This is a video which I find disturbing. People seem to find it amusing. It is meant to be amusing but as I said I think it is disturbing. The way I see this video is not from the person’s point of view but from the cat’s point of view. I see a domestic cat who is anxious, distressed and who has taken up a defensive position and in doing so is aggressive. This cannot be a state of affairs which is acceptable in a household.
The cat’s owners should ask themselves what is going on by which I mean they should ask themselves how they got their cat into this state because it is they who have created this situation.
I do not think that this cat is defending a cupboard. The cat is simply being aggressive towards the woman. He sees the woman’s hand coming towards him and attacks it. It is as if the cat sees the woman’s hand as an act of aggression towards him and he responds with his aggression.
And, therefore, it seems to me that the relationship between this woman and this cat is a fraught one. It is not a good relationship. That is what the video suggests in any case.
It may be that there has been some dispute between the person and the cat in the past which has left the person feeling uneasy around their cat. The person does not trust the cat and the feeling is reciprocated.
In the background is a man who eggs the woman on. I presume that this is for the sake of the video. He is making the video and he wants the cat to be aggressive towards the woman who I presume is his daughter. That is also not a very clever thing to do if you are thinking about cat welfare as I am.
This is definitely a case for Jackson Galaxy because it looks to me as if this is the Cat From Hell in the classic description from an ignorant person’s perspective. In truth though it could be better described as the House From Hell from the cat’s perspective.
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