Skip to comments.My Cat From Hell's Jackson Galaxy: People Read Cats Through Dog-Colored Glasses
Posted on 07/22/2013 6:44:48 AM PDT by Fawn
Cat owners need to become more literate ... about reading cats.
Cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy wraps up his fourth season of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell on Saturday (8/7c) and boils down why people misunderstand their feline friends. "We really try to read them through dog-colored glasses and are trying to look for these very specific types of responses that are very much human-based," Galaxy tells TVGuide.com. "And if we don't see them, we assume that they don't care.
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Will you ping list please? :)
We love him too, TO MOCK!
This is the biggest douche bag in tv history and that is saying a lot.
Not only is he douchey in his dopey empty guitar case, but he also is douchey in the fact that he acts all appalled when people are questioning spending $6,000 on cancer surgery for a cat that (and he is all “Yay, I succeeded in my cat whispery) is supposedly a pet because IT RUNS PAST YOU.
This is my family’s guilty pleasure (and we are a 2 cat family, so no cat haters here) because he is an idiot and an a-hole on top of it.
P.S. His name alone earns him Douchebaggery status. We won’t even go into the facial hair.
“This is the biggest douche bag in tv history and that is saying a lot.”
That is a major achievement in a world where Guy Fieri exists.
I’ve never heard of him before so can’t comment on the DB status, other than what I’ve read in this article, and I agree with you. He sounds like a DB!
But I will say I’ve had cats that have definite dog-like behavior. I think some of their behavior toward humans can be shaped by how we reinforce the behaviors we like. And they in turn train us to accept deviations from as part of being a cat owner.
My husband makes me change the channel when this guy comes on. I can’t stand to look at him either, but the cats are cute.
Never watched it...
I have. Once you get past the strangeness of the “star”, there are some interesting strategies and outcomes.
.....Me too. Besides better to watch him then some of the “junk” that is tv at the present time. :)=^..^=
It is interesting that Jackson’t only advanced degree is in acting (M.A. from the U of Iowa) but the way he strings clues together into a story that helps him devise a better life for everyone in the house is way more than I have ever learned from a credentialed therapist. Not the most technically proficient perhaps but an extremely good writer, listener and clever cat behaviorist because he is a good observer of the human condition and can make the right story.
Don’t like his fiance much but JG is way cool. :)
Every time I think this forum is made up of good, kind people, someone like you posts and smashes my image of FR. You belong on a forum like DU. Someone who posts such hate, deception and mockery on a man like this is eye opening. I hope the hate mongering and bitterness in your life decreases for you. Maybe start reading the Bible instead of having your family sit in front of a tv show to mock. Not good to raise your kids teaching them to mock, bully or make fun of a good hearted man.
Don’t know much about his fiance, but if you think JG is way cool... well, you just lost cool points with me. :)
(J/K, but seriously, you think he is ‘way cool’????)
Because I think Jackson Galaxy (which, WTF kind of name is That???) is an idiot, you have lost faith in Free Republic?
Dang Fawn, thicken up the skin.
And P.S. He is a DB. That doesn’t make me a ‘hate monger’, it makes me have an opinion about a guy who MOCKS PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE THEIR EYEBALLS BEING CLAWED OUT BY A-HOLE CATS.
I don’t expect anyone to look like Romney. I like metal music, I like tatoos, I like lots of nonconformist looks.
I also recognize someone who is looking nonconformist for nonconformist douchebaggery sake.
In other words, I recognize a poser. And Jackson “What the hell kind of douchebag name is that” Galaxy is a poser.
Maybe that’s my issue, I recognize a poser.
“someone like you posts and smashes my image of FR. “
Too bad you were raised by Dr. Spock. That childish view of the world probably has you in meltdown every day.
A boy, a cat, and a .22 - it is a beautiful thing.
Now that I have your attention, CatPersons - please tell your fellow cat lovers that dumping “winter season pet cats”, AKA “Snowbird Stray” in the Everglades should be a flogging offense.
When a cat is dumped in the woods, it usually is soon torn apart and eaten by a larger predator. Even a possum can eat a cat, particularly after poor ‘Fluffums’ has been weakened by a lack of food.
Here in the ‘Glades, even getting a drink of water from a canal, ditch, or pond exposes poor ‘Fluffums’ to “Jaws”, otherwise known as an alligator.
One reason, among many, that I dislike Snowbird CatPersons is they usually are too cheap to euthanize their temporary pets at the vet, or they are too cowardly to do it themselves. Once they dump ‘Fluffums’, they force others to do it when their Lil’ Fluffums, the “Snowbird Stray” takes up residence and kills anything it can manage to catch.
Listen up, CatPersons! Ammo prices are sky high. Stop socializing your pet ownership costs and act like a humane human.
SHe was just on fox, mousy brown hair....if I see her again, I;ll grab her name for you. BUt, she was really confident that Acquittal was off the table.
I have mousy brown hair...it’s a color.
Man, the cats people dump down here in the Glades is a SHAME!!!!! If not the gators, than even the birds. Or the occasional python.
Makes me sick folks dump cats here.
Pls, say it ain’t so.
LOL. Don’t forget the Honey Boo,Boo!
Honey Boo Boo isn’t a DB, she is just awesomeness wrapped in redneck.
Jackson Galaxy, the man who broke the stereotype of what a cat guy can look like, can be like, act like...He is a musician that has always been a little different. Jackson Galaxy is a stage name that got changed because the original was embarrassing and difficult to pronounce. Next question. :)
Honey Boo Boo isn’t a douche, just a trailer-park brat.
Even better! LOL!
Uhhh, yep. :)
Richard Kirshner is difficult to pronounce?
Difficult to pronounce?
Now I am intrigued...
Thanks for clearing that up....his stage name is easy to remember, catchy and it is easier to pronounce.
I see dogs in my neighborhood doing this every day.
His personal style is really a shame, because he has a handsome face. Needs a shave and his teeth whitened, and cover up those snaky tats. Can't do much about the conehead, though.
Really like the show. I don’t know much about this Jackson except what he does on the show and its pretty incredible to me. I don’t really care about his personal life and don’t care to know. I mean he isn’t out there doing the things we despise like participating in a sodomy pride parade or advocating for the mass slaughter of the unborn now is he?
For me, it’s a diversion from TV ‘s sorry spectacle of debauchery, deceit and all manner of perversions. Don’t know why I should even have one these days but a show like his show isn’t one of them.
I would respect a name of Demetreous Glankas more than some DB name of “Jackson Galaxy.”
I get people who had to change their name in the turn of the century for profiling sake, but this is just stupid.
I think he looks great.... Please post a recent picture of yourself...so we can tear you apart too.
Way too many people here judging a book by its cover.
Jackson may look strange, according to what many consider “normal”, but, he’s actually a good act on TV with those cats and their owners.
It’s not an easy task to figure out why cats behave the way they do, and how the environment and the people around them add to the cats’ “bad behavior”, but at the end of the day (or month), the cat or cats have learned to get along with their owners and other cats and dogs around them. Even if they don’t learn to get along, they do learn to live and let live.
I say all of the above without a inkling of where he stands on the issues and what political ideology he favors, but, as long as he doesn’t get political, I can tolerate him and the cats and the people on the shows.
My girl cat loves this show - seriously. She sits on the coffee table and pays close attention to the screen. Don’t know if she is taking notes or feeling superior. I’ve noticed that the solution to most of his clients’ problems is BUY THE KITTY SOME FREAKING TOYS TO PLAY WITH! But then it is the LA area...the stupid runs extra deep there.
Chill, Fawn. There are pictures of me all over FR.
Oh! For crying out loud, get off the computer! Try to imagine a recovering addict (drugs & food) who has no patience for what he seesentitled celebrity B.S. Who also looks much more trim after undergoing back surgery last month. :)
Nope-I was taught not to shoot anything I don’t intend to eat...
Not only Florida has this problem-I’m guessing that any rural area where snowbirds winter has abandoned pets wandering around with frayed collars, becoming fast food for predators and feral dogs. And putting down a pet you are tired of isn’t the act of a decent human being, any more than turning them out into the wild is-people like that should never have a pet, other than a rock.
It has been my observation that winter people/snowbirds treat the properties they rent for the season even worse than they treat the seasonal pets-mostly, the rent they paid for the season is barely enough to cover the damages incurred to said property.
Many ice houses and businesses with cabins and RV spaces have signs asking that people who do not want a pet any more bring it to one of the several no-kill animal rescue centers nearby, and lists their addresses and phone numbers. Two of my three cats are former RV/snowbird cats from a local shelter-both are happy, healthy pets now, but one of them was starving and injured when brought in, and neither would have survived much longer in the woods.
Thanks for posting this; I’m a Jackson Galaxy fan myself. He seems to be such a kind man. In one episode of MCFH, he helped an elderly woman with her cat....he was very gentle with the lady, and extremely respectful.
I imagine he uses the Galaxy name because he’s a part-time rock musician. I never heard anyone call Sting, Slash, or Axl Rose “douchebags” because they use stage names.
And hey, I had the “cat blink” perfected years ago, before I heard of Jackson! ;)
His tips have helped our household run much more smoothly with fewer cat fights due to him.
different strokes for different folks, I guess.
The only people who evoke that sort of feeling in me are Obozo, Soros, Holder, Van Jones, Piers Morgan, etc. etc.
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