Why I hate cats.

January 17, 2006

After chatting to Soulmining about this cat related post I was reminded of why I hate cats.

I am not a cat lover at all. I had one when I was a kid which I loved but I totally grew out of it.

My parents have a cat at home which is my sister’s (she lives with my other parents and my Dad is allergic so she can’t keep it). A while ago when I was home I sneaked in late at night and saw a mouse in the middle of the kitchen floor. Now there was no way I was dealing with it so I just went to bed. In the morning I heard my Mum shouting at the cat but didn’t think anything of it. Later I went downstairs and mentioned the mouse to my Mum. She said that she hadn’t seen anything so we thought that the cat had taken it back outside.

I went to leave the house and put my trainers on. Left foot – ok. Right foot – dead mouse. I have never screamed so loud. I threw the shoe across the room and immediately accused my Stepdad of putting it in there.

It wasn’t until I calmed down that Mum explained that she had been shouting at the cat to get away from my shoes and that she must have hidden it in there.

This is why I hate Kit the Cat. Unfortunately this has led to a distrust of all things feline.


  • Reply browser58 January 17, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Obviously Kit loves you. You bring the best presents to those you love the mose.

  • Reply Adz January 17, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    I am not a lover of Cats either. I am also allergic to them, which doesn’t help my dislike.

    The only cats I like are brave cheeky ones, the ones that live next door, who try to climb in your house window, or enter your house through any means necessary because they crave a bit of attention.

    Gimme a soft soppy dog any day!

  • Reply running42k January 17, 2006 at 5:46 pm

    Yep, that would indeed develop a cat dislike.

  • Reply Mouldy January 17, 2006 at 5:47 pm

    the word on the Street Cat wise is that they are generally mis-trustful of Dancin Fairies as well. So think on.

  • Reply AnonymousCoworker January 17, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    My fiance’s family has 8 cats, and it’s not uncommon to find an animal head on the front step. I think they think it’s a nice present for us.

  • Reply monkey typist January 18, 2006 at 12:39 am

    i had a faaar too long cat-based conversation recently, too boring to repeat even. i sort of like cats but they are usually a bit evil (claws, oww)

  • Reply soulmining January 18, 2006 at 1:58 am

    cats are contrary, quirky, unpredictable, independent, unreliable creatures… but they’re good listeners and when they’re affectionate my heart melts. soppy git.

  • Reply Doug January 18, 2006 at 4:45 pm

    I’m not a cat fan myself. However, they must know I hate them because cats love me. They want to sit in my lap, they want me to pet them, feed them, pick them up and sleep on me. The horror!

  • Reply Léonie January 18, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    Catpresent-shoe. Yuck.

  • Reply Cleavers January 18, 2006 at 10:40 pm

    I too am not a lover cats.

    Especially when they a) make you sneeze, b) scratch you for looking at them the wrong way and c) poo on the back seat when transporting them back with a friend to friend’s house.

    Goldfish rule.

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