First meetings can be awkward, especially if the stranger entering your home happens to be the sworn enemy of your people. So when Cato, a feisty black-and-white feline, saw his furry nemesis strolling up to the front door-he was not having it. In a humorous clip uploaded to YouTube, he lets out a series of blood curdling screams as if to say “How dare you?!”
The video was recorded by Kerry Gillette, a primary care physician assistant at Unity Healthcare according to the Daily Mail. In all honesty, we can’t blame him for the visceral reaction. It’s not like the new guy brought a housewarming bunt cake or anything.
While many were amused by the footage, some weren’t so pleased. One commentor chided Gillette for putting the family pet in a “panic and distressed state.” Gillette has since responded to the outrage, saying:
Seriously you guys, relax. We adore our cat, and are very experienced with animals. All we did was let the cat see the dog through the window the first time. They weren't introduced until MUCH later. Things are obviously a lot better! You just need to trust me that my cat is FINE! He's just bossy and territorial. The dog is beautifully submissive, kind and quiet around him, exactly why we chose her. So just relax! He is just a very vocal cat, which is why this is funny. This is also not his first experience with dogs. If I could figure it out, I would post a follow up picture of them sitting contentedly together in the living room. :)
Cheers to them for burying the hatchet (if only that worked on U.S. senators). While we wait for visual proof, bask in the frenzy of their confrontational first meeting and check out the perfectly captured screengrab below.