I Wish A Cat Would! 22-Pound Cat Takes Family Hostage

March 12, 2014  |  

Let me start off by saying first and foremost I do not, I repeat, do.not. like cats. They’re beautiful and even regal looking in some instances but I would never have one in my home. They’re entirely too smart and when an animal is too smart, they have a greater capacity for…evil. Much like humans.

I’m sure I sound crazy right now but this is genuinely how I feel. And if you don’t believe me, watch this vine. 

And my fears were confirmed today when I read the news of the 22 pound cat holding his owners, their seven month old baby and their dog hostage.

Yes, you read that correctly. A cat held two grown adults, the people that bless him with food and shelter, hostage. I avoided this story all day because…I don’t like cats. But when I finally decided to watch, I just had to share my thoughts.

You can watch the news package of this story below, but let me just outline it here.
On Sunday night, in Portland Oregon the couple’s 7 month old son pulled Lux’s, the cat who has a history of violence, tail. And the cat scratched the baby on the head. As punishment, the father kicked the cat in the behind.

And that’s when all hell broke loose.

The cat charged and ended up trapping the rest of the home’s inhabitants in their room. Lee Palmer, the boy’s father had to call 911 from his bedroom to get out. On the 911 call, Palmer tells the dispatcher that the cat has “gone over the edge. He’s trying to attack us.”

In the background, you can hear the cat screeching. Before the police arrived, Palmer warned them to be careful. Officers were able to trap the cat as it was “attempting to flee from custody.” They were able to place it in a crate and the family came out of hiding.
And after all that and the history of violence, it would seem like the next logical step would be for the family to send the cat…away. But as of yesterday, they were unsure about whether or not to get rid of him.

“We definitely want to keep the cat away from the baby and keep an eye on his behavior.”
Aside from a scratch on the forehead, the baby was unharmed.
I hate to promote stereotypes but white folks love their animals don’t they?! I mean, a child is supposed to be priority numero uno. Anything that threatens that child should not have access to him or her. And though this couple knew that this cat has a tendency to wyle out, they kept him.

And to make matters worse, now that the cat has held the entire house captive, they don’t know whether or not they’re going to get rid of him?! In the words of a puzzled person with bad grammar and poor enunciation, “Where dey do dat at?!”

I remember when I was about 10 years old a stray cat scratched my sister. My dad somehow managed to catch it and when no one claimed it, he had Animal Control take it away. Did he overreact? Sure, but the message is clear. You can’t have an animal threatening your child.

Should the father have kicked that cat. Of course not. But the problem seems to be that the cat shouldn’t have been around the child in the first place.

You can get a look at what this cat looks like in the video below.

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