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Top 10 Pet Peeves of Cats

By Rocky Williams, feline guest blogger

My Warden (that cat-obsessed human with the same last name) once wrote a post about things that cats don't like. It was funny to us felines because we are quite aware that she is not "one of us" and therefore, she really has no business telling anyone about our pet peeves. What makes her think she knows anything about that, eh? Yes, she lives with several of us and dotes on us like the faithful human servant she is, but she just doesn't have what it takes to think like a cat.

By Rocky Williams, feline guest blogger

My Warden (that cat-obsessed human with the same last name) once wrote a post about things that cats don’t like. It was funny to us felines because we are quite aware that she is not “one of us” and therefore, she really has no business telling anyone about our pet peeves. What makes her think she knows anything about that, eh? Yes, she lives with several of us and dotes on us like the faithful human servant she is, but she just doesn’t have what it takes to think like a cat.

To be fair, the Warden did manage to come up with a few pet peeves of cats in that post, but I chalk this up to dumb luck. She was just guessing. For the truth about what cats don’t like, you need to ask one of us. Good kitty that I am, I’m happy to clue you in. So without further ado…

Removal from Your Chair

Yeah, so our chosen sleeping spot happens to be furniture you find useful. That does not mean you can just unceremoniously toss us from the couch so you can watch TV, or kick us off your computer chair to watch cat videos on the internet. Make no mistake – removing us from our sleeping spot will have consequences. Best to sleep with one eye open after doing that!

Being Unfaithful to Us

Petting the “shop cat” at the hardware store or some other mangy feline you see when you’re out and about is just plain rude. We see this as two-timing us, and we don’t like it one bit. And lest you think you can get away with your little transgression if you wash your hands afterwards, I feel obliged to remind you that a cat’s sense of smell is infinitely keener than yours. So just don’t.

Being Ignored

It displeases us greatly when we seek you out and you don’t acknowledge our presence. Whenever we’re in the mood for some love and attention, we expect you to drop everything and fawn all over us. I believe that’s rule #16 in the Cat Owner’s Handbook that you signed when you adopted us. So even if it’s not the most convenient time for you, when we invite you to interact with us, you’d be wise not to ignore us. The mood only comes around so often, you know.

Smothering Us

On the flip side, we hate it when you give us too much attention. Yes, we know that your entire life is consumed with thoughts of us and our happiness, but sometimes we just want to sleep in peace. We don’t want you kissing us when we’re having that dream where we’re the Mighty Hunter. We don’t like it when you keep petting us after we flick our tail to tell you to stop, and we don’t appreciate being manhandled by your friends either. Trust us – we’ll let you know when we want your affection; until then, keep your grubby hands to yourself!

Not Sharing Your Food

Eating something yummy in front of us and not giving us a bite when we ask for it is the epitome of boorish behavior. Make extra pork roast or chick-hen if you have to; just don’t deny us your noms because that’s  asking for a hairball in your shoe.

Catnap Interruptus

Other than food, there’s nothing we like more than our precious catnaps. So it goes without saying that when our catnap is interrupted by some human commotion, you’re going to get the stink eye. You need to tiptoe around the house if you see us sleeping. Don’t turn on the blender, the TV, the washing machine or anything else that makes a loud sound. Oh, and send your noisy little two-leggers outside to play when we’re asleep.

The Suck Monster

As loud noises go, the one that monster makes when you turn it on and roll it across your carpet is pure evil. Aside from the horrific sound, we’re afraid that its humongous mouth is going to devour us in one gulp! If you don’t want us to hide under the bed for days, don’t let that thing out of your closet.

Treat Rationing

Being stingy with our CANIDAE cat treats will get you the cold shoulder. Something that tasty should never be withheld under any circumstances. We don’t care if you think too many will make us fat. We like fat almost as much as we like those treats, so just keep them coming and there won’t be a problem…K?

Change

I’m not talking about those coins you get in exchange for the paper you give the cashier at Wally World. I’m talking about those things you sometimes do that disrupts our daily routine. We cats like order and sameness, so don’t go switching things up on us willy nilly, and all will be well. Oh, and that goes double for the type of cat litter in our box!

An Empty Food Bowl

Wake up human, breakfast is at 6 a.m. and it’s now 6:01…starvation is imminent! I’m wasting away here! Tell my catnip mouse I love him, and that my demise was all your fault because you let the food bowl be empty.

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