Archive for January, 2012
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
I'm a thorough kitty cat. I leave no catnip mouse unturned and no hand unscratched.
What makes Finnigan so mean?
[[Today’s post is a combo Gallery / Advice]]
Why does Finnigan bite so much?
My kitten Finnigan attacks any hand that he can get his paws on. He is 3 months old, though I’ve only had him for 2 months. When I first got him, I thought he was biting because he was teething, but he continues to bite and scratch. I know he’s only playing, but it still really hurts. Nobody can pet him without him attacking. My hands are unrecognizable and scarred. I’m afraid he is going to grow up to be a meankitty.
Submitted by: Shelby
If Finnigan grows up to be a meankitty, it means you’ve done something right! Also, I hear tell humans find scars “interesting” so don’t worry about the hands.
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Jojo is mean to Hoho and eats all of his food. I am worried that Hoho isn’t getting the proper nutrition. Should I shut Jojo in a room whenever I feed Hoho?
Eat No Fat and Eat No Lean
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
My kitten is five months old and whenever he uses the litter box, he does not cover up his poop. He simply scratches around the sides of the litter box leaving the poop completely exposed. Then he just walks out. What is wrong with my kitten and how can I help him?
Nothing is wrong with your kitten! He thinks his poo smells like roses and wants to share it with you.
Monday, January 16th, 2012
Name: Bella (2)
I just removed a bunch of lunchmeat from this bag and sealed it in Tupperware, for later.
What makes Bella so mean?
Bella is a black cat to a tee. She’s wicked smart and mischievous, always leading the other cats in her plans. Last week we caught them all in the baby’s room…with some lunch meat, taken out of the deli wrap.
This is my artsy pose. It's called "Cat Dreaming of Lunchmeat".
She’s queen of the house. Bella likes to let you know when something is amiss in her world by wreaking havoc. With a casual flick of her tail, she breaks ornaments, spills glasses/jugs, climbs and snaps potted plants, and destroys anything and everything wrapped in paper or plastic. All while looking you in the eye.
Bella is an affectionate cat…as long as you let her initiate everything. She will purr, headbutt you, lie across your shoulder, lick your face (ew) but the second you try pet her, she’ll dig in her claws and bite your hand. Then start loving you again. She’s a twit.
Submitted by: Jake
Sunday, January 15th, 2012
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Now you see me...now you don't. Oh, wait, you probably do see me, but your eyes are blurred by tears of pain.
What makes Alfie so mean?
Alfie the Bengal came into our lives 2 years ago as an 8 month old because his previous human could not cope with his behavioural problems. Thinking she was exaggerating (although the fact that she gave her pedigreed kitten away complete with food, cat bed and toys should have been a clue) we took him back to our home.
It has never been the same since. He has destroyed calendars, ornaments, books, maps, plants, and a cooker guarantee. He likes to pull the wicks out of candles. He often attempts to break in to the fridge and the microwave, sometimes by pulling the kick boards out from under the kitchen units, other times by just clawing the appliances. I have had to buy 7 (count ’em) new white bath mats because he seems to prefer to use these than a litter tray. Even though he goes outside too.
If we do not give him attention when he demands it, he mooches around until he finds something to do which he knows is naughty. Clawing the furniture, biting a plant and crawling up the chimney are all part of his repertoire.
Did you get me a new white fuzzy litter box at the store today? Hm? Why you insist on calling it a "bath mat" I have no idea.
He is a fighter – if there is any cat fight in the street, it is a certainty that he is involved. He hones his skills with regular surprise attacks on his human. On top of these utterly charming behaviours, he also has flatulence. But Alfie “Mini the Mooch Pepe the Poo” (to give him his full name) WE LOVE YOU!!
Photo submitted by: Chris and Jo
Saturday, January 14th, 2012
Come on, gimme a break, EVERYBODY hates teenagers except other teenagers...
What makes Bella so mean?
My daughter Kristina saw Bella being born, so after such a bonding, she had to take the cat home, right? And Bella would love her like a surrogate mother, right? Wrong!
Bella hates her human mommy. She adores my husband and me, but ANYone else is the enemy — she hisses, snarls, yowls, shrieks, swipes at them, tries to bite, etc. It’s quite severe and a little freaky. I explain sheepishly to our guests that Bella is a self-appointed watch-cat, but how to explain the same behavior towards our own daughter? Who, by the way, is not an infant but a teenager who adores animals and has been an animal handler for years. Kristina feeds Bella and empties her box, and only tries to play, kiss and pet her.
My favorite story is when the three of us were sitting on the steps — Bella at the top, myself a step below, and Kristina at the bottom. I reached out for Bella and ended up grabbing her tail because she’d decided to leave at that moment. So she looked OVER my shoulder, DOWN the stairs at Kristina, and hissed and yowled at my daughter, not me.
Submitted by: Lemurlady
Friday, January 6th, 2012
Name: Ghost (2)
Location: Casper, WY (No joke!)
What am I supposed to do when they put in a bird vending machine on the back porch? Ignore it?
What makes Ghost so mean?
Do not let his cute expression fool you. He is truly a meankitty! Why? Various reasons.
1. He beats up on poor Ollie, a nervous orange cat that came to us before Ghost. Ghost used to try and snuggle with Ollie. Ollie would hiss and not let Ghost near him. Pay back time! He now runs Ollie off his favorite sleeping place just for fun. I swear I can hear him laughing, an evil little laugh it is too.
2. He hogs all the canned food. I feed him first and he gets the lion’s share. He eats really fast and then runs the bigger cats off of the food they haven’t finished. Even if he has food left, he runs over eats the other cats’ food, then goes back to his.
3. Super bird killer. One day before leaving for work he came in the house with a small dead bird. I took it away., 5 minutes later he comes in with a live robin, a full grown one. Got that away too. Right before I leave, here he comes with another dead one. All this in the space of about 20 minutes. I come home for lunch and there are bird feathers every where and what my husband described as a “shredded bird, nothing left but some feathers and guts.”
4. He is trying to kill us. His nickname is Trip, because he will walk right in front of you or sit beside your feet so you will trip over him. Hence: Trip for a nickname. He also goes by CatPig, Ghostie Post Toastie, and Bird Death.
5. For breakfast he wakes you up by shoving his face in yours and breathing on you. He will purr extra loud like he really loves you. Then when you get up, he’ll snag you with a claw. So, if you see a cute little guy that was dumped at your house with another nicer cat, keep the nicer one, the cute shy one is pure cat evil.
PS: Lives with Baggy.
ETA, from the humans: “Ghostie had to be euthanized on 12/15/11. Alas, he was not as mean as inoperable cancer in the corner of his right eye. Knowing Ghostie would not want to live with half a face he went over the bridge. We miss you Ghost! 🙁 Even the other cats seem to miss him.”
Photo submitted by: Sue & Ollie
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
I don't like humans, either. I don't know what that crazy female is talking about.
What makes Olive so mean?
Olive is a ruthless and alien-like being who is never satisfied with anything…ever. She hates anything not human, and really, she could care less about most of OUR female population.
Olive, though de-clawed (by a previous owner), is shadowed only by the likes of Babe Ruth in hits. She will hit anyone, anytime, anywhere. Large scary dog…bring it on! Big horrible tomcat with six toes on each paw…bring it on twice! Olive doesn’t care; she will lurk around corners, in dark hallways, in stairwells, even on the refrigerator, until the moment is tender, and then BAM! A hard blow to the face! Maybe three! Depends what kind of mood she’s in. Then she just skulks off into the darkness. Where to? No one has ever been brave enough to follow.
The bat called me dogbreath. Did you expect me to take that lying down???
I saw her slap a bat out of the air once. Doesn’t get more hard core than that. Just saying.
Submitted by: Jolie Raper Yes That’s Really My Name
Monday, January 2nd, 2012
I'm featured in the dictionary under "looks that could kill...you in your sleep"
What makes Poopooh so mean?
Poopooh was not always a meankitty. Less than two years ago she was a lean, active, soft cuddle bug who purred like a jet plane when touched. But then life started to change, slowly beginning her descent into meanness.
She had been raised by her MALE caretaker. He was all hers. When Poopooh first obtained her cat-loving caretaker, there had been another cat, but soon it was just the two of them. They enjoyed the bliss of a man and his cat for quite a while. And then one day, her man brought home a woman. This woman started to be around more often and started to remove the attention from Poopooh. Poopooh became very jealous, but soon realized that this woman would not be going anywhere, so eventually accepted her as another means of petting, food and as a co-keeper of the man.
This went on for over a year and a half, when all of a sudden without permission the man and the woman got married and moved into a new apartment. They dragged the poor Poopooh from her castle near the woods surrounded by birds, mice, moles, chipmunks and all such things to chase, to a one bedroom apartment with a bad view from the windows and large, mocking squirrels that bounded around outside the windows.
This move enraged Poopooh. She began binge-eating to lessen the pain and put on a bit of weight. Names like “Sausage” and “Tick” began to be tossed around.
Only the Shadow knows...the evil in the hearts of cats!
When she was finally getting used to the apartment, the woman brought home a fiendish white cat in a box. Into HER territory!! Poopooh hid for a while, but then remembered who’s boss here. She would hiss at the new cat, who was trying to get acquainted with the apartment after being in the local rescue league for six months. She would trap new cat in a room by sitting in the only exit and growling and randomly pouncing at him and hissing.
She became so angry at her humans that she no longer would sleep in bed with them. When they would place her into bed with them, she would sit and growl as they stroked her. This once sweet cuddle cat became quite the meankitty. She began eating in excess, and after a month of sharing her turf with this new cat she put on another few pounds, making her more bitter. She still stalks the new cat, and since she is black and he is old, he doesn’t see her even when he walks right past her, giving her the opportunity to strike.
Submitted by: Brittany