It is indeed a sad day for humanity when a grown man must call 911 in regards to his cat. No, his cat wasn't stuck in a tree. His cat - a 22 pound Himalayan - had trapped the man, his girlfriend, his baby, and his dog in the bedroom and was behaving in a threatening manner.
Let me start from the beginning. The man and woman have a baby together. The baby yanked the cat's tail. Now, I don't know much about cats, but I do know they have nine lives, they always land on their feet, they hate water, and you should never, ever, ever, ever pull their tails. I guess the baby didn't get that memo. He yanked the cat's tail and so the cat turned on the baby. The frightened father kicked the cat in the ass, which further enraged the 22 pound kitty. The cat chased the man, woman, baby, and dog into the bedroom and then stood guard outside the door hissing at them every time they opened the door.
The man felt like there was nothing else he could do except call 911 and ask for animal control to come and rescue his family from a CAT. The cat has been described as a fat cat with a history of violence. I'm sorry, but that makes me laugh. When you listen to the call, I think my favorite line is when the man claims the cat "charged" at them.
It is well-documented that I don't own a pet, nor do I ever want to own a pet, and this right here is one of the reasons why. I never want to be on the national news because I couldn't get out of my bedroom because I was a 'fraidy cat.
Let's just think about this for a minute. I don't doubt that the cat was PISSED. He got his tail pulled AND he got kicked in the ass. Of course he was mad. Of course he reacted violently and chased everyone around. But he cornered them in their bedroom. Neither one of these people could handle an angry cat? No one could throw a blanket over him and put him in a sleeper hold? No one could sing "Soft Kitty" and lull the cat to sleep? No one could divert him with a ball of yarn?
I just can't believe it. I'm sure he was terrified and he was trying to protect his baby. Sure a 22 pound cat sounds awfully big, but come on, dude, he's not a mountain lion. He's a CAT. Who's the pussy now?
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