Has this ever happened to you, dear Pandas? You go into the kitchen, say hello to your cat sitting on the counter (it says ‘meow’ back), and then you start making yourself a heartwarming mug of hot cocoa. You leave but then you stop and glance back. That wasn’t your cat! (Maybe you didn’t even have a cat!) How did it get in? What happened to your own cat?

If you’re in need of some good vibes, then you’re going to love the My House, Not My Cat Facebook group. It’s a wholesome online community dedicated to people who share photos of cats who wind up in their homes, visit their yards, and patter in to meownage them in their offices. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and share your own photos of cats that aren’t yours chilling at your home in the comment section, dear Pandas.

Stephanie Holcomb, who founded the group in October 2016, told Bored Panda that she came up with the idea to create the community because she kept seeing ‘My House, Not My Cat’ memes pop up all over the internet. “Cats would just let themselves in people’s houses via doggie doors or open windows, and these people didn't have cats! They were hilarious, so I did a little search and found that there wasn't a group made up specifically for that yet.” Scroll down for the rest of our in-depth interview with Stephanie.

#1

Gave This Guy A Piece Of Bacon On My Way Home From The Bar Last Night. Followed Me Ten Blocks Home. This Is How I Woke Up

Gave This Guy A Piece Of Bacon On My Way Home From The Bar Last Night. Followed Me Ten Blocks Home. This Is How I Woke Up

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

you got adopted

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My House, Not My Cat. Came Home Yesterday To Find That Santa Left This Black Kitty On My Balcony... Who Then Proceeded To Give Birth To 7 Little Beans. 7 Black Cats Born On Christmas, That's Gotta Be Lucky

My House, Not My Cat. Came Home Yesterday To Find That Santa Left This Black Kitty On My Balcony... Who Then Proceeded To Give Birth To 7 Little Beans. 7 Black Cats Born On Christmas, That's Gotta Be Lucky

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

gorgeous beans! good to see mama didn't run out of ink

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#3

I Have Been Feeding A Cat For Some Time Now. Of Course I Set Out A Little Shelter And Blanket Also. I've Grown To Call Them My Phantom Kitty. I Could Never Catch It During The Day So I Figured I Would Sneak Out To Take A Peek Tonight. Look At This "Cat"

I Have Been Feeding A Cat For Some Time Now. Of Course I Set Out A Little Shelter And Blanket Also. I've Grown To Call Them My Phantom Kitty. I Could Never Catch It During The Day So I Figured I Would Sneak Out To Take A Peek Tonight. Look At This "Cat"

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Brookie_uwu
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2 months ago

Still adorable! I love her

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The founder of My House, Not My Cat told us that there are 3 admins who monitor the posts and she also went into detail about the rules that members of the group have to follow. 

“We do have rules that they [the posts] have to be group-specific, and we decline some that aren't. Other animals, for example, maybe funny but we want to be specific. Our rules are: it has to be your house (or yard, or deck, or work) and it has to be not your cat (we call them NMCs, for Not My Cat). We do accept ‘My Cat, Not My House’ because we have found that sometimes neighbors text pictures of people's cats in their house. It's kind of turned around, but the same concept.”

#4

My House, Not My Cat

My House, Not My Cat

 I live in Phoenix, AZ.

In February 2019, we saw an orange blob on the house camera feeding from the feral cat feeding bowl. *start photos top left*

I posted on the Nextdoor app “hey, is this your cat?”... no reply for about two weeks so I kept posting daily pics. Short story, I finally found his owner and she said “yep, that’s my cat.” But Sam... he just would not stop hanging around our house - day in and day out... he would get in my car, he would lay on our doormat to be sure to not miss our arrivals, and many days of watch him on the ring doorbell sitting - staring.

I finally let him in. We called him Cinnamon. And he loved his new home. LOVED. I called the owner and she said “he chose you.”

We brushed him, he really blossomed and played and slept with the other pets.

I would post funny instagram stories of “random not my cat” things and multiple Facebook posts of “look at this crazy neighbors cat.”

In November, he grew ill, so I called his owner and said “Sam is sick... I just wanted you to know.”

My husband and I took him to the vet and they gave him a few days to live... so we went through his bucket list 1. Eat tuna, 2. sit in sunny window on forbidden kitchen counter, and finally 3. lay outside under the big tree where we brought him Squeeze Up treats and bowls of ice water.

Cinnamon/Sam lasted a week - kidney failure.

Sometimes - my house, not my cat... just isn’t what it seems. I still miss that freeloading fool. *end photos bottom right* November 2019 Love couldn’t save him

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EA
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2 months ago

💔

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#5

This Is Crumpet. This Is My House. It Is Not My Cat

This Is Crumpet. This Is My House. It Is Not My Cat

Crumpet sits on my decking each and every morning and stares through the door awaiting his daily tribute.

He'll pretty much consume anything.

Biscuits, leftovers, a small child, the soul of a loved one... whatever.

All hail our super fluffy ginger overlord.

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Jason Strickland
Community Member
2 months ago

'the soul of a loved one'... Haha 😂 Love the Panda people, we have the same demented alien like sense of humor.

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#6

I Opened My Front Door Today, And A Flea-Covered, Cuddly, Sweetheart Came Running In

 I Opened My Front Door Today, And A Flea-Covered, Cuddly, Sweetheart Came Running In

I was in such shock that I first thought one of my own was getting out! She's currently trapped in the bathroom being an adorable kitten, and tomorrow we go to the vet. My dog is already hoping we keep her

UPDATE!!! SHE HAD A CHIP!!! Her family lost her almost 2 Years Ago!!!! Mom was in TEARS. I'm so very selfishly sad, but I just made a whole family incredibly happy



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T W
Community Member
2 months ago

That is just awesome. It's incredible when these things happen. The pain of not knowing what happened would have burned at that family's minds for all that time. You have facilitated a miracle and as an owner of a "missing" kitty, I love reading things like this and hold out hope mine will come home one day too.

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She continued: “Also, the cats have to be a surprise. At least the first post—people give updates on NMCs all the time. We have some favorites: Matthew, The Squatter Kitty, and Felix.”

Stephanie said that Felix lives in her hometown and visits a good friend of her’s. “She had no idea I ran this group but just started posting pictures of him on her personal page.”

According to the founder, random cats popping up and meowndering into your home is far more common than most people would think.

#7

First Photo: This Was Not My Cat, He Just Entered My House And Slept In My Bed Second Photo: Now He Climbs Me Third Photo: He's Definitively My C A T T O Now

First Photo: This Was Not My Cat, He Just Entered My House And Slept In My Bed Second Photo: Now He Climbs Me Third Photo: He's Definitively My C A T T O Now

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Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 months ago

You have been chosen!

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#8

This Is Swirl Who Was My Cat, The Kitten Is Not. He Loved Kittens And Would Steal People's Kittens And Bring Them Home. He's No Longer With Us So I Miss Those Days Of Coming Home To A Random Kitten In The House

This Is Swirl Who Was My Cat, The Kitten Is Not. He Loved Kittens And Would Steal People's Kittens And Bring Them Home. He's No Longer With Us So I Miss Those Days Of Coming Home To A Random Kitten In The House

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

He was a catnapper!

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#9

It Only Took A Few Months For Amelia Pond To Go From “My House, Not My Cat” To “How’d You Get So Fat?!?”

It Only Took A Few Months For Amelia Pond To Go From “My House, Not My Cat” To “How’d You Get So Fat?!?”

For more than 20 years we’d been a dogs-only family. One day about 4 1/2 years ago, Amelia decided it was time to change that. She randomly showed up at our house, super skinny but otherwise very healthy...and then never left  We really think she was dumped, because she was SO super friendly and *completely* unafraid of people...she SPRINTED inside the house the moment we opened the door, and jumped in our laps! Now she’s living as a cat should be, rotund and lazy and happy

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

gorgeous kitty

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“We get people all the time who join and say, ‘I probably won't post anything because I won't get that lucky’ and then, poof! There's a strange cat in their house.”

The Facebook group is open to anyone who agrees to follow the rules. That includes common sense things like being nice and not sharing viral photos.

“If people are nasty or complain or jump all over someone for something, they are yeeted. But most people behave themselves and it's a fun group.” 

#10

This Is My Glass Of Water, This Is My House, This Is Not My Cat Drinking My Water In My House , This Is My Neighbours Cat Ted!

This Is My Glass Of Water, This Is My House, This Is Not My Cat Drinking My Water In My House , This Is My Neighbours Cat Ted!

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

Ted again!

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#11

This Is My Bathroom.... This Is Not My Cat! This Is My Neighbours Cat Ted!

This Is My Bathroom.... This Is Not My Cat! This Is My Neighbours Cat Ted!

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boredhuman
Community Member
2 months ago

Draw me like one of your french cats.

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I Was Told To Come Here And Tell Y’all About What Happened Over The Last 12 Hours At My House, With This Cat That Is Not My Cat, And Now These Kittens That Are Not My Kittens Or Her Kittens

I Was Told To Come Here And Tell Y’all About What Happened Over The Last 12 Hours At My House, With This Cat That Is Not My Cat, And Now These Kittens That Are Not My Kittens Or Her Kittens

So about 1:00 this morning, I went outside and this cat, that is not my cat, meows, so I call it, and it comes right to me. Now first, we have dogs, lots of dogs, and 2 are neighbors’ dogs that live outside, and yet somehow, this tiny cat just strolls right up and none of the dogs even move. Second, we live in the country and we know all our neighbors and their cats, and this is not their cat. Third, when I pick her up, it’s apparent that she has had kittens recently.

So now I’m standing outside at 1:00 AM, holding this very friendly cat that has apparently been dumped at my house, and is somehow magical and able to sneak past sleeping dogs. But now I have to carry her past the 2 outside dogs and the 6 inside dogs to get her somewhere safe....

She is absolutely fine with the whole thing. Stays snuggled in my arms. Purrs. I’m not convinced that this is real, that I’m not dreaming. So I feed the magic cat and start looking for kittens. Y’all, I searched for nearly 7 straight hours. I even enlisted my Terrier mix in the hunt. (She could find baby mice in a snowstorm with earmuffs on.) I even walked the property playing kittens meowing sounds on my phone.

So this is the bad news, we live in the country and the likelihood of the babies being ok with all the predators here is slim, and she may have been dumped without them. So I am not giving up looking, but now I’ve got a potential surrogate mom cat. And y’all, I’ve bottlefed kittens and if there’s a chance for a surrogate, trust me, worth it.

I reached out to my rescue friends and managed to get her lined up to be a surrogate mom to 3 orphaned kittens before noon. Unfortunately, the vet check showed that she has a lot of parasites and she’s going to have to wait 3 days before she can meet her new babies. But the vet said she should still be able to feed the babies then. So now this cat that is not my cat is not at my house anymore, she’s getting well so she can meet the kittens that are not her kittens. Told you she was magic. And I need a nap.

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T W
Community Member
2 months ago

That's going above and beyond. The mother didn't try to go anywhere to get them? I know with the first litter my cat had she never let them out of her sight and would hide them all kinds of places. However she got to you, she clearly got to the right person who could see she has a higher purpose. It's wonderful you have the knowledge and ability to help little babies like this. I hope mama is happy looking after her adopted babies.

LoL.alpaca
Community Member
2 months ago

The babys mightve died during birth its been known to happen if the mother isnt physicly equipped they could all die (including the mother so if this is the case its weird she didnt die either even though im very happy she didnt :) )

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nycRed714
Community Member
2 months ago

You're a hero!

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

The kittens probably got new homes and, instead of simply getting mama fixed, they dumped her so that—-in their pea brains—-they can dump the work that goes into getting more kittens adopted on someone else. I just don’t understand people who adopt animals then never get them fixed, or get all their necessary shots, or take them to the vet when they’re sick. I mean, ffs. Do they neglect their human children that much too? Come to think of it, I wouldn’t be too surprised to find out that they did. Glad she’s safe now, and will have some babies to love. When it come to her “magic” with the dogs, you would be amazed at how cats—-even tiny kittens—-can totally be the boss of a pack of huge tough dogs. Size ain’t everything when it comes to being leader of the pack!

Paw Paw
Community Member
2 months ago

We're hoping her kittens got new homes. I'm a little doubtful about anyone that could take such a sweet animal and dump her off instead of caring for her. This is how we now have four cats. So let's thing Good Thoughts for them ...

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful story...

Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you cor what you did. Besides this is absolutely georgous lady calico cat

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE TORTIESHELLS :D

Sana Pre
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wow what a touching story. I am happy that she found you.

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
2 months ago

We could learn a little something from this sweet family.

sbj
Community Member
2 months ago

Are they Ted's kittens?

The lion tamer
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

You're a good person.

Carol Sage
Community Member
2 months ago

I need to be able to up vote this more. Magic kitty found EXACTLY the right person she needed.

Wolfowl
Community Member
2 months ago

Those kittens are adorable. I hope the mother enjoys them!

Carol Goodson
Community Member
1 week ago

Best story yet

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 month ago

SO much love!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 months ago

Thanks for your big heart, however, people drop off cats or kittens, they do not know, if they will be rescued, especially in the country, why not drop them at a shelter ???

Faith Nicole
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful cat, beautiful story..and you, have a beautiful heart

White Wolf
Community Member
2 months ago

"And I need a nap." That sums it all up 😁😁😁😂😂😂

Bonnie North
Community Member
2 months ago

What a great thing you did to rescue her! Her owners may have sold or given away the kittens and didn't want to do it again - or spend the money to spay her.

Shadow Kat
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Hooman finds a cat that's not his and kittens that aren't hers? Whoa.

Marilyn Slater
Community Member
2 months ago

What an excellent story! Thank you for the happy ending.

Jayne Sargent
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a female cat that never had kittens(that I know of) but nursed every other cat we ever had. She was obviously a wet nurse in a previous life. 😂💖

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
2 months ago

more than a nap--you deserve a HUG!--wonderful, heartwarming story..bless you!

Arleen Wiley
Community Member
2 months ago

Ditto the comments of T W! I, too, live rural...with now six house cats, all dumped, and one feral that I have provided food, water, and appropriate seasonal shelter outside for years now. I have had all spayed, neutered, and immunized, with the exception of one feral that will not be live trapped regardless of any tasty morsels tried! The house cats have a large enclosed back porch, and full run of the house, but not allowed outside anymore (in this area cats are poisoned and dogs are shot). So these are my "fur children" that surround me in bed at night! We are all Blessings to one another.

Patricia Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

All sorts of cat-sized tragedies could have happened, from predators to stupid humans who kept too-young kittens and dumped her.

Carol Roeder
Community Member
2 months ago

You're a good person Charlie Brown! With a very big heart!

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
2 months ago

It is odd that she didn't bring her babies.... good on you for saving her.

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
2 months ago

I've bottle-fed kittens too. I know what you mean!

Paw Paw
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW! She's magic, and so are YOU! And your dogs knew something was up, too. Now she has babies to care for again - thank you

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

This would make a brilliant illustrated story book. I'm very touched by the tale of Magic Cat, the Good Human, and six Wonder Dogs.

katboxjanitor
Community Member
2 months ago

Magical Mama cat fortunate to help a trio of new kittens. PRICELESS

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
2 months ago

She knew where to get the help she needed. Blessing upon you, her & her new babies.

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
2 months ago

The cat, is magic but YOU are awesome..

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
2 months ago

So I don't see the problem here.

Karen Lyon
Community Member
2 months ago

After that nap, give yourself a gold star. All that effort is amazing.

Leigh Lofgren
Community Member
2 months ago

great job and love your story

Sandra Bohlem
Community Member
2 months ago

What is happening? I am laughing tears here

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 months ago

That is what we do for cats and dogs know mommas of all kinds

Flare
Community Member
2 months ago

those kitties are so precious!

yslasoli
Community Member
2 months ago

What angels! You're such a great person to facilitate their health and safety

Cori
Community Member
2 months ago

Magic cat indeed!

Fish Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

Jackpot!

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
2 months ago

🥰

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#13

My Mom Sent Me This, Neither Of These Cats Belong To My Parents

My Mom Sent Me This, Neither Of These Cats Belong To My Parents

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
2 months ago

"Sooner or later, you have to come out."

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#14

My Cat. Not My House

My Cat. Not My House

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

traitor!

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#15

I Went To My Kitchen To Get My Washing Out Of The Machine And Feed My Cats, But Walked Into Five Cats In My Kitchen. I Only Have Three!

I Went To My Kitchen To Get My Washing Out Of The Machine And Feed My Cats, But Walked Into Five Cats In My Kitchen. I Only Have Three!

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

now you have 5

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#16

This Is Mr. Black. He Is Our Neighbours Cat Who Visits Us Every Day. He Is Not Ours But He Thinks He Is!! Here He Is Doing The Biggest Blep. He Has A Natural Snaggletooth

This Is Mr. Black. He Is Our Neighbours Cat Who Visits Us Every Day. He Is Not Ours But He Thinks He Is!! Here He Is Doing The Biggest Blep. He Has A Natural Snaggletooth

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

That tooth... are you sure the cat isn't bothered by the tooth? Obviously not your cat, but the way it digs into his snout, I'm side-eying the neighbors...

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#17

I Left The Door Open A Moment Too Long When I Got Home One Day And This Little Goob Sprinted Inside, Circled The Living Room, And Plopped On The Floor

I Left The Door Open A Moment Too Long When I Got Home One Day And This Little Goob Sprinted Inside, Circled The Living Room, And Plopped On The Floor

The first pic is what I sent to my family asking what to do about a random cat in the apartment. I lured him back outside with a packet of salmon, and all he wanted was cuddles and to go back inside.

So yeah, that’s the story of how I got adopted. He still takes very good care of me to this day

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 months ago

Kitty seems to be part raccoon. Lucky you to be adopted by such a rare creature.

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#18

Okay, So About A Week Or So Ago I Had Just Gotten Home From Work When I Hear A Meow At My Apartment Door

Okay, So About A Week Or So Ago I Had Just Gotten Home From Work When I Hear A Meow At My Apartment Door

I open the door to check out the noise and this orange baby comes walking in like ‘cool, I live here now’. I already have two cats and a large dog but this new one is walking about with no issues or fighting. I figure I’ll take him to the vet and see if he has a chip in the morning and go to bed. Flash forward to the vets office and he has a chip! Hooray!! I reach out to the owners and within 30 minutes they call me and agree to meet. I arrive with the orange baby who is currently not happy with his car ride and is now hiding in my lap while we wait for his mom. She shows up. We get out of the cars, I’m holding the kitty, we’re doing small talk, she’s reaches out to pet him. And then she pulls her hand back and says, “You know, he’s been missing for about 3 weeks. I don’t think I want him back.” And gets in her car and drives away. It was heartbreaking. So my house not my cat has become my house my cat through a very sad tale of events

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EA
Community Member
2 months ago

How can someone abandon any animal, let alone a baby one :(

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#19

My House. My Coffee Table. Not My Cat

My House. My Coffee Table. Not My Cat

This gorgeous boy ‘lives’ 3 houses down. He’s not allowed inside his house and is always outside roaming, day or night. So now ‘Carl’ enjoys the good life at ours. He will pop back to his house late afternoon, bring back a fresh chicken wing and put it in his bowl and eat it here. Absolute legend

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EA
Community Member
2 months ago

Why have a pet if you don’t want them in your house? Thank you for being kind to this lovely kitty!

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#20

My Carport, Not My Cat

My Carport, Not My Cat

Mittens is a stray thats fixed in our neighborhood who always runs to me when I come home, I have two insulated shelters for her outside since its cold. She gets fed 6-7 times a day between me and the old lady next door! Very loving, always jumps up on my shoulders. She’s a part of my daily routine! I always check on her multiple times a day, and 2-3 times a night to make sure she’s comfy in her shelter. I’m ordering her a collar to officially adopt her, and if I ever move she’s coming with me! Working cats need love too!

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for you.

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#21

Soooo, This Is My Car, That Is Not My Cat

Soooo, This Is My Car, That Is Not My Cat

He belonged to the neighbor, but she never let him in the house, so I created a place for him in my garage. I left the windows down one night, this is what I came to the next morning.

I haven’t seen him in close to two months, when today, I see him up for adoption on a cat rescue site listed as a tripod (he recently lost a leg). They called him Sammy , which was the name of my neighbor’s cat. I’m so excited to have found him again. So, I put in an application to adopt him. Maybe he’ll actually be my cat after all

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope you get him

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#22

The Mama Cat Who Had Babies In My Garden Shed. She's Ultra Friendly And Her Babies Are Thriving! We've Got A Few Friends Interested In Adopting Them, But I Think We *might* Keep Them

The Mama Cat Who Had Babies In My Garden Shed. She's Ultra Friendly And Her Babies Are Thriving! We've Got A Few Friends Interested In Adopting Them, But I Think We *might* Keep Them

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Livvy-Rose Richards
Community Member
2 months ago

Such cuties ❣️❣️❣️❣️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍 I would keep them alll

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#23

My GF Ask Me Why Did I Put A White Cat In Our Laundry Room, Didn't Know What She Was Talking A Out, Send Me The Pic Felt In Love With Cat, Cat Is Now Part Of The Family

My GF Ask Me Why Did I Put A White Cat In Our Laundry Room, Didn't Know What She Was Talking A Out, Send Me The Pic Felt In Love With Cat, Cat Is Now Part Of The Family

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

congrats on being acquired by a cat!

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#24

I Do Have A Cat, He's The Cat On The Left. The Cat On The Right Is Not My Cat. He Would Very Much Like To Be My Cat. I Too Would Also Like Him To Be My Cat. My Actual Cat Disagrees With All Of This, And So Do His Owners

I Do Have A Cat, He's The Cat On The Left. The Cat On The Right Is Not My Cat. He Would Very Much Like To Be My Cat. I Too Would Also Like Him To Be My Cat. My Actual Cat Disagrees With All Of This, And So Do His Owners

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
2 months ago

"It's me or him, choose wisely."

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#25

My Deck, Not My Cat Or Dog!! My Neighbor's Pets Came To Visit Me This Morning!!

My Deck, Not My Cat Or Dog!! My Neighbor's Pets Came To Visit Me This Morning!!

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Brookie_uwu
Community Member
2 months ago

That kitty has a magical stare

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#26

My Stroller, Not My Cat. This Is Ralph. Ralph Decided He Wanted To Hitch A Ride Around The Neighborhood

My Stroller, Not My Cat. This Is Ralph. Ralph Decided He Wanted To Hitch A Ride Around The Neighborhood

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Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

Ralph is a georgeous orange cat

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#27

This Beautiful Girl Visits Almost Every Day For Breakfast! We’ve Named Her “Magic”

This Beautiful Girl Visits Almost Every Day For Breakfast! We’ve Named Her “Magic”

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SJM
Community Member
2 months ago

This picture is Photoshoppen - look around the edges, especially around the head and back feet. No clue why tho...

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#28

My House... Not My Cat...

My House... Not My Cat...

THIS is Tux! His family moved in behind us late last year & he comes to watch us through our glass door multiple times a day, for hours at a time. He waits patiently for one of my two cats to come out OR for my youngest (arm pictured) to deliberately open the screen door to let him in.

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Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

Neighbours ...

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#29

Last Year We Met This Orange Goofball While Walking Our Dog, Justin

Last Year We Met This Orange Goofball While Walking Our Dog, Justin

Justin is NOT a fan of cats and usually will chase or lunge at them when given the chance. Well to this little guy, it mattered not. He wouldn’t be intimidated and insisted that he and Justin would be friends. After a few weeks this was the case. Justin was won over. Then, he turned his attention to my wife and I. Gordon, as my wife named him, started stopping by the house to say hello. This progressed to stopping by for a bite to eat and a place to sleep for a couple hours. We found out that this was his MO up and down the block. He didn’t really belong to anyone, he wandered freely in and out of houses and was fed and offered places to sleep wherever.

Several months later we came home from a week away and poor Gordon was on front step of our house looking VERY ill. I took him to the vet and they told me he had a kidney issue that would require IV fluids for the next week. So dutifully Gordon and I went to the vet and they’d hook his little arm up to an IV and he’d curl up in my lap and let it happen. The vet said that she wished all her feline patients were as willing and accommodating as Gordon.

After his health scare, Gordon got back to doing what he did best and ate/slept/caroused around the neighborhood. Then in January of last year he went missing. No one in the neighborhood knew anything of his whereabouts. It was and remains an absolute crusher for me. He was the sweetest little orange guy and I’m sure that he came to me when he was sick because he knew I would help him.

I can only hope that someone said, “This cat is too awesome to live on the streets!” and took him in forever. Regardless, my heart aches knowing that I’ll likely never see him again. Gordon, I hope you’re out there curled up on someone’s couch enjoying your best life. Miss you my friend!

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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, we had a similar story. We thought someone had broken in and let one of our indoor cats out. Turns out he was the neighbourhood tart. We fed him, the dog loved him (our cats didnt love the dog). He hung around for years bringing us presents, dead half chewed frogs, huge rats, and an enormous fish. Any way, one day this man came to our house and asked if we looked after a big ginger cat. My kids said yes and he told them that he passed away in his room as the cat was actually his.

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My Flat, Not My Cat

My Flat, Not My Cat

Tigger, month six (lol). One day in summer we left our front door open and in came Tigger. We called the number on the tag, met his real parents (one street over), and we thought that was that. Wrong! Tigger comes over twice a day minimum, sleeps over, the whole bit. We are HIS pets

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Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful story

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#31

Our Resident Stray With A Hedgehog Friend Visiting At Dusk

Our Resident Stray With A Hedgehog Friend Visiting At Dusk

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FreckledFox
Community Member
2 months ago

A hedgehog friend? So not your hedgehog either? Wow!

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#32

Is This How One Acquires A Cat?

Is This How One Acquires A Cat?

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

yep, that's how it works

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#33

I Had An Unexpected Vistor This Evening. He Is Welcome To Join My Social Bubble Any Time He Wishes

I Had An Unexpected Vistor This Evening. He Is Welcome To Join My Social Bubble Any Time He Wishes

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Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

I would let him too !

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#34

My Baby’s Bassinet, Not My Cat

My Baby’s Bassinet, Not My Cat

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

from what i hear baby crib is fairly easy way to attract a cat :D

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#35

My Dog, My Couch. Not My Cat

My Dog, My Couch. Not My Cat

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MrTree1779
Community Member
2 months ago

Now it is...

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#36

Why Do Neighbourhood Cats Always Come To My House

Why Do Neighbourhood Cats Always Come To My House

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

news apparently spread...

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#37

I Just Bought A House. It Apparently Came With A Cat. No One Told Me. I Don’t Even Have A Sofa Yet, But I Have A Pet? My House, Not My Cat

I Just Bought A House. It Apparently Came With A Cat. No One Told Me. I Don’t Even Have A Sofa Yet, But I Have A Pet? My House, Not My Cat

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

that's good start in making house into a home

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#38

My Bed. Not My Cat. Left The Front Door Open And Came Into My Room To Find This Kitty

My Bed. Not My Cat. Left The Front Door Open And Came Into My Room To Find This Kitty

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Summer
Community Member
2 months ago

Uhm... Hi?

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#39

Kevin Doin A Heckin Protest. Kevin Is Not My Cat, But I’m Trying To Convince Him To Be My Cat. We Do This Everyday. One Day He’s Gonna Surrender To My Love, Damnit. For Now He Just Uses Me For Food, And I’ll Take It

Kevin Doin A Heckin Protest. Kevin Is Not My Cat, But I’m Trying To Convince Him To Be My Cat. We Do This Everyday. One Day He’s Gonna Surrender To My Love, Damnit. For Now He Just Uses Me For Food, And I’ll Take It

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Cecile Desjardins
Community Member
2 months ago

It will happen... when he is no more young and restless. Or trap and neuter... less dangers awaiting for him before he calms down.

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#40

This Is Sharon. Sharon Would Sneak In The House On A Daily Basis And Pretend To Be Asleep When We Had To Escort Her Out. Sharon Is Not Our Cat, Nor Do We Know If She Is Actually Called Sharon

This Is Sharon. Sharon Would Sneak In The House On A Daily Basis And Pretend To Be Asleep When We Had To Escort Her Out. Sharon Is Not Our Cat, Nor Do We Know If She Is Actually Called Sharon

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
2 months ago

Keep Sharon!

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