Randy and Jasmine Sullivan always wanted a dog in their life, but they weren’t home often enough to care for one. Seven years ago, they resolved the issue by adopting a family cat, Hugo, who would require less maintenance. Now that they are at a point in their life where they spend more time at home, they decided to adopt Lambo, a rescue puppy. The Sullivans are dazzled by their new pup, but Hugo is not so welcoming.
During the first few weeks of Lambo’s adoption, the Sullivans devoted all of their attention to the puppy. They took him for walks, they invited people over to see him, and they played with him constantly. Hugo sat aside and watched his family abandon him to waste away in his litterbox alone. Hugo’s sadness quickly turned to rage as he went day after day without so much as a head scratch.
Hugo’s revenge plot began when he deliberately tore Lambo’s new bed to shreds, leaving the remains scattered all over the living room floor. When he was sent to a separate room for timeout, he meowed loudly in protest for hours. “We think Hugo might be afraid of the dog, he is desperately trying to claim territory and destroying things. We’re trying to make sure they spend time together and get used to each other.” Randy Sullivan admitted.
Hugo, however, is not afraid of the small dog in the slightest bit. He instead is trying to defame Lambo’s character so that the Sullivans will return him to the pound. While the Sullivans were away, Hugo freed Lambo from his crate and peed all over the kitchen floor. While the Sullivans were not happy with the mess, it did not change their opinion of Lambo. “He’s just getting used to the house, he’ll be potty trained in no time.” Jasmine Sullivan said casually.
While Hugo’s plot has not been successful yet, he shows no signs of giving up. He sits around every corner waiting for the right moment to send Lambo running away with his tail between his legs.