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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, May 8, 2021.
These people must have no clue how to 'be' with a cat, to the point the cats are freaked by just being near them. Cats are still pretty wild. They need to be dealt with in a way they can build some trust. Too bad.
I have a friend that had a kitten but tried to 'play' with it like dog, being rough, pushing it and even picking it up and throwing it short distances, which it would land okay its feet. But, the cat turned out like these, and wouldn't let anyone near it, would bite, etc. It eventually ran away.
Cats know. They just do.
Dog nips a person: Call the police, lawyers, animal control... $10k+ later the dog is lucky if it survives.
cat violently attacks a person: Awww Mittens! How cute! Post it on the internet!
I know dog bites can be serious, but so can those from cats. I had a coworker that almost died from a cat bite that got infected. I know someone else that got skin grafts and nearly lost a hand for the same reason.
Despite that, half of those people deserved it.
This is why the Good Lord gave us Whiffle Ball Bats.
I will go on record by saying that most of the time, if a loving, tame, lap cat attacks you, you probably did something to scare them. I have had cats as pets since 1997 or so. They are the sweetest pets in the world. Here's a picture of my dangerous cat
I was attacked by a big stray feral cat that had followed one of our own cats into the apartment. He looked like ours so it didn't register immediately with me. I went over to him like I would with our own cat, said "Hi Mimi pst pst pst", and that big nasty animal leaped onto my foot and proceeded to climb up my leg like it was wood beam.
Every claw punctured my skin and he got the top of my thigh, doing that bobcat yowl and hissing the whole way, I could feel the raw strength in his legs and paws, and it scared the bejeebus out of me.
The whole incident was over in maybe 15 seconds when he dislodged himself and leaped to the floor and ran away. My leg was bleeding like I had been shot with a tiny machine gun. My wife took me to the ER and they gave me a couple shots. That wasn't a funny incident in the least. Not even in hindsight.
I like cats but when they're bad they are dangerous, vicious little demons. We've had our 8 yr old rescue for about a year and a half. He and I had some issues in the first couple of months. He bit my hand and it swelled up like a catcher's mitt. I was on antibiotics for a week. But I figured out what I had done wrong. I hadn't allowed enough time for him to settle in and acclimate to his new environment. I was picking him up too often and just giving him way too much attention. He was REALLY patient with me for a month and then he felt he had to make his communication with me a lot more 'pointed' so to speak. I almost brought him back to the SPCA but I figured I'd adjust my behaviour since I'm supposed to be the one with the advanced brain in the relationship. And now we get along famously. I can pick him up and rub his belly and we have little games we play. He has a couple of situations where I know to give him some more room. For example when he lies in the sun for a bit he gets quite frisky and activated and he can want to play a bit rough and aggressive for my tender hide. But all in all we're good buddies now and I'm glad we got him and that I gave him (and me) a second chance.
Not funny at all....they can do some serious damage. The are absolute demons when they are in that state of mind.
I used to be a tough guy. Now, I do whatever my little cat wants. And I'm proud of that.
Ok. Just watched the video. Our cat is NOTHING like that. However, I think I might understand what that second or third cat was after in the video where the nice lady was trying to give the cat away. If I was in their shoes (paws), I would probably give it a shot too if I knew I was on my way out the door. Maybe it was just the angle the video was shot from, but damn.
You lookin at me??
Well cats are just like people. Every once in a while, one goes a bit funny in the head. No big deal, a rabbies shot, a few stitches at the worst.
Now, when a dog goes crazy, and tears half of your kid's face off, that is surgery for you ! Just like most of the stuffs we are not allowed to talk about here, there is no possible agreement.
Seriously though, that was a low blow @Torren61. Very low blow.
A friend of mine had an ancient fluffy cat that would lie on its back as if to have its tummy rubbed or tickled and then cross all four legs over your hand before semi-biting biting it. Another quarter-pound of pressure would have drawn blood but it always stopped just short.
Another friend had an adult cat that started behaving very aggressively - as in the Youtube videos - so he took it for a drive in the boonies and left it there.
The only time my cat mauled me was when it was sitting on the edge of the bath I was using and fell into the water. It used me as an escape ladder and left tramlines of claw marks all over my surprised body.
The worst thing our wimpy old cat does these days is photobomb the dog