Here are some examples of behaviors which explain why cats don’t rule the world. I know, you’re gonna tell me you had a cousin who got his head stuck in the couch while looking for lost change. But cats really do put themselves into some rather dodgy places. Like the time Peep–somehow, I don’t know how–got onto the top of the refrigerator and wormed her way into a bag containing my ice cream-making machine… which she caused to fall off the refrigerator and onto the floor with a crash that was like the crack of doom. And emerged unscathed (although that was the end of my ice cream-making).