How my husband pissed off the cat

and how the cat let him know about it.

Ichi-ban is totally into my husband.  He likes to sleep on his chest, rub his face on his chin, lick him, and he especially loves the way my husband scratches his ears.  He gets sixty seconds of ear scratching every night.

But right now Ichi is totally pissed off at my husband.  He refuses to let him scratch his ears.  In fact he refuses to acknowledge my husband’s existence.

Last night the weather was so bad it could have been the end of the world, but my husband didn’t let Ichi indoors before he came to bed.

Sure, Ichi could have used his cat door, but that’s beneath him.  Ichi is the boss of this household and he goes in and out the front door.  We are his tuna/door slaves.  Give me tuna.  Let me out the front door.  Let me in the front door.  Tuna/door slaves.

Here’s the skinny… When my husband opened the front door to let Ichi inside last night he couldn’t find him.  The cat wasn’t there.  So my husband sort of blew him off and came to bed.

At 5 a.m. I woke to the sound of something metal crashing against our fence and I realized not only was there a tempest outside, Ichi was not in our bed. I woke hubby up and asked him where Ichi was.  He said Ichi hadn’t been at the door when he went to let him in, so he left him outside.

“Guess I better go find him,” he said.

He went downstairs and opened the front door.  The cat blew in, meowing his displeasure.  He ran upstairs, jumped onto the bed, snuggled up on my chest, licked my face until he’d practically scraped my skin off– who needs micro dermabrasion when you have a cat– and completely ignored my husband.

At one point Ichi turned toward my husband, moved a paw in his direction, thought better of it and curled up under my chin.  When my husband reached over and tried to scratch his ears, Ichi pulled his head away, flattened his ears, hissed at him, and pressed even closer to me.

Yeah, he was pissed off big time.  We’ll see what happens tonight.  Unlike dogs, cats hold grudges and they have long memories.

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23 Responses to How my husband pissed off the cat

  1. Ahahahaha!

    My husband and my cat have a mutual dislike of each other. They’re also mutually stubborn. That’s the cat that will get left outside because he just refuses to come in. We have a cat door, but it gets closed at nightfall, because we have two cats. the other cat is a bit dopey. Dopey enough to go OUT the cat door, but not IN the cat door. Either that, or it’s an Oscar winning dopey performance.

  2. Love it. Slaves need to know their place.

  3. Oh, and Ciara – it’s an Oscar winning dopey performance.

  4. Your cat has you well-trained, Ciara, just like our cat. Tuna. Door. Tuna. Door.

  5. Yes, Greta, even the dog is Ichi’s big, hairy, slobbering slave.

  6. Tracy says:

    *Laughs at Ichi’s antics and eyes her own cat Jake, who is highly annoyed with the new dog in the house and has done nothing for the past seven days but let her know it – vocally, insistently, and with supreme attitude*

    Yeah, I’m TOTALLY on board with that whole slave thing.

    The difference between cats and dogs:
    Dogs look at their humans and think, “These people feed me, they pet me, they walk me, they play with me, they love me…they must be gods.” Cats look at their humans and think, “These people feed me, they pet me, they entertain me, they love me…*I* must be a god!”

  7. Oh Tracy! Words to live by! I have got to remember this! I used to think I was the Goddess of the Can. Now I know I’m Cinderella!

  8. Amber Skyze says:

    Hahahahahahaa…I had a cat, I mean a cat owned me. She now owns my mother. :) People are definitely slaves to cats.

  9. Penelope says:

    Maybe hubs needs to make a big tuna cake for “someone”…

  10. Jaye says:

    Tell hubster to make sure he checks his shoes. Heh.

  11. “How my husband pissed off the cat.” That’s got to be the best blog title of the year. LOL

  12. The cat always rules….now the owner must pay…

  13. Hi Amber – that is for sure. Even the dog is a slave to the cat. He shares his food with the cat.

  14. Oh Penny, he does indeed. He made sure to let the cat in last night and the cat slept on me again.

  15. Totally pissed off, Steph. He will eventually get over it. But Ichi can hold a grudge with the best of ‘em.

  16. Jaye – LOL! Ichi wouldn’t stoop so low. Our other cat, Chico? He did it all the time. He hated my husband.

  17. Yes, Savannah. Cats rule, dogs drool.

  18. anny cook says:

    Snort. Love cat stories… Didja notice? I’m baaaaaaack!

  19. Nice to hear from you, Anny! Glad you had a good trip! I missed you!

  20. Love the post! I have multiple cats, so I’ve been there myself. Max, in particular, holds a grudge. Fortunately, Jake is very forgiving, since I have to cram a pill down his throat every day right now. ;-D

  21. Ah yes, cats. So very human in their behavior. Thanks for commenting!