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AIBU about my cat?

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Gossipmonster Wed 30-Oct-13 22:28:48

This is not a third world issue <disclaimer>

Guest (work related) this eve - to prepare report.

Turns up 50 minutes late hmm.

I ask if ok with cats "no" is the reply.

"Ok" I reply breezily and go to remove said cat.

"No no it's fine really I just hate them" I go to remove cat again who has returned - to reassurances they are not allergic and to leave cat in the room it's fine, but swears at cat under breath and sneers at it.

Throughout the evening of work they make kind of nasty faces at my cat making their hatred clear. I remove cat several times.

AIBU to think this is a bit rude? I am not keen on dogs (am scared) but if visiting a house where one lives I would do my best to not make my hatred of a family member quite so obvious.

livinginwonderland Thu 31-Oct-13 07:17:32

My cats detect cat haters. My mum hates having animals climb all over her, but when she comes to visit, our cats make a beeline for her. When she pushes them off or puts them down, they'll sit about a metre away from her and just glare in her direction until she leaveds, hahah.

gamerchick Thu 31-Oct-13 07:28:50

It's true that they go straight for people who don't like them. A pal of mine has 5 and it's like sitting in a shark pool the way they all prowl around me. Then one trying to curl up on my boobs or lap.

It's their home though.. I don't visit much.

Littleen Thu 31-Oct-13 07:35:09

Ah yes, I had a friend at uni for a (short) while who hated cats. She came to my house once because she needed help with some work, and was constantly freaked and grossed out by my very sweet cats. She refused to sit on a chair that had cat hair on it, because it was 'disgusting' - everything has hair on it when you have furry pets! She was so rude, I couldnt really be bothered with her afterwards!

GiveItYourBestFucker Thu 31-Oct-13 09:19:39

I'm like unicorns I like cats but I like breathing more. Can no longer visit cat-owning friend as the spare bed is also the sofa, where the cats sit and scratch and play. She thinks I am being over-dramatic sad.

ohmymimi Thu 31-Oct-13 09:28:41

Never met a cat that is an arsehole, Alpaca , met plenty of humans that are, though grin

Preciousbane Thu 31-Oct-13 09:37:49

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LegoLady95 Thu 31-Oct-13 10:01:51

That massage thing that cats do with their paws, we call it 'making a pudding'.
DH used to 'hate' cats, until he lived with me and mine. Now they are thick as thieves.

BloodiedGhouloshes Thu 31-Oct-13 11:56:51

aaahhh. dreamies. Crack for cats.

I think being allergic to cats is a perfectly valid reason to avoid!

GrendelsMum Thu 31-Oct-13 12:00:10

Like Alpaca says, cats interpret human cat hating behaviour as ultra-polite, so go straight over to the politest person in the room.

gamerchick Thu 31-Oct-13 12:06:11

So rather than ignoring them I should seek it out and smother it in affection and it'll leave me alone?

GrendelsMum Thu 31-Oct-13 12:09:20

Yes, I think that's actually right. Cats see looking at them and trying to get in their space as a sign of aggression (although socialisation with humans does affect this), so ignoring them comes across as being a polite visitor to their territory.

gamerchick Thu 31-Oct-13 12:15:48

Awesome.. so that's catnip in a neighbors garden.. The husband peeing all over ours and lots of love.

Have to love mumsnet for tips grin

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