Why Cats Seek Out the Person Who Dislikes Them the Most

They enjoy making them squirm!

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Cats enjoy pushing the envelope and making people squirm.

For example, if you’re a cat owner, and one of your cat-hater friends comes over, your normally aloof-to-strangers cat will suddenly be all up in your friend’s business.

Cats see humans in absolutes.

You’re either for or against them, and a cat instinctively knows where you stand. There are many clues a cat with their sharp senses can pick up on. A cat-disliker gives off all kinds of negative vibes with a sour look on their face, closed-off body language, and the scent of loathing coming off them.

Cats don’t go in for the kill right away — they like to toy with their victims.

Cats aren’t into giving their prey a quick and painless death. There’s no point in trying to reason with your cat to put the fly they caught out-of-its-misery — where’s the fun in that?

Cats live for causing a bug, rodent, or human torment, and the more agony the cat’s victim goes through — the more satisfying the final kill.

When my non-cat-fan V used to come over, she’d tell my cats to stay away from her. Two of our cats would disappear, but Yoshi chose not to understand her.

Cats creeped her out.

Yoshi was smart and never got too close to V, but he set her on edge with his catness. His message was, “If it comes between you and me, lady, Christine is always going to choose me.” And he was right.

No one is perfect, especially not your cat.

Cats have a wicked sense of humor, and they can be assholes, but that doesn’t mean they’re not loyal, loving, and hilarious. But don’t forget, they’re animals, and they have animal instincts.

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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