The man and his wife adored their animals, but he favored his black cat, Pluto.
I love Pluto. He's my favorite pet.
I love all of my animals! They have a special place in my heart.
Eventually, the man started drinking and he became abusive, so he cut his cat's eye out in a fit of rage.
His anger got so out of hand that he eventually hung the cat.
Ha! That's what you get.
Later that night, the house burned down and the man believed that it was the cat that started it.
A few months later...
He saw another cat at the inn he was staying at and decided to keep it. He eventually grew angry with the cat and he made an attempt to kill it. His wife stopped him from killing it, and in anger, he thrust the knife into her heart and she died without a sound.
The man was so confident that his wife's body will never be found, but the officers that came in search of her, picked and picked at the wall until they found the wife's decomposed body along with a black cat crying out.