This is what Max does. Every morning after Mickael goes to work. What you can't really tell from the photo is the scale. The top of the mantle is right at my eyebrow level. I can't reach Max without getting out the big step stool or a ladder. He knows this. He also knows that Mickael can reach him without these things. So he waits for Mickael to leave and then he goes Up where I can't reach him. Also, he purrs at me from Up. He thinks it's funny. I'm not amused. What's even less amusing is that I've seen him considering climbing the family papyrus (Mickael had it made when he was in Egypt a few years back). When I hung it, I made sure it was done right, but I didn't plan for a kitty to climb it. I hope I never find out what will happen if he climbs it, but I'm afraid it's only a matter of time. Why does he do this? He's so strange!