So... I haven't had a cat in 10 years and I now have one about 6 months old. I am having an issue with her jumping onto the dining room table and the kitchen countertops. This bothers me A LOT and I don't know how to get her to stop. She will not get off with me telling her, yelling at her, nothing until I go over there and make her get off. Several times when I have sat down to eat she has jumped onto the table in a flash, almost into my plate.
My daughter and her children just moved out and the kitchen and counter are totally clear of any dishes or food for probably the first time in 6 months. That's my only idea about why she is so intent on jumping up there.
How do I get her to stop?
Edited: I just realized that might be why she seems to be so fat. I have double checked that I am not feeding her too much but she is chunky. She may be used to eating off the counters when no one is around (or maybe when others were around and I was at work all day).