Have you ever had a cat just show up at your doorstep and act like it's their house? It's a strange, yet amusing occurrence that seems to happen to a lot of people. These "home invaders," as we like to call them, are usually friendly and well-fed, leading us to believe that they may have a home somewhere, but they seem to enjoy the thrill of visiting new places and making themselves at home.

If you're a cat lover, then you'll definitely want to check out the Facebook group "My house, not my cat." This group is filled with hilarious and heartwarming photos of random cats who have decided to visit people's houses and make themselves at home.

As a member of the group, you can share your own photos of unexpected cat visitors and read the funny and heartwarming stories of other feline lovers. It's a great way to connect with other cat lovers and appreciate the quirky and lovable nature of our feline friends.

When you're done checking out these feline intruders, be sure to take a look at Bored Panda's previous posts about the group (click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3).

#1

This Girl Often Sneaks Into My House, Eats My Cats Food, Naps On My Favorite Chair And Violently Tries To Style My Morning Bed Head While Try To Peacefully Drink Coffee. She Is Not My Cat. She Is Chaos

This Girl Often Sneaks Into My House, Eats My Cats Food, Naps On My Favorite Chair And Violently Tries To Style My Morning Bed Head While Try To Peacefully Drink Coffee. She Is Not My Cat. She Is Chaos

Jessie Heidelberg Report

#2

My Orange Boy Brought Home A Boy. You All Could Have At Least Put A Tie On The Door. Judging By How Close They Are, I’m The Last One To Meet This Dark, Handsome Stranger

My Orange Boy Brought Home A Boy. You All Could Have At Least Put A Tie On The Door. Judging By How Close They Are, I’m The Last One To Meet This Dark, Handsome Stranger

Jordyn Oshman Report

#3

Came Home From Kroger To Hear Some Screaming, And Found This Little Guy Running Around

Came Home From Kroger To Hear Some Screaming, And Found This Little Guy Running Around

Sajoel Hauberg Report

Bored Panda reached out to a cat behaviorist Kasia with some questions regarding our furry friends. The cat behaviorist gave us some insights into why cats are likely to be attracted to visiting new places outside of their own homes and territory.

"Cats are naturally curious animals and they have a strong instinct to explore their environment. They are also territorial animals, and they like to mark their territory by leaving their scent in new areas. So one possible explanation for why cats like to visit new places is that they are naturally drawn to the unfamiliar territory as a way to explore and potentially claim it as their own." Kasia shared with us.

#4

My Bathroom, My Lap, Not My Cat. I Got Home From Work At 6am And This Guy Decided To Follow Me Inside. Oh! And He Has Some Extra Toe Beans

My Bathroom, My Lap, Not My Cat. I Got Home From Work At 6am And This Guy Decided To Follow Me Inside. Oh! And He Has Some Extra Toe Beans

Alyssa Reaser Report

#5

My Kitchen…. Absolutely Not My Cat…. Think She’s Expecting Food?

My Kitchen…. Absolutely Not My Cat…. Think She’s Expecting Food?

Annelie Birtner Report

#6

I Have Been Holed Up At Home Sick For The Last Week. My Cat Will Have Nothing To Do With Me. I Sat Out On The Back Patio This Morning For Some Fresh Air And Sunshine, Feeling Pretty Sorry For Myself. Along Came Our 'Not Cat' From Over The Back Fence. To Keep Me Company. Yeay For My Not Cat!

I Have Been Holed Up At Home Sick For The Last Week. My Cat Will Have Nothing To Do With Me. I Sat Out On The Back Patio This Morning For Some Fresh Air And Sunshine, Feeling Pretty Sorry For Myself. Along Came Our 'Not Cat' From Over The Back Fence. To Keep Me Company. Yeay For My Not Cat!

Lorraine Poth Report

"Cats also have a keen sense of smell and may be attracted to new scents and textures in unfamiliar places. Additionally, cats are predators and may be drawn to new areas because they sense the presence of prey, such as small animals or insects.

Another factor that might come in to play is cats' genetics and early experiences, some cats tend to be more curious and adventurous while others are more content with staying close to home.

Overall, the desire to explore and investigate new places is a natural instinct for cats, and it is an important part of their well-being."

#7

We Generally Leave Our Bathroom Window Open At Night For Ventilation And Bathroom Door Shut To Keep The Rest Of The House From Getting Cold… Switched On The Light - Opened The Door

We Generally Leave Our Bathroom Window Open At Night For Ventilation And Bathroom Door Shut To Keep The Rest Of The House From Getting Cold… Switched On The Light - Opened The Door

Matt Hendry Report

#8

He Walked In And Made Himself At Home. Is This A Halloween Blessing?! My House, Not My Cat

He Walked In And Made Himself At Home. Is This A Halloween Blessing?! My House, Not My Cat

Valerie Slade Report

#9

This Wondrous Lovebug Just Strolled Right In To The Meeting House We Were Doing Our Game Night At. Apparently He Lives At One Of The Surrounding Businesses And Has Decided He Owns The Street

This Wondrous Lovebug Just Strolled Right In To The Meeting House We Were Doing Our Game Night At. Apparently He Lives At One Of The Surrounding Businesses And Has Decided He Owns The Street

Felix Kai Lovelace Report

Given the topic of this article, we asked the cat behaviorist if perhaps she could share some tips on how those of us who are allergic or simply don't want uninvited guests in our house could prevent the felines from coming in.

"If you don't want cats visiting your home, there are a few things you can do to discourage them." She said. "What happens the most often from my experience is that people leave trash that is easily accessible for curious cats to reach. Keep your trash securely covered: Cats are often attracted to garbage because it contains food scraps and other interesting smells. Keeping your trash in a securely covered container can help keep cats away."

#10

We Have Enjoyed Our Daily Visitor To Our House For Months

We Have Enjoyed Our Daily Visitor To Our House For Months

Today we noticed the owners had moved out of their house and our 'not cat' was gone. We spent the day in mourning for our cute little visitor. I broke the news to my son, as he loved being greeted by him each afternoon. Then, late in the afternoon.....This happened! He either came back to visit or he was left behind. He will be will looked after

Lorraine Poth Report

#11

My House, My Bedroom, My Bed. Not My Cat

My House, My Bedroom, My Bed. Not My Cat

Vicki Brooke Report

#12

My Hotel Room, Not My Cat. Monkey Is The Sweetest Boy. If I Knew The Hotel Room Came With A Cat I Would’ve Asked If I Could Pay More

My Hotel Room, Not My Cat. Monkey Is The Sweetest Boy. If I Knew The Hotel Room Came With A Cat I Would’ve Asked If I Could Pay More

Letty Macbeth Report

Erin Fish
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would absolutely pay extra for a cat concierge service. This is an untapped gold mine!

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"If you don't want cats in your house or yard you could also try removing some of the shelter options: If there are areas of your yard that provide shelter or hiding spots for cats, such as bushes, trees, or sheds, try to remove or trim them down." Kasia shared.

"Lastly, if you really want to keep the purrfect intruders away you can use scent deterrents. Cats have a strong sense of smell and can be deterred by certain scents. Some people have had success using citrus or mint-scented sprays or placing citrus peels around their property."

#13

He Comes, Takes A Nap And Leaves. No Idea Where He Comes From

He Comes, Takes A Nap And Leaves. No Idea Where He Comes From

Er Orzo Report

David Martin
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would leave a warm blanket like that out all the time in my house if it would attract a handsome kitten friend that way

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#14

This Fuzzy Boy (I Think) Had A Sudden Urge To Check His Email. This Is My Computer. This Is Not My Cat

This Fuzzy Boy (I Think) Had A Sudden Urge To Check His Email. This Is My Computer. This Is Not My Cat

Laura Phillips Report

#15

Meet Mikey, First Time He Came A Few Months Back, Now He Regularly Visits Me, Gets Cuddles, Eats, Sleeps Like There's No Tomorrow, He Seems Like He Was Someone's Pet But No Collar, No Chip. He's Adorable. He Owns The House As His Own I Love Him So Much And Get Sad When He Doesn't Come

Meet Mikey, First Time He Came A Few Months Back, Now He Regularly Visits Me, Gets Cuddles, Eats, Sleeps Like There's No Tomorrow, He Seems Like He Was Someone's Pet But No Collar, No Chip. He's Adorable. He Owns The House As His Own I Love Him So Much And Get Sad When He Doesn't Come

Fareha Asif Report

And for those of you who happened to find the fluffy intruders in your house, here are some tips on how to act if you spot one that you do not recognize!

"If you find yourself with an unexpected feline visitor, there are a few things you can do to help the cat and ensure that it is taken care of. First, check for identification: If the cat has a collar and ID tags, contact the owner to let them know where the cat has been found. If the cat is microchipped, it may be a good idea to take it to a vet or animal shelter to be scanned for a chip if you are sure this isn't just your neighbor's cat paying you a visit." Kasia said.

#16

Our Long-Term MHNMC Had Some Babies

Our Long-Term MHNMC Had Some Babies

Caitlin Wilson Report

Manic Mama
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh. I'll have the grey & white one. And the black one. And the other one. Gosh-darn-it, I want them all. You can never have too many cats.

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#17

My House, My Shoes. Not My Cat Asleep With His Face In Them

My House, My Shoes. Not My Cat Asleep With His Face In Them

Cubby Adams Report

#18

I Was Wondering Why This Plant Had Died. Get Home From Work…. Not Our Cat, But Enjoying The Sunshine Nonetheless!

I Was Wondering Why This Plant Had Died. Get Home From Work…. Not Our Cat, But Enjoying The Sunshine Nonetheless!

Jackie Simmonds Report

"If the cat seems stressed make sure to provide a safe space as well as complimentary food and water before it calms down. And most importantly, be patient! Cats can be shy and skittish around unfamiliar people and environments. Give the cat time to adjust to its new surroundings and try to avoid overwhelming it with too much attention."

#20

We Had A Bad Leak In Our Bathroom That Resulted In A Lot Of Water Damage Downstairs So I Left The Back Door Open Every Day To Air The Hall... And This Little One Started Walking In Every Single Day And Making Herself Very At Home

We Had A Bad Leak In Our Bathroom That Resulted In A Lot Of Water Damage Downstairs So I Left The Back Door Open Every Day To Air The Hall... And This Little One Started Walking In Every Single Day And Making Herself Very At Home

Ciara Hewitt Report

Shyla Bouche
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She is home. She's just letting you get used to it.

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#21

This Is Newton

This Is Newton

After about 2 months of him showing up twice a day for food because I thought he was a feral, he showed up with this lovely ribbon and note attached to him, letting me know he has a home. Poor newton got caught he still stops by every day. I think he thinks this is his house, too

Dawn Alexander Report

tara
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a great story!! I didn't use a ribbon, but When I told my neighbor the cat she has been feeding is mine, she picked it up and wouldn't let me take him home. She has two of my cats now...I shouldn't be on this thread. :( It's killing me.....for real. *slams the door on her way out*

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#22

Husband Was Grilling Chicken On Our Porch With Our Poodle. “Mike” The Cat Belongs To The Neighbor But Thinks Our House Is Pretty Cool. We Live On 3-4 Acres Per House So He Makes A Significant Trip To Visit

Husband Was Grilling Chicken On Our Porch With Our Poodle. “Mike” The Cat Belongs To The Neighbor But Thinks Our House Is Pretty Cool. We Live On 3-4 Acres Per House So He Makes A Significant Trip To Visit

Heather Evans Report

#23

This Gorgeous Boy Keeps Visiting! Although He Knows Hes Not Allowed In The House He Does Try!!! Ive Named Him Mr Big Balls... I Think You Can Figure Out Why

This Gorgeous Boy Keeps Visiting! Although He Knows Hes Not Allowed In The House He Does Try!!! Ive Named Him Mr Big Balls... I Think You Can Figure Out Why

Aimée Jade Harvey Report

#24

This Is My House, I Have 2 Cats, Neither Of Them Ginger

This Is My House, I Have 2 Cats, Neither Of Them Ginger

Victoria Jane Report

#25

I Have Two Cats. Not These Two Though

I Have Two Cats. Not These Two Though

Annette Ilgenfritz Report

#26

He Found The Tuna Cupboard And Bravely Went For It. The Only Issue Is That I Have Never Seen Him Before In My Life

He Found The Tuna Cupboard And Bravely Went For It. The Only Issue Is That I Have Never Seen Him Before In My Life

Elisheva Jacobson Report

#27

My Desk, My Laptop And My Knees… But Definitely Not My Cat. And Was Absolutely No Help Marking. Sadly

My Desk, My Laptop And My Knees… But Definitely Not My Cat. And Was Absolutely No Help Marking. Sadly

Helen Marshall Report

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#28

We Do Not Own A Cat, Yet The Footstool Under My Desk (Or At Least The Blanket On It) Has Apparently Become The Place To Be For The Neighbours' Cats

We Do Not Own A Cat, Yet The Footstool Under My Desk (Or At Least The Blanket On It) Has Apparently Become The Place To Be For The Neighbours' Cats

Becky Reynolds Report

DennyS (denzoren)
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hey Henry have you heard about the blanket stool at the blue house...you've got to try it"

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#29

This Is My House. I Do Not Have A Cat

This Is My House. I Do Not Have A Cat

Kevin Strexcorp Report

#30

Glad I Bought New Patio For Not My Cat!

Glad I Bought New Patio For Not My Cat!

Lisa Ruccolo Report

#31

We Own A Duplex. My Daughter Lives Next Door With My Grandson. Orange Cat Is My Daughter's The Other Cat Is Not Ours. He Walked In Like He Owned The Place. We Call Him Sneakers

We Own A Duplex. My Daughter Lives Next Door With My Grandson. Orange Cat Is My Daughter's The Other Cat Is Not Ours. He Walked In Like He Owned The Place. We Call Him Sneakers

Anna Young Report

#32

Not A Thought In His Head. Not A Care In The World. My Yard, My Chair, Not My Cat. (Yes, He Is Alive. I Checked)

Not A Thought In His Head. Not A Care In The World. My Yard, My Chair, Not My Cat. (Yes, He Is Alive. I Checked)

Clair Chapman Report

#33

One Of My All Time Favourite Photos Of Our Neighbour's Orange Boys Being Little Creepers. Ivan (White And Orange) Tends To Show Up After It Rains For Whatever Reason And Loves Belly Rubs. Leo (The Window Licker) Meows Like He's Telling You All The Latest Gossip And Makes Grumbling Noises If You Touch Him While He's Eating

One Of My All Time Favourite Photos Of Our Neighbour's Orange Boys Being Little Creepers. Ivan (White And Orange) Tends To Show Up After It Rains For Whatever Reason And Loves Belly Rubs. Leo (The Window Licker) Meows Like He's Telling You All The Latest Gossip And Makes Grumbling Noises If You Touch Him While He's Eating

Rachel Jones Report

#34

My House, My Door, Not My Cat. What Does He Want?

My House, My Door, Not My Cat. What Does He Want?

Csilla Kaltenecker Report

#35

My House, My Dining Room, My Armchair. Very Much Not My Cat. In Fact He's Not Anyone's Cat. He's A Very Spicy Feral. Handsome Though

My House, My Dining Room, My Armchair. Very Much Not My Cat. In Fact He's Not Anyone's Cat. He's A Very Spicy Feral. Handsome Though

Clair Chapman Report

Deborah B
Community Member
3 weeks ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's decided to be feral in the comfort of your own home.

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#36

My Fridge, Not My Cat

My Fridge, Not My Cat

Gemma Payne Report

#37

One Of My Neighbor's Cats Just Making Himself Comfortable In My House

One Of My Neighbor's Cats Just Making Himself Comfortable In My House

Karyn McEwen Woodsum Report

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#38

'my House Not My Cat' Had A Sixth Sense That It Was Steak Night And Volunteered To Be The Official Taste Tester

'my House Not My Cat' Had A Sixth Sense That It Was Steak Night And Volunteered To Be The Official Taste Tester

Chelsea Davis Report

#39

My House, Not My Cats. But They Are Such Good Cats

My House, Not My Cats. But They Are Such Good Cats

Damin Spritzer Report

#40

Not Our Cat, Assisting Me With A Charity Yoga Challenge And Getting Comfy In Our Son's Room. He's Called Zimba (The Cat, Not My Son). We Don't Feed Him But He Drops By For Tummy Rubs About 10 Times A Day

Not Our Cat, Assisting Me With A Charity Yoga Challenge And Getting Comfy In Our Son's Room. He's Called Zimba (The Cat, Not My Son). We Don't Feed Him But He Drops By For Tummy Rubs About 10 Times A Day

Lynn Jones Report

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