Having pets is great. They’re cute and cuddly, shower us with unconditional love and become a part of our family. But there is also another side to pet parenting which involves making a lot of sacrifices, looking after their dietary requirements, taking them to vet appointments, clipping their nails, etc.
And of course, there are people who are allergic. Historian Danna Agmon’s partner is allergic to cats and so she requested everyone on Twitter to convince her to NOT get a cat.
Please help me not want a cat (my partner is allergic) by telling me stories about your cat being annoying
— Danna Agmon (@DannaAgmon) March 7, 2021
Thereafter, feline parents shared annoying stories of what their cats do when they’re bored, angry, or want to take revenge like eating phone chargers, breaking vases, peeing inside shoes, and biting everyone in the family.
— Dr. Jessica L. Fripp, MA, PhD (@jlfripp) March 7, 2021
Vet bills. Never small and always rising.
— My Dr. isn’t honorary Ann Norton Greene (@Annnortongreene) March 8, 2021
My cat will roll on her back to show her tummy and stretch out expectantly, then when you pet her she claws you like mad.
— Christopher L. Caterine, Ph.D. (@clcaterine) March 7, 2021
My cat bites me just because he is bored and needs company while he is awake all night and sleeps all day
— اسْمَاء (@Asmaaspectra) March 7, 2021
I haven’t been able to leave a pair of shoes out for 19 years because one of mine pees in them. I’ve also lost a lot of shoes.
— wendy (@nephalia) March 7, 2021
My cat as a kitten ate every cell phone charger and computer charger I had. When I tried to keep him inside he started breaking vases. When I let him outside he brought full grown rabbits, birds, and chipmunks.
— Bethany Ball (@bethanyaball) March 7, 2021
My cat got pissed that I wouldn’t let him in my bedroom @ 4 AM bc he kept pawing at the back door, so he shoved my plugged-in toaster into the kitchen sink, where the lever got stuck down in the drain, and I woke up to an apt full of smoke and a melted toaster.
— Jessica Cory (@ecobooklover) March 7, 2021
My cat likes to yell and pull the covers off of me around 4AM sometimes and then continue to yell until I get up, then she curls up in my warm spot and falls asleep with the bed to herself.
— Ashley Rattner (@ashleyrattner) March 7, 2021
Last week, I gently lifted one of the cat’s paws to check if she was due for a nail trim (she was). This angered her, so after she finished scowling at me for 10 straight minutes, she attacked my kid. The fang holes she left in his leg are almost healed, but he’s still bruised.😢
— Jenna (she/her) (@themainejenna) March 8, 2021
Regular delivery of dead mice, dead birds and, worse, half dead mice and half-dead birds.
— Prof David Owen (@OwenWintersgill) March 7, 2021
When our cat is mad at one of us she knocks things off counters belonging to the offensive party in question. Breaks coffee mugs, wine glasses, etc, and take down keys, phones, water bottles… anything she can get her angry little hands on.
— Emily Brier (@Emily_Brier_) March 7, 2021
This is a great thread for future pet owners to get to know exactly what they’re getting into (and probably reconsider if it feels like too much to handle), don’t you think?