Let’s face it: cats actually like to scare each other. They like to scare dogs. They like to jump out and scare their humans. But sometimes, cats can get scared themselves. Even when cats are scared, they’re tough little guys who’ll go down swinging.
I’m not talking about cats whose owners intentionally scare their poor pets in order to make what they think is a humorous video but which is really animal cruelty: clapping their hands behind a sleeping cat’s head, for example, or relentlessly chasing the cat with the vacuum. I don’t find that funny. If the adults did that to a child, someone would call Children’s Services to take the little tykes out of the dangerous environment. Cat owners who intentionally and repeatedly scare their pets are just teaching their cats not to trust them. Those owners shouldn’t be surprised when their cats run away to a better home.
There are some times when cats — even though they’re scared — are intrepid. They take risks most humans wouldn’t take. In fact, I’d venture to say that cats are absolutely essential to the survival of the human race.
Like when this cat, as brave as Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley in the Alien series but without weapons or back-up, takes on 2 green aliens.
Yeah, you go, Cat. Send those aliens to Roswell.