cats from He11

@deebomb (15347)
United States
August 20, 2012 3:55pm CST
I have some times watched a TV show called "My cat from He!!" If you haven/ 't seen it it is about a man named Jackson Galaxy that seems to be a cat whisperer, He helps people and their cats to bond when the cat seems to be to wild or mean to keep. I have seen some of those cats t hat appear to be just plain mean. i don't think I would keep a cat that attacked me or any one else. Now I like cat s but I believe that there is a limit as to what I will put up with. Have you seen the program? It's on Animal Planet. Would you keep one of those cats if you had one?
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@deazil (4556)
• United States
20 Aug 12
I have worked with feral cats. And I've heard people talk about terrible cats. I also believe that most of the problems with a cat stems from something that happened to it at one time. You need to understand and respect the animal. And it takes patience. One cat I took in was so afraid of people it took me 8 months of sitting outside with him just talking to him and feeding him all winter and into the summer before he would let me pat him. He turned out to be such a loving cat. He just needed a chance. I had my cable shut off a few years ago because I hardly ever watched it and this is the first time I wish I had it back. I would love that show. I always wished that there was a feline counterpart to Cesar Millan's "Dog Whisperer".
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
21 Aug 12
Hello deazil. I'm not that patient to try taming a feral cats. You can watch the show at http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/my-cat-from-hell/videos/whats-in-store.htm You can see full episodes there.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
21 Aug 12
Oh, thank you! I AM SO HAPPY NOW!!!!! Yes, you need much patience with most cats and ferals need even more. I think I was a cat in a former life. meow
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
22 Aug 12
lol
• United States
21 Aug 12
Aw I wish we still had Animal Planet on our cable system. I can watch Golf though??? Anyway, that's a great idea for a show with all the dog training shows around. I'd love to see what they had to say, no one seems to have anything to say about cats. I've had both good cats and evil cats. Those evil cats can be scary. I had one that hated everybody, he would sneak attack people. I remember I had a party and one of my manly man guests went to get his coat and had to come get me because the cat wouldn't let him have his coat, the cat was sitting on the top of the pile. I went through friend after friend to babysit the beast when I'd go away. They all said the same thing, that cat is possessed. More recently I had a cat who was the sweetest creature ever. He loved everyone and he purred and purred. Absolutely the opposite. He's gone now and I still miss him. Anyway I'm calling my cable company and getting Animal Planet back I want to see how they really handle these cats.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
21 Aug 12
Hello Christine and welcome to myLot. You can watch some episodes on your computer at http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/my-cat-from-hell/videos/whats-in-store.htm
• United States
21 Aug 12
Wow, thanks - I should have thought of that. Online, duh...
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
20 Aug 12
I have seen it and I admire what he does. He is a miracle worker when it comes to "mean" cats. All too often he explained on one episode that these cats would be taken to shelters and then destroyed due to the behaviours they have, and he thought that was just not right. So he developed some ways to try to "train" and otherwise pacify these cats with behaviour problems. It seems that that is not always their fault, it is alot of the times due to the way the owners live and such. He explains to the owners what changes they need to make and how to make the cats get along better with the people or the other pets in the household. I really saw some good ideas on the show and wish more people knew about it and tried some of his tactics. He is a great person to do this for both the pet owners and the cats. I stopped watching only cause no one else here likes it and besides I just don't have a cat right now like that. I did find some useful info from it when I was watching it. I suggest and recommend it to any cat owner, especially if you have ever had a "difficult" kitty.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
20 Aug 12
Hello Nailteck. He is very good and like you said has some great ideas. I have had a lot of cats over the years but never a mean one. The only bad thing they ever did was pee where they shouldn't have to get even with someone. I still couldn't keep a kitty that was that naughty.
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
20 Aug 12
I think one of the mean cats I had was the fault of the vet after he had him nuetered. I don't think he did the operation "right" if you know what I mean, he still had all his parts! I didn't say anything to anyone but my brother even noticed. Then he had this off change in personality and attacked my mom and was just not himself. I have no idea what this vet did to him. I think he must have done some other kind of operation, but for the life of me I wouldn't know what. My parents were like clueless ot even knowing that he did it wrong, this is how they were with things in general though. And this vet also messed up on another one of my cat's ear operations and did it over again for free. It's just that the cat then had a crooked ear for the rest of his life too. I think he was too old for his trade and should have retired. My mom stuck by him cause he was not expensive but you get what you pay for sometimes and I didn't want to subject anything else to the cats after the first time he messed up.
• Italy
20 Aug 12
Yes I would. I have three cats and they HATE each other, If they meet they attack one another and If you try to make them stop they end up attacking you as well. On the last time they fought my sister was so scared they could hurt each other and she tried to keep them separated but she eventually ended up with scratches and a finger which duplicated its size by swelling. I saw blood everywhere and started to feel like I was going to pass out. From that day on we've been forced to keep them separated although we DID think about giving one of them to someone who could take good care of him. Eventually we didnt feel like losing any of them so we waited for another year and then moved to a bigger house. Two of them are now living on the first floor and the third one lives on the second floor. They never meet and we're finally calm but geez, it's been HARD.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
20 Aug 12
That must be hard nesquikka. For a number of years we I lived with my son and took care of his kids while he was in the service. We had a mother cat and her son. So we didn't have any trouble with them. e then got a dog and they all git along. Some times you would look out in the yard and see them all, Two cats and the dog, facing each other like they were having a meeting. Now I live with my daughter and she had two dogs and a cat. She decided she needed a black cat and when we got him and brought him home the other animals just smelled him and went about heir business an so did the firs cat.Every once in a while the two cats get to chasing each other through the house.
@ElicBxn (60443)
• United States
21 Aug 12
I think this guy has a point. At lot of the issues these people have are because they aren't treating their cats like cats, but like people or even dogs! A cat isn't a baby substitute (tho I've been known to call mine my babies) I know they are cats. They also aren't strange dogs, they are a totally different animal. You have to be aware of the differences between a cat and another animal. Part of what I love about my cats are that they act like cats. Oh, Rygel is smarter than your average cat, Daisy is more clingy than your average cat, Timus is more in your face... etc... Still, they are a joy to be around. I know that some of them are more social than others. Elizabeth, one of the feral youngsters loves Rygel, but I know she'll split as soon as I get near her, no matter how much she's loving on Ryg. Still, I can enjoy watching her roll on and rub on Rygel from a distance. I know that my feral cats won't ever really want anything to do with us, but that's fine, they are safe and fixed, so they are good. Heck, Gizmo comes in for lovings most nights because he's discovered he likes pets, so long as I can't grab him, and I can't if I'm laying down. So, I would say that most of these people have created these monster cats, and I appreciate that they are trying to fix the problem rather than just pass it on to someone else - or have the cat killed and do it again with another innocent kitten.
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@koopharper (6353)
• Canada
20 Aug 12
One of the ladies I work with has the ultimate house cat from he11. It is well trained but doesn't take well to strangers. It is actually only half house cat. The other half is Bobcat. Bob is huge and the honest truth is it could tear most watchdogs apart. I have no idea whose idea this was.
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• Indonesia
27 Aug 12
I have not watched that show. My mom once had cat at home, but the cats used to scratch my mom's feettummy only my mom's, and my mom give him leftover vegetable and he ate it up
• United States
23 Aug 12
I've seen the show many times. I have two cats and get a lot of good information from the show. As one other poster mentioned, it seems a lot of times on the show that at least one of the people taking care of the cat(s) doesn't always understand the nature of cats and their needs. Jackson trains the human to better care for his or her pet and therefore the whole household is a calmer and happier place to live. I have to say though, if I had a desructive or aggressive cat and the techniques didn't work, I would re-home the cat.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
20 Aug 12
Wow! That it really something! I have never seen this show not have I heard of it. I know that is something that I would not put up with for sure. Cats like that seem highly unpredictable and kinda scary. There was a cat at my Step-grandparents house that seemed to be crazy very tempermental. This cat would sleep at the foot of my bed and then just randomly attack my feet! It was very scary and would frighten my since I would be in a deep sleep. But other than that she was the sweetest cat ever!!