Lindsay Mills is the owner of a 15-year-old cat named Bailey, who has recently proven himself perfectly capable of defending the household like a true “KING,” as she proudly called him on Twitter in the caption to a hilarious video.
Usually, Bailey is a pretty laid-back old man who’s perfectly friendly to neighborhood cats who decide to use his kitty door-flap to enter Mills’s home. But there’s a particular type of neighbor he’s not interested in inviting into the house, and he made that super clear in a security camera video that Mills posted to Twitter.
In the video, a raccoon can be seen creeping up the steps to the home, sniffing at the house and the air along the way. When he reaches the door, he begins sniffing around the cat door and pokes his head into it slightly.
Bailey isn’t having any of it though. From the footage, you can see the raccoon flinch momentarily, and then Bailey suddenly explodes out of the door, leaping heroically onto the stoep to defend his kingdom.
As the raccoon retreats, Bailey bats at him ferociously with his front paw, refusing to cease until the uninvited guest has disappeared back down the stairs where it came from. Then the kingly kitty stands on the top step, glaring down at his foe like an absolute boss.
This kitty knows what he’s doing, that’s for sure. And his owner got such a kick out of his courageous defense of his home that she posted the video online for all to see.
“So the funniest part of this is that neighborhood cats try to come in all the time, and my cat doesn’t try to fight them AT ALL,” Mills writes. “Doesn’t even meow at them. But a raccoon twice his size that could easily hurt him is when he finally decides he’s had enough.”
The other funny thing about the situation is that these small animals shouldn’t have access to Bailey’s home to begin with, due to a special cat door that opens only for him.
“The cat door is supposed to only unlock when it detects my cat’s tag on his collar…but he hated the clicking sound it made so it’s turned off,” writes Mills. “His house, his rules.”