My SIL had a friend who swore that her cat never got up on her countertops. One day she decided to set up a videocamera, just to see what the cat did while they were away. Yep, the cat was right up on the counter! I never could keep two of my cats off of the counter. One of them loved water so much that she would jump up on the counter, walk over to the sink and sit inside of it, and then wait for me to turn on the faucet just to the drip stage so that she could 1) have a snort of water, and 2), then play with the dripping water and fling it all over the place. I had to put my sweet baby down 6 weeks ago, and I still miss this ritual.