My cat won’t let me

This is Kitty. The vet thinks his name is Titan. We are too embarrassed to tell the vet we call him Kitty, not Titan. Kitty won’t let me put my things in the laundry basket. He threatens me if I go near, and he is far too heavy on the lid of the basket.  So, I am forced to leave my dirty clothes on the floor.

I tell my better half this is the reason. She doesn’t believe me.