This will put you off cats for a while. He was very blunt about his opinion of this scent.
A PLYMOUTH dad suffered a serious facial injury that needed hospital treatment after he was attacked by a neighbour’s cat because it hated his aftershave.
Plasterer Ian Olver, 44, had splashed on the Hugo Boss Bottled Night scent after it was given to him by his wife Hayley, 40, as a Christmas present.
The normally-placid puss leapt up at Ian and began clawing at his neck and ears as soon as it got a whiff of his pricey eau de toilette.
He managed to fight off the crazed animal but was left with a three inch gash to the back of his head which required hospital treatment and a tetanus injection.
Cats are jerks! With claws.
Olver’s neighbors Mark and Lorraine Bawden, the owners of the cat Blue, says he does have a habit of reacting strangely to certain odors and that’s what probably prompted the attack. Blue’s reaction to smells is so bad that when they buy new perfume or aftershaves they spray it on a card for him to sniff, to see the reaction.
Animal psychologist Dr. Roger Mugford however says the cat might have sensed the scent as a threat. Cats have far more sensitive smell reception than people, perhaps even as sensitive as dogs.