Ugh, humans. They can be annoying sometimes.They do (or don’t do) some stuff that cats really don’t like. So that we can live in peace and harmony, I’ve decided to put together the top 6 things humans do that they need to fix. And quick.
#1 They Think That They Need To Give Us a Bath
Cats hate getting wet. What part of that is hard to understand? We’re already doing a great job cleaning ourselves. In fact, we spend as much as half of our waking hours grooming ourselves. And humans shower for just about half an hour at most, right? Soaking myself in water is really unthinkable. Just stop with this. Let us handle the cleaning and you worry about making sure we have food in our bowls. And none of that silly dry kibble stuff.
#2 They Don’t Clean The Litter Box
We hate stinky litter boxes. And please, don’t put our water and food bowls near the litter box. It’s just gross! Come to think of it, would you like to eat your dinner beside a toilet bowl? Didn’t think so. And we would help with the process but you should already know that cleaning a litter box is so below us!
#3 Making Loud Noises
Our ears are very sensitive to sound. Which is why things like fireworks, loud parties, and honking car horns scare the hell out of us. Even just a sneeze is enough to spook us. This isn’t because we aren’t tough. We’re just sensitive. And always alert. You know, to make sure you aren’t in any danger. Yeah, we’re doing it for you.
#4 Insisting On Giving Us Medicine
Ever wondered why it takes a lot of effort to make cats take medicines? It’s because their taste is unacceptable. So please bear with us if we are not being enthusiastic about taking that nasty pill you want us to take. Here’s an idea? Mix it with tuna! In fact, why don’t you just go give your cat some tuna!
#5 Aggressive Petting
When you pet a cat aggressively, don’t be surprised when you get bitten, clawed, and hissed at. It happens when we’re overstimulated because of your petting—and we just hate that. Take it easy and be gentle.
#6 Surprising a sleeping cat
Maybe it’s funny to you, humans. But surprising us while we’re sleeping is just rude. We need our 16 hours of sleep in a day, you know. The last thing we welcome is a sleep disruption from an insensitive human. However, make sure you’re awake and ready for us to play at 3am. You need to adjust to your schedule and not the other way around.
There are more disdainful things that humans do to cats, but these are my top six. I’m going to take a nap and maybe when I get up I will put together the rest.