History Series / MyCatFromHell

8th Jul '17 2:51:52 PM Luigifan
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: '''Jackson Galaxy.'''[[note]]No, it's not is birth name, but he did legally change his name to this.[[/note]]

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: '''Jackson Galaxy.'''[[note]]No, it's not is his birth name, but he did legally change his name to this.[[/note]]



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Jackson often ends up pointing out that frustrated humans try to apply their own senses of morality and behavior onto cats, who really don't have such concepts in the first place, so most of the time it's just the humans projecting their own issues. Oscar's owner, for example, was convinced that the cat was deliberately peeing outside his litter box and called him a "spiteful urinator." Jackson's [[FlatWhat reaction]] says it all. Turns out Oscar was doing it because he was declawed (something that Jackson and most cat experts will agree is a cruel thing to do in the first place since it's the equivalent of cutting off the tips of a human's fingers) and the litter they were using hurt his feet so much that he didn't feel comfortable going in the litter box, and as soon as they switched to another litter that didn't hurt him it stopped.
* CatsAreMagic: Played with in the case of Pump, an elderly orange tom whom Jackson suggested was drawn to the healing properties of the room where his owner practiced her energy medicine. A large part of Jackson's solution for the owner was helping her realize that his presence in the room while she was doing it not only didn't bother her customers but might actually ''help'' them. He accomplished this in part by persuading her to give Pump a session himself and see how much the cat clearly enjoyed it.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Jackson often ends up pointing out that frustrated humans try to apply their own senses of morality and behavior onto cats, who really don't have such concepts in the first place, so most of the time it's just the humans projecting their own issues. Oscar's owner, for example, was convinced that the cat was deliberately peeing outside his litter box and called him a "spiteful urinator." Jackson's [[FlatWhat reaction]] says it all. Turns out Oscar was doing it because he was declawed (something that Jackson and most cat experts will agree is a cruel thing to do in the first place since it's the equivalent of cutting off the tips of a human's fingers) and the litter they were using hurt his feet so much that he didn't feel comfortable going in the litter box, and as soon as they switched to another litter that didn't hurt him him, it stopped.
* CatsAreMagic: Played with in the case of Pump, an elderly orange tom whom Jackson suggested was drawn to the healing properties of the room where his owner practiced her energy medicine. A large part of Jackson's solution for the owner was helping her realize that his presence in the room while she was doing it not only didn't bother her customers customers, but might actually ''help'' them. He accomplished this in part by persuading her to give Pump a session himself and see how much the cat clearly enjoyed it.



* DomesticAbuser: [[spoiler: In the episode Macho Cat, Buddy mirrors his owner's dominating and bullying nature to such a point, you can't help but see Derek as a DomesticAbuser to both his girlfriend and her cat. It gets so bad that Ryann, the girlfriend, moved out with her cat.]]

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* DomesticAbuser: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the episode Macho Cat, Buddy mirrors his owner's dominating and bullying nature to such a point, you can't help but see Derek as a DomesticAbuser to both his girlfriend and her cat. It gets so bad that Ryann, the girlfriend, moved out with her cat.]]



* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff.
** In another sense, some of the cats that Jackson works with are longhaired breeds- Mr. Fluff was named that because he was a Maine Coon, a breed known for its very long and fluffy coat.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and one that was actually named Mr. Fluff.
** In another sense, some of the cats that Jackson works with are longhaired breeds- breeds -- Mr. Fluff was named that because he was a Maine Coon, a breed known for its very long and fluffy coat.



** Averted with some of the cats before Jackson steps in- they include Marco, a cat so big and aggressive that his owners feared for their small dog's life, and Mr. Fluff, who's about 20 pounds. It's usually played straight after Jackson's done helping them.

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** Averted with some of the cats before Jackson steps in- in -- they include Marco, a cat so big and aggressive that his owners feared for their small dog's life, and Mr. Fluff, who's about 20 pounds. It's usually played straight after Jackson's done helping them.



* {{Jerkass}}: Derek, who constantly mocks Jackson, in addition to his [[spoiler: DomesticAbuser attitude mentioned above.]]
* KindheartedCatLover: Jackson, of course, and many of the cats' owners qualify as well. Special mention goes to In-Hae, who went to great lengths to get along with her fiance's cat Marco, with heartwarming results.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Derek, who constantly mocks Jackson, in addition to his [[spoiler: DomesticAbuser [[spoiler:DomesticAbuser attitude mentioned above.]]
above]].
* KindheartedCatLover: Jackson, of course, and many of the cats' owners qualify as well. Special mention goes to In-Hae, who went to great lengths to get along with her fiance's fiancé's cat Marco, with heartwarming results.



* MercyKill: The mother of one client was convinced that her daughter's cat Burberry, who was blind, had such a reduced quality of life that this was the best option. The daughter was understandably pissed off by this, especially when Jackson found out that the cat was only mostly blind and they were able to increase her quality of life dramatically thanks to his help, and at the end of the episode mother admitted her mistake and was able to reconcile with her daughter.

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* MercyKill: The mother of one client was convinced that her daughter's cat Burberry, who was blind, had such a reduced quality of life that this was the best option. The daughter was understandably pissed off by this, especially when Jackson found out that the cat was only mostly blind and they were able to increase her quality of life dramatically thanks to his help, and at the end of the episode the mother admitted her mistake and was able to reconcile with her daughter.



** One couple had a cat named Larry...a ''female'' cat named Larry. According to the owners, she just "had a 'Larry' personality."

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** One couple had a cat named Larry... a ''female'' cat named Larry. According to the owners, she just "had a 'Larry' personality."



* PopUpTrivia: ''My Cat From Hell: Scratch Tracks'' - reruns of previous episodes with this trope added to them.

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* PopUpTrivia: ''My Cat From Hell: Scratch Tracks'' - -- reruns of previous episodes with this trope added to them.



* 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?"

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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 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?"



* StockSoundEffects: video footage is often "enhanced" with generic crashes, bangs and cat screeches.

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* StockSoundEffects: video footage is often "enhanced" with generic crashes, bangs bangs, and cat screeches.



* TemptingFate: One of Jackson Galaxy's methods is testing a cat's "challenge line" - pushing a skittish cat to see how closely it can be approached before it will scratch or bite. Of course, if you do this, then sooner or later you're going to get scratched or bit.

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* TemptingFate: One of Jackson Galaxy's methods is testing a cat's "challenge line" - -- pushing a skittish cat to see how closely it can be approached before it will scratch or bite. Of course, if you do this, then sooner or later you're going to get scratched or bit.



** One pregnant client has a cat who bit and scratched 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 bitten. As they're talking, she reaches over to pet the cat, something Jackson had ''literally just told her'' not to do...Guess what happens.
** Derek from the Macho Cat episode proceeds to be an ass to his girlfriend and to Jackson Galaxy on national TV. 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 season 5 episode ''Demon Cat'', Vincent is a 6 year old male cat who pees on the floor, 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. Vincent [[spoiler:isn't neutered.]] When Jackson learns this fact and explains to Vincent's guardians that 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 (presumably) having internet access he hasn't connected the dots.]]
** In the "Vibrational Therapist" episode, there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior'' aside from his painful thyroid (which causes him to yowl loudly at night). Jackson even points out that there is an almost scary level of projection from the girlfriend of Pump's owner.
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt
** This is basically Jackson's reaction to a Season 6 cat named Darkness. Darkness' female owner Laura was convinced the cat was demon-possessed and would freak out if he so much as moved toward her. Jackson's argument was that calling the cat Darkness, plus ''expecting'' him to act aggressively, wasn't helping anything. [[spoiler:As such, one of Jackson's first homework assignments was having them change Darkness' name; they ended up changing it to Jedi.]]

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** One pregnant client has a cat who bit and scratched 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 bitten. As they're talking, she reaches over to pet the cat, something Jackson had ''literally just told her'' not to do... Guess what happens.
** Derek from the Macho Cat episode proceeds to be an ass to his girlfriend and to Jackson Galaxy on national TV. You know, idiot, if you want people to sympathize with you, it's better ''not'' to be such a {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:Or abusive.[[DomesticAbuse abusive]].]]
** In the season 5 episode ''Demon Cat'', Vincent is a 6 year old 6-year-old male cat who pees on the floor, 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. Vincent [[spoiler:isn't neutered.]] neutered]]. When Jackson learns this fact and explains to Vincent's guardians that 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 (presumably) having internet access access, he hasn't connected the dots.]]
** In the "Vibrational Therapist" episode, there is ''nothing wrong with Pump or his behavior'' aside from his painful thyroid (which causes him to yowl loudly at night). Jackson even points out that there is an almost scary level of projection [[PsychologicalProjection projection]] from the girlfriend of Pump's owner.
* WhatDidYouExpectWhenYouNamedIt
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** This is basically Jackson's reaction to a Season 6 cat named Darkness.[[DarkIsEvil Darkness]]. Darkness' female owner Laura was convinced the cat was demon-possessed and would freak out if he so much as moved toward her. Jackson's argument was that calling the cat Darkness, plus ''expecting'' him to act aggressively, wasn't helping anything. [[spoiler:As such, one of Jackson's first homework assignments was having them change Darkness' name; they ended up changing it to Jedi.]]
5th Jul '17 6:43:44 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Inverted with Marco (male cat) and Yuki (female dog).


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* MisterMuffykins: Yuki is a downplayed example. She is very tiny and has a cute name (it means snow), but her bad behavior was limited to provoking Marco, the house cat, and she was quick to learn how to live peacefully with him. Indeed, her owner was more worried that Marco (a fairly large cat) would hurt ''her''.
5th Jul '17 6:04:28 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ADogNamedDog: A cat named Kitty, in one case.
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* CuteButCacophonic: Noise complaints are a big reason people end up calling Jackson, such as in the case of Oscar, a 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 Oscar, a sphynx cat with an ''amazingly'' loud and grating meow. Oscar's owners actually had got an official noise complaint from their neighbors, and Jackson lampshades Oscar's amazing lung capacity several times.
5th Jul '17 9:28:22 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* BerserkButton: Jackson really doesn't like it when people don't do their homework despite him clearly spelling out that that's the only way their cat can improve.
3rd Jul '17 10:35:52 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* GenderBlenderName: One early cat was a female named Larry. According to the owners, "she just had a Larry personality".

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* GenderBlenderName: One early cat was a Larry and Mufasa both have male names, but are female named Larry. According to the owners, "she just had a Larry personality".cats.


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** Also on the list of 'girl cats with male names' is Mufasa.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: It's very rare for Jackson to encourage emotion-stabilizing medication, but that's what he did for Penny Lane, a cat so unpredictable that he was straight-up ''scared'' of her (the medication did do wonders for that).


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* ShellShockedVeteran: None of the cats have actually been in war, but one of Xena's problems was that she suffered from PTSD.
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Jackson often ends up pointing out that frustrated humans try to apply their own senses of morality and behavior onto cats, who really don't have such concepts in the first place, so most of the time it's just the humans projecting their own issues. One such owner was convinced that her cat was deliberately peeing outside his litter box and called him a "spiteful urinator." Jackson's [[FlatWhat reaction]] says it all. Turns out the cat was doing it because he was declawed (something that Jackson and most cat experts will agree is a cruel thing to do in the first place since it's the equivalent of cutting off the tips of a human's fingers) and the litter they were using hurt his feet so much that he didn't feel comfortable going in the litter box, and as soon as they switched to another litter that didn't hurt him it stopped.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Jackson often ends up pointing out that frustrated humans try to apply their own senses of morality and behavior onto cats, who really don't have such concepts in the first place, so most of the time it's just the humans projecting their own issues. One such owner Oscar's owner, for example, was convinced that her the cat was deliberately peeing outside his litter box and called him a "spiteful urinator." Jackson's [[FlatWhat reaction]] says it all. Turns out the cat Oscar was doing it because he was declawed (something that Jackson and most cat experts will agree is a cruel thing to do in the first place since it's the equivalent of cutting off the tips of a human's fingers) and the litter they were using hurt his feet so much that he didn't feel comfortable going in the litter box, and as soon as they switched to another litter that didn't hurt him it stopped.



* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff(to be fair, he was a Maine Coon, a very fluffy breed).

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff(to be fair, Fluff.
** In another sense, some of the cats that Jackson works with are longhaired breeds- Mr. Fluff was named that because
he was a Maine Coon, a breed known for its very long and fluffy breed).coat.
30th Jun '17 11:20:35 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* GenderBlenderName: One early cat was a female named Larry. According to the owners, "she just had a Larry personality".
29th Jun '17 2:13:09 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff(to be fair, he was a very fluffy cat).

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff(to be fair, he was a Maine Coon, a very fluffy cat).breed).


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** Averted with some of the cats before Jackson steps in- they include Marco, a cat so big and aggressive that his owners feared for their small dog's life, and Mr. Fluff, who's about 20 pounds. It's usually played straight after Jackson's done helping them.
29th Jun '17 2:02:28 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]). Special mention goes to one that was actually named Mr. Fluff.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: Applies, at least in the beginning. Most of the cats have normal names like Larry ([[YourTomcatIsPregnant who was a female cat]]). cat]]) and Marco. Special mention goes to one named Fifi and that was actually named Mr. Fluff.Fluff(to be fair, he was a very fluffy cat).
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