Yes, I am serious. If a cat came scratching at me, my immediate reaction would be to kick or beat the cat, even if my own children were watching. I believe anyone would have the same reaction.
As I said, there could be more to the story. Someone here said he went back later to beat the cat to death; if so, then the story is different. But, if he’s beating a cat away from him and his dog, then he’s justified.
I grew up next door to relatives who had a houseful of pets at one point. Among other animals, there were three cats and a cute, friendly puppy. Those cats were mean. They hung together, constantly chasing and attacking the dog. The dog was afraid of them. Some cats are mean, and they will scratch someone up. Don’t be fooled by their appearance. ;-)
> Yes, I am serious. If a cat came scratching at me, my immediate reaction would be to kick or beat the cat, even if my own children were watching. I believe anyone would have the same reaction.
I don’t like cats and I don’t have any time for them as pets.
If a cat came scratching at me I might send it on its way with a nudge with my boot — not hard enough to kill it or even injure it — or I might pick it up by the scruff of its neck, give it a shake and toss it to one side. Or more likely I’d ignore it because a 7 lb domestic cat against a 250 lb domestic galloot just isn’t a fair fight and the cat knows it.
I wouldn’t harm the cat in front of the kids because kids don’t need to see that. The world is full enough of ugly behavior without kids learning animal cruelty from me.
Oh brother....the cats are mean because they chase the dog?? You need to get out more.