I'm hoping that's what this is because that means it won't last
Our 7 year old cat Tulip passed away in November. After much thought we decided we wanted to adopt a new kitten. We already have Tulip's sister Pansy and our almost 2-year old black lab Isis. In February, we adopted Storm from the Humane Society. Her name definitely suits her. She's a wild one. Thankfully we're at a stage where her and Pansy sort of get along, Pansy is at least able to tolerate Storm even if she's annoyed by her. Storm has always had a habit of getting into things but the last week or so she's gotten worse. She relentlessly jumps on the counter, knocks things over, and tries to climb the screens on the windows. We try to use the spray bottle and tell her "no" when she's doing something bad. She doesn't like to be sprayed but she doesn't always jump off the counter when we're spraying her either. She actually will run over to the stove and climb up on the back of it, as if she's safe there. Crazy cat. My fear is that she'll run over there when the stove is on and burn herself, she doesn't seem to smart with things like that (she has stuck her chin and paw in hot wax of a burning candle...I only turned away for a second, needless to say, we've stopped burning candles).
Her and Pansy both scratch at the carpet on the stairs, they have a scratching post (two actually) right at the bottom of the stairs, we've tried countless times to redirect them to the scratching post but it doesn't seem to help...
Anyway, I guess what I'm wondering is if anyone has any other ideas we can try to get her to calm down. Her and the dog get along great and they often play together. But her constant jumping on the counter and getting into things is getting old fast. Not to say we'd ever give her up because of it. She's just lucky she's cute!