Garbanzo and I always have this debate over his cat. His cat who has been with us since before we were married is a temperamental male Siamese who really would prefer I was out of the picture. I should mention that this cat was gotten by both of us, so it isn’t like I am the interloper in this relationship. Technically speaking, he is.
This cat controls Garbanzo. I have said for years that what this cat wants, Garbanzo will get him. And, now I have proof that my husband is being controlled by his cat:
The study finds that cats have developed a combination purr-cry that is difficult for humans to ignore, so they use it to elicit the response the cat desires. That response could be providing the cat with food, letting the cat into the bedroom, etc.
The study also discovered that cats who have 1-on-1 relationships with one of their owners will develop and use the cry to manipulate its owner while a cat in a larger household will not typically do it.
Garbanzo, honey, does this sound familiar?
My husband will get up multiple times during the night to let the cat in and out of our bedroom. He does this repeatedly without complaint. But, if a dog whines to make an emergency trip outside in the middle of the night, you would think the fucking world had ended with his reaction. Same response with food – if the cat meows incessantly to be fed, it’s “poor kitty needs food”. The dogs dance around the kitchen because its dinner time for them, and they are annoying.
Here is my response if the cat wakes me up in the middle of the night – I throw something at him (usually something soft). I’ve also been known to throw him off of the bed because he likes to, uh, interfere in activities where small animals do not belong.
As you can tell, the cat has my husband fucking trained.
Wonder if there is some sort of deprogramming I can get for him?