Cats and Cook and counters

Who knows what Captain James Kirk Cook saw when he first landed on Australia’s northern coast in May, 1770.

sorenne.cook.jul.14We spent a couple of days at Agnes Water, just south of the Town of 1770, which became electrified in 1986.

But I know what I saw when I returned home: crazy cats.

A friend stayed in the house for a week, and apparently the cats had free reign.

I emerged from the toilet to find the fluffy male lollygagging on the kitchen counter.

I said get down, which is usually enough to instill fear.

He didn’t move.

Just gave me a cat look.

Eventually he got a swat on the ass and got down.

For food safety sakes, don’t let pets on counters.


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