So the cat is bad about acting out. This morning he hacked up his food (he eats a special non-grain, a non-chicken formula that keeps the hack up from happening daily, but it still happens about weekly), so I'm sure he was hungrier than normal. But...
- He was howling and howling, which can be annoying.
- He started clawing the mattress that YKWIA was sleeping upon, and that garnered a 'Bad cat!' from both myself and YKWIA, who woke up briefly.
- He clawed the dog, who yipped, as she has never learned to not get in the cat's face when he's testy. Or ever.
I went out and swatted him lightly and told him 'Bad cat!' Then I did the unthinkable. I fed the dogs, but not him. One dog ate, the other didn't. (She has days she doesn't, then eats at the next feeding.) I kept the cat away from her food. I let them out. I put the one dog's bowl up. And then I went to the bathroom.
Now, I was going to feed him right after that. In fact, I was opening the door to do so, and he ran under my feet, tripped me, and I wound up treading hard upon him (but he appears to be alright). This threw me against the wall, hand-first. My wrist, hand, shoulder, back, neck, and hips are now really hurting. I went ahead and fed him. He ate all his food. He is quiet. But I am not happy.
Granted, I love him. But still. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
UPDATE: Okay, I think we've made up. But it was touch and go for awhile on both our parts.