If you’re a cat person, you’ll know all too well that even though they can be the most snuggly, adorable things – they can also be the biggest jerks running.
While they can make you feel like the most amazing person in the world by giving you their undying love and attention – they can also decide they no longer like you at any given moment and even several times during the course of a day..
And it can be completely frustrating, trying every attempt to grasp their attention and make them understand what ‘NO!’ really means.
Here are 14 phrases we here at The Best Cat Page believe you’ll totally relate to if you’re a cat owner:
1. ‘No! Get down, I said! GET DOWN!’
Because apparently, they can hear you when you’re opening a bag or a can of food – but not when you want them to get off your clean kitchen counter.
2. ‘I’ve literally JUST cleaned that litter box.’
They can go all day without needing the toilet. However as soon as you clean the whole litter tray, they need to go!
3. ‘THAT DAMN TREE IS NOT FOR CLIMBING!’
Every. Bloody. Christmastime.
4. ‘But you LIKE this kind of food.’
When they suddenly decide they don’t like the same type of food they’ve always been fond of. After you just bought ten new boxes.
5. ‘I spent $50 on that stupid scratch post.’
You treat them to a new scratch post, thinking you’re doing something wonderful for them – but you’re more excited for it than the cat. Who will occasionally use it to sleep on every now and again to remind you just how insignificant your purchase was.
6. ‘Oh, look! A new box!’
Because every cat will prefer a cardboard box over an actual toy.
7. ‘Oh my god this thing is crazy. I’m never giving you catnip again!”
You think it’s a treat but they go absolutely ballistic!
8. ‘Get that rodent out of my house!”
You feel kinda bad because you know they bought you the dead rat as a present but who wants to scoop up the dead bleeding carcass after they’re done playing with it?
9. ‘I shouldn’t have let you do this when you were a kitten.’
They’re so cute when they’re kittens that you’ll let them do anything they want. However, when they’ve grown bigger than a puppy and gotten a little bit fat too, sleeping on your pillow is not such an ideal situation.
10. ‘It’s 3am. What the heck is all that racket?”
3am is sleep time for cat people. 3am is also ‘let’s play as loudly as possible and eat the biscuits I’ve ignored all day with the most annoying crunch possible’ for them.
11. ‘Stop chewing on that plant!’
They won’t eat the wet cat food but they’ll eat your expensive, decorative house plants! Cat logic, go figure!
12. ‘But we can’t leave the cats, they’ll be so lonely.’
Even if your cat ignores you most of the time, staying away from home is a no-go if it means leaving them on their own for long periods of time. Even though they’d probably actually just enjoy some space from you.
13. ‘Sorry, I’ve got to go home and feed my cats.’
No matter how annoying they can be at times, there’s no doubting you can use them as the perfect excuse to get out of something you don’t want to do.
14. ‘Oh you’re so lovely and warm and snuggly! And I love you!”
They may have ignored you for the past three hours but that’s OK, you’ll forgive and forget for a little snuggle time!