A few days ago I heard Cat Daddy shout “Cat fight!” and, naturellement, I ran to the window see who it was, so that I could tut at the badly-behaved cat(s) and judge the human(s) for their inadequate parenting.
I arrived just in time to see Blue the Smoke Bengal being seen off by none other than … Louis Catorze.
Cat Daddy could not have been more proud to see his boy take on a cat twice his size, and win. However, I was much less impressed, not least because we get along very well with Blue’s mamma and don’t want problems on account of our scrapping animals. In fact, we had the following conversation with numerous friends and family members of Blue’s mamma at her recent birthday party:
Them: “So how do you know [Blue’s mamma]?”
Us: “We live down the street. Our cat hates her cat.”
Them: “Aww! But Blue is so lovely! How can anyone not like him?”
Us: “We know. We’re utterly ashamed of Louis. If he were our human child, we’d kick his arse.”
Whilst I understand that a cat might dislike other cats in general – after all, I’m a person and I dislike most people – what is truly mystifying is how a cat who is low on friends can dislike a cat who is perfectly friendly and sweet. Worse yet, we can’t teach the little sod how improve his behaviour because he doesn’t understand what we’re telling him to do and, even if he did, he wouldn’t listen/care.
This photo demonstrates perfectly how much he respects our wishes. He truly is a little sod.