Throwback Thursday: OK, You Caught Me!

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Caught in the Act


Berkeley on the cutting board on the counter


I stumbled across this older photo of our cat, Berkeley, sitting on a cutting board on the kitchen counter some years ago.

Cats tend to do what they want, when they want, even if they have been told to stay off the counter. His look says it all, I think..."caught in the act, but I'm still not moving!"

Comments (28)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Ha ha George Souto 

Yep, he looks pretty guilty...and rightly so! 


Sep 23, 2021 05:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeff- I have seen that look so many times!!! Cats can rule the roost. 

Sep 23, 2021 06:20 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Jeff,  Thank you for sharing this great picture of Berkeley.  Pets can give us a great joy, and a lot of entertainment. 

Sep 23, 2021 08:31 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

So true Kathy Streib  They ARE in charge and do what they want. Berkeley usually doesn't appear to have any guilt about what he is doing.

Hi Bob Crane Glad you liked it. I just happened to come across it. Yes, pets provide lots of joy AND entertainment.


Sep 23, 2021 09:46 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are absolutely right Jeff Dowler, CRS.  Our cat was just like Berkeley, thanks for sharing 🙂

Sep 23, 2021 09:51 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Jeff.

I agree, cats have their own agenda and stick to it.  

Sep 24, 2021 12:28 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Years ago I played heck catching our cat who I could always hear on the kitchen counter after the lights went out.  Both the cat and the owner no longer an issue.  lol  Enjoy the weekend ahead.  M

Sep 24, 2021 01:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeff - while not defiantly so, the look is almost like "are you looking at me???  You do know WHO I AM???

Sep 24, 2021 04:21 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Cats sure do have a mind of their own, don't they? Great photo!

Sep 24, 2021 04:59 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It seems very apparent that he knows he is doing something that he is not supposed to be doing, haha.

Sep 24, 2021 05:08 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And a look that just says it knows who's in charge and there's nothing you can do about it

Sep 24, 2021 05:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Yes, Quincy jumps wherever he pleases, and we have had cats that jump on top of a kitchen cupboard also.  Regardless, they are delight to have as owners of us.  LOL A

Sep 24, 2021 07:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeff Dowler, CRS - I read your comment to Nina Hollander, Broker about your Maine Coon Cat and had to laugh. I miss not being able to travel to my daughter's house or to see my grandcats. One is a Maine Coon who definitely has a mind of his own and even today, when my daughter and I do facetime, and I call his name he comes running and talks to me but the other regular cat who I babysat in San Diego where she was born and my daughter lived at the time of her birth could care less. Although I never caught the Maine Coon on my daughter's kitchen counter tops, I have observed him on the Patio and how he acts in the backyard and the rest of the rooms. He really does have a mind of his own and is quite entertaining. Unfortunately, my daughter always has to reprimand him while we are on FaceTime and he sasses back at her. 

By the way, Berkeley is beautiful and I would love your cat even if he (or she) were on the cutting board. 

Sep 24, 2021 09:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Jeff - that look certainly does say everything but he is staying.

Sep 25, 2021 02:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Oh yes, cats are an independent bunch who can be defiant. They bring so much joy, that some things can be overlooked Jeff. Cute pic!

Sep 25, 2021 07:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Kathy Streib - so very true!

Bob Crane  - thank you - glad you enjoyed it. It made ME laugh...again

I suspect many cats are this way Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 


Sep 25, 2021 08:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

James Dray  - it is THEIR agenda...always

Thanks Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  - sounds like you have had a similar experience!


Sep 25, 2021 08:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Michael Jacobs  - yep that rings true!

Indeed they do Kat Palmiotti 

Typical cat Brian England - LOL!


Sep 26, 2021 10:21 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Patch just seem to have no humor or to them to them. They are very much in their own world

Sep 26, 2021 11:30 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

She was just keeping the board warm for you - it was just an act of love! 

Oct 01, 2021 07:43 PM