I accidentally punched my cat in the face just now.
I was having a weird dream that I was on this conveyor belt and all these mechanical arms were putting bells and buttons and paper clips on me. I kept trying to keep the mechanical arms off of me.
This must have translated into real life movements, because I put my hands up to block a mechanical arm from putting something on my ear and ended up punching my cat in the face.
It wasn’t hard.
Like, I didn’t haul off and punch her full-force in the jaw or something.
I just moved my arms quickly in a sleepy stupor and my weakly-closed hand connected with her face.
She looked at me.
I like to think that in her mind she was worried because I was moving in an agitated manner. She was standing next to me, watching, to make sure I didn’t die or something.
After the punch, I woke up. I was fully aware of what I just did. I felt so guilty.
I immediately hugged my cat and started snuggling our faces together. She started purring right away.
I know it was an accident, and I know she and I are cool, but I still feel like a horrible monster for punching my cat in the face.