No matter how much we might love cats in general, the fact is, each individual animal has its own unique quirks. Quirks that make them hard to get along with from time to time. Quirks that could make them contenders for the World’s Worst Cat title.

If you have a cat owner share their cat’s worst quality, you’ll get a flood of responses from other people telling their own catto horror stories. That’s exactly what happened to data reporter Christopher Ingraham on Twitter when he shared his mischievous feline’s Machiavellian (Meowchiavellian?) tactics.

People pitched in with their own tales of cats acting ‘evil.’ Read on, dear Pandas, upvote your fave tweets and share your own stories about your cats in the comments below. And be sure to let us know if you’ve become dog people after this post!

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Marcellus the Third
Community Member
1 year ago

"A cat drove me to drink and I never thanked him for it"

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Titas Burinskas
BoredPanda Staff
1 year ago

I don't know why he'd be called the worst cat... I mean, he's just hanging around.

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely.

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Chris’ thread got over 24.1k likes and was retweeted more than 3.2k times, so obviously, people could relate to his cat driving him nuts. Now, we know we just used the word ‘evil’ up above just a moment ago, but each and every weird or annoying behavior your cat exhibits has a scientific explanation for it.

Dr. Lorie Huston explains that cats are “definitely not evil, mean, or vindictive by nature.” [Insert dad joke about cats being evil, mean, and vindictive by choice.] According to the vet, cats are like people in that they have very specific needs. If those needs aren’t met, well… prepare for trouble (and make it double!).

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG. I thought only I got cats who did this...

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JK Rowling
Community Member
1 year ago

Can we just talk about how this cat is literally named Aaron Purr?

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

My friend's cat is Bill Purray. Best cat name ever.

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I'm.in.wonderland
Community Member
1 year ago

Am i the only one who is obsessed with the cat's name? I mean, come on. AARON PURR? That's freaking adorable!!

Pan Narrans
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom's cat knows how to wake her: she starts purring above an exposed ear and then drops a bit of saliva in said ear...

ForkNBeans
Community Member
1 year ago

I love cats - have six rescues myself. What I love most is that we call them the worst names, mine include dick, dumbass, bastage, etc... and while all those monikers prove true, we still love them with all our hearts. Whoops, gotta go let my little f*ckhead out before he tears up my plant.

Kiss Army
Community Member
1 year ago

Our newest addition, Gypsy, likes to snuggle with my hubby in the morning. He sleeps with his arm over his head and she snuggles in the crook of his arm. If he ignores her, she starts licking his armpit. It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking out it.

Unhuman_Weirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaron Purr I love you. This is coming from a Hamilton obsessed theatre kid.

Liz Karsa
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaron Purr? Ha! So great!

TUBLOVER3
Community Member
1 year ago

Close and bar the door!

Sandra Luz
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaron Purr. I love the name! 😹😻

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
Community Member
1 year ago

AARÓN FUCKING PURR. OH MY GOD YES

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

I know how cats breathe, but how do serial killers breathe?

Keuthonymos
Community Member
1 year ago

BUT WHERE IS THE 2/2 PART?! I MUST KNOW HOW THIS ENDS!

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DC
Community Member
1 year ago

Uh ... what is a groin? Just don't know the word ...

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In other words, if your cat is acting like the biggest jerk on Planet Earth, it’s probably trying to let you know that something’s wrong. For instance, if your cat is peeing and pooping left, right, up, down, and on your clothes, it might be a medical issue. Otherwise, your feline might have a problem with its litter box: make sure it’s big enough, clean, and in a quiet corner of your home.

Similarly, if your cat’s ripping, tearing, and clawing the holy bejesus out of your furniture, it’s not possessed or ‘evil’: it’s acting as a cat should. Cats need things to scratch. So get it a scratching post or something else to help it sharpen its claws, stretch its muscles, and mark its territory in peace.

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Gonzalo Terán
Community Member
1 year ago

He only wants you to make more exercise... He succeed, apparently...

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

But gorgeous!

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ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

And this is the reason when I go out the sliders, I never ever shut them completley, just in case.

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Failing to comply with your feline’s each and every wish might result in further character changes which might make you follow in Chris’ footsteps and turn to Twitter for support.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the bookcase!

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

Have to give her credit - she's a candidate for cat Mensa.

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

When the light turns red, You'd better watch out

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Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

Counterpoint, that face!

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, sweet Chuck. :)

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Juniper
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My cat chew through several cables and headphones.

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Be glad she didn't choose Pet Sematary

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Iggy
Community Member
1 year ago

It's nice of your cat to let you stay in her house! :-D

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Janine B.
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Seems reasonable.

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Juniper
Community Member
1 year ago

I have to sit next to my cat and talk to her while shes eating otherwise she will make this ungodly deep gurgles.

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Kate Schools
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the sweater!

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a cat that kept coming over. I called the number on his tags and it turned out he lived right next door. His owners were embarrassed because he would stomp in to sit in front of our ac on hot days because they didn't have. They were relieved when I told them we loved it and it wasn't a bother at all.

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
1 year ago

My Aida knows when it's time for me to get up and feed her. I almost don't need an alarm clock. Trouble is, she won't let me sleep in on weekends or holidays.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Let me guess, he lays next to your face; not all cute and sweet with his face next to yours, but with his butt pointing at you.

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Night Owl
Community Member
1 year ago

Good to know 😂

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

"Why are you sleepingggg??? Adore MEEEE !!!!! "

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 year ago

Tortoiseshells. Nuff said.

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds about right

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Set an alarm to 3am and wake her up, maybe then she'll get it

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Batwench
Community Member
1 year ago

If she was staying at your house and not her own it would explain it. She was marking her territory.

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

All you have to do is wait until he gets older and mellows out. And can’t jump up onto counters anymore.

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