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Bad Kitty

Area cat terrorizes Connecticut neighborhood:

A ferocious feline terrorized a quiet Fairfield neighborhood, to the point that residents are seeking help from the law to stop the so-called “Terrorist of Sunset Circle.”

Lewis, a 5-year-old, black-and-white longhaired cat, attacked at least a half-dozen people on the cul-de-sac and even took on the local Avon lady, neighbors say.

“He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot each with a long claw,” Sunset Circle resident Janet Kettman said. “They are formidable weapons.” Kettman said Lewis attacked her twice. “I was walking along the sidewalk when he sprang at me. I never saw it coming, but that’s how it often is. He comes at you from behind, springs and wraps himself around your legs, biting and scratching,” she said. “The last time I had three bites and eight scratches and I ended up at the walk-in clinic. “The Avon lady was getting out of her car when Lewis attacked her from behind,” Kettman said. “She ended up going to the hospital.”

[Cat owner Ruth] Cisero said she adopted Lewis three years ago and he never attacked her or any members of her family. “He’s a cat’s cat, he climbs trees and sits on people’s roofs but now he’s forced to be in the house all the time.”

She theorized that Lewis may be acting in self-defense. “One day he came home covered in eggs because someone had egged him and another time a woman sprayed him with a hose. They have been tormenting this poor animal.”

But [neighbor Maureen] Bachtig sees a more sinister side to the feline.

“The neighborhood is afraid of this cat,” Bachtig said. “Lewis will stare you down, and you never know how he will react.”

I blame Bush.

9 comments to Bad Kitty

  • von

    Bush, OR more likely some big EVIL corporation that is poisoning the poor cat’s water/food supply.

  • Joshua

    My wife, who’s from Romania, is always telling me, “Americans are crazy.” I used to think, well, everybody’s crazy. Americans aren’t especially crazy.

    With this cat story, I’m convinced that my wife is right. For a town to put a restraining order on a cat is nuts. Only in America.

    I wonder if the cat’s neutered?

  • Do they have vampire cats in Romania?

    Very occasionally, one of our cats (the one Josh referred to as the “small orange elephant” because he’s so big) gets it into his head to jump up to try to attack my leg, and I have to run a few steps to get away from him. He hasn’t done that in a while, though, and he was neutered years ago.

    It’s pretty mean to egg a cat, or squirt him with a garden hose. On the other hand, I wouldn’t want to be bitten and scratched by a strange cat.

    I haven’t yet met a cat I couldn’t stare down.

  • Biged12

    Just be thankful it’s not the Smyrna giant!!!


  • zelda

    David, you haven’t met Rocky yet:


    This pint size terror/home protector holds his own against a 65 lb bulldog, a psychotic pug, and, I suspect, even a Republican Party Reptile such as yourself. I bet even Lewis would be intimidated with Rocky’s technique.

  • zelda

    ….but not his bad breathe

  • Uncle Bill

    This is a HUGH story.

    If Lewis is a Persian Cat then the administration has irrefutable evidence that Tehran now possesses weapons of mouse destruction.

  • That…that’s a pretty bad pun, Bill.