As many of you probably already know, I have a love-hate relationship with our cat. I try to love her and all she does is hate me. She is my husband’s cat; his first love. He got her when he was a junior in high school, almost 12 years ago. He carried her to school in a plastic Halloween pumpkin when she was just a kitten and the two of them have been inseparable ever since. She is a petite Tabby cat, with short legs and big beautiful eyes. She can be really sweet when she wants to be, but most of the time she struts around like she is too cool for school. She moved in with us 5 years ago and is constantly trying to get rid of me/come between my husband and I. I thought over time she would learn to love me, or at least appreciate me, since I am the one who feeds her and makes sure she has a clean litter box. No such luck.
She loves to lie in his lap and stare at me while he pets her, like she has won some sort of competition. Her new attempt to keep us apart, is sleeping in between us at night. If I try to cuddle with him she swats at me to stay away. I constantly have to remind myself that she is just a cat. Meow Mix is doing a fun campaign to celebrate Happy Healthy Cat Month so in a last ditch attempt to gain her love I thought I’d celebrate her being a part of our lives and interview my husband to find out what is so special about the bond between the two of them.
What is your cat’s name? Why did you name her that?
Her name is Gwenavere, which is similar to the name of a cat in a book series I read in high school.
What makes the bond between you and your cat so purrfect?
Gwen and I are both pretty prickly. We like to be left alone, I think she understands this and so I’m the only one she trusts. She has made several attempts on my wife’s life, pushing a vase and eye glasses from our windowsill onto her head at night. I think she knows I find it funny.
What are your cat’s best qualities?
My cat’s best quality is how much she loathes other people, which may not be a quality most people are looking for, but reference my previous answer for why I think it is.
38% of cat parents say they share personality traits with their cat. Do you think this is true? What traits do you share with your cat?
I do think it is true. Beyond what I’ve already discussed I would say we also both like to do whatever it is we want, for example she will wait until my wife is in the room before casually walking up and puking on something she just cleaned. Gwen is a practical joker.
Can you interpret your cat’s meow?
I don’t understand her meows more than I understand simple looks she’ll give or her body language.
If your wife, daughter, and cat were all in danger, which one would you save first? Why?
This is a trick question because the answer that is being fished for is Gwen, but the truth is she’s the only one I’m sure wouldn’t need my assistance in the first place.
As you can see the bond these two share is truly one for the ages. She’s not going anywhere, but neither am I! Luckily for her, I’m not giving up on our friendship just yet. Maybe I’ll surprise her with a special treat. Meow Mix has just released a brand new culinary-inspired food made with real chicken or salmon, Bistro Recipes—a classy meal for a classy kitty! Our readers can head over to Meow Mix’s new Purrfect Together web portal [http://bit.ly/meowsterpieces-twothreequarters] right meow, and download a coupon for $2.50 off any bag of Meow Mix Bistro Recipes.
And that’s not all! You need a classy painting to go with that classy meal. On the Purrfect Together portal, you can enjoy the unique experience of converting a photo of you and your cat into a Meowsterpiece—a digital “oil” painting that helps express and immortalize your cat-love on canvas. I did it, and you should too!
Now it’s time to show me how special your human-cat bond is! Post your Meowsterpiece on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #PurrfectTogether #TwoandThreeQuartersBlog. Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments below.