My mother's cat

I think my mother's cat is possessed.

He's always had this "tail" thing going on. Sometimes he'll be lying there, seemingly asleep, and his tail is awake. Just his tail. It starts doing this thumping thing that you can hear in another room (big cat=big tail). Before you know it, he's attacking his own tail. Sometimes he won't stop until he draws his own blood.

He's been relegated to a strictly outside cat lately. His younger sister (who he normally dotes on) is scared of him. He's jumped her a couple of times. Like he wants to wrestle, not like he feels the need to be incestuous. No kidding. It's like some freakish kamikaze leap with a yowl that's only heard in horror movies. She now cowers in the corner if we let him inside (she's strictly and indoor cat because she gets lost and can't find home.).

We've suspicioned that this might in fact be hormonal on his part, as he's not fixed. But since he'd always been and indoor/outdoor cat, we figured he took care of his needs elsewhere.

This morning, I'm sitting on the back porch, quietly sipping at my coffee, a small WonderDog curled up next to me, and enjoying the quiet. Suddenly, I hear 2 cats sending warning rowrs at each other. There's a neighbor cat (Lucky, the one-eyed cat) who comes in the yard from time to time, but unless food's involved our big guy and Lucky get along just fine. I went to see what was going on, because I'd just put food down and I don't believe in serving a buffet for the neighborhood felines.

It was just the big cat. Both voices were coming from him. And that tail was just a thumping to beat the band. (For those of you who were in marching bands in other lives, it's like listening to a soft thump on bass drum #4, if #1 is the smallest one...freakish.)

What do you do when you think your cat might need an excorsism and you're not Catholic?
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2 Response to "My mother's cat"

  1. Sharon says:
    Jun 9, 2008, 4:05:00 PM

    Possessed? Oh dear...I couldn't stop laughing. I really don't know what to do with a possessed cat as I've not had one in ages (I'll tell you that story later). Funny, my yoruba grandma really does believe that cats are possessed, in fact she calls them witches. We laugh each time she goes off but who knows....

    The poor cat is probably tired of life, maybe all his friends and peers are already gone? LOL.

    Anyway, hope you had a lovely weekend!

  2. Sharon says:
    Jun 9, 2008, 4:08:00 PM

    Oh no! Just read my comment - I didn't mean I ever had a possessed cat. Just that I've not had any cat in ages. Really...this possession is getting out of hand

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