Frankie Gets Burned

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.


26 thoughts on “Frankie Gets Burned

  1. lois

    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…

  2. onespoiledcat

    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.

    Hugs, Pam

  3. 15andmeowing

    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.

  4. kittiesblue

    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

  5. Caren

    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.

  6. iamthesunking

    Oh my, thank goodness he’s ok! They are such little sods, always doing the opposite of what you want.


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