A young couple is quarreling
over a 14-year-old cat.
A 25-year-old boyfriend went on Reddit’s “Am I The
A******” forum to find out if he was wrong for demanding
his girlfriend behave more calmly around his cat.
“I have an elderly 14-year-old cat
who has been with me his entire life. […]
Our connection is really special,” he said.
“When my girlfriend moved in, she wanted very much to
befriend my cat but I made it clear that it is always going
to be my cat and she agreed and understood what I meant”.
“I told her clearly my cat does not play and
never has, he just sleeps, but she insisted he
might still want the option… like, okay, I guess”.
“Now [...] they play a ‘stalking game’ where they hide around
corners from each other [...] she literally runs over the
apartment and leaps onto the couch and the cat chases”.
“So I drew a hard line and basically said
she can either learn to be calm and normal
around pets or else stay away from the cat entirely”.
Reddit was not on the boyfriend’s side at all.
He was quickly declared the a******.
“It sounds like these are things you don’t like.
Cats need stimulation and exercise and it sounds
like you never provided that,” a person wrote