Skip to comments.Cat vanity: I think mine is possessed by at least one demon
Posted on 04/29/2012 7:41:08 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
I'm sitting in the den Friday night watching Samurai movies. My weird psycho cat Rocket jumps into my chair and gets all cuddly and lovey. I am patting him and he gets this look in his eyes and I know what is next. He bites the tar out of me.
Who the hell gives a * if a cat acts up? Throw it on the floor or get rid of it.
Just b4 that point we bring out "black kitty", a stuffed toy for the cat to attack.
Sounds like something is going on with Devil Cat. Why don’t you take Devil Cat to a vet who loves cats and see what s/he says.
Gloves, and a wetsuit....
That may be the smartest damn thing I have ever read about cats.
Even if the author keeps talking about “she.”
They're all like that!
All my vet ever says is my cat has too many fleas.
Maybe when I am patting him, he thinks the dinosaur fleas are biting him.
Or something ;)
There is no reasoning with cats. And, there is no crying in being on the house cat’s staff.
The third I cured by accident. I had her on my lap when she latched on to my hand; reflex action caused me to jerk the hand and send her flying across the room. Kitteh unharmed; lesson learned.
Here’s how to exorcise a cat - done this many times.
When you sense animosity and it jumps on your lap, have an asparagus blue rubber band handy and loop it over its ears at the base so it can’t come off. Then sit back and do a few Hail Marys.
While you laugh yourself into a clean set of boxers.
Think I'm gonna need that last sentence back.
Cats don’t get possessed by demons. Demons get possessed by cats.
You need to watch the cat while petting him. Cats will give clues that they are becoming overagitated from the petting. When you start to recognize those clues, you will know when to stop petting.
Some cats, especially the younger ones, get quite excited at being petted and are almost untouchable. With a cat like that, you need to back off as soon as it starts to show excitement. I think I also growled at my cat, when I had one like that. He did learn to calm down if he wanted affection.
If you have a yard and a spade; you can solve this issue very quickly.
Flick him on the nose. When he gets that look or bares his teeth, flick him. It works.”
KC (Krazy Kat) loves to take her nap atop the papers on my desk or on the keyboard or sometimes she just sits in front of the monitor and stares at me. I know an attack is coming, I just don’t know when. Spray bottles don’t work nor does the flicking. Have also tried the “I’m in charge lecture” with no success. She wants to be very near me but doesn’t like to be petted. It is comforting to know that others out there also have an attack cat.
Swatting a naughty cat doesn’t teach them anything. It only teaches them to be even more p!ssed off at you! If he is being aggressive (with a side helping of “hey, let’s play!”), you can chastise him like a mother cat. Grab him (not too hard) by the scruff of his neck and hold him motionless for a count of three, and give him a firm (but not crazed) “No!” Then let him go, and ignore him. Don’t look him in the eye until he calms down. Don’t reengage with him until he seems like he really does want to be gentle. Repeat as necessary. The scruffing returns them temporarily to kittenhood, and shows him that you are his “mommy” and in charge. (Cats don’t have alpha cats . . . they relate to their humans as their mommy.)
Make very sure you don’t “scruff” him too hard, and don’t lift an adult cat by the scruff. Kittens can be lifted and carried around by the scruff safely, but an adult cat has nerves there that can be permanently damaged by being manhandled or being carried around, because of their greater weight. In short, you have to be careful when scruffing an adult cat, but it is a useful technique to immobilize an aggressive cat, and put a naughty one in his place.
We used to have a black half-Siamese, Ursus by name, who was crazed and aggressive when he was younger, but then mellowed to being merely a character (after some remedial scruffing!). He passed away two years ago, nearly twenty years old. I can’t tell you how much I miss that crazy old coot!!!! He was like having another human around. So much personality. So don’t give up on your “lovey demon” cat!
Filing away for future reference.
I found that ‘flicking’ them on the nose generally cures them in one episode but I’m all for less if it works (grabbing muzzles...hmmm).
lol poor flying baby... :)
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