The narrator explains that he and his wife had many animals, including a black cat, a monkey, a bunny, a dog a bird, and a fish. They had a happy life with no problems.(yet)
One day the narrator when to the bar to drink his sorrows away, but returned in a bad mood. The bad mood caused hime to get upset that his cat did not greet him that he decided to take out the cat's eye.
The narrator kept drinking and doom got so angry at the cat for running away from hime that he hung the cat in the tree of his yard.
One night his house got set in fire, only on thing survived a wall. He looked close at the wall and saw a cat hanging on a noose. He came up with the conclusion that someone tried to wake him up and the threw the cat at the wall, this caused the fire to burn the cat into the wall.
A few days passed and he decided to go to the bar again, and guess what he found. He found a cat that looked exactly like his old cat(Pluto).He thought it was a signs so he kept the cat. Like the last cat it feared him so he went to the basement to kill the cat. While he raised his ax to kill the cat his wife stopped him. This mad him so mad he killed his wife.
Four days pasted and the cops came to his house to find his wife. Nobody knew that he had hide the body of his wife in the brick wall. when the cops where just about to leave the man tapped on the brick wall and caused the cat to say meow. The next seconds were silent until the wall fell cause=ing the body of his wife to be exposed. This is why the narrator went to jail.