History Series / MyCatFromHell

10th Apr '16 12:43:49 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* FollowTheLeader: Has been followed up by ''My Tiny Terror'' in June 2014, wherein a DistaffCounterpart of Jackson specializes in unruly small dogs such as chihuahuas and pomeranians.
10th Apr '16 12:16:13 PM NotOnAnyFlatbread
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* BittersweetEnding: The hour-long episode featuring Lux, the cat who was so aggressive that the owners had to call 911 when he attacked their seven-month-old child and trapped them in a room. It turned out that Lux, who was otherwise a calm cat, had a condition that caused him to feel pain on random occasions, thus making him feel violent whenever that happened. In a rare move from this show, the cat actually had to be rehomed, though Lux's owners and Jackson agreed that this was the best choice for Lux and for their family.
** It's actually more of a "sweet" ending when you find out that the owners admitted they'd allowed their child to play rough with the cat, the husband had in fact kicked him, and there was evidence of neglect. [[https://www.facebook.com/StopAbusingLux/photos/a.1389474964658860.1073741827.1389448227994867/1390703217869368/?type=3&theater A neighbour posted that she was worried that the cat had been physically abused, as the owners were known for having anger issues.]] The family tried to get him back, but were thankfully blocked.

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* BittersweetEnding: The hour-long episode featuring Lux, the cat who was so aggressive that the owners had to call 911 when he attacked their seven-month-old child and trapped them in a room. room, resulted in him being rehomed (a rare outcome for the show). It turned out that Lux, who was an otherwise a calm cat, had a condition that caused causing him to feel pain on random occasions, thus making him feel triggering his violent whenever that happened. In a rare move from this show, the cat actually had to be rehomed, though behavior. Both Lux's owners and Jackson agreed that this rehoming was the best choice for Lux and for their family.
** It's actually more of a "sweet"
the family. The ending when you find out is "sweeter" for Lux in light of the owners' admission that the owners admitted they'd allowed their child to play rough with the cat, the husband had in fact kicked him, and there was evidence of neglect. and [[https://www.facebook.com/StopAbusingLux/photos/a.1389474964658860.1073741827.1389448227994867/1390703217869368/?type=3&theater A neighbour posted that she was worried that the cat had been physically abused, as the owners were known for having anger issues.]] allegations]] of neglect/abuse. The family later tried to get him back, but were thankfully blocked.



* CrossOver: Jackson appeared on ''[[Series/PuppyBowl Puppy Bowl IX]]'' providing ReactionShot cameos and commentary.
** He's also appears on a couple of other Animal Planet series, such as ''America's Cutest Cat'' and ''Cats 101''.

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* CrossOver: CrossOver:
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Jackson appeared on ''[[Series/PuppyBowl Puppy Bowl IX]]'' providing ReactionShot cameos and commentary.
** He's Jackson also appears on a couple of other Animal Planet series, series such as ''America's Cutest Cat'' and ''Cats 101''.



* NonIndicativeName: A variant on the show's name. While some cats who exhibit some violent behaviors qualify as cats from hell, some of them who are merely annoying don't fit the bill.
** Above example: Pump, the elderly orange cat who lives with a "vibrational therapist," and whose problem behaviors were limited to wanting to be in her workspace and nightly yowling which turned out to be caused by a thyroid problem. In several episodes (including Pump's case) Jackson full-on states that the cat is not the problem, the owners are.
** In a non-hellish example, one couple had a cat named Larry. Fine, until you're told the cat is a female. According to the owners, she just "had a 'Larry' personality."

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* NonIndicativeName: A variant on the show's name. NonIndicativeName:
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While some the show does feature ''some'' "hellish" cats who exhibit some exhibiting violent behaviors qualify as behaviors, Jackson also deals with cats from hell, some of them who are merely annoying don't fit the bill.
** Above example: Pump, the elderly orange cat who lives with a "vibrational therapist," and
whose problem behaviors were limited to wanting to be in her workspace and nightly are merely annoying, e.g., excessive yowling which turned out to be caused by a thyroid problem. or getting into areas where they're not allowed. In several episodes (including Pump's case) episodes, Jackson full-on states that the cat is not the problem, the owners are.
** In a non-hellish example, one One couple had a cat named Larry. Fine, until you're told the Larry...a ''female'' cat is a female.named Larry. According to the owners, she just "had a 'Larry' personality."



* RealMenWearPink: One of Jackson's outfits is a pink bowling shirt.

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* RealMenWearPink: RealMenWearPink:
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One of Jackson's outfits is a pink bowling shirt.



* SenselessViolins: A non-weaponized example; Jackson has a guitar case (with cat eyes painted on the outside) that he carries an assortment of cat toys and other tools of his trade in.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one episode when a client says he hopes Jackson has a Tommygun in there to deal with their cat.

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* SenselessViolins: A non-weaponized example; Jackson has a guitar case (with cat eyes painted on the outside) that he carries an assortment of cat toys and other tools of his trade in.
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in. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one episode when a client says he hopes Jackson has a Tommygun in there to deal with their cat.



* ThemeNaming: Pepper and Olive; Chompy and Bitten (ironically, in the latter case, Bitten was the aggressor who used Chompy as his ChewToy).
** Bear and Monkey
** Tokyo and Godzilla
** [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Bombadil, Bliss, and Bowie]]
* TooDumbToLive: Applies to more than one owner who insists on roughhousing with their cat when it's sending clear signals it doesn't want to be touched. Also, Khrys, who claims to be the owner of her cat [[CaptainObvious Kitty]], but leaves it to her boyfriend to clean the cat's litterbox and chase Kitty down when he escapes out the front door, because "That's men's work!"
** Also one client with a cat who bit and scratched her who was pregnant and had been explicitly told by her doctor that they could not give her antibiotics if she got an infection, so Jackson told her that her job was to make sure she didn't get bit. As they're talking to Jackson she reaches over to pet the cat, something Jackson had ''literally just told her'' not to do, and guess what happens.
** Derek from the Macho Cat episode. On national TV, he proceeds to be an ass to his girlfriend and to Jackson Galaxy. You know idiot, if you want people to sympathize with you, it's better ''not'' to be such a {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:Or abusive.]]
** In the episode ''Demon Cat'' in season 5, Vincent is a 6 year old male cat who is peeing on the floor and tears open window and door screens, chews window blinds and claws the wall trying to get outside where he routinely gets into fights with other cats. [[spoiler:Vincent isn't neutered.]] When Jackson learns this, and explains to Vincent's guardians how this is '''the reason''' for the behaviour problems, the dad ''can't imagine how that would change anything''. [[spoiler:meaning, in 6 years of his male cat acting like any gonad possessing male animal in any wildlife documentary, and (I'm assuming) having internet access he hasn't connected the dots.]]
** In the "Vibrational Therapist" episode aside from his painful thyroid (which causes him to yowl loudly at night) there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior.'' Jackson even points out that there is an almost scary level of projection from the girlfriend of Pump's owner.

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* ThemeNaming: Some of the clients coordinate the names of their multiple pets. E.g., Pepper and Olive; Chompy and Bitten (ironically, in the latter case, Bitten was the aggressor who used Chompy as his ChewToy).
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ChewToy); Bear and Monkey
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Monkey; Tokyo and Godzilla
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Godzilla; [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Bombadil, Bliss, and Bowie]]
Bowie]].
* TooDumbToLive: Applies In many cases, the ''owner'' is the source of the problem, often due to more than one owner who insists major ignorance or lack of common sense in dealing with the cat.
** Multiple owners have insisted
on roughhousing with their a cat when it's sending clear signals it doesn't want to be touched. Also, Khrys, who touched.
** Khrys
claims to be the owner of her cat [[CaptainObvious Kitty]], but leaves it to her boyfriend to clean the cat's litterbox and chase Kitty down when he escapes out the front door, because "That's men's work!"
** Also one One pregnant client with has a cat who bit and scratched her who was pregnant and her. She had been explicitly told by her doctor that they could not give her antibiotics if she got an infection, so Jackson told her that her job was to make sure she didn't get bit. bitten. As they're talking to Jackson talking, she reaches over to pet the cat, something Jackson had ''literally just told her'' not to do, and guess do...Guess what happens.
** Derek from the Macho Cat episode. On national TV, he episode proceeds to be an ass to his girlfriend and to Jackson Galaxy. Galaxy on national TV. You know know, idiot, if you want people to sympathize with you, it's better ''not'' to be such a {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:Or abusive.]]
** In the season 5 episode ''Demon Cat'' in season 5, Cat'', Vincent is a 6 year old male cat who is peeing pees on the floor and floor, tears open window and door screens, chews window blinds blinds, and claws the wall trying to get outside where he routinely gets into fights with other cats. [[spoiler:Vincent isn't Vincent [[spoiler:isn't neutered.]] When Jackson learns this, this fact and explains to Vincent's guardians how that this is '''the reason''' for the behaviour problems, the dad ''can't imagine how that would change anything''. [[spoiler:meaning, [[spoiler:Meaning, in 6 years of his male cat acting like any gonad possessing gonad-possessing male animal in any wildlife documentary, and (I'm assuming) (presumably) having internet access he hasn't connected the dots.]]
** In the "Vibrational Therapist" episode episode, there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior'' aside from his painful thyroid (which causes him to yowl loudly at night) there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior.'' night). Jackson even points out that there is an almost scary level of projection from the girlfriend of Pump's owner.
3rd Apr '16 1:00:57 PM EnglishGuruLady
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* MexicanStandoff: Jackson mentions the trope by name in the premiere of Season 6, when dealing with Sebastian, a cat so aggressive he didn't even respond to Jackson at first and was in imminent danger of euthanasia.
2nd Apr '16 7:55:25 PM somebob
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* RightBehindMe: Said word for word in an episode where they were trying to catch "Mama Cat", a feral female cat who had a number of litters. While talking to the camera about how trap savvy Mama Cat was, the cat walked behind the woman trying to help in trapping the cat. "She's right behind me, isn't she?"
1st Apr '16 11:13:20 PM Sugarp1e1
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* CuteButCacophonic: Noise complaints are a big reason people end up calling Jackson, such as in the case of one sphynx cat with an ''amazingly'' loud and grating meow.

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* CuteButCacophonic: Noise complaints are a big reason people end up calling Jackson, such as in the case of one Oscar, a sphynx cat with an ''amazingly'' loud and grating meow.
17th Feb '16 9:50:03 AM scionofgrace
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* CrazyCatLady: While usually [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because this is RealLife, Jackson ''has'' come a crossed some loons over the course of the series. Dressing pets in ridiculous clothes, treating them like children, and ''even having kitty weddings between their pets''. Naturally, this kind of behavior is one of the first things Jackson has the owner attempt to cut out as part of their 'homework'.

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* CrazyCatLady: While usually [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because this is RealLife, Jackson ''has'' come a crossed across some loons over the course of the series. Dressing pets in ridiculous clothes, treating them like children, and ''even having kitty weddings between their pets''. Naturally, this kind of behavior is one of the first things Jackson has the owner attempt to cut out as part of their 'homework'.
3rd Feb '16 4:50:20 PM jewelia13
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* BittersweetEnding: The hour-long episode featuring Lux, the cat who was so aggressive that the owners had to call 911 when he attacked their seven-month-old child and trapped them in a room. [[spoiler:It turned out that Lux, who was otherwise a calm cat, had a condition that caused him to feel pain on random occasions, thus making him feel violent whenever that happened. In a rare move from this show, the cat actually had to be rehomed, though Lux's owners and Jackson agreed that this was the best choice for Lux and for their family.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The hour-long episode featuring Lux, the cat who was so aggressive that the owners had to call 911 when he attacked their seven-month-old child and trapped them in a room. [[spoiler:It It turned out that Lux, who was otherwise a calm cat, had a condition that caused him to feel pain on random occasions, thus making him feel violent whenever that happened. In a rare move from this show, the cat actually had to be rehomed, though Lux's owners and Jackson agreed that this was the best choice for Lux and for their family.]]family.
** It's actually more of a "sweet" ending when you find out that the owners admitted they'd allowed their child to play rough with the cat, the husband had in fact kicked him, and there was evidence of neglect. [[https://www.facebook.com/StopAbusingLux/photos/a.1389474964658860.1073741827.1389448227994867/1390703217869368/?type=3&theater A neighbour posted that she was worried that the cat had been physically abused, as the owners were known for having anger issues.]] The family tried to get him back, but were thankfully blocked.
24th Aug '15 8:29:05 PM SirSapphire
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** In the "Vibrational Therapist" episode aside from his painful thyroid (which causes him to yowl loudly at night) there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior.'' Jackson even points out that there is an almost scary level of projection from the girlfriend of Pump's owner.
23rd Jun '15 2:36:49 PM TokoWH
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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: One issue that Jackson is obliged to address in several cases is when people attempt to treat their cat like they would a dog, both in playing with them and in their attempts to discipline them. Since cats behave very differently from dogs, trying to treat one like a dog only exacerbates problems and doesn't help anything.

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* AllAnimalsAreDogs: {{Deconstructed}}. One issue that Jackson is obliged to address in several cases is when people attempt to treat their cat like they would a dog, both in playing with them and in their attempts to discipline them. Since cats behave very differently from dogs, trying to treat one like a dog only exacerbates problems and doesn't help anything.
13th Jun '15 5:13:05 PM TokoWH
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* CrazyCatLady: While usually [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] because this is RealLife, Jackson ''has'' come a crossed some loons over the course of the series. Dressing pets in ridiculous clothes, treating them like children, and ''even having kitty weddings between their pets''. Naturally, this kind of behavior is one of the first things Jackson has the owner attempt to cut out as part of their 'homework'.
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