So, here's my problem:
Yes, I should have bought TWO of those chef's gel mats. One for in front of the stove, but also one for in front of the fridge. Because even though I don't stand in front of the fridge for any length of time, I think I know a dog who would put a second mat to good use.
Oh, sure, the other thing is that I can't get to the fridge or the stove without telling a dog to move. The looks I get...as if they thought the countertop should be plenty of space for me.