Every cat is unique. Much like human individuals. And, much like human individuals, you don’t necessarily want to hear about the quirky behaviors of ones that you’re not taking care of. If that’s how you feel, you might want to skip this post. (Of course, if that’s really how you feel, you’ve probably already unsubscribed from this blog.)
Mr. Alexander the Great has his likes (regular mealtimes, burrowing under carpets, laser pointers, cuddling) and they mostly make sense.
His dislikes, however, are harder to explain.
My Cat Hates Linear Algebra
He may have been objecting specifically to the mathematical contents of Brand (2006) “Fast low-rank modifications of the thin singular value decomposition” but I have no way of knowing for sure.
My Cat Hates Café Bustelo
My Cat Hates Feet
Right there with you on that one buddy
My Cat Hates People Outside of Windows
Cat physics cannot explain how humans pass through solid walls, and prescribes but one acceptable reaction: a good hiss.
Let you think this is a fluke, he reliably hisses at anyone who approaches his window nook. Here’s another.
Most of all, My Cat Hates Cameras
Bad experiences with the paparazzi?
Of course I haven’t got the photo and video material to cover his dislike of:
- any and all cleaning implements with handles
- the Roomba™
- crinkly bags (except when he crinkles them himself)
- sudden noises
- sudden silences, and
- being asked to leave the bathtub so that I may use it.
You’ll just have to take my word for it on those.
Song of the Day
This cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” seems appropriate. Somehow the horn part alone makes it more compelling than the original synthpop.
Make your own “Bad Guy” at home from simple household ingredients, courtesy YouTube Person Seth Everman:
(There’s always The Original, if you’ve somehow managed to avoid hearing it before. Here you go.)