I apologize if a thread exists. I ran several searches and did not find anything.
This little show surprises me. After a couple of seasons where I'd watch from time to time, I find myself really appreciating this show, except the kicker is that I am also somewhat irritated by it. I'll explain that. Later. But first a word about the host.
Jackson Galaxy is one of the freakiest human beings I've seen, but he has a heart of gold. He really loves kitties, and you can tell! I think some people probably watch just because of him. But sometimes I gotta wonder about the guy: do you love cats so much you are basically willing to enter a room all alone where a cat that is hellish by the owners own admission might attack you? Then he gets to know the cat, and usually he gets scratched an/or bitten. He acts like it hurts, but it makes me wonder why he puts his hand in there, under the bed, where the cat crouches, hissing.
Most of the things he teaches the owners are basic common sense. Not rocket science at all, but some are fun to watch. The problem for me is the ones where the owners are extremely wimpy and claim to be so afraid of the cat that they won't even approach it, or they act afraid and even we at home can smell the fear on them. I'm not that scared of any cat, and I'm not brave. But hey, I gotta admit, if a cat which lived in my house attacked me the way some of these folks have been attacked, that cat and I are gonna have a little heart to heart, and I won't be the one that gets hit. Sorry cat lovers, I love animals too, but I am not above smacking a cat that thinks its ok to tear me a new one. Not at all. If it comes down to self defense, I might even kick the cat. I'm not ashamed of that for some reason because I don't see it happening to me. I never lay a hand on my dog in anger that way, but I won't be attacked.
So the question is, why do these people put up with this? Or is it scripted? Because this is the thing that irritates me about a show I wish I could fully enjoy...why all these cats seem to be getting away with the terrorizing of America.