Do you ever get mad at your cats?

United States
May 2, 2009 7:48pm CST
Sometimes I get a little upset with my cat. He likes to run in front of me while I'm walking and tries to trip me. He did that all the time when I was pregnant. He'd see my big belly lumbering his way and lurch out in front of me and start howling as he ran past. I guess he thought my big belly was going to attack him. Ordinarily, it would have been funny, except for the fact that he almost made me fall several times. Lately, my kitten (Orange Cat) has been peeing on everything. He is not neutered, so that could explain the issue. He doesn't spray like a normal male cat. But he does love turning my carpet into his own private litter box. Yuck! Anyway, I don't get mad at him, cause he can't help himself. It's sort of annoying. But, I'm used to cleaning up baby messes, so it's no big deal to me. When my daughter was two years old, she would put the cats into time out when they misbehaved. And, amazingly they actually stayed in time out. Guess they thought it was a game. Do you ever get mad at your cats? Have you ever put your cat into time out?
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@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
4 May 09
hai beautyqueen26, I was angry because my cat to steal the fish on the table. I already gave my cat to eat but still steal the fish. I beat my cat. he was eventually run out of the house cat I've never been back to the house. I so regret the incident because of this. until now I still expect him to the home. I always think, how he eats. whether she can eat? whether he is still alive? I always sad when I remember the cat.
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• United States
3 May 09
yea,my "kids" were in time out today. a cardboard box came in and they've been fighting ownership of it. i told them if they didn't quit i was gonna throw it out..and promptly realized how much i sounded like dad at that moment..but anyway.. i have a foot tripper too.to make it worse,he's all black,and lurks in the hallway. so now i have to make sure to flip on the light before going forward.
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• United States
7 May 09
Funny how all of us have these 'little babies' running around the house and cluttering up our hearts with their preciousness.
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• United States
7 May 09
oh yea.they're lil stinkers sometimes,but i wouldn't give them for the world.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
4 May 09
I think this is funny about your daughter putting the cats into time out. I bet she was cute doing this! No, I never did put any of my cats into time out. I don't have any cats now but when I did, I used to get mad at them a lot! I had a little kitten that wasn't housebroken (I didn't know how to housebreak a cat) get in my living room one time and go behind the sofa in there. I had the hardest time trying to get her out of there, too. I don't remember how I finally got her out of there but I did. That kitten used to cry all the time and it got on my nerves!!! I have a dog now and a horse. That's all the pets I can afford now. Kathy.
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• United States
4 May 09
Sounds like your cats are just trying to communicate something to you
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• United States
3 May 09
I get mad at my cats all the time, sometimes it seems like their only enjoyment is making me insane. lol. I love my cats. I have put my little one in time out, he just sulks at me, so I always give in and cuddle the bejeebies out of him, which I think he hates even more lol. Cats are fantastic creatures. I love them SO much.
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@ladygator (3469)
• United States
3 May 09
how do you put your cats in time out? Do you crate them or they actually sit in a designated area?
• United States
3 May 09
Depends on the cat. One is send to his room. The other is the one that sits in the corner, I just tell him bad cat and he walks there by himself.
@Darkwing (21588)
16 May 09
I think your cat who runs in front of you, does it to get your attention rather than to trip you. The reason I say this is that over the road from me, the couple have a cat. It's only a small thing but it's not a kitten. It's always wandering around into other people's houses trying to get food and attention, and when I go out of my gate, to walk down the road, he flies across the road and straight in front of me. Then he'll go around the back and start rubbing against my legs as I'm trying to walk. It's most annoying but I'm sure he just does it for attention. Your kitten is marking his territory for sure, but I wouldn't be happy with what he's doing. Each time he dirtied the carpet, I would use some strong smelling detergent, and even spray it in front of him, then lay the litter box on top of the patch. He should learn eventually. I love the thought of your two-year-old daughter giving them time out... bless her. Brightest Blessings.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
7 May 09
Yes, your male cat is spraying like that since he isn't fixed, so better get him fixed soon as possible. As for my two kitties, they are rather "mellow" and don't cause damage or annoy me...although my one cat Kissy, "insists" on accompanying me to the bathroom...why I have no idea and yes, she nearly makes me fall at times. I did get mad at Pyewacket once. I have a hutch type thing for my computer desk and on top I have a lot of figurines...Well one night, I had just gone to bed when in a little while later Pyewacket decided to jump up on it and yes, one of my figurines came crashing down. I did yell at him, and I guess he knew I was annoyed at him and he's never been up since
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 May 09
My cats' most annoying habit is sitting on the my little one whilst he's sleeping an waking him up. They also like to try and get under the bedsheets with you at night, which I haven't got a problem with until they growl at me when I move! Then they get ejected double quick! I've never tried a time out spot, unless you count kicking them out of the house which I do probably at least once each day when they get under my feet.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
5 May 09
Just yesterday I got annoyed at our cat because she now has a habit of jumping up onto our kitchen ta le when I am setting it for dinner. Then, for some odd reason, she sits on top of my husband's silverwear or plate and then I have to put those into the disher to be re-washed and then put down new plates & silverwear. She did this twice one evening so now I try to remember to put her into another room and just close the door until dinner starts when we're all sitting down ... to guard our stuff! LoL! I feel for you haviong to clean up after your one cat who is urinating on your carpet. I think that would reallyyyyy make me very mad because I have been trying my darnest to keep our carpet clean sinec we moved into a new apartment. My dog used to have accidents ever so often but has been doing better since we moved. So, I'd like to keep it half-way clean anyway! :) Jill
5 May 09
i'd play it safe and get him neutered. hopefully that'll help, but it's not a guarantee. i have a cat -- 15 pounds and not overweight, just a big cat. he's such a lover boy. he has been neutered and still sprays once in a while. i know when he's planning to do it because he starts pacing around and goes to small places like behind a chair or near the speakers. i do my best to divert his attention because i know he's gonna do it. the money i've spent cleaning up after him is high. don't know how to stop it!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 May 09
I don't get mad at them but I do get a little frustrated however, I wouldn't hurt any of them on purpose but I will teach them a lesson when it's needed. I have a cat BB who used to run in front of me and trip me all the time but he doesn't do it much anymore and this is how I taught him. When he gets in front of me, I'll lay my foot against his side and shove him hard out of the way. Not in a way to hurt him but to scare him so he won't want to do it again. He goes sliding across the room not knowing what he's going to run into and learns his lesson from that. Now about your cat peeing everywhere, that is gross and you really need to do something about that which is one to get him fixed and find out if he has a bladder infection. That's one of the main causes of cats peeing outside their cat boxes unless he's spraying. Besides, having a child in the house with the cat peeing everywhere, that's not good at all plus it can kill your cat if he has what I think he has so please get him to the vet as quickly as you can. You might be saving his life.
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
3 May 09
Yeah, I get mad at them, but what can I do? They are cats. Cats have different priorites than we do. Now, since you've recently moved, the kitten could be trying to make the place smell like him - fixing will help, but also clean the spots really well with something like Simple Solution or Odoban or other enzyme cleaner. Time out? Heck, I can't even shut them in a bathroom without hearing about it!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
3 May 09
I can see trying to put my idiots in time out...the only place that they could go is either the bathroom or the back bedroom. I wouldn't be able to stand the crying and the feet coming out under the door waving at me like little waifs looking for a bit of food and love.
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• Canada
14 Sep 09
Our cat drives us nuts, sometimes. All cats run infront of the people they own, I think. it drives hubby and I nuts when our cat does that, because we are both almost blind. the cat will also jump up on the arm of the couch, where I have my coffee cup sitting, and the other day, he jumped up on my husband's hands while he was working on the computer, and made him erace an entire page. Boy was my husband ever mad. LOL
• United States
3 May 09
glad to know that I am not alone! I have 2 cats and sometimes I feel like they are kids. I definitely have given them time out when they piss me off. I lock them in the basement when they dump their water dish or I catch them jumping on the kitchen counters. I am funny about that. They aren't allowed in my bedroom since I got a new bed cause I am afraid that one of them will be spiteful and pee on my bed. If they make a mess around the litter box I get mad at them and will yell. My one cat is allowed outside and when it is raining I don't let him out cause he will come back in soaked and just want to jump on the couch or my daughter's bed. if he does get out when he comes back in I lock him in the basement as punishment. The younger cat is a pig and will eat all the food if i let him. I have to take it away from him cause the other one is a nibbler and won't get anything to eat. the little one is getting so fat that he can hardly walk. both of my cats are neutered. before the older one was fixed he peed all over clothes i had stored in the basement and I had to throw it all out. I was sure to get the little one fixed as soon as I could to avoid that mess. male cat urine is impossible to get out of anything and it smells horrible!
• China
3 May 09
OK.Let me ask you question. I didn't get mad at my cats. Of course,I ofen put my cat into time out. I like my cat very much. So whatever it do, I can receive it.
@RedDiary (138)
• United States
3 May 09
Yes. i get mad at them. coz sometimes they overdo things. like when you are eating, they are there in front of you, trying to get a hand of your food. but they are cute and nice if they will sit still. they get out of the house if they poop. but there is one cat that poops inside the house, dunno which among the three cats we have. they keep on jumping and running around the house, climbing on the curtains or even on the shelves causing books, discs, and other stuff to fall on the floor. Sheesh those kitties,... if only we dont love them, we couldve thrown them awwwwaay :))
@gjshap46 (20)
• United States
3 May 09
I get mad at my 2 cats I dont see how anyone can't help it if your human, they do stuff that they aren't suspose to and I send them to there rooms! I tell them "thats it, Im mad, go to your rooms" & they go. they stay for awhile then come out to see if the coast is clear (haha)
• India
3 May 09
I dont know why but I always have a problem against pets. I keep an distance from them. And to answer the question I always get mad seeing a cat roaming my house!!
@mcat19 (1358)
• United States
3 May 09
Fixing a male cat will at least cut down on inappropriate urination. It is also better for his health. Inappropriate urination could also be a sign of illness. If you haven't yet noticed, cats do not speak as humans do. They have no other way of telling you something isn't right with them. I recommend a vet trip to rule out illness, and while he is there, a small snip may be in order. I see no reason to get angry with cats. They are cats; they do what cats do. My Josie slept on my chest all last night, making breathing difficult and sleeping impossible. But she just loves me. She was purring and purring and purring. I love my cats.
• Saint Lucia
3 May 09
I have gotten mad at my cat because he use to do the same so you would almost step on him,he would follow me all over the house.If you were cooking he would come lie down infront on the stove.he was a great pet.He didnt eat from his bowl until everyone was done eating.he would eat from our forks and after he would go to his bowl.I guess they are always trying to be close to us.i never put jade in time out.he was a very stubborn cat.i miss having him around when i do my chores.he would nap at the foot of my bed when i was napping.he was a well-trained cat who always used his litter box.cats are as wonderful as any other pet.dont be mad at him,show him where to go.they make us so happy.