Thursday, 4 June 2015

I have the cat from hell ... !

Rasputin aka Thug, both those names will give you a clue to his personality.  He is the sperm of the Devil !  He is the plague of my life !   He has clearly been sent to torment me.

 
 
Don't be fooled - he is a pain in the **** !
 
I took him in as a stray nearly 9 years ago, and for all my trouble, including nursing him to full health, all he has done is make my life a misery.  He charges about the house like a mad, crazed bull, knocking things over, breaking and smashing stuff wherever he goes leaving a trail of destruction behind him.
 
He is very well looked after, but he tries to steal the other cats food, will bully them if he thinks he can get away with it, even at his good weight, he will run up the curtains, and recently broke the wooden curtain pole.  He skids across the coffee table and knocks everything flying including mugs of tea or glasses of wine etc.,  I have a large metal bin in front of my fridge as well as 'child proof' locks on all the cupboards, they present no problem to him - he seems to just click open all doors as if they were made of paper !
 
He moans, very loudly, for his food, but when I give it to him, he takes a sniff and walks off with his nose in the air.
 
There are certain times during the day when he is clearly possessed of demonic forces when he looks furtively around the room for something to break or knock over. 
 
 
It's in his eyes !!
 
  He has broken three cat flaps by just pushing through them when they are locked, no problem, nothing keeps him in or out.  He has taken the interior sliding doors right off their hinges, and knocked over more potted plants than I care to remember.
 
I have lost count of all the treasured possessions he has ruined.  Remember this ?
 
 
See that lovely Victorian pot on top of the fireplace to the left ?  this is what remained of it after he had danced across the fireplace and knocked it onto the marble below, also breaking the white vase.
 
 
 
 
I absolutely loved this pot.  It had value, about £200, but that wasn't why I loved it so much.  It was mainly green for a start ! and you can see the lovely Victorian hand made design.   I could have cried when I heard the crash and saw what he had done.  I have 5 cats and none of them behave like this, they are all perfectly well adjusted and gentle but he is manic !
 
I love all animals, but in his case I'll make an exception.
 

15 comments:

  1. unfortunately the choices are limited, re-home or ????? I couldnt live with an animal like that, perhaps thats the reason he became a stray, he just wasnt suitable to live indoors.

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    1. I'm sure you are right, that's why he was chucked out in the first place. Trouble is if I rehomed him I know no-one else would put up with him and he would be thrown out and I couldn't live with that, and the only other alternative is not an option either - I am a fool I know !

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    2. My sentiments entirely! We have another cat from hell! I hand reared her from a feral mum and litter. She was abandoned so (foolishly??) I took her in. She was made a right fuss of as a kitten and is now nearly 3 and is the most vicious cat I've ever known. She can't be picked up, stroked, brushed, etc. like a normal cat. She will hiss, spit and bite - the biting is very painful. But like your devil cat, I can't re-home her as no-one would want her. She rules the roost but I put it down to missing out on the crucial socialisation time with her mum as a tiny kitten. Don't know why we put up with them!!

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    3. The only reason I put up with him is because I know no one else will and he would just be dumped, and I couldn't have that on my conscience. I too try to make allowances by thinking he had a bad start - he used to live off scraps from the back of a restaurant before I took him in.

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  2. Cat counseling?
    I wonder if there is such a thing?

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    1. He would certainly be a challenge to some poor counsellor !

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  3. I thought your title may have been a bit strong until I read your post and saw the photos. It is surprising that Rasputin aka Thug still tears around like this at 9 years of age. I hope he settles down soon as he is very lucky you found him and put up with his antics.

    There is a t.v. program on here called "My Cat From Hell" hosted by cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy and some of them are on you tube.

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    1. That's interesting about the programme, I'll look that up.
      Thank you.

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  4. He's too far gone - but I'm sure he has a screw loose !

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  5. Some kitties just don't appreciate all that you do for them. You know I rescued Bickett from the middle of the highway when he was a tiny kitten and he will bite me if I try to hold him. That was a beautiful vase. I'm sorry he broke it. Your living room looks very pretty.

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    1. I find it upsetting too when they are like that - like a smack in the face !
      Thanks for your comment

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  6. Maybe he needs medication to calm him down. Worth a try!

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    1. Keeping him permanently sedated certainly appeals to me !

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  7. Well all I can say is thank goodness that I'm a dog person, he makes the 'terrible twosome' seem very tame.

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    1. I've kept cats all my life, and never come across anything like this - it's hard to stay calm sometimes.

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