Idiot Siamese Cat
i own an idiot Siamese cat. i adore him, but i don't know why. his name is Yum-Yum. he has a rotten personality much of the time, and everyone hates him but me. he has one friend, a Maine Coon cat named Otis, and Yum-Yum barely tolerates him.
why is Yum-Yum and idiot? here's why. i recently inherited 2 more cats. their owner deeply loved them, but her son was violently allergic to them. they are really good kitties, well behaved and lovable. rather than them going to a stranger's home, or to a shelter, i told her i would take them. i should have consulted Yum-Yum first! he hates them. they hate Yum-Yum because he chases them all day. he's relentless. Yum-Yum hisses, spits, and growls at them. at night, he screams throughout my house, echo-ing where ever possible. he bawls until 4 in the morning for his breakfast, and doesn't quit until he gets it. he fights with the other cats all night, and then they all scream at once. it's enough to make my hair stand on end. if i try to catch him and put him in a room with the door shut, he hollers and then pees on me. if i don't lock the door, he paws at the handle until the door opens, then the fighting resumes.
other times, he loves me, and only me. he won't allow the other cats near me if he's curled up next to me. if i even speak to the other kitties, he comes running. he sleeps very little at night, and insists on sleeping with me. once, my husband threw up out of the bedroom. he returned and peed on my husband's pillow. what a dumbass.
why do i keep him? because in spite of his miserable personality, i love him. i must be a masochist. also, anyone else who took him would mistreat him because of his orneriness. or, he would find himself homeless. i couldn't live with that on my conscience.
so here i am. doomed to love an idiot cat, who will probably live 20 years.
i'm such a martyr.