I've realized that it seems to other people that I hate my cat.
I do not.
Dorothy ("Dot") May is a sweet, lovable kitty! I'm pretty sure that she was the runt of her litter; she is full grown and still not very big. She has great big "saucer eyes" and a cute little Marilyn dot on her face. She can be sweet and cuddly and she's really great with Gabriel. I like her.
HOWEVER.....I would like her a LOT more if she didn't defecate in a receptacle that I have to keep in my house. It would also be awesome if she never ever EVER shed fur in my house ever again. I would love it if she would stay the hell out of my room. Yes--I cursed. That is how passionate I am about this subject.
I don't hate animals. But I also don't think they should be treated like humans. Dorothy is a CAT. She is our PET. If I had to choose between her and my son, the choice would be one of the easiest I have ever made. I enjoy having her around (most of the time), but she is NOT allowed in my bedroom! Other people may let animals lounge around or sleep in their bedroom, but I think that's.....well, gross. No offense to those of you who let your animal lick your face and sleep in your bed, but I think it's rather revolting.
I have to keep my bedroom door closed at all times. The cat knows she's not supposed to be in there. I don't let her lounge around in Gabe's room either. On the occasions that I do happen to leave the door open and I go in my room to find her sleeping in my pile of freshly-washed laundry, it pisses me off. I JUST WASHED THOSE CLOTHES!! I DO NOT WANT CAT HAIR ALL OVER THEM, YOU STUPID ANIMAL!!! As soon as she knows that I know she's in there, she scrams. If I'm lucky, she runs straight out of the door. Sometimes, though, she runs and hides under the bed where I can't reach her.
I have found a solution to that problem.
If she hides under the bed, I do a running dive onto it and start jumping up and down on my hands and knees like a crazy person. This, of course, scares the ever-livin' crap out of her and she runs out of the room.
I had to do this today and I just realized how entertaining it must be for anyone who catches me doing it...