Recently an entire family was held hostage by their cat causing them to fear for their life. Apparently the only way out of the hostage situation was police intervention. You can watch the video below and listen to the 911 audio.
I never realized the severity of a cat hostage situation, but they are apparently dangerous. Approximately 46% of US households own a cat and less than 1% of .0001% of cat owners are held hostage by their feline friends. However, I want all cat owners to walk out alive from an attempted cat hostage situation.
Today I will explain how to survive your own feline hostage situation. So if you have a cat, but do not have a safe house these steps may save your life some day:
At first you may be deathly scared (or you may not be able to catch your breath from laughing so hard), but you must not let the cat see the fear in your eyes. This only gives him more power and arrogance. I realize cats have nine lives, but don’t let that scare you!
Scan the area to see if there is anything that may distract the cat. A laser pointer, milk, a piece of string, cat nip, or a bag of Friskers all make great cat distractions. If there is nothing to distract the cat, just stay calm.
Make Your Captor Feel Comfortable
Don’t try anything to annoy your captor. Avoid pulling their tails, rubbing their bellies hard, or touching their back feet. If anything scratch their butts…that will make them feel comfortable and at home.
Don’t Insult Your Captor
Avoid making insensitive comments about their fish like breath, madding hair, or course tongue. This will just irritate the feline and make them hiss at you even louder.
Don’t Be a Hero
Cats are fast (if you have one then you have witnessed how fast they can run up the stairs) and they could possibly, maybe, potentially catch you.
Remember, most kidnapping victims survive. Actually there is a 100% survival rate for those who have been captured by household cats! So your chances of survival are fairly good!
Plan Your Escape
Cats sleep like 20 hours a day so the odds are in your favor he or she will quickly fall asleep. When this happens simply pick up the cat, throw it in a room, and quickly close the door behind you. Then run for your life and get the police involved or at least someone who isn’t scared of household cats.
Please pass along these survival tips…they may help a loved one survive an attempted cast hostage situation.