Posts Tagged ‘Z’
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
I'm raising my paw here. Pay attention. Bring me some chips and a warm milk, woman!
What makes Zeus so mean?
As you can tell by his name, he is convinced he rules the universe and the rest of us are mere peasants put here to do his will. When he wants something, he will follow me, meow and trip me until I give in to his every whit and whim. These Japanese Bobtails have attitude!
I can forget ever being allowed to eat my own food; Zeus must have his share first and then, and only then, if he has had enough, I can finish his scraps on the plate. There is no hesitation on his part to force his head into my bowl of cereal or ice cream, and if he hears a potato chip bag crackle, I am guaranteed to have to hand them over.
Zeus is also a snob; he hates strangers and since he considers everyone strange, no company is welcome here. If a visitor dares to try and pet him, he will draw first blood.
Yesssss, your tribute pleases me, human worshipper.
When I took him to the vet he was so bad they were afraid to handle him. The woman in charge insisted on going to their basement and getting a box; she then taped, yes taped, him in it with several yards of medical tape, leaving just a few air holes before they would return him to me. They said they could not even touch him in the cage to do tests and neutering without sedating him first.
We are in Punxsutawney, Pa. Zeus’s next goal is to hunt that danged groundhog!
Submitted by: Verleen
Sunday, January 5th, 2014
Death to All Stuffed Animals!
What makes Zeca so mean?
We knew soon after we brought him home that this kitty was a mean one! When he was a kitten, he would decide play at 3 am and attack us in our sleep. Then at 5 am he would bother us to feed him.
As an adult he has retained his unique personality. He hates almost everyone except me and my boyfriend. When we have visitors, he hisses and tries to scratch them or hides and sulks. He used to love to scare my former housecleaner, he would hide in the clothes hamper and jump out when she walked by. Not surprisingly, everyone fears him. I tried to find someone to watch him when we went on vacation and there were no takers. If he comes near my best friend, she freaks out and asks me to take him away. Once my boyfriend’s parents came over for lunch and his mom was sitting on a chair he liked to sit on. He jumped up on the chair next to her and pushed and scratched her to try and make her get off his chair.
I swear I didn't touch the darn dog!
We got another cat a few months ago and he hates her too. He howls at her, swats at her with his paws and sometimes chases her away.
He hates to be brushed, but I have to do it because his hair ends up everywhere if I don’t. I bought leather gloves to protect myself from the bites and scratches he inflicts on me when I brush him. The whole time, he howls like it’s the worst torture in the world.
He also loves to destroy things. Once he chewed apart my computer modem cable right before I had to send a project to a client. He has also ruined my curtains and torn apart the wallpaper in our apartment one night when he thought we stayed out too late.
Photo submitted by: Noelle
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Location: Lexington, KY
Come on, human. Pet my stomach. I won't hurt you...much.
What makes Zero so mean?
Zero has been known to jump off my second story balcony to attack strange kitties she sees below. Just last week she jumped off and chased the neighbor’s cat all through their apartment.
One time, she ran out the front door to attack a strange kitty. When I tried to get her to come back in, she attacked me. I had to go to the emergency room (thought I needed stitches) to get my wounds cleaned and receive a tetanus shot.
She loves her catnip, as you can see in the picture. It seems to be the only thing that mellows her out.
She also likes to torment the dog. She will wait for him to abandon his rawhide bone then she will go lie next to it, using it as a pillow. She’ll often lick it and rub her face against it as he looks on.
Photo submitted by: Merinda
Monday, December 24th, 2012
That blankie up there is looking a bit festive. I may have to take it out.
What makes Zephyr so mean?
My cat is a neutered furball of angry mess. His name is Zephyr, and his nickname is Zephyrelli. Now, when he was first taken off the cold streets, he adored being in a nice warm house. We loved having him here! Until his mean kitty side started to show. We have definitely learned a few things:
1. He HATES anything festive. If it involves a holiday, and there is a decoration for it, it is banished!! He will stomp and crash everything he can reach. Christmas trees? Not on his watch! We tried a very small one, no bigger than a milk carton, and even THIS is too festive for Zephyrelli. He jumps onto the table and smashes it all to the ground. Of course, this is followed by a very luxurious sleep that involves sprawling out in all directions on the table.
2. All tables belong to him. Never mind placemats, those are for the ground. The way he knocks these (and other things down) is this. He will start slowly pushing it to see if he can move it. If successful, he will make a full swat and it will crash down.
3. He must be petted, but only on his time. This is common for other meankitties, and it is the same for Zephyr. If you touch him at any other time, it is instantly playtime, and sharp, hazardous teeth will be embedded into your fingers.
4. Then there is playtime. This involves Z latching his arms around your wrist, biting your fingers, and kicking furiously at your forearm with his back claws. And I mean FURIOUSLY. If it didn’t break the skin, he’ll try again!
5. Ah, the topic of ruining things. Zephyr stops at nothing to get attention. No door can stop him! He has BITTEN the wood off the bottom of the bathroom door AND the carpet in front of the front door! How dare anyone leave Zephyr by himself?!
6. We had to make a sleeping arrangement for Zephyr. He is NOT allowed to sleep in the bedroom anymore. When we first got him, we let him sleep with us. We learned quickly that sleeping humans are NOT tolerated. He walks across you as if you are not even there, sleeps ON your head, paws insanely at your face and even bites your nose. We leave him in the living room and close the bedroom door at night. Which leads to…
7. THE CONSTANT MEWING. Zephyrelli has sleeping radars! If anyone is in the bedroom talking, he doesn’t seem to mind. BUT if anyone is in bed sleeping or whispering softly (saying goodnight, talking about our day etc.) Zephyr pushes his head against the door and meows at the top of his lungs. He sounds like he swallowed something awful and it is affecting his voice, but really, it is just his “LET ME IN, LOVE ME NOW!” mew.
8. Strange urinating habits: Our bathroom also has to have a closed door at all times. Zephyr likes to pee down the drain of either the sink or the bathtub, whichever is free. He’s very good about it though. It’s only pee, and he makes sure he scratches it all down the drain when he is finished. Also in the bathroom is the toilet, which he drinks profusely from. His bowl is always full and yet the tasty toilet water is what suits his fancy.
Also in the department of strange urinating habits is anything in bucket form. Like my boyfriend’s lunch bag for work. Zephyr has decided this is a much better place to pee than his litter box.
Photo submitted by: Ayla
Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Go directly to my litterbox. Do not pass the fridge. Do not collect 200 dollars. Unless you want to get me a scrap of ham. In that case, leave it under the foot of a bed by 1 am sharp.
What makes Zoe so mean?
Zoe was an orphan who wandered onto our front porch, infested with parasites and half-starved. We have no idea how long she was on her own, but the vet said that she was very anemic and would have died if we hadn’t saved her. We named her Zoe because she is a survivor like Zoe in Firefly, and because she has black stripes around her neck like Zoe’s necklace.
She doesn’t trust anyone in the house except my 12yo daughter, who is her “mommy.” Zoe loves her with all her little black kitty heart, but the rest of us can just go straight to he…r litterbox. But she is not above taunting us with her cuteness, laying out of arm’s reach and looking adorable, wriggling on her back as if she wants to be petted. And when we reach for her ZING! she bolts away, chortling, “You will not have me, ugly two-legged troglodytes!”
Her kitty superpower is invisibility. No guest to our home has ever seen her. Most of the time, we don’t even see her. Just kitty footprints on top of the stove, or the sound of desperate scratching as she tries to cover yet another of Kaylee’s endless poos. Kaylee is a more recent addition to the family. They get along well enough, but Kaylee eats everything in sight, spurring Zoe to employ her finely-honed scavenging skills from her earlier life. That, and her invisibility, means that bits of ham and bread crusts often disappear from our plates, right under our noses.
Meankitties Zoe and Kaylee can disrupt a camera’s focus…with their BRAINS!
Zoe’s motto is semper pro mater – “Always for mother.” She decloaks at the foot of my daughter’s bed every night, and I sometimes find her being clutched like a teddy bear at 2am. It is the only time I am able to touch her, when she is safe in her mother’s arms.
Submitted by: Author JL Hilton (http://jlhilton.com)
Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Name: Zoey & her Boo Gang
Harley and Zoey pause in their daily scuffle to pose for the camera.
What makes Zoey so mean?
I have my three mean kitties called the Boo Boos (Da Boos). The fluffy orange one is Bailey (because he’s Irish and/or looks drunk), the short haired orange is Harley (because he purrs like a Harley Davidson) and the black and white is Zoey (or Zozo the Evil.)
Hey, human, are you going to pinch Bailey's head? Try it and see what happens.
They enjoy lining up so they can drink from the sink and fighting over who controls the remote. The meanest of the bunch? Zozo the evilificent – she’s cross eyed and rat like and beats up the two boys like she’s the prison warden.
Submitted by: Jess
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
Name: Zoe Cinnamon
Location: Dallas, TX
Batta batta batta batt. Target practice with a human nose is fun!
What makes Zoe so mean?
At first glance she is about the sweetest thing you have ever seen, but watch out because she is the devil incarnate. She has had us for almost all of her 11 months on this earth. A few weeks after we moved to our new apartment, there she was in our garage about 3-4 weeks old. From the moment we brought her in to our house she has terrorized out other cat. She was determined to be the boss. Her little 1 1/2 pounds were all bully, even to our 16 pound cat Paulo. But now they have been living together for almost a year and for us at home, it’s pretty good, but if you come over, beware of the evil Zoe Monster!
Submitted by: Angelia & Donald
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
Name: Zoe (3)
I'm not psycho, I'm just intense.
What makes Zoe so mean?
Zoe is my “psychoZoe.” When she was a kitten, she was a wild woman! She would act lovey-dovey and turn on you in a split second. She still does that. She tolerates being petted on her stomach for only so long. Then it’s attack time.
Zoe loves to eat lizards and kill cockroaches. (Even she knows that cockroaches are disgusting!) Zoe is also our neighborhood birderer (murderer of birds). One time she brought home a lifeless bunny and put it on our doorstep. What a nice gift!
The other day I was taking pictures of her, and she got all riled. I am submitting a photo of her ready to pounce. She is deceiving. She can look soft and ready for love, and then she’ll turn and put a puncture wound right in your hand.
All flying creatures beware. The Birderer of Alcatraz approacheth.
She is 2 yrs old and I rescued her from the animal shelter. She could be a Russian Blue, but I think she is a DSH gray cat. Russian Blues usually have light pink paw pads, and Zoe’s are gray.
Photo submitted by: Susie
Friday, April 29th, 2011
Name: Zoe (2)
CRAZY EYES, CRAZY EYES!
What makes Zoe so mean?
My kitty is named Zoe although he is a he. He can be sweet when he wants something, when he doesn’t, watch out! He’s ornery and he bites! He bites me all the time. He can be purring one minute, and the next instant he’s biting me.
And I do mean bite! I have scars all over my arms. He draws blood. There’s nothing to explain this behavior other than he just likes to be mean. You can see it in his eyes.
Submitted by: Georgia
Thursday, April 28th, 2011
For those about to leap...we salute you!
What makes Zoe so mean?
Even the vet hates Zoe. She’s very hard to treat. She would love to kill every animal that comes in our yard, so we are careful not to let her out. So she takes her killing urges out on us.
In her own strange way, she’s kind of sweet, though.
Submitted by: Zoe’s Humans