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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

Love the comradery !

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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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Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

Those eyes!!!!!!! <3

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#5

Woke Up This Morning To This...

Woke Up This Morning To This...

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh poor thing... he looks so cute

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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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Esmeralda Esmeralda
Community Member
3 years ago

Justin bieebeeerrrr

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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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Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

It's purrrrrfect

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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?

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

Jenice Grimes
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought it would have been funny if he didn't own a cat or a alligator

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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

The cat looks like you interrupted their plans of ruling the word! XD

Keona Thrasher
Community Member
3 years ago

first of all can we discuss the ridiculous amounts of shampoo and conditioner your alligator uses.

Matthew Ragan
Community Member
3 years ago

That cat is beautiful.

Julie Crockford
Community Member
10 months ago

lovely siamese. i have one that looks exactly the same. .luckily no crocodile

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brown_panda
Community Member
3 years ago

really? the cat is the only surprising bit in this photo? any points for guessing the country?

Stephanie Parry
Community Member
3 years ago

But you keep a croc in your bathtub?! I'm glad you don't "own" a cat and sincerely hope there are no other animals in your home...

Ben Edmonds
Community Member
3 years ago

That cat could easily hop out but instead he is just chillin like "Sup! You look interesting. You come here often?"

Mary Jaye
Community Member
3 years ago

HOW ABOUT A LIZARD?

Signe Mollerup
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor poor crock!

Tallulah
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh, hi! I was just making friends with this strange looking cat you have here

Tolga IŞIKYILDIZ
Community Member
3 years ago

It is not your cat, crocodile's...

Ashley Doherty
Community Member
3 years ago

But..... You DO own an alligator? Well ok, if you're good with it.

Granstef Ghostlapin
Community Member
3 years ago

Who's planning the other one for diner ?! Both, but you arrived too early to know who was right !

F Off
Community Member
3 years ago

To EAT the crocodile?

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Stephanie Parry
Community Member
3 years ago

But you keep a croc in your bathtub?!! I'm glad you don't "own" a cat and sincerely hope you don't keep any other animals in such conditions!

Donna Oades
Community Member
3 years ago

What do you mean "in such conditions?" You have no idea whether the lizard is looked after properly or not. Just because there's a photo of it in a bath tub doesn't mean it lives there permanently!

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Helen Burgess
Community Member
3 years ago

that's an expensive cat! gator/croc threw me off.

Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
3 years ago

"The human is back... grab the reptile and runnnnnnnn!!!!!!"

Jennifer Courtemanche
Community Member
10 months ago

Let me guess: You also don’t own an alligator?

Jenny Organ
Community Member
10 months ago

Looks just like our cat Aja who we say looking out of a neighbour's bedroom window one day!

Linda Harms
Community Member
10 months ago

The crocodile owns a cat, though.

Jody Richmond
Community Member
10 months ago

he wanted to come play with your alligator

Priscilla Hollywood
Community Member
3 years ago

The cat looks like a super villains pet that's been missing

Missy Finley
Community Member
3 years ago

You own an alligator, but the cat worries you?😂😂

Patricia Ross
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh...I think you do

Karen Marshall
Community Member
3 years ago

That cat gives exactly 0 Fs!!

Eve Farber
Community Member
3 years ago

We are Siamese, if you please....

Kirsten Corby
Community Member
3 years ago

But you own a gator?

Pyra Elvea
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful! <3

Saul Ramirez II
Community Member
8 months ago

This is either a funny accident or a set up for a funny joke

PlanetPlays
Community Member
10 months ago

df

Alaina G
Community Member
10 months ago

It’s beautiful

Michele Vicchitto
Community Member
10 months ago

The question is, do you own an alligator?

Catherine Cowan
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol

KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

Do you own the lizard?

Sara Hori
Community Member
2 years ago

but u have a crocodile?

Nancy Schaecher
Community Member
2 years ago

Can you be more blessed?

Pat Cousineau
Community Member
2 years ago

Cat: "can I eat him?" Gator: " Can I eat him? "

Bonnie Jean
Community Member
3 years ago

Very cool! Such a fu ny line that surprises as it ignores the alligator.

Brooks Courtright
Community Member
3 years ago

i think that's a gator. shorter, wider skull. upvote if you agree

Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

So... everybody seems to have the same question : do you, or do you not own a crocodile/alligator/caiman ? (The suspense is killing us...)

Lai Xone
Community Member
3 years ago

cat : "you have a lizard?! wat..."

F Off
Community Member
3 years ago

Why is their a croc?

Tracy Moorhead
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful Cat!!

Lynn Morello
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd be more concerned about the croc.

Hamlets twin
Community Member
3 years ago

"Dude, dude dude!! you ever seen something like this before?!?! Weirdest dog ever!"

Flavia Slag
Community Member
3 years ago

But you do own a gator?

Felicia Dale
Community Member
3 years ago

That cat's expression is fabulous!

Mel McCall
Community Member
3 years ago

KEEP THE CAT....DITCH THE GATOR.

Melissa Galt
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG

Karlene McGregor
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful...he needed a cold place to rest, hope your crocodile didn't mind.

Faith Aquilla
Community Member
3 years ago

Lucky. Cat is beautiful ♥

Ghost Soldier
Community Member
3 years ago

Cat: This is not what it looks like...okay some of it a little...but she started it.... ---- Croc: Go to Florida they said...it'll be fun they said...

Erica
Community Member
3 years ago

What about the lizard...

Claudia Espindola
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice cat

artcatcms
Community Member
3 years ago

But the gator was supposed to be there?

Floranne St Amand
Community Member
3 years ago

Keep the cat. Lose the reptile

Kathryn Alicia
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a goanna..

Anja Djuricin
Community Member
3 years ago

The crock is way more fascinating.

Elise Ellabban
Community Member
3 years ago

#straya

Edmon lagahit
Community Member
3 years ago

i thought it was lizard

Sameer Jadhav
Community Member
3 years ago

Your Argonian called up his friend Khajiit, & now they are having a good time

Lucia Lintnerová
Community Member
3 years ago

omg, what a beautiful cat ... I think the croc thinks the same way

Jessica Hall
Community Member
3 years ago

Would've been even funnier if he didn't own a crocodile or a cat... I want to imagine these two going around breaking into people's houses for fun...

Multi Chara
Community Member
3 years ago

- i think the cat brought the croc with him.

Angela Speakman
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like Frankie

Margarita Prenn
Community Member
3 years ago

LMFAO love it

Charlotte Houle
Community Member
3 years ago

But he owns an aligator? Totally my kind of guy

thingy mebob
Community Member
3 years ago

"WOW! A human. 2nd weirdest thing i've seen tonight!"

Louise Brigance
Community Member
3 years ago

Did they come in together? Hmmm, the end of the world might be imminent

Nelson Sturdivant
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you own the gator?

Justyna
Community Member
3 years ago

too funny! :)

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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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Hamilton Bubbub
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice trap XD

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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
Community Member
3 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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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
3 years ago

so true, in fact you own five!

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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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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

"so.... Joe... How's life"

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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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Anette De Leon
Community Member
3 years ago

I can actually imagine that. LOL hilarious

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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
Community Member
3 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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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

Well...why not?

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm the flowers, I'm the wind, I'm the darkness, I'm the stealth. I'm catman :P

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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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

CUTENESS OVERLOADED!!! :D <3

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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
Community Member
3 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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Darth Vader
Community Member
3 years ago

No one ever really owns a cat. They own you.

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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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Vanessa Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

You do now

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#40

I Don't Own A Cat...

I Don't Own A Cat...

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Charleen Crawford
Community Member
3 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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Hamilton Bubbub
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww

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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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The Cappy
Community Member
3 years ago

On the bright side, it's a very beautiful cat you own now.

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#43

I Do Not Own A Cat..

I Do Not Own A Cat..

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Crystal Pruitt
Community Member
3 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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Phyllis Brossette-Ledoux
Community Member
3 years ago

yes

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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

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Weddfire
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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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Roni Larden
Community Member
3 years ago

So let him in!

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