Okay, it’s very funny when a cat jumps backwards. But please, please, don’t let your cat up on the counter or the stovetop to mess around with appliances! You’ll be sorry if he knocks your toaster to the floor and breaks it. You’ll be even sorrier if he or she gets hurt.
My cat Buster was a world-class startler, and the way to get him was to wait until he walked past you, his mind on something else entirely, and then just scrape your foot against the floor. Kazow! Straight up in the air! And then, of course, he immediately put on an act of “I’m cool, you didn’t spook me at all, look how calm and cool I am…” Faker!
So, accept the humor value of this video–but train your cats to stay away from counter and stovetop and anything that’s plugged in.