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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LissaMarie630 Report

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

Could he BE jumping on any more stuff?

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months 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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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago

Well you know, us girls gotta stick together.

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Luna Lovebug
Community Member
7 months ago

The golden tip. Buy a food bowl with a timer. It has done wonders for my sleepless nights. The dickhead kept creeping into my every night around 5 and would just start howling like a possessed little werewolf on a full moon. I set the timer for 4 am. He gets to eat, I get to sleep. Happy cat, happy me

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dancebe4thestorm
Community Member
7 months ago

So he is diving you nuts 😁

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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
7 months ago

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

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Kate Schools
Community Member
7 months ago

Doors to be opened for NO reason?? No no ... they need to opened simply because cats are always on the wrong side

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GFSTaylor
Community Member
7 months ago

Serves you right for making a cat wear clothing.

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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
7 months ago

Love the bookcase!

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Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago

Counterpoint, that face!

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago

Aw, sweet Chuck. :)

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
6 months ago

Ground chuck

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Catlady6000
Community Member
7 months ago

His widdle heart nosy!!

katboxjanitor
Community Member
6 months ago

"I's loonnnnleeee and starrrrrrvving,..."

ForkNBeans
Community Member
6 months ago

My evil little sh*thead, Ferdinand, does the same. She has several cries, but uses the baby cry when she wants my undivided attention. She's also the runt and still 'kitten sized' at 8 years old, yet she bosses all the other big boys around the house. She's a real stinker.

Vicki Thill
Community Member
7 months ago

You are the best kind of cat person.

Fátima Melo
Community Member
7 months ago

Smart Chuck😍

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Juniper
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

My cat chew through several cables and headphones.

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

Be glad she didn't choose Pet Sematary

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Iggy
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Janine B.
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Seems reasonable.

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Juniper
Community Member
7 months 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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GFSTaylor
Community Member
7 months ago

The jumper is unnecessary and is too tight around the elbow.

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago

Good to know 😂

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I understand this all too well. I have three cats, so if they’re not pinning me down on all sides, then they’re crawling all over me or repeatedly touching my face with their little cold, wet noses. Usually sometime between 1 and 2 am, after a I’ve already been asleep a few hours, which is about 3 or 4 hours before my alarm goes off. So yeah, my sleep-deprived life; forced to wake up just when I’m supposed to be sleeping the deepest.

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Batwench
Community Member
7 months ago

Puppy pads on outside or as already suggested one with sides or a lid

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I have one who likes to do the same thing, except to our rugs. And especially after I’ve given her and the other animals a mani-pedi (I have three cats and a dog).

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Rowlie
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Batwench
Community Member
7 months 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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mph seti
Community Member
7 months ago

He probably does those things because you lock him in a car at night.

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