Cats like to jump and walk across any place where you don’t want them and tables are a prime example, especially if it’s the table you eat from. In case you’re wondering why cats jump on tables, it’s not just to annoy you.

One reason is that cats like jumping and climbing, so tables offer the easiest path. This can be a reason to get a cat tree for your cat to climb. A second reason is that cats feel safe off the ground, so a table gives them that sense of security. A third reason is just because they can and that’s all you need to know.

To learn some reasons why your cat might like to jump on tables, click here.