Our cat Spikey is always on the bench, searching for his next snack. If caught in the act, he’ll run because he knows he’s not supposed to be up there, but catching him in the act is tough.
Something I heard recently is that cats don’t like walking on tin foil. While this is probably true, so far in my experiments Spikey has been able to ignore or get around the tin foil on the bench and continue his wicked ways.
The battle of wits continues.