I know people who claim that their cats don't get up on the counters, tabletops or climb their Christmas trees.I'm not sure that I really believe them.
Or maybe their cats just wait until they are out of the room or gone off to work.
Can it really be possible to have nice things? What's the secret?
I've been told to crowd things so there is no room for them to jump and land. That doesn't work in my household. They will leap and plop down in the middle of it all and what hasn't fallen, they will calmly push out of their way. I will be in my living room and I hear a loud crash upstairs. I used to run up the steps to make sure everyone was unharmed but it happens so often that now I just wait a moment and listen. No cries, so it must be OK, right?
Most times the sounds are from my art/craft room and except for the "gesso" incident, nothing too major has been damaged. I guess part of the reason that things are fine is because I have all my supplies stored in containers. I haven't been creating anything lately and ONE of the reasons is because I have to do that at the kitchen table and keep the cats upstairs.
So I've spent this weekend sorting through STUFF in the basement. I am organizing and moving everything to one side and then the whole other side of the basement can be for the cats. At least while I am at work. I need to keep them out of my "art/craft" area so that I can actually "create" something.
So here's the question, I know that most of you own cats and still create.
How do you do it? Any helpful tips?