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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.

FreudiansSlipper Wed 30-Oct-13 22:36:00

rather odd what a strange person

no doubt you cat was amused at what a twat they made of themselves grin cat obviously not bothered and returned after being removed to enjoy their pratish antics

Gossipmonster Wed 30-Oct-13 22:38:26

She came back and sat on their bag purring grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 30-Oct-13 22:39:42

Why does she hate cats? Did she say?

FreudiansSlipper Wed 30-Oct-13 22:41:49

was she massaging the bag too grin

hopefully not a favourite bag of your odd guest

Taffeta Wed 30-Oct-13 22:42:36

ROFL @ yr cat sitting on her bag purring. thlgrin

V rude guest. Hope cat left present in her bag.

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Wed 30-Oct-13 22:43:19

Cats always gravitate towards the cat haterz.

I love cats.

Gossipmonster Wed 30-Oct-13 22:44:44

My cat fucking LOVES cat haters!! grin. Yes massaging and dribbling smile

shrieklesoda Wed 30-Oct-13 22:45:31

Very very rude. I'm not a cat lover myself but if I go to someone's house and they have a cat, well, it's the cat's home, not mine, I wouldn't dream of being all horrible about it.

DuchessFanny Wed 30-Oct-13 22:46:42

My MIL is terrified of cats, so obviously ours has always made a beeline for her ! Well, used to when it ( cat not MIL ) was alive.
One of my BIL's hates cats and would give dirty looks and shove her off his lap if she attempted to sit there.
Love the way they give dirty looks and mutter darkly, not realising what a nob they look !!!

Lonecatwithkitten Wed 30-Oct-13 22:47:32

All cats consider it their mission in life to convert cat haters. Who could not fall for their tremendous beauty and winning personalitywink.

FreudiansSlipper Wed 30-Oct-13 22:53:35

fantastic to add a little dribble too

my old cat was not that friendly but liked to make cat haters feel at home with a little massage, she liked to connect with them too by staring in their eyes

my cat i have now is not so bright he is the most lovely cat in the world. i loves him smile

PresidentServalan Wed 30-Oct-13 22:55:28

One of my parents' cats peed in a visitors handbag - the visitor had said how much she hated cats so I think he was trying to prove a point! grin

ScaryNutellaFangs Wed 30-Oct-13 22:57:35

The cat views said people as a massive challenge. Convert or be beaten into submission.

Your cat should have coughed up a furball into the bag.

Caitlin17 Wed 30-Oct-13 23:03:57

How do they instantly identify the cat hater? They all do it.

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Wed 30-Oct-13 23:04:59

Cos they are a superior intelligence.


edam Wed 30-Oct-13 23:08:33

Your colleague is extremely rude. I do hope your cat pissed in their briefcase, or at least left plenty of hair over their clothes.

Bigfingers Wed 30-Oct-13 23:08:54

Totally think this person was a weirdo.

But, I don't get why you asked if they would prefer the cat to be in a different room, you didn't then close the door?

UnicornsNotRiddenByGrownUps Wed 30-Oct-13 23:10:09

I'm super allergic and it's like the wee fuckers are suddenly assassins the way they know when to pounce and wrap themselves to death while your throat closes.

The cat owners who insist on your visiting and then shoo the cat out then 2 mins later leave a door open and the bloody thing is back again.

Then when they discover the cat being all like " ooooohhh silly bumpkins what are you doing here" <plus kissy baby type noises>.

Iv just stopped visiting, even for the 15 mins I could manage before.

Cats know they are in charge in their houses.

SunshineSuperNova Wed 30-Oct-13 23:16:02

My late departed mog used to make a beeline for my grandad, who hates cats.

He once came round and Oscar decided to put his claws on grandad's knee and stretch. Which wouldn't have been quite as bad if grandad hadn't been wearing slacks... grin

hoobypickypicky Wed 30-Oct-13 23:20:59

Your colleague is ignorant. I'd have told them to leave. I hope at the very least your cat pissed in her handbag.

AlpacaPicnic Wed 30-Oct-13 23:21:18

Cats gravitate to cat haters because cat haters tend to sit far away from the cat and not look at it. Cats think this is very polite, and prefer that kind of behaviour rather than cat lovers who try to befriend it by approaching and talking to the cat!

Plus, cats are assholes. Fact.

I has two kitties at home which I love very much but they can be assholes

BloodiedGhouloshes Wed 30-Oct-13 23:28:26

Okay True story. we omnce had someone invite themselves to stay at our house for a bank holiday weekend because someone they knew was getting married. Said person hated cats. And made it clear. Loudly. Often.

Finally, I said 'you do know that this is the cat's actual home and you are just staying here for a weekend don't you?'.

Fucked me right off.

I have lots of stories about arsehole guests though.

Topseyt Wed 30-Oct-13 23:31:46

Your visitor/colleague was very rude. I would have just left the cat in the room after the second or third time it returned.

I hope your cat drooled loads and moulted masses of hair into said bag.

HaroldLloyd Wed 30-Oct-13 23:32:15

Unleash these on him

Is rude. Allergies yes, swearing and dirty looks, no.

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