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    Posted: 27 July 2013 at 5:22pm
Back in February I came into owning a cat. As you will remember, I've previously been known to steal a cat or two from my downstairs neighbors thinking they were strays, but this one I actually own. 

Back in February, my mom's outdoor cat, which she'd been taking care of for about a year, didn't come home for a week. She eventually found him leaned against a neighbor's house with a wound on his side that had swollen up to about the size of a golf ball. He was dehydrated and almost dead. 

She scooped him up and brought him to the vet. They did a blood test and found out he had FIV (Or "feline AIDS" in slang terms), and probably been bitten on his side and the wound had gotten infected. The vets pumped him full of antibiotics and painkiller and he eventually got better, minus adding a skin infection to the mix about a week after he was walking again. 

The vet said he was OK, but he'd need to live indoors from now on in order to avoid infections and infecting other cats. My mom couldn't keep him in the house because of the dachshunds, so it was either with me or at a no-kill shelter. 

So, what the hell, I took him. 

Now he lives a life of sleeping on my sofa and slapping me in the face at 6 a.m. because he wants breakfast. 

This being the first cat I've owned, the weirdest thing I've noticed is that he HATES upright drinking glasses. If he sees one, he will run to it and slap it over. He doesn't even seem to care what's in the glass, he doesn't try to drink it, he just hates the concept of it being upright. 

If I set one on a table, he'll run to it and knock it over. If I move it, he'll chase it down or find it. If I hold it in my hand, he'll meow at it or climb on me to paw at it, trying to pull it from my hand. 

I set this glass on a bookshelf and he sat there below it, meowing at it because he couldn't get to it to knock it over. 


Why. 


Edited by agentwhale007 - 27 July 2013 at 5:23pm
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Haha, that expression. "It's just you and me now, upright glass bastard."
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Your mom is an alcoholic and puts all her alcohol beverages in cups. She abused the cat and the cat figured that the substance in the cups causes her to be mean. The cat now takes it upon himself to avoid getting abused by knocking out all liquids in the cups.

No offense in this radical assumption.

Or the cat is a jerk and knows this makes people mad. Ya, that's probably why.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lightningbolt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 July 2013 at 10:12pm
This thread kind of reminds me of some generalizations in the linguistics community regarding the mental capacities of animals.   Obviously he associates the glass with his own reflection
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Originally posted by RoboCop RoboCop wrote:

Your mom is an alcoholic and puts all her alcohol beverages in cups. She abused the cat and the cat figured that the substance in the cups causes her to be mean. The cat now takes it upon himself to avoid getting abused by knocking out all liquids in the cups.

It would explain his joint dislike of upright beer cans. 

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Maybe they look like mini heavy bags
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My assumption is gaining evidence.

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Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

What a dick.


As are all cats. This is his only motivation.
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Originally posted by jmac3 jmac3 wrote:

Originally posted by procarbinefreak procarbinefreak wrote:

What a dick.


As are all cats. This is his only motivation.


Jmac3 and I have found something we can agree on.
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Yes, it's a bit of a necropost, but it's relevant.  And funny.  

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