Kate here today. Gracie went to the casinos again. I’m starting to worry about her. It works out since there is some technical stuff that I’m not sure she could write about without laughing her whiskers off.
Most of you know we had a new kitchen installed and it was operational within the last week or so. Whenever you upgrade, whether it’s a car or a cell phone or a kitchen (and I did all three!) there are new new cool options available. That happened with the kitchen faucet.
They make a motion faucet now. If you wave your hand on the side, the water comes on automatically. It’s really cool when you are cooking and full of meat juice or something sticky. It works well and overall I like it. The sales staff assured me that the sensor wasn’t overly sensitive so a pet wouldn’t trigger it.
For background, three of my cats love cat grass (which is not kept on a kitchen counter). They don’t eat plants but will investigate anything that’s green just to make sure it’s not cat grass. I buy fresh basil plants occasionally because a spot of fresh in the middle of the winter is wonderful.
The new basil plant was next to the sink near the window to catch some light. (Yes you can guess what’s coming.)
In the middle of the night there was a crash, boom, bang. I’m used to noises (cats get the zoomies in the middle of the night and crash into walls) but this was serious noise so I got up to investigate. The water in the kitchen was running, the basil plant was knocked over with water everywhere and everything that had been on the counter (including my Rachel Ray oil container) was knocked over. Was this a poltergeist? Only if said poltergeist has cat nails because there was a cat nail sheath in the sink.
I would tell you my cats never go on my counters. They don’t. Honest. In the absence of absolute proof you make it up. My best guess is that either Morgan or Gus (Sasha is too chubby to jump that high and Gracie doesn’t like cat grass or counters ever) decided to investigate the green smell, triggered the water which terrified them and in their eagerness to escape knocked over everything.
Now my dilemma is whether to disconnect the sensor and use it like a regular faucet or keep greens away from it. Right now I am keeping greens away from it. For sure the cat that got terrified won’t go up again but you never know. At a minimum, I would disconnect if I was going away but we are humping through each day waiting to see if it happens again.
Who did it? My money is on Morgan but it could be Gus. If you remember last year Morgan broke her leg from a bad landing so I’m doubly concerned. Broken legs equal big vet bills.
Whenever you have pets, there are some tradeoffs. A faucet with a sensor may be one of them.