Iwanski has a new enemy.
She is about a foot tall and weighs about 10 pounds, and her name is Autumn.
Yes, all of the sudden our cat Autumn has decided that she hates Iwanski. And it’s not even that she dislikes him all of the time; in fact, when he is lying down in bed or on the couch, she’ll jump up by him and purr and act all sweet, like she could never harm a fly.
But the minute he stands up or leans over her, she hisses at him something fierce, claws at him, and runs away.
We have no idea why this is.
Why would a cat suddenly hate a human who is nice to her, feeds her, and cleans her litterbox? (God, those cats are lucky!)
And before you start thinking that Iwanski is abusing our cat, just know that it’s so totally not true. The worst thing that Iwanski ever does to the cats is tell them that they’re stinky (which is often quite true).
So what happened then to make Autumn hate him so much?
Could she have had a dream that Iwanski started beatin’ on her?
Could she have imagined that Iwanski attacked her one day and threw out all her canned food?
Iwanski speculates that one day last week, when he sat down on the bed and accidentally almost sat on her, that really freaked her out.
But for a whole week? Do cats really have that long a memory? It seems to me that normally, all these cats remember is the word “hungry,” and what time dinner is. What could possibly have gotten into that cat?
I guess we’ll never know. For now, Iwanski just needs to watch his back, and make sure her claws are trimmed nice and short—because as he has recently discovered, those little switchblade claws can be pretty painful on bare feet in the middle of the night.