I don't like liver. I don't like freezing weather. I don't like hip hop music. And I don't like cats. Most people would not care about the liver, the weather, or the music; but the cats?? Oh no, that's a whole other story! Cat people will jump all over me for daring to shudder when I think about a cat....any cat!
Every cat person I've ever encountered likes their cats better than most people they know!! Cat people have been hypnotized by a little bit of purring and a few funny efforts to catch a string! So what?? That is just too little reward for putting up with all the rest of their annoying personalities.
There are two kinds of people in the world, those who like cats and those who don't. People who don't like cats, don't like ANYTHING about them!! However, the people who do like cats, usually ADORE their cats, often owning more than one. As long as you don't end up like the little old woman with 37 cats living in a 2 room apartment, I guess that's okay. I just won't be over to visit anytime within this lifetime!
People who really like cats absolutely cannot understand why anyone wouldn't like cats. Well, there are tons of reasons....they jump out at you from some hidden place and scare the living crap out of you....they walk all over kitchen counters and tables during meal time....they spend an inordinate amount of time licking their hairy little bodies, including all the private bits, then they jump on your chair and want to lick YOU....ewww.... they will then proceed to hack up some disgusting goop that cat owners swear is "just" a little hairball, yeah, right!....they are always begging to go outside where they are known to kill other living things, the little savages....they claw furniture, upholstery, drapes, cabinets, carpets, and small children....they hiss at you!! (well, they hiss at me!!!)....they eat disgusting, smelly, fishy, glop that stinks up the whole house....they are secretive, aloof, self-centered, annoying creatures who don't even come when they are called. I hate people like that, why would I want to be snubbed by some fuzzy feline who sheds all over me??
Nevertheless, that is just me, I guess. Heck, my very own sister has multiple cats!! (Oh, Little Sis, where did we go wrong??) But hey, it's "live and let live" right? I don't get the attraction of cats, but as long as I don't have them in my house, I can pretty much ignore their existence in the world.
HOWEVER, sometimes they refuse to be ignored and they feel free to encroach on MY fenced backyard. For those who might never have been around cats, you might not realize that there is no fence ever built that cannot be climbed by a determined cat. The critters are light on their feet, I'll give them that. They can practically leap straight up from a standing position and land on the top of an 8 ft. fence that is only about 2 in. wide, and they do it easily.
Well today, one of those predatory, nearly feral creatures, waltzed right into my yard and proceded to STALK our little bunny visitor!!!! Luckily I just happened to walk by the back door and caught the cat in mid-stalk. As soon as I opened the door, the interloper was off like a shot and disappeared back over the fence. But I can't spend all my time out in back warding off the unwanted cat!
It isn't yet clear whether our little bunny is here as a permanent resident or just passing through. Either way, he/she is welcome! I would like to be able to offer a safe haven to our little friend without the interference of a big ol' uninvited cat twice his size.
Neighbors, can't your cat go stalk somebody else? Or better yet, please just keep your cats at home! Our bunny is one of "The Friendly Beasts" and is welcome here for as long as he likes, but he won't stay if that cat keeps hanging around too! 'Cuz I seriously doubt the bunny likes cats any more than I do!