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Meet Grumpy - the nastiest cat on earth
ThisisLondon.co.uk ^ | 29.08.06

Posted on 08/30/2006 9:47:47 AM PDT by Zechariah_8_13

With his vicious fangs on display and weight firmly on his back legs, this tabby looks set to pounce on its unsuspecting prey.

But it is not mice, birds or any other small animals he is after. It is not even the other pet cats he has already savaged in his neighbourhood.

They were deemed too 'small' a target to terrify, so he decided to turn his attention to a much larger prey - humans.

The pet cat, who has been named Grumpy because of his exploits, started entering all the cat flaps on one street in the search for food.

He would make each house his own and would scare off the cats who lived in each of the houses.

And when the surprised owners returned home, Grumpy leapt through the air at them, hissing at them and scratching their hands and arms.

His antics in a small leafy street in Swindon, Wiltshire, have been described as a 'four-month reign of terror' by neighbours, who finally caught the cat and put it in a cage this week.

'It was the nastiest cat ever, it would just attack you and come at you with its claws and teeth,' said one 21-year-old resident.

'If you came home or woke up to see it, he would go crazy, bouncing off furniture at you before running out of the door.

'But you never saw Grumpy in the street or outside your home - that is why we named him the Phantom cat because we never saw him except for in our homes.'

At first the neighbours felt sorry for the puss, but after four received nasty cuts and scratches, they called the RSPCA for help.

They finally trapped Grumpy behind the sofa and used a broom to push it into a cage.

Helen Briggs, of the RSPCA, said the was very unusual for the cat to react with such ferocity.

'It is common for cats to go into other people's houses because they have a curious nature and some do stand their ground when they are approached if they feel threatened,' she said.

'But to actually leap up and attack a stranger is not as common. The poor thing must really be at its wits end and must not really have any love at all.

'I hope that it has a microchip inside it so that we can find its owner.'

Grumpy is being checked over by a vet and will be collected by the RSPCA for re-homing if no owner is found.

'He has been hissing at us and scratching our arms for four months now and I'm quite glad to see the back of him,' another resident said.

'I trapped him in the living room and ran to get my neighbour. In the end there were three of us in pyjamas running around my house after a cat.

'We finally trapped him behind the sofa and I got a broom and pushed it into the cage. It was great. Four months is a long time.'

'We felt sorry for it to start with but after four months we have had enough. We finally got it and we were all really happy and cheered."


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; grumpy; kitty; kittyping; nastiest; nasty; originalvikingkitty; viking
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1 posted on 08/30/2006 9:47:48 AM PDT by Zechariah_8_13
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To: Zechariah_8_13
The British answer to Zot Cat:

(from the London Evening Standard)

2 posted on 08/30/2006 9:53:32 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Zechariah_8_13


Awww, he's so cute though
3 posted on 08/30/2006 9:53:40 AM PDT by Lucky9teen ( If you can't, you must. If you must, you can.)
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To: Lucky9teen
Grumpy is clearly of pedigree Viking Kitty stock:


4 posted on 08/30/2006 9:56:26 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Lucky9teen
Grumpy is clearly of pedigree Viking Kitty stock:


5 posted on 08/30/2006 9:56:26 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Zechariah_8_13

"The poor thing must really be at its wits end and must not really have any love at all."

Gag. Its a friggin cat.


6 posted on 08/30/2006 9:58:28 AM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border is THE issue)
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To: FormerACLUmember; Jack Deth

Poor kitty...
It needs Uncle Jack....
Ms.B


7 posted on 08/30/2006 9:58:35 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Hap; Xenalyte; Allegra; humblegunner

Psycho cat ping!


8 posted on 08/30/2006 9:59:57 AM PDT by Bacon Man
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To: Zechariah_8_13

Sounds a lot like that cat in Connecticut.


9 posted on 08/30/2006 10:00:37 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Zechariah_8_13

I have a cat that used to attack people. Not interested in taming another one. Once is enough.


10 posted on 08/30/2006 10:03:35 AM PDT by js1138 (Well I say there are some things we don't want to know! Important things!")
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To: Zechariah_8_13
He is one of those races of yellow supercats.

The best kind. Like my guy, who stands guard on my car, to keep liberals up here in Massachusetts from vandalizing or defacing it...


11 posted on 08/30/2006 10:04:57 AM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: Zechariah_8_13

12 posted on 08/30/2006 10:12:53 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: rlmorel

That's a great picture!


13 posted on 08/30/2006 11:59:52 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: rlmorel

Great picture.


14 posted on 08/30/2006 12:02:45 PM PDT by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !")
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To: Bacon Man

Awww, poor little guy! I wish we could take him. He can't be that much meaner than Dolly.


15 posted on 08/30/2006 12:04:27 PM PDT by Xenalyte (No movie shall triumph over "Snakes on a Plane.")
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To: MotleyGirl70

cat ping!


16 posted on 08/30/2006 12:58:28 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


17 posted on 08/30/2006 2:38:01 PM PDT by brooklin
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To: Zechariah_8_13

after reading the story...bout how it would hiss at people, run about clawing at THINGS........other cats avoiding it...hasn't anyone consider it may well be very ill?


Doogle


18 posted on 08/30/2006 3:18:26 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF...68-73,,..."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: Doogle

"...hasn't anyone consider it may well be very ill?"

I considered the same thing. And/or, he might be in pain. I would imagine a vet either will, or already has checked him out.

There's also the possibility that he's simply a mean cat. Dogs certainly can be. Because no one seems to know anything about Grumpy's former life, there's no telling if they'll be able to help him. Here's hoping!


19 posted on 08/30/2006 4:42:10 PM PDT by Rightfootforward
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To: Momaw Nadon

Here's a cat you'll wish no one had ever found.


20 posted on 08/30/2006 5:11:33 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: JulieRNR21

Here's an article you might find amusing.


21 posted on 08/30/2006 5:13:14 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unless I am mistaken, it appears nobody pinged you to this.


22 posted on 08/30/2006 9:43:56 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: Zechariah_8_13

My guess is that some humans may have abused the cat and he ran away from home and started his advengures, then when he saw a human in a confined space, he was so terrified, that he attacked them, a "cornered rat" syndrome -- he couldn't run away, so he attacked.


23 posted on 08/30/2006 9:45:49 PM PDT by FairOpinion (Dem Foreign Policy: SURRENDER to our enemies. Real conservatives don't help Dems get elected.)
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To: FairOpinion; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Thanks for the ping! Sheesh, he makes my Zia look like Mother Theresa.


24 posted on 08/30/2006 10:01:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Visit www.greenhelmetguy.com! We'll put a corpse on the rubble for you.)
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To: Zechariah_8_13

My cat Norman (see my tagline) attacks people who come into my house when I'm not home. I'm glad he's willing to defend his territory and be a good watch cat, but it's hard to get my neighbors to come by and feed him when I'm out of town.


25 posted on 08/30/2006 10:57:42 PM PDT by Huntress (Proud owner of Norman/Norma, the transsexual cat.)
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To: Huntress

I prefer Normalita.


26 posted on 08/31/2006 3:19:44 AM PDT by Mercat (Luke 1:46-55)
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To: #1CTYankee

I think his name was Lewis. A good cat whisperer could pick up lots of work, if there is such a thing.


27 posted on 08/31/2006 6:30:49 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Zechariah_8_13
This cat reminds me of "Pinky the Cat". Video Link
28 posted on 08/31/2006 6:37:16 AM PDT by DocRock
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To: Mjaye
"I think his name was Lewis. A good cat whisperer could pick up lots of work, if there is such a thing."

Yeah, it was Lewis.

Check out the site, the woman calls herself the Cat Whisperer.

http://www.for-the-love-of-cats.com/index.html

29 posted on 08/31/2006 6:54:54 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: rlmorel

Does he keep the libs away because he's a viking kitty or because he bears the mark of the beast?


30 posted on 08/31/2006 7:06:05 AM PDT by corbie
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To: rlmorel

Does he keep the libs away because he's a viking kitty or because he bears the mark of the beast?


31 posted on 08/31/2006 7:35:15 AM PDT by corbie
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To: Zechariah_8_13

As anyone called Nancy Pelosi to tell her that her cat has been found?


32 posted on 08/31/2006 7:44:53 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; TASMANIANRED; MEG33; LUV W; EsmeraldaA; Kitty Mittens; Marguerite; Lady Jag; ...
Silly Humans





Humans can be awfully silly at times
They over~react at the drop of a hat or a dime
Thinking that all Cats should be cute and tame little fur~balls
That nap on the couch and chase shadows down the hall

Unaware that Cats live by rules Humans care for not at all
Most Cats live in Domesticity while others do not
It's always the bravest that gets what he's got

And takes from others when the occasion rises
While the tame House Cat backs away or complacently exercises
Its right to submit to the stronger, cunning killer of rats
Silly Humans call me "Grumpy", but I'm just being a Cat!


Jack Deth~ 08/31/06.

33 posted on 08/31/2006 8:32:14 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: #1CTYankee

Check out the site, the woman calls herself the Cat Whisperer...http://www.for-the-love-of-cats.com/index.html
<<<<<<<<<<<

I checked it out! Interesting... She talks about jobs people can get working with cats, such as "wrangler". Such a good description of trying to get a cat to do anything. I can just see trying to wrangle a cat that didn't wish to be wrangled, one would end up "mangled", instead. One photo on the site shows a cat lurking next to a walkway, and it so reminded me of the Lewis stories, "hasta la vista, Avon Lady".


34 posted on 08/31/2006 8:34:55 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Doogle
He is in good hands now with the RSPCA (Royal Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals).

Perhaps if he gets neutered his personality will improve.

Poor Grumpy!!

35 posted on 08/31/2006 8:40:50 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (We are all foot soldiers in this War On Terror.)
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To: humblegunner; Allegra; TheMom; Xenalyte; thackney; Eaker; stevie_d_64; TXBSAFH; Axiom Nine; ...

rowr ping


36 posted on 08/31/2006 8:41:26 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I still think Grumpy's kinda cute. I'd cut him some slack, he's just trying to find the one-armed cat who killed his wife.

Besides, he isn't the nastiest cat on earth. That honor goes to my sister-in-law's late cat Stink. As pretty as anything, but a real cat jackass.

37 posted on 08/31/2006 8:47:15 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Dumpster Baby

Hah! Poor shark. He doesn't have a chance.


38 posted on 08/31/2006 8:50:11 AM PDT by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.)
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To: RepoGirl

No. . my cat, Stuffy, is the most dangerous. Mean ones that are out in the open about it - you know what you're dealing with. Stuffy is the quiet kind. She endures petting, but doesn't put up with any nonsense from anyone or any animal. Frankly, out here she wouldn't have survived the dogs we had when I first brought her to these parts if she hadn't been tough . . did I mention the dogs we HAD . . . . ?!!


39 posted on 08/31/2006 8:57:17 AM PDT by Twinkie (Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.)
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To: Jack Deth

Thanks for the ping..Cat just being a cat indeed! You never want to deal with a terrified cat!..

(and I never would have a "cat door" though it was tempting at times with my frequent "in and out" cat several years ago..)


40 posted on 08/31/2006 8:57:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES.)
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To: pax_et_bonum

Stop it Animala!


41 posted on 08/31/2006 9:02:05 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Zechariah_8_13
When Grumpy was a kitten:
42 posted on 08/31/2006 9:05:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning)
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To: Rightfootforward; Doogle

He may very well have a medical problem that accounts for this behavior, and it won't necessarily be found by the sort of examination he's likely to get from a shelter vet.

Years ago, there was a fairly highly ranked pro tennis player named Helen Kelesi, whose frequent McEnroe-like tantrums were legendary, earning her the nickname "Hurricane Helen". This behavior went on for years, and everybody just assumed she was an arrogant jerk (like McEnroe). But eventually she started getting bad headaches and was discovered to have a large brain tumor, which had likely been the cause of her erratic behavior.


43 posted on 08/31/2006 9:06:18 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Zechariah_8_13

Word to the wise: Lock your cat flap before leaving home...


44 posted on 08/31/2006 9:30:21 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Just because cats have big courage, doesn't mean they're rotten.


45 posted on 08/31/2006 10:04:25 AM PDT by Lady Jag (People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.)
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To: Jack Deth; Zechariah_8_13
I Loved Reading this Story, Zechariah, and I Loved your "Grumpy" Poem, Jack! I Hope there's a Human Somewhere that will Find a Special Place in Grumpy's Heart! : )


46 posted on 08/31/2006 10:36:18 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Lady Jag
Just because cats have big courage, doesn't mean they're rotten.

It can, though, mean they are foolhardy:


47 posted on 08/31/2006 10:36:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Visit www.greenhelmetguy.com! We'll put a corpse on the rubble for you.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The cat made it, didn't it.

That's not foolhardy, that's chutzpah!


48 posted on 08/31/2006 10:39:09 AM PDT by Lady Jag (People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.)
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To: Jack Deth
You got that right.

It's simple:   CATS RULE.


49 posted on 08/31/2006 10:41:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.)
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To: Lady Jag

I wonder if that silly goose's tail is always that big or if it's fluffed up like that for the bear - when my tabby fluffs his tail it means he thinks it's time to kick butt.


50 posted on 08/31/2006 3:08:15 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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