|So, loooong back story before I get to the real point...
I just moved into a seven person household. It's me, my mother, my aunt, her boyfriend, his daughter, her baby, and her boyfriend. Plus we all have animals I, one cat, my service dog in training, and my three guinea pigs, my mother, her cat, my aunt, her cat, my aunts boyfriend, his two cats, and his daughter, her dog.
Now here's where the issues start...
I strongly dislike four of the people in the house. My aunts boyfriend, his daughter, her boyfriend, and the child they have. Reason I don't like the child is just because I don't like kids, it's nothing personal or anything. Anyway, I don't like the rest of them because basically they are just mean and rude. I have a severe disability (Agoraphobia) and my aunts boyfriend constantly mocks me about it, or makes rude comments about it without thinking. Such as Him: "Oh, you can't stay inside forever, just go and make friends" My Mind: "Don't you think I wish I could, I don't like having a disability, you try it sometime, and then you just go make friends." Him: "You're an ungrateful brat" That comment led to a horrible panic attack. Him: "Oh, is your dog your only friend?"
As you can see, just plain rude. So I don't like him one bit, now what he did today just drew the last straw, and normally I'm a pretty chill person.
So all of our cats just recently got introduced, and they were all out today walking around. All of us were in the living room/dining room, and he was sitting at the table. One of his cats jumped up on the table because of course they don't know what they can and can't jump up on yet. Whenever they get up on a spot they can't be on, we just take them off so they know they can't be up there. He asked everyone "Is she allowed up on the table?" Everyone responded with "No, not really..." And here's were things get even more horrible.
So this is what he does. He grabs the cat by the front paws, and flips her around very VERY roughly as if he was handling a sack of potatoes. Then he wraps one hand around her, and with his other hand starts spanking her violently, not in a light way even, it was if he was spanking her with all his might! Then he flips her on her back.
I couldn't believe what I just saw. I mean, I know he takes horrible care of them. He feeds them the cheapest food he can get and doesn't see the value in anything else, keeps them in the room where everyone smokes, but I didn't think he'd do something like THIS?!?!
My aunt, talked to him telling him to not do that, but he played it off in a joking manner. I. Was. Horrified. Then he just went on his merry way doing things and what not. A few min later, he tried to talk to me in a super happy voice as if the birds outside were singing his favorite song. (Which he already knows I won't talk to him because I'm scared to and don't like him) I just snapped and gave him a dirty look. He laughed and said "Haha what's your problem?" Now I normally don't talk to anyone other than my aunt or my mother, a few words is so extremely rare because it makes me panic to think about misspeaking and what not.
However I just snapped and said "You know what I'm mad about? I'm mad about you BEATING you cat!"
His response... Wait for it... Wait for it... It's going to be a good one... "Well it's my cat... and it's not like I hit her with full force or anything."
I just started having a panic attack and had to run upstairs with my dog. He's not getting anywhere near my cat with a ten foot poll, nor my dog, nor me.
He has no right to have the companionship of any animal, let alone a cat. I wouldn't even trust him with a pet rock for goodness sake.