Yesterday morning, I just finished boiling water for the tea I was going to use in my homemade kombucha. I moved the pan off the burner and turned to open the tea bags when I heard a noise behind me. The thought of Frankie jumping on the stove entered my mind and I immediately turned around to see Frankie walking away, holding one paw up as if he was in pain. I tried to look at his paw but he ran away and hid in the cat tree box.
I didn’t want to traumatize him more by pulling him out so I waited. After five minutes he was out so I picked him up and asked Rose to check his paws while I held him. Fortunately, she didn’t see anything wrong but I thought a burn might show up later so I made a note in my head to check him that evening.
When I put him down he went out to the dining room and jumped on the table. There he held his paw up like there was a problem.
Rose blamed me for allowing Frankie to get on the kitchen counters. I blame Chris because, after years of struggling to keep him off the counters, he wore me down until I gave up trying.
I can’t really blame Chris, though, because I really need to be more forceful about discouraging Frankie from jumping on the counters, especially near the stove. This is the second time this has happened and I don’t want there to be a third. I think I assumed the first time would have been a lesson for him but apparently not.
Yesterday evening Rose checked his paws again and still saw nothing so Frankie got lucky. This time.
I’m glad Frankie’s okay!
Thanks. He was lucky.
we are happy hat he is ok…it happened to both of the dogs too…and sadly that lesson is also not learnt here…..
Thanks. Maybe a sign would help. 🙂
Oh, poor Frankie. I think my cats can feel the heat and kind stay away from the stove. I do worry about them burning their paws, because telling them to stay off the counter is a lost cause…
Same here. 🙂
Ouch…..well it’s a shame it happened but you’ve tried to keep him off the counters and it just doesn’t work so another lesson learned (and ignored by Chris). Glad he seems to be OK though.
Thanks. I think I need to put up some kind of a barricade every time I turn the stove on.
I am glad Frankie is OK. It is impossible to keep cats off of anything they want to be on. We won’t let Rosie in the kitchen when we have the stove on because she uses it to get to the top of the fridge.
Thanks. I just need to be vigilant when the stove is hot. I probably should have left the pan on the burner, for one thing.
Glad he appears to be pretty much ok – maybe he injured his paw jumping up or down.Purrayers.
I think it was a very minor burn. Perhaps more of a surprise than anything.
I once jumped up on the hot stove too. Like Frankie, I got lucky and didn’t get burned but it did kinda hurt for a little bit. ~Ernie
I hope you are better than Frankie about learning a lesson.
So happy Frankie is okay. A past cat, Chloe, singed her whiskers once. We never could convince her to stay away though. We gave up on keeping the cats off the counters ages ago, and I always worry about the kitties getting near the stove. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet
Same here. I just need to be very careful when the stove is hot. Perhap I could keep a large pan on standby to cover the burner until it cools.
Yes, that was lucky and I’m so glad Frankie didn’t get a great big ouchie.
Thanks. I would have felt so guilty.
thank COD he is ok!! Roary jumps up on the counters too (and isn’t allowed to)…I am always nervous with the stove because it’s electric and the burners stay hot even when turned off. Sometimes I will put Roary in the bedroom with the door shut if he is being particularly annoying in the kitchen.
We have an electric flat top stove and those burners remain hot for quite a long time.
Thank goodness he’s OK. Unfortunately, there’s no way to keep them 100% safe.
Cats are way too curious for their own good.
Oh my, thank goodness he’s ok! They are such little sods, always doing the opposite of what you want.
It’s like having a two-year-old child that can jump three times their own body length.
And who will use Freddy Krueger slasher claws on you, even if you are trying to help.
That pretty much describes it. 🙂