I’m looking for some commiseration here, people! Who else has an evil pet?
We’ve got this cat we adopted from the local humane society, who apparently had an extremely rough kittenhood. She was wild and suspicious when we got her, and only gradually calmed down…and now she’s very dependent on me and Mary. Especially now — we abandoned (not really, but she’s acting that way) her for a week while we went on vacation, and since we got back she’s constantly looking for affirmation that we won’t leave her ever again.
The flip side of that, though, is that she only tolerates us. She hates every other human being on earth. I took her in to the vet for booster shots — she was howling and growling and hissing and clawing, and it took three of us to hold her down. The vet suggested, since we keep her exclusively indoors, that maybe it would be OK to wait three years, instead of one, for her next round of boosters.
Then, today, we had a fellow come in to measure our windows for new blinds, and she was furious. Ears back, jaws open, snarling, she stalked him and lashed out viciously at his ankles, and then she clawed me when I grabbed her and locked her in a back bedroom. That’s the thing: she isn’t simply afraid of strangers, she doesn’t hide, she announces that she is going to kill the invader and rip his throat out if she can reach it. It’s getting so we can’t invite anyone over because of the psycho predator prowling around our house.
At least we don’t have to worry about burglars. I’m kind of afraid that if someone did try to burgle us, we’d come home to a shredded corpse with this cat lapping up the blood.
And now that the stranger is gone, she’s back to wanting to cuddle up in our laps. It’s a little creepy. I’m thinking, only if I’ve got a thick leather apron to wear.
Do I get the prize for the most wicked pet of them all?
By the way, she also doesn’t exactly have a name. She’s registered with the humane society as “Ivy”, but that doesn’t fit her at all, so we just call her “CAAAAAAT”. Mary sometimes calls her “Kitty”, but I think that’s just perverse.