I've always hated how people side with Jerry. Tom just wants to live in peace and do things that he likes. He is trying to get laid, do his hobbies, eat. He wants nothing to do with Jerry and doesn't even want to eat him, when he catches him he just kicks him out of the house or puts him in a cage.
Jerry is straight up malicious and sadistic. This faggot invades a stranger's home and when Tom tries to kick him out he will drop anvils and pianos on Tom's head while laughing.
The usual conflict between the two is something like this>Tom minding his business doing something he enjoys>this wakes up Jerry, or something in his cave gets knocked down or Tom accidentally spills/drops something that lands near Jerry mildly inconveniencing him>Jerry decides to fucking murder Tom
or>Tom doing something he wants to do like eating or playing music>Jerry shows up and has already eaten the food or wants to get in his way like taking instruments away from him and shit>Tom tells him to fuck off, kicks him out or breaks what Jerry is holding>Jerry decides to fucking murder Tom
Every fucking time