The Tabbyssinian is a law unto himself. Old Tabby was not allowed on tables and she knew to keep off them (if we were watching). New Tabby is a force of nature, heavier than the upper limit of a piece of allowable cabin baggage (7 kilos), and strong enough to batter open French doors and cupboard doors, and to hook a paw into sliding doors and shunt them open sideways. While he is awake, he never stops his enquiries, his inspections, his offers of help. Keep him off the table? Don't even think about it. In fact, place a nice woolly blanket there for when he's in the 'off' position.
According to the famous mathematical thought experiment, Schroedinger's cat is neither dead nor alive. So it's a cool concept if you don't like being locked into binaries. Not so good if you don't like being locked into a lethal booby-trapped box. And from the cat's point of view, there is no ambiguity at all.