Growing up, cartoons had me believing that cats were pushovers: that dogs bully them all over the place. That the term "scaredy cat" was indicative of how frightened and cowardly felines are.
But anyone who's ever lived with a cat knows that these little furry, clawed hell-bringers are anything but punks. Seriously, a cat will wreck you in a heartbeat and take on animals and people ten times their seize.
They may be jumpy, but that's just their superior reflexes working, plus, when they want to get brutal - they get freaking brutal.
Just ask Taylor Swift, who insured her legs and right after doing so, got scratched up terribly by her cat.