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After years of pestering, my daughter has made the acquaintance of a masterless cat living in our complex--as have several other families. However, I've noticed my wife and daughter have a relative 'blind spot' RE: this creature (IE: they are both LITERALLY p-whipped) and actually allow her into our domicile to feed and water and sometimes snooze. I am fearing for my position in this household because...

the cat seems to be targeting MY spaces. She sits in my computer chair and my corner of my couch; she sleeps on my pillow and my pajamas--she even sleeps on my shoes. She catterwauls at night to be let in to eat and drink then wails to be let out, and with me being an insomniac I'm the guy who gets to deal with most of this. If this cat could drive and make pancakes, I'd probably be out the door by now.

However, the cat is skittish around me because, while I have a soft spot for furry creatures, I am not afraid to take a firm hand with said feline and show her the door when I see fit (or at least when the wife and daughter aren't around to defend her) --and I have various 'terror inducing devices' that send the cat running for the exits whenever I deploy them. I wish I could post pics but my tech doesn't allow me to do so...

 

More on this ongoing struggle later.

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I am so happy our cat does not meow...

 

Also, my niece seems to have feline superpowers - when she tells the cat to sit, quite often the beast sits.

 

Oh but how it DOES...when it wants to come in or go out or be fed or get 'watered' or get stuck climbing onto the fence it's Meow, MEOW...MEYOOOOWWWW!

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I am so happy our cat does not meow...

 

Also, my niece seems to have feline superpowers - when she tells the cat to sit, quite often the beast sits.

 

Oh but how it DOES...when it wants to come in or go out or be fed or get 'watered' or get stuck climbing onto the fence it's Meow, MEOW...MEYOOOOWWWW!

 

 

No, not meowing. Some claw sharpening near one member of the family, or the occasional small playful bite. We use a cat fountain, as the local water is quite hard.

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Cats and dogs are God's little spies. They will give evidence against you if you mistreat them.

Agree totally wrt dogs - cats I am not sure who they report to

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I am so happy our cat does not meow...

 

Also, my niece seems to have feline superpowers - when she tells the cat to sit, quite often the beast sits.

 

Oh but how it DOES...when it wants to come in or go out or be fed or get 'watered' or get stuck climbing onto the fence it's Meow, MEOW...MEYOOOOWWWW!

 

 

No, not meowing. Some claw sharpening near one member of the family, or the occasional small playful bite. We use a cat fountain, as the local water is quite hard.

 

 

ah when she's INSIDE she sharpens her claws on the carpeting so we know she wants to 'split'.

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You could always try reverse psychology. Act like the cat is the best thing in the history of best things, make a big deal about running over and picking it up, holding it in your lap, etc.

 

Two possible outcomes; the cat will love it, and you. Or the cat will hate it, and hide when you get home from work. win-win.

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Recently was very friendly and considerate and generous also to neighbors cat.

 

As a thanks she puked up some sort of Cheerios and 0,5 chewed /digested mouse in front of my favorite garden chair, and another 1/3 mouse with Cherrios on the steps.

 

As a thanks I reverted to 11 year old boy and now chase her away whenever she shows up.

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Cats are the spawn of darkness. Yep, no matter where I go, a cat will always show up and start attempting to get cat slime on me, and since I am horribly allergic to cats/cat hair/cat dander, this is a sign of their evil plot.

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Cats are the spawn of darkness. Yep, no matter where I go, a cat will always show up and start attempting to get cat slime on me, and since I am horribly allergic to cats/cat hair/cat dander, this is a sign of their evil plot.

 

I am the opposite, cats and I get along, but then again I also get along with dogs. Maybe it is my earthy smell.

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  • 8 months later...

OK an update on this situation;

 

Things have changed: I have gladly become servant to my new feline overlord/overlady. It's all fine too! She worked on me until I suddenly realized a little purring fluffball crowding me off my own pillow was perfectly OK.

Anyway, On the bright side, she now makes a perfectly good living alarmclock for both me and the Missus. a few minutes before my usual wakeup time she starts becoming active: needing to go outside or get watered or whatever. Then once I am up and away, she begins to groom my wife's hair--somewhat to her annoyance but not a lot.

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Cats and dogs are God's little spies. They will give evidence against you if you mistreat them.

I'm convinced this cat does in fact channel messages from the Almighty to me-subliminally, at least. One day my daughter wanted to go see a movie I KNEW 'sucked a##' but I didn't want to go, much to her disappointment. Later that evening I'm sitting with the cat on my lap giving her chin scratches and 'pets'. Suddenly it occurred to me that maybe I should spend this kind of quality time with my REAL daughter And to reinforce the point, the cat runs to my daughters room, so I followed and I realized I SHOULD suck up the film that sucks a## and just go. So I went to the movie with her.

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We have a new catten in our lives, for about three months now, half Ragdoll half Siamese, a real cutie, is a healthy little girl, but is on heat already (5 months old), which only goes to show how healthy she is as her little body feels able to handle it. BUT she has her little op tomorrow. Our eight year old feline girl has been a fabulous aunt to her and they get along wonderfully.

 

Her name is Bubbles, it was 'Casper' when we got her, for the friendly ghost as she is so white, as she would come onto the bed in the middle of the night like a ghost seeking to be 'friendly'. (Claws to face etc).

 

Our other cat is named Chablis after the wine, it was the name she had when we got her at the age of 18 months, little bigger than a kitten. She has grown to be a teddy bear cat since.

 

We almost called the new cat 'Champagne' in keeping with the alcoholic basis of our home, but decided that 'Bubbles' would be more appropriate.

 

Chablis (who came from a difficult background - she was so small when we got her, scarcely bigger than a kitten) learnt so much from our previous Tonk cat named Raj, so that she has grown physically and in stature and personality, so she made friends with a neighbour's dog, appreciates the native birds who visit (without malice) and gets along with neighbour's cats and dogs.

 

Of course Bubbles with her antics this has lead to: "Bubble bubble toil and trouble" as a form of address.

 

We accept that.

 

And I have just bought a version of MacBeth on DVD (yes, boomer thing rather than downloading) and look forward to seeing the witches, as they will remind me of some of the women that I have worked with.

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