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(News 10 ABC Sacramento)   This is what happens when you weirdos dress Sir Whiskerlickens von Fluffybutt in people clothes   ( divider line
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2014-04-17 01:00:13 PM  
Firefighters threw a fire blanket on the feline and used a metal pole to lure him into a cage, finally trapping the temperamental tomcat.

I can think of a place where they should stick that metal pole:

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2014-04-17 01:05:45 PM  
The article doesn't say the cat was owned by a 10-year-old.  It says the cat scratched the owner's 10-year-old brother.   Who most likely totally deserved it.

Now that that's straightened out, let me add that anyone who thinks they can "own" a cat is asking for a clawing.
2014-04-17 01:11:11 PM  
Cats frequently 'pull' their punches and can judge the pressure of their bites to a nicety.
One of mine does this. He won't inflict any damage if you respect the swat and non-penetrating nip, but the message is clear:

He'll ask for attention...and food...when he wants it.
2014-04-17 01:54:05 PM  

Skr: There was another story not too long ago here that I thought this was a repeat of. Where the family was hiding in the bedroom away from the cat. Think it either was kicked or reacting to a new child. This case though maybe the cat broke free of it's deep cover conditioning and reverted to it's original extraterrestrial feline psychopathy.

If I remember right, it was a bit of both. Cat claws child, who sustains maybe two small puncture wounds. Dad kicks cat. Cat freaks out. Parents call cops on the cat.

With this one... hormones may have been involved.
2014-04-17 02:02:44 PM  
I'm still wondering how farking idiotic do you have to be to call the cops for a cat attack?

I've had cats for nearly 40 years (not the same cats, a variety of cats), and I've had my share of go -'rounds with them, both inadvertent and "well, I know you don't want to go to the vet, but you're getting in that carrier anyway".  No matter what, there was never a need to call cops or fire departments.

farking idiots

I did have an awesome 24 lb tabby who took down a 3 year old that had walked into my apartment uninvited.  Didn't hurt the kid, but would have had I not been close by.
2014-04-17 02:16:05 PM  
Really?  I'm the only one who came in here to give subby props for Sir Whiskerlickens Von Fluffybutt?  Because that was gold, Jerry, GOLD.
2014-04-17 02:25:48 PM  

big pig peaches: SecretAgentWoman: Seriously, these cats just didn't become beasts over night. They have been mistreated by their humans one too many times.

Could be misdirected aggression which can happen suddenly to a well taken care of cat.

Good news is when a cat flips out, nobody dies.

Redirected aggression is the first thought that always comes to mind when I hear stories like these, not abuse. Since the article calls the cat a "tom", I'm assuming he wasn't neutered, and probably reacted to hearing or smelling another cat outside of the house.  There he is, stuck inside, going crazy because he can't get out to deal with the intruder, and *boom*, the first person who looks at him funny gets to feel his wrath.  It can happen in neutered pets too, but is more likely to happen with the intact ones.
2014-04-17 03:11:02 PM  
I had a cat (neutered male) who would go crazy every couple of months or so.  Not mistreated in the least.  The harshest punishment he ever faced was a couple of squirts from a squirt gun.  Otherwise, he lived a happy, pampered life.  Still, he would just randomly go off on homicidal rampages.  He'd get the crazy look in his eyes and give a low "rooooooowr" and then it was time for the steel cage death match.  Two go in, only one comes out.

But I never called the cops on him.
2014-04-17 03:18:12 PM  
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2014-04-17 03:57:53 PM  

What_do_you_want_now: FatherChaos: Princess Fluffybutt has bazongas like you wouldn't BELIEVE!

All 6 of them?

Not a Borderlands 2 player, I see.  Shame.

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2014-04-17 10:41:19 PM  
This is the town I live in, and I was actually listening to the scanner when the call came out.
2014-04-17 10:54:51 PM  
This is what happens when you name you cat after a stimulant drug.
2014-04-18 12:41:59 AM  
I've had cats all my life, and I'm old. My cats were all pampered, never disciplined and all had loving personalities and were loved. But one of them just went nuts one day, and had to be closed into out enclosed porch. My father had to call the SPCA to capture it, and it was euthanized.
Why would you think cats would be somehow immune from psychotic breaks? Causes can be as diverse as seizures, brain disease, thyroid disorder, adrenal disorder, kidney disorder, hyperthyroidism, lead paint poisoning, or epilepsy., not to mention, rabies.
2014-04-18 12:26:47 PM  

The Bird: Why would you think cats would be somehow immune from psychotic breaks?

Reread the thread. We don't.

We just find it more likely that the hormonal tom was being abused by the child it attacked.
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