Cats!

Darn Cats!

I rewound the footage to see what made Jake suddenly revolt, and was surprised to see that it was actually Jenny who was the instigator. You can see her beady little eyes reflecting in the dark on the refrigerator return before she makes a spectacular leap across to the kitchen counter...

Darn Cats!

Darn Cats!

Jake hopped up a minute later...

Darn Cats!

Darn Cats!

I thought Jenny had hopped back down, but nope... she was over digging in the sink...

Darn Cats!

Darn Cats!

Eventually I started talking to them from the speaker on the security camera, which was all kinds of confusing for them as they started looking around trying to find out where I was. Jake seemed to think I was on the ceiling, but Jenny seemed to figure it out eventually...

Darn Cats!

Darn Cats!

What's weird is that A) The motion alarm did go off, which usually scares them away, so apparently they are immune to that now, and B) My yelling at them to get off the counters through the camera speaker was equally ineffective. Eventually I rang the doorbell, which finally did the trick.

Guess I need to figure out how to tie the motion detectors to the doorbell when I get home.

It also looks like I will be disinfecting my kitchen counters when I get home.

Blargh.

   
I was pretty much Disney-ed out half-way through yesterday. But the hotel kicks me out in an hour... my ride to the airport isn't here until 3:30... and I have another day left on my park ticket... so I guess I'm going back to Disneyland again today. Oh well. There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon.

Still... vacation goals achieved...

  • Ate lunch at Earl of Sandwich daily.
  • Ate a Dole Whip Float from the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland.
  • Ate "The Grey Stuff" and Gaston's Brew at The Red Rose Taverne restaurant.
  • Ate beignets at Jazz Kitchen Express in Downtown Disney.
  • Didn't kill anybody.
  • Rode all my favorite attractions (except Pirates and Tower, which were closed).

Until next time, Disneyland.

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Comments

  1. hello haha narf says:

    cracking up that they don’t care about your rules. cats, man.
    literally started salivating about the thought of an earl of sandwich lunch daily.
    if you want the most amazingly easy (although not cheap) disinfectant around, investigate norwex. man, that shit is incredible. i went to an in home party thingy and the saleslady had a piece of raw chicken in a plastic baggie the whole time. towards the end of the party she did a demo where she used her fingers to take the raw chicken (which had been on her counter for hours before coming to the party) out of the bag and smear it all over a salad plate. she used a commercial grade swab tester to check for all the icky germs and that shit lit up nasty. then she had me take her dry “envirocloth” to the sink and wet it so she could wipe the plate and her fingers (no wildly scrubbing, just two quick swipes on the plate). another commercial food icky tester thingy and it registered safe. SHE THEN LICKED THE DAMN PLATE. does the test multiple times a week and not one issue. that magic cloth is antibacterial. also, that cloth cleans windows or mirrors like whoa when paired with window cloth (wet enviro cloth and wipe window or mirror, then easily dry with window cloth…NO STREAKS). only two downsides: cost and you can’t wash in regular detergent (they sell a detergent that aint cheap, but you use the tiniest bit so not bad).
    ok done rambling.
    also, NOT AN AD. i swear. i just really love how clean my windows & mirrors are, plus how if i touch gross stuffs i can wipe hands on that wet cloth and BOOM, no more germs. even take a wet cloth in a plastic baggie when i travel so i can wipe my airplane tray & my hands. haven’t been sick when flying since i bought the cloths! wild…

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