A surprisingly huge number of people have reported unknown cats slinking about their homes. In fact, this odd phenomenon is quite a well-recorded one and you can take a look at some of the most nosey “not my cat” sightings in our previous posts here, here, and here.

But there’s one thing about cat logic we all know very well and that there’s literally no limit for how bizarre it may get. So this time, we are looking at cases that combine both “not my cat” and “not my home” evidence, and if it doesn’t make much sense just yet, bear with me.

It all started with Michael Hubank’s Twitter post that read “The neighbours just put the house up for sale. Couldn't resist checking it out on Zoopla. That's our bloody cat” with the pic evidence attached to it. Amassing 308.7k likes, the tweet ignited a hilarious thread that got people sharing their own peculiar stories.

It turned out that for whatever reasons, too many felines have too many homes and too many owners. And honestly, it’s about time to stop convincing ourselves that we own our cats since it's the cats who own us instead.

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

What a cutie 🥰

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Vorknkx
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3 months ago

Furry home invader.

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With so many cats roaming around people’s houses like it's no big deal, you can’t help but wonder what’s going on in that feline mind. Don’t they ever feel a teeny tiny suspicious of strangers and foreign places that clearly are not their home? Where’s that apprehensive attitude cats are so well known for when you leave home for work?

To find out the possible reasons behind “not my cat” and “my cat, not my house” sightings that have grown very frequent recently, Bored Panda talked to Molly DeVoss, a certified feline training and behavior specialist who runs Cat Behavior Solutions agency.

Molly explained that “Cats are natural explorers and might wander into a different home looking for better food, a soft place to sleep, or hoping for some attention. This behavior indicates the cat is very trusting of humans, and is likely owned, rather than feral.”

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ume reid
Community Member
3 months ago

those beans!!! *squish*

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nanashi
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3 months ago

bastard to the world, sweetheart to the elderly

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In fact, the certified feline behaviorist said that she also was the owner of one such roaming cat. “I used to have an indoor/outdoor cat (named Quincy) who spent most of his time in a neighbor’s home. They would send me pictures of feeding him sushi and cuddling in bed with their daughter.”

“Eventually when I moved, they agreed to keep him and care for him,” Molly recounted and added that “that was over 25 years ago, and today I do not allow my cats to free roam because there are so many outside dangers to them: diseases from other cats, cars, predators, people who don’t like cats, etc.”

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, that furry home invader is just too cute! Your home is a cat magnet.

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Nea
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahahha he felt like owning more properties and people

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If you wonder whether it's a good idea to befriend that cute furball who keeps hanging around your home day after day, Molly said it’s indeed possible, but in some cases, not recommended. “You can befriend any cat you see outside by providing tasty food, but it’s not recommended if you have cats living inside with you.”

“When an indoor cat sees a cat outside, it is perceived as a potential territory invader and can cause redirected aggression to you or its roommate cats.” Molly suggests that “it is best to discourage them from crossing your yard with humane deterrents.”

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kasa alex
Community Member
3 months ago

The dog looks much less impressed

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Yort
Community Member
3 months ago

That looks JUST like my uncle’s cat.

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Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

Ms Muffin got ‘tude.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

That is so very nice of you to kittysit them.

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nanashi
Community Member
3 months ago

I have the strongest urge to bury my face into that floofy death trap

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Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

It’s all fun and games now but this is what creepy films about an obsessive stalker end up like.

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nanashi
Community Member
3 months ago

Brilliant! Promoted to store manager!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

So, contrary to popular belief, cats really are quite sociable.

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Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

At least this cat has found a REAL owner and not one that doesn’t even care about her whereabouts or wants her back.

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Rick
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Takes religion seriously. He’s not kitten around.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess Bandit is at your house for permanent sleepovers.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww...Look at that face! Aww...Look at that paw!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I am always amazed at the positions cats consider comfortable. This almost looks like a yoga pose.

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nanashi
Community Member
3 months ago

if it fits, i sits. and naps.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

You offended its feline sensibilities. How dare you?

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Julia Atkinson
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3 months ago

Looks like the cat just felt the urge to boop some noses

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ume reid
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

he doesn't think of you as a friend...... you're his slave

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Erdot
Community Member
3 months ago

Truly yours, your biggest fan. This is Stan.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Kitty looks very comfortable here.

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Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 months ago

And how many names.

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Sheila Weila
Community Member
3 months ago

How do cats tell time? My cat used to wake my mom up for work at 5am Monday through Friday, but never on Saturday or Sunday.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

But, honestly, who can resist that face?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Catkins Timmy is obviously friends with the tabby, whom, I assume is your cat. I love kitty friendships.

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OLIVIA NORMAND
Community Member
3 months ago

Watchu talkin' 'bout Willis?

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Simon
Community Member
3 months ago

Stanley!

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Shoddy
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that Ginge?

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Sheila Weila
Community Member
3 months ago

I had a cat named Silly when i was in college.

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Iso
Community Member
3 months ago

holy- i thought the black one was just a dark void for a second-

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

These two are gorgeous, and compliment each other so well. But, they probably know that already.

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Znaya
Community Member
3 months ago

No fear, she tolerates the lab 😀

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Rick
Community Member
3 months ago

Something tells me Greta might not be moving with them.

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Lys Chen
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Sleeping peacefully under the aroma of his own b*tthole :D

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Znaya
Community Member
3 months ago

Friends

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nanashi
Community Member
3 months ago

you got the best sunspot perfect for a cat

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