..comes great lulz.
I have a superpower! I can instantly repel one of our cats from a room just by singing. Once I realised this I repeated the experiment.. often.. just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, honest. Each and every time she gives me a hurt look (I need to try to capture this expression: it’s a cross between ‘why do you hate me so?’ and ‘you’re scum’), mewls pitifully and walks out of the room in disdain.
Everyone’s a critic.
It amuses me no end; especially when I burst into song to stop her from pestering me or to distract her from trying to kill her sister. One line of whatever earworm I have running around in my head (currently Joplin’s Mercedes Benz - no idea why) is usually all it takes to persuade her she really has more pressing business elsewhere.
I don’t abuse my power, though; it’s not like I’ve ever followed her around the house whilst singing.. ok, ok.. maybe