There are many ways how one can acquire a pet cat - it can be bought from breeders, it can be adopted from a shelter, chosen from a pet store or even be inherited. But there's one more way of getting a cute cat, and it's when the feline chooses you himself.

Now, we all know that cats follow their funny cat-logic of doing things, and more than often that includes picking their masters (or servants) to their liking. Some charm their way into adoption through gentle purring and the disarming power of the Puss in Boots stare. Others... well, trespass and claim your pillow as their new bed.

So, if you'll ever hear loud meowing noises at around 4 in the morning or be woken up from slumber by crashing sounds - congratulations, you now have a cat! Some even more obscure ways of the felines choosing their masters might include crazy cats jumping in a car through an open window, persistently following you on the street pretending to be a lost cat or even declaring your porch as the safest place for them to have their cute kittens.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of cat photos documenting these curious stories, and it's certainly one to make your cat senses tingle.

#1

My Parents Started Feeding A Stray Kitten A Couple Weeks Ago. This Was Their Front Porch Today

My Parents Started Feeding A Stray Kitten A Couple Weeks Ago. This Was Their Front Porch Today

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Christine 2 years ago

Word of mouth...

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#2

This Little Guy Showed Up On My Brother's Farm One Day. My Brother Took Him To The Vet, And His 10 Year Old Daughter Told Him All She Wanted Was This Guy For Her Christmas, She Wanted No Presents Any More But This Guy... Meet Popeye

This Little Guy Showed Up On My Brother's Farm One Day. My Brother Took Him To The Vet, And His 10 Year Old Daughter Told Him All She Wanted Was This Guy For Her Christmas, She Wanted No Presents Any More But This Guy... Meet Popeye

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Emre 2 years ago

yeah! the name and that tooth :) purrrfect

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#3

Not My Dog, Not My Cat, But They Come To My House And Sit Like This Every Day...

Not My Dog, Not My Cat, But They Come To My House And Sit Like This Every Day...

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Such a pleasant view!!! <3

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#4

Had My Window Open To Have A Smoke When I Suddenly Heard Meowing... Turned Around To See This Guy

Had My Window Open To Have A Smoke When I Suddenly Heard Meowing... Turned Around To See This Guy

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ugaas wiilhoog 2 years ago

He looks like that dragon from "how to train your dragon"

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#5

Woke Up This Morning To This...

Woke Up This Morning To This...

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Heaven* <3

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#6

So I Walked Into The Kitchen At 5:30am And Saw This In The Sink... This Is Not My Cat..

So I Walked Into The Kitchen At 5:30am And Saw This In The Sink... This Is Not My Cat..

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

It's so beautiful with it's white scarf on the neck! I want it!!! ΧD

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#7

Found This Little Guy Squeaking In My Back Yard

Found This Little Guy Squeaking In My Back Yard

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The Cappy 2 years ago

He's had a rough day. Probably a rough life. Hopefully things are looking up for him now.

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#8

This Guy Showed Up At My Back Door Last Night, I Guess I Own A Cat Now

This Guy Showed Up At My Back Door Last Night, I Guess I Own A Cat Now

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John L 2 years ago

You have everything 'bas-ackwards'. It Now owns you.

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#9

There Has Been A Stray Cat Outside Of My House Since Summer. Today We Decided To Let Him Inside To Stay Warm And A Few Hours Later We Found Him Like This!

There Has Been A Stray Cat Outside Of My House Since Summer. Today We Decided To Let Him Inside To Stay Warm And A Few Hours Later We Found Him Like This!

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Netflix & Chill* ΧD <3

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#10

Was Woken Up At 2.45 This Morning By This Asshole... I Don't Own A Cat... Is This How You Get A Cat?

Was Woken Up At 2.45 This Morning By This Asshole... I Don't Own A Cat... Is This How You Get A Cat?

About9Bushmen Report

Virgil Blue 2 years ago

Yep, this is pretty much how you get a cat, they kind of phase into existence when you're not looking.

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#11

Found This Little Guy In My Parent's Back Garden. He Has Heart-Shaped Black Nose

Found This Little Guy In My Parent's Back Garden. He Has Heart-Shaped Black Nose

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Mishte Tine 2 years ago

That heart nose tho

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#12

This Little Guy Jumped Up In My Work Truck With Me For A Bit. Best Day Ever!

This Little Guy Jumped Up In My Work Truck With Me For A Bit. Best Day Ever!

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The Cappy 2 years ago

"Best day ever" you say. Good man. The cat has chosen well.

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#13

Came Home. This Is Not My Cat. We Were Both Surprised

Came Home. This Is Not My Cat. We Were Both Surprised

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*I.... I...uhmmm..... I was just cooking you dinner....*

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#14

So, I Came Home To This... I Don't Own A Cat

So, I Came Home To This... I Don't Own A Cat

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Catalina Ioan 2 years ago

Would've been way funnier if he didn't own a crocodile

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#15

We Were Hearing Some Noises In Our Shop, So We Set A Live Trap And Caught This Guy

We Were Hearing Some Noises In Our Shop, So We Set A Live Trap And Caught This Guy

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Emre 2 years ago

The best trap ever. You could use black duct tape. That would work also

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#16

I Woke Up To This On My Balcony, Seven Floors Up! I Don't Even Own A Cat! This Is It... This Is How I Die

I Woke Up To This On My Balcony, Seven Floors Up! I Don't Even Own A Cat! This Is It... This Is How I Die

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

7 floors up??? :O

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#17

Came Home To This. I Don't Own A Cat

Came Home To This. I Don't Own A Cat

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boredhuman 2 years ago

and now you own 5 cats!

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#18

This Guy Just Randomly Showed Up At My House One Day And Now We're Bros. I Call Him Oj

This Guy Just Randomly Showed Up At My House One Day And Now We're Bros. I Call Him Oj

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Roni Larden 2 years ago

He's very comfy in his new bed. Love how they sleep when they feel safe and happy

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#19

Walked By The Bathroom And Something Caught My Eye, Did A Lean Back Double Take And Noticed..... I Don't Have A Cat

Walked By The Bathroom And Something Caught My Eye, Did A Lean Back Double Take And Noticed..... I Don't Have A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Either you have a small toilet or that's one big cat.

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#20

Finished Painting The Kitchen, Went To Sit Down And Found This. Nothing Too Strange, Except The Fact I Don't Have A Cat

Finished Painting The Kitchen, Went To Sit Down And Found This. Nothing Too Strange, Except The Fact I Don't Have A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Consider it a ''renovation'' by the famous interior designer, Kat Purrson! ΧD

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#21

So I Just Woke Up At 4:45 Am With A Non Stop Meowing Noise... Open My Apartment Door And This Little Guy Came Running In. Should I Keep Him?

So I Just Woke Up At 4:45 Am With A Non Stop Meowing Noise... Open My Apartment Door And This Little Guy Came Running In. Should I Keep Him?

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Look at those eyes. There's not really a question here, is there?

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#22

He Jumped In My Car And Wouldn't Let Me Leave Without Him. I Don't Own A Cat. Is This How You Get A Cat?

He Jumped In My Car And Wouldn't Let Me Leave Without Him. I Don't Own A Cat. Is This How You Get A Cat?

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*You're drunk Jimmy. I'll drive tonight! I'm here just to save your life!* ΧD

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#23

The Cat That Lives Next-Door Came In To Say Hello

The Cat That Lives Next-Door Came In To Say Hello

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Paul K. Johnson 2 years ago

You're the only thing in the neighborhood even close to being as fuzzy as the cat. The cat is fascinated.

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#24

Got Home From Work And Fell Asleep. Woke Up With This Guy On My Lap. I Don't Have A Cat

Got Home From Work And Fell Asleep. Woke Up With This Guy On My Lap. I Don't Have A Cat

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Kati 2 years ago

Now you do.

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#25

Our Neighbor's Cat Sometimes Comes Over For A Visit. Here He Thinks He's Flowers

Our Neighbor's Cat Sometimes Comes Over For A Visit. Here He Thinks He's Flowers

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The Cappy 2 years ago

There's something wrong with his butt. I can't quite put my finger on it.

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#26

I Guess I Have A New Cat. This Guy Walked In My Front Door And Made Himself At Home

I Guess I Have A New Cat. This Guy Walked In My Front Door And Made Himself At Home

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Ah yes. The satisfied look of new home ownership.

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#27

My Dad Just Sent Me This Picture From Our Bathroom. We Don't Have A Cat

My Dad Just Sent Me This Picture From Our Bathroom. We Don't Have A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*DAMN they found me! Abort mission! Abort mission!!!* XD

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#28

There Was A Visitor By My Guest House This Morning

There Was A Visitor By My Guest House This Morning

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Mishte Tine 2 years ago

This is a bobcat, not a house cat. Please contact your local vet. They can inform the proper wildlife folks who will treat this wild kitten properly. He cannot and should not be treated like a domestic pet.

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#29

While Visiting My Girlfriends Family In New York, I Woke Up To This... They Don't Own A Cat

While Visiting My Girlfriends Family In New York, I Woke Up To This... They Don't Own A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Man that's some serious posture. Army cat?

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#30

Been Working In The Office For An Hour. Turned Around And Saw This. I Don't Have A Cat

Been Working In The Office For An Hour. Turned Around And Saw This. I Don't Have A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

I don't see any cat.... All I see is a CYBORG! ΧD

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#31

I Don't Own A Cat. I Was Having A Good Old Fashioned Day Nap And My Missus Snapped This Sneaky Feline Muscling In On My Hard Earned Warmth

I Don't Own A Cat. I Was Having A Good Old Fashioned Day Nap And My Missus Snapped This Sneaky Feline Muscling In On My Hard Earned Warmth

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Paula Bogomolova 2 years ago

Aww, he found his sleeping buddy!

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#32

I Don't Have A Cat

I Don't Have A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Hi lil fella!!! <3

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#33

I Have Two Cats. This Is Neither Of Them. Intruder!

I Have Two Cats. This Is Neither Of Them. Intruder!

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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#34

I Live In A Student House. Two Cats Like To Visit Us And Play On The Ipad Sometimes

I Live In A Student House. Two Cats Like To Visit Us And Play On The Ipad Sometimes

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The Cappy 2 years ago

What are they playing? Koi Pond?

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#35

Didn't Spot Him At First So Got A Slight Shock. Also, That Is Not My Cat

Didn't Spot Him At First So Got A Slight Shock. Also, That Is Not My Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Day 34: They noticed me today! Fuk!* ΧD

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#36

Considering That I Don't Own A Cat, I Was Surprised When I Heard A Weird Sound On The Car Porch And Noticed Them

Considering That I Don't Own A Cat, I Was Surprised When I Heard A Weird Sound On The Car Porch And Noticed Them

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Best present ever.

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#37

Studying For Exams, When Suddenly This Guy Confirms The Stereotype. Also, This Isn't Even My Cat

Studying For Exams, When Suddenly This Guy Confirms The Stereotype. Also, This Isn't Even My Cat

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Blue Cicada 2 years ago

Cats know when it's time to take a break. They're experts.

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#38

But I Don't Own Any Cats...

But I Don't Own Any Cats...

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The Cappy 2 years ago

I see two bowls out there. Something tells me you brought this on yourself.

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#39

Went To Use The Bathroom. We Don't Own A Cat

Went To Use The Bathroom. We Don't Own A Cat

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#40

I Don't Own A Cat...

I Don't Own A Cat...

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Charleen Crawford 2 years ago

Correction...you DIDN'T own a cat!

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#41

A Stray Cat Followed Me Home Last Night. This Is What I Woke Up To On My Porch This Morning

A Stray Cat Followed Me Home Last Night. This Is What I Woke Up To On My Porch This Morning

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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Awe!

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#42

Came Home One Day And Heard A Meowing Under My Bed. I Don't Own A Cat. I Guess I Do Now

Came Home One Day And Heard A Meowing Under My Bed. I Don't Own A Cat. I Guess I Do Now

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Esmeralda Ureta 2 years ago

Is so beautiful!

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#43

I Do Not Own A Cat..

I Do Not Own A Cat..

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Crystal Pruitt 2 years ago

Love the perspective of this photo!

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#44

I Went To Take The Garbage Out And A Cat Ran Into My House And Won't Leave. Is This How You Get A Cat?

I Went To Take The Garbage Out And A Cat Ran Into My House And Won't Leave. Is This How You Get A Cat?

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Meike Henneman 2 years ago

If you're lucky it is :)

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#45

Guys, He's Back. I Tried Petting, He Doesn't Seem Satisfied. Still Studying, Still Not My Cat

Guys, He's Back. I Tried Petting, He Doesn't Seem Satisfied. Still Studying, Still Not My Cat

snarfosaurus Report

Weddfire 2 years ago

He's telling you. "Hooman, you get no petting privileges until i get what i want. Stop staring at this stuff, get me a fancy collar, and FEED ME! HURRY SLAVE!!" Or something.

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#46

I Got Up At 2.30am To Go To The Bathroom... I Don't Own A Cat And My House Is Completely Closed

I Got Up At 2.30am To Go To The Bathroom... I Don't Own A Cat And My House Is Completely Closed

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

It's a night lamp! Turn it off and go back to sleep! XD

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#47

A Cat Appeared On My Sofa. I Don't Own A Cat!

A Cat Appeared On My Sofa. I Don't Own A Cat!

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Diksha Deshpande 2 years ago

The cat's thinking "I don't own a human!!"

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#48

Went To Feed My Cat And This Is What I Found... This Is Not My Cat

Went To Feed My Cat And This Is What I Found... This Is Not My Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

You need to buy some food now~~ XD

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#49

Walked Into My Kitchen To Find This. As A Side Note, We Don't Have A Cat...

Walked Into My Kitchen To Find This. As A Side Note, We Don't Have A Cat...

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Yep. Cats will quickly teach you to keep your cabinets closed.

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#50

I Heard A Faint Meow From The Other Room... This Is Not My Cat, And I'm On The Second Floor

I Heard A Faint Meow From The Other Room... This Is Not My Cat, And I'm On The Second Floor

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Madina Abduvokhidova 2 years ago

There are so many cats and none of 'em comes to my room heck(((

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#51

Soooo This Happened While I Was Cleaning Out My Truck Today…. I Don't Own A Cat

Soooo This Happened While I Was Cleaning Out My Truck Today…. I Don't Own A Cat

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Griselle Lugo 2 years ago

Honey, now you do!

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#52

Tried To Call My Cat To The Back Door By Shaking Treats. This Is Not My Cat

Tried To Call My Cat To The Back Door By Shaking Treats. This Is Not My Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

But they all know the sound.

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#53

I Don't Own A Cat, But This One Wanders Into My Apartment From Time To Time. I Think He's Starting To Regret It

I Don't Own A Cat, But This One Wanders Into My Apartment From Time To Time. I Think He's Starting To Regret It

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Gayle Bynum Cardosa 2 years ago

same expression

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#54

Looked Down Aaaaaaaand I Don't Have A Cat

Looked Down Aaaaaaaand I Don't Have A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

She probably just finished tripping her last owner down the stairs. Now practicing on you.

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#55

Woke Up To A Knock At The Door, This Guy Walks In, Refuses To Leave

Woke Up To A Knock At The Door, This Guy Walks In, Refuses To Leave

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Shelly Arensman-Hudson 2 years ago

He knocked first?

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#56

2 Days After I Moved To Oregon, This Little Guy Showed Up At My Doorstep. Meet Ounce

2 Days After I Moved To Oregon, This Little Guy Showed Up At My Doorstep. Meet Ounce

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Eframit Orozco 2 years ago

So beautiful!! It reminds me some kind of lynx.

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#57

They Emerged From A Corn Field And Now They Chill On My Porch. I Call Them The Three Amigos

They Emerged From A Corn Field And Now They Chill On My Porch. I Call Them The Three Amigos

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The Cappy 2 years ago

The porch: if you build it, they will come.

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#58

Boyfriend Was Working On His Scooter Outside With The Door Open All Day And Came In To Find This Fellow... We Don't Own A Cat

Boyfriend Was Working On His Scooter Outside With The Door Open All Day And Came In To Find This Fellow... We Don't Own A Cat

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Paula Bogomolova 2 years ago

Honey, he's man of the house now

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#59

Walk Into The Kitchen And Awww.......i Don't Own A Cat

Walk Into The Kitchen And Awww.......i Don't Own A Cat

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Helen Burgess 2 years ago

no one "owns" a cat.

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#60

Excuse Me, Can I Borrow Something To Read?

Excuse Me, Can I Borrow Something To Read?

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Angel 2 years ago

Do you have Dr. Suess' The Cat in The Hat?

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#61

I Don't Have A Cat. Luckily, My Neighborhood Comes With Curbside Cat Service

I Don't Have A Cat. Luckily, My Neighborhood Comes With Curbside Cat Service

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Pet me then beat it, mister. There's a line.

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#62

I Don't Own A Cat... And I Live On The 5th Floor

I Don't Own A Cat... And I Live On The 5th Floor

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Hiding... hiding... still hasn't spotted me yet...

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#63

Back Home After A 2 Week Vacation. I Don't Have A Cat

Back Home After A 2 Week Vacation. I Don't Have A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*I was housesitting while you were away... Welp time for me to go now! It's 80$ by the way!* XD

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#64

Woke Up To This, I Don't Own A Cat

Woke Up To This, I Don't Own A Cat

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Anette De Leon 2 years ago

Cat: "well, now you do." *squinting skeptically at you"

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#65

So Its Raining Out And This Guy Follows Me In, Dont Have The Heart To Put Him Out, So I Have A New Friend

So Its Raining Out And This Guy Follows Me In, Dont Have The Heart To Put Him Out, So I Have A New Friend

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Lynda Peterson 2 years ago

You softy!

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#66

Left The Apartment Door Open For Five Minutes And Came Back To This. Not My Cat

Left The Apartment Door Open For Five Minutes And Came Back To This. Not My Cat

Chopperguy Report

Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*If I don't see them, maybe they won't see me either* XD

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#67

I Don't Own A Cat

I Don't Own A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

You do now.

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#68

This Little Guy Been Chilling Like This For 30minutes. I Don't Own A Cat...

This Little Guy Been Chilling Like This For 30minutes. I Don't Own A Cat...

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The Cappy 2 years ago

You've owned a cat for about 28 minutes.

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#69

If It's Hot And I Open My Back Door, This Happens. I Don't Even Know This Guy

If It's Hot And I Open My Back Door, This Happens. I Don't Even Know This Guy

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The Cappy 2 years ago

You never really know your cat. Cat ownership is kind of a zen thing.

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#70

We Don't Own A Cat

We Don't Own A Cat

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Evisa Isabella Rose 2 years ago

*Silently judging your style choices* XD

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#71

My Daughter Made A Friend - We Don't Own A Cat

My Daughter Made A Friend - We Don't Own A Cat

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Blue Cicada 2 years ago

She found a hooman.

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#72

Bringing In Groceries.. See This In My Car.. I Don't Have A Cat

Bringing In Groceries.. See This In My Car.. I Don't Have A Cat

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Anne Madag 2 years ago

"I'm your new driver"

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#73

I Don't Own A Grey Cat..

I Don't Own A Grey Cat..

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The Cappy 2 years ago

But he fits the decor!

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#74

It's Almost 1 Am. This Is My Bed. I Don't Own A Cat

It's Almost 1 Am. This Is My Bed. I Don't Own A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

Ready for my tummy rub!

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#75

Stray Cat Come To Say Hi, Walked Right Into Our House

Stray Cat Come To Say Hi, Walked Right Into Our House

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The Cappy 2 years ago

First interview. Question one: tummy rubs.

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#76

He's Been Sleeping In My Kitchen For The Past Two Hours. I Don't Have A Cat

He's Been Sleeping In My Kitchen For The Past Two Hours. I Don't Have A Cat

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The Cappy 2 years ago

You've had a cat for the last 115 minutes.

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#77

Help, I Don't Own A Cat! How Do I Politely Ask Her To Leave? She Is So Adorable

Help, I Don't Own A Cat! How Do I Politely Ask Her To Leave? She Is So Adorable

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Barry Nolan 2 years ago

You don't!! I do believe when a pet chooses to stay with you, it's a gift from a higher power!!!

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#78

I Don't Want A Cat. I Don't Even Really Like Cats. I Think I Now Own A Cat