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The annoyance of a cat.

Updated on March 19, 2014
He is a lover and a biter :)
He is a lover and a biter :) | Source
She likes to get into the most inconvenient places.
She likes to get into the most inconvenient places. | Source

Don't get me wrong...

I love cats! I have four cats and I plan on getting more in my future. Although I love cats, I sometimes wonder why! Is it their cute face? Or the way they keep us warm when we're feeling cold? Whatever it is, I must stand up in protest! We cat owners put up a lot for these cats!!

The number one annoyance I have, those showdowns in the hall. When you're walking down the hall and you're cat is laying there right smack dab in the middle. It's a showdown between human and cat. Just staring at each other. Sometimes I can hear the epic western music playing in the back of my head. Now, most of the time, you get lucky. You can just walk right by. Wait, it's not really walking. It's a half skip, half run for your life as you play Russian Roulette where the the hall is the gun and the cat is the bullet. But sometimes, you can just tell that your cat is in a mood. For you cat owners, you know what I'm talking about. You have to find the nearest object to act as a shield as you shrink against the wall in hopes that you won't get attacked. Other times, you have to scream for someone else in the house to come rescue you like you're a damsel in distress. Sometimes even, you just turn around and wait until the cat has moved. The cat rules the roost, and we know it.

Which brings me to my next point. You'll be sitting and enjoying watching TV or, like me, writing on HubPages and then suddenly, like a ninja, the cat appears. On your lap he goes and he has no sign of moving. Just great. Sometimes you get lucky and can continue on with what you were doing but whenever you're doing something important no matter which way you move, the cat moves too. All hopes of doing what you were doing is lost. Gone. If you move your cat, you have a chance to get attacked or even worse..a showdown in the hall. Your only hope is to just sit there and let your cat enjoy a nice lap.

We just sit there and take it! Why? Cause we have to! We have no choice! We love our cats dearly to the point where we just take it. Whoever said love hurts, was right. Cats can be sweet sometimes. They can nicely sit on your lap and let you love him. My cat even hugs people. He'll put his head to your head and nuzzle your face. But you've got to be careful. He has a nose fetish. You'll be scratching his face and he'll be kissing your nose and he'll give you a love bite. They really hurt! They draw blood. It sucks. If you're ever in my house and he jumps on your lap, my best advice is just don't let him anywhere near your face.

So again, I ask..why do we take it? Maybe it's because they are a good ear to listen to you when you need someone to talk to. Or, maybe it's those moments when you don't want to be alone, they are always there for you. Whatever it is, as annoying as these cats can be, they really are worth it.

So below, tell me your cat stories. :) Give us a good chuckle.


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      Princess Clark 4 years ago from The DMV

      Of all the animals I love, I love my cat best. Im quiet and tempermental and so is my cat. We live in harmony and more would rock the boat. Good luck to all ye meow multiples.

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      Amanda 4 years ago from Camas, WA

      Ha! I loved your comment! Cats definitely rule the roost!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Hi Amanda and good afternoon from lake erie time ontario canada 3:24pm where I am 'owned' by Little Miss Tiffy, my mum's cat, who is now 18 and a certified diva and Mister Gabriel, a big white deaf cat , who was adopted by me. Love your cat story here and your points of view and guidelines are indeed very helpful but I will have to get permission first from 'these two' if I am only to use your awesome hub as a reference guide.

      Sending warm wishes to you and 2 meows from Colin and his cats (owners, sorry)

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      Amanda 5 years ago from Camas, WA

      Haha, owning a cat is definitely not for everyone. I don't know how we do it sometimes, but at the end of the day, I love them.

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      visionandfocus 5 years ago from North York, Canada

      This is hilarious! Not being a cat owner, I never knew about the "showdown in the hall" with "epic western music" playing in the owner's head. I'm now convinced I will never be a cat owner. You've saved me a lot of angst and probably saved my marriage as well. Thank you! ;)

      I'd vote hilarious but there's only "funny" so I'll settle for that.

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      Amanda 6 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thanks Denise. I am pretty sure I will be famous for having a billion cats. I just can't keep myself from looking at those ads on Craigslist...

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Laguna--if you add more cats to your home you may earn yourself the title of 'Cat Woman' LOL Nice job here.

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      Amanda 6 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thank you :)

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      Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Great article about cats. I recently wrote this article:

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      CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

      Great job on this Hub

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      Amanda 6 years ago from Camas, WA

      Thanks for the wonderful feedback. It means a lot to me :)

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      Emma 6 years ago from Houston TX

      It is interesting reading from your great hub.

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      Debarshi Dutta 6 years ago from Calcutta

      Your are quite insightful and very witty...loved this piece about your feline friends..

      Thank you.