Cats are generally deemed to be plotting the early demise of their owners. I don’t think they have it well thought-through because procuring a new owner might present a problem. It doesn’t make sense for the cat to dispose of the human, unless the cat wants to feast on the dead body. But cats don’t make sense. Neither does mine, however, she is not be underestimated. She doesn’t simply plot to murder me, she also actually acts on her murderous intentions. Her schemes for getting rid of me are extremely clever. You’d never expect that, especially if you believe that your cat is dumb.

There’s murder in her squinty look

Method #1: Death by Starvation

I avoid conflicts at all costs and my cat knows it. Anytime I’m preparing myself a meal, the cat acts like a drama queen. She makes as if she wants my veggies, tofu or soy. She doesn’t actually want any of these things. The only thing she eats is dry food and the gravy from meat pouches. Not the meat, she chose to be vegan. So, I always prepare food with the cat meowing like I’m murdering her and making me feel guilty. The cat places her hopes in my inclination to avoid guilt and conflict and expects me to stop making myself meals, hence dying of starvation.

Method #2: Death by Stroke

My cat scares the shit out of me. That’s her thing. Not only does she creep on me, disappears and then reappears at a spot where she absolutely couldn’t have got herself in the split second that it takes. She also haunts me when I sleep. She recently undertook to climb on the cushions next to my pillow in bed. So when I wake up, she’s hovering over my face, very close and very big. Her other move is to position herself at my nightstand and wait for me to turn my head when I’m reaching for my phone. It’s pretty scary to look up the first thing in the morning and see the cat triumphantly towering above me.

Method #3: Death by Assault

My cat is a living assault weapon. It’s not just the usual love bites and scratches which I incur when I show as little sense as to touch her when she’s in play mode. Cats have a somewhat violent idea of what constitutes play. When my cat has the crazies, she runs around like crazy (hence crazies), jumps like a bunny and basically walks on walls and the ceiling. She also waits in ambush behind the fridge for me to walk by and then jumps at me. This is normally okay because she bounces off, but the other day she hit my shin. The impact was surprisingly painful. I guess she graduated to aggravated assault.

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. I grew up in a house with as many as 22 cats. We had to keep the kittens until they were 10 weeks old, before giving them away. (They were Siamese mix, and so looked like Siamese, but didn’t have the piercing vocalizations.) I suspect that they were gentler because of being raised by lots of little children. And had one another to play with.

    Ours slept with us. ::sigh:: I do not know how they avoided getting rolled over at night.

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    1. Now that’s a lot of cats! A Siamese mix sounds interesting! That’s what I was thinking about too, how the cat manages to avoid being kicked by me in the night.

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  2. We just acquired a fish. So far, I feel pretty safe.

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    1. Warning, warning, warning! They can morph into piranhas, or mini sharks …

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      1. Exactly my thoughts!!

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    2. Haha, just wait for it to grown into a piranha!

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  3. I have no kitty in my apartment, I’d gladly be hit in the shin. She seems a perfectly normal kitty. ❤️

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    1. Well, you’d never say, but cats can be creepy! I’m sometimes positively scared of mine 😮

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  4. Did it occur to you that perhaps she is just doing normal catty things… with no nefarious, ill intent. Maybe, perhaps, umh, it’s all in the eye of the beholder 🙂

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    1. I know, I know, I’m overthinking things and even ascribe my probably perfectly innocent cat evil intentions!

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      1. Cats are notoriously self absorbed. She wouldn’t be bothered putting her energy into anything else 🙂

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        1. You are a person of huge wisdom. Of course the easiest explanation tends to be the correct one!

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          1. I’m not so sure about the ‘huge’ bit, but I have gleaned some wisdom over the years 🙂

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          2. You most definitely have.

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