Since the beginning of time, cats have been arbitrarily given a bad reputation — as witches' familiars, shapeshifters, and even the assholes trying to steal your baby's breath while they sleep. But any cat owner can tell you that despite their tendency to knock things off tables, cats are pretty awesome. I personally think cats are great pets for parents, too. I have, however, noticed that my cats don't seem very fond of the whole "family arrangement." In fact, if you have a cat and a baby, it's likely that your cat thinks your baby is lowkey evil.
Don't believe me? Well, you're probably missing some tell-tale signs. Does your cat avoid your newborn at all costs? Do they jump 12 feet in the air if your baby makes a sound? If so, they likely think this loud, smelly creature is at least a little bit evil. Or maybe they climb into the baby's crib? They are obviously trying to protect you from your evil spawn. Do they seem nervous around the baby, with its grabby fingers and razor-sharp claws? Or are they jealous of its seemingly magical ability to take your attention away from them, especially since they are used to being the center of your universe? Whatever the signs, it's clear that your cat thinks your baby is evil. Pure evil, my friends.
If you are just noticing these signs for the first time, don't worry. As long as you are careful to keep your baby and "fur baby" out of trouble and out of each other's evil clutches, in time, your cat and baby are likely to find a way to peacefully co-exist. They might even team up and create a few evil shenanigans of their own, in which case you'll be in some serious trouble.