As a cat owner, have you had problems with your mother-in-law regarding your cats? This woman certainly did. While her husband went through military training in eastern America, her husband’s parents asked if she would like to live with them as a guest until her husband’s return in December.
She agreed partly because she is a very good house guest. She brought her cats with her. The parents-in-law had cats of their own and they were indoor/outdoor cats. I guess they found some way of separating the cats during the stay.
Her father-in-law wasn’t paying attention one day and he let one of the outside cats in the house. One of the guest’s cats chased the father-in-law’s cat down the hall where he cornered both of them under a bed. He tried to separate them by putting his hand under the bed in between the two cats (stupid!).
Mother-in-law goes nuts
The guest’s cat bites the father-in-law (predictable!). Both cats remove themselves from under the bed and they seem to be okay. Meanwhile the mother-in-law is “running around the house screaming obscenities saying she’s going to leave my father-in-law if he lets me keep my cat”. In other words she is saying that she is going to divorce her husband unless the guest’s cats are removed from the house.
Mother-in-law injures cat
Meanwhile, the guest’s daughter is distraught and crying because nobody has ever raised their voice like that before. The guest’s cat ends up hiding behind a door. The cat walks towards her owner with a limp. The guest then notices that her mother-in-law is in the hall with gloves on. She asked what had happened. In response the mother-in-law screams at the guest that she didn’t hurt the cat. She then walks off and slams the door behind her. It seems clear that she was trying to get the cat out of the house and in the process injure the cat.
The cat clearly had an injury on one of his hind legs because he couldn’t walk on it. The guest was distraught because she felt that she had let down her cat knowing that it was her primary duty to make sure that he was safe.
No-kill cat shelter
Soon afterwards the guest took her cat to a no-kill shelter for his safety (Is she sure? No kills are not 100% no kills). She had to pay $300 for this. She wasn’t sure whether she should get out of the place. That’s where the story ends. Did she leave the the home and find somewhere else to live, taking her cat with her? The strong conclusion is that she would have been foolish not to have got out of that house because clearly the mother-in-law was as mad as a hatter and quite able to injure someone else’s cat.
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