If you're a cat guardian, you know that it’s nearly impossible to keep them off your counters. The best you can do is keep food out of their reach, clean your counters thoroughly before cooking, and hope they don’t hop on your counter and puke on it in front of guests. Because of their curious nature, it only makes sense that cats would want to learn more about the shiny objects that remain on the counters, such as the toaster. That brings about the legendary battle of cat vs. toaster!

In the following clips you’ll see brave felines become projectile missiles as they scurry away from or fall off of the counter. The cats would likely argue that they’re not afraid, but are instead displaying their running skills. I have a toaster oven, so mine doesn’t pop up like these do, but if I did have a normal toaster I would be getting my own video right meow.