The Struggles of a Humble Cat Owner

The Struggles of a Humble Cat Owner

Let’s be under no illusion. We are not really cat “owners”, we are cat servants, dedicated to pandering to their every whim. If you have a cat or you’ve ever lived with one, I’m sure you’ll understand a few, if not all, of these!

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You slide into a nice hot bath and begin to relax when something starts clawing at the door. Gentle at first, but then something the size of a large monster seems to be trying to break down the bathroom door. It’s the cat… It’s desperate to get to you. You could be drowning or anything! How dare you go into the bathroom alone! You need supervision at all times. The bathroom is a health and safety nightmare.

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Leo eatingCat: “Miaow!” (Translation: “I’m starving!”).

You: “OK, I’ll get you something now.”

Cat: “Miaow, miaow, MIAOW!” (Translation: “Come on! I really am starving. It’s been like half an hour since I last consumed a mere morsel of a biscuit. I could die. FEED ME NOW!!!”).

You open a pack of fancy gourmet tuna cat food and serve it up.

Cat: *Sniffs bowl, huffs and walks off* (Translation: “Meh! Not hungry anymore.”)

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You buy an expensive fancy cat activity centre. You excitedly unbox it and build it. Meanwhile, the cat thinks “Yay! A box!” and takes up permanent residency in it, completely ignoring the new activity centre.

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more_silky2A plain old water bowl just isn’t good enough for the cat, it much prefers drinking straight from the tap. So, you buy a water fountain for the cat… and it still prefers the damned tap!

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You set for alarm for 6am. The cat sets its internal alarm for 4.30am – 5am and insists you get up and feed it. When you finally drag yourself out of bed and put food in its bowl, you discover the cat has gone back to bed already. Your bed!

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Can you relate to these?

7 comments

  1. Kelly says:

    All dogs at my house (nine!), but I have four grand-kitties and some of this sounds familiar. I must share this post with their humans. I know they will relate!

  2. I can relate with buying an activity centre or a toy, but the cat never uses it. Sadly, I’m allergic to cats, so he’s now staying with my father, but he visits us from time to time (antihistamine tablets, ear drops and nasal spray in place) when my father is taking a holiday 🙂

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