Has this ever occurred to you, pricey Pandas? You go into the kitchen, say howdy to your cat sitting on the counter (it says ‘meow’ again), and then you definately begin making your self a heartwarming mug of scorching cocoa. You allow however then you definately cease and look again. That wasn’t your cat! (Perhaps you didn’t actually have a cat!) How did it get in? What occurred to your personal cat?
Should you’re in want of some good vibes, then you definately’re going to like the My House, Not My Cat Facebook group. It’s a healthful on-line group devoted to individuals who share pictures of cats who wind up of their properties, go to their yards, and patter in to meownage them of their places of work. Scroll down, upvote your fave pics, and share your personal pictures of cats that aren’t yours chilling at your own home within the remark part, pricey Pandas.
Stephanie Holcomb, who based the group in October 2016, instructed Snugme that she got here up with the thought to create the group as a result of she stored seeing ‘My Home, Not My Cat’ memes pop up all around the web. “Cats would simply let themselves in individuals’s homes through doggie doorways or open home windows, and these individuals did not have cats! They have been hilarious, so I did a bit search and located that there wasn’t a bunch made up particularly for that but.” Scroll down for the remainder of our in-depth interview with Stephanie.
The founding father of My Home, Not My Cat instructed us that there are Three admins who monitor the posts and he or she additionally went into element in regards to the guidelines that members of the group need to comply with.
“We do have guidelines that they [the posts] need to be group-specific, and we decline some that are not. Different animals, for instance, perhaps humorous however we need to be particular. Our guidelines are: it must be your home (or yard, or deck, or work) and it must be not your cat (we name them NMCs, for Not My Cat). We do settle for ‘My Cat, Not My Home’ as a result of we’ve got discovered that generally neighbors textual content footage of individuals’s cats in their home. It is form of rotated, however the identical idea.”
She continued: “Additionally, the cats need to be a shock. A minimum of the primary put up—individuals give updates on NMCs on a regular basis. We have now some favorites: Matthew, The Squatter Kitty, and Felix.”
Stephanie stated that Felix lives in her hometown and visits a superb pal of her’s. “She had no thought I ran this group however simply began posting footage of him on her private web page.”
In line with the founder, random cats popping up and meowndering into your own home is way extra frequent than most individuals would suppose.
Crumpet sits on my decking every morning and stares by way of the door awaiting his day by day tribute.
He’ll just about devour something.
Biscuits, leftovers, a small little one, the soul of a liked one… no matter.
All hail our tremendous fluffy ginger overlord.
“We get individuals on a regular basis who be a part of and say, ‘I in all probability will not put up something as a result of I will not get that fortunate’ after which, poof! There is a unusual cat of their home.”
The Fb group is open to anybody who agrees to comply with the foundations. That features frequent sense issues like being good and never sharing viral pictures.
“If individuals are nasty or complain or soar throughout somebody for one thing, they’re yeeted. However most individuals behave themselves and it is a enjoyable group.”
I reside in Phoenix, AZ.
In February 2019, we noticed an orange blob on the home digital camera feeding from the feral cat feeding bowl. *begin pictures high left*
I posted on the Nextdoor app “hey, is that this your cat?”… no reply for about two weeks so I stored posting day by day pics. Quick story, I lastly discovered his proprietor and he or she stated “yep, that’s my cat.” However Sam… he simply wouldn’t cease hanging round our home – day in and time out… he would get in my automobile, he would lay on our doormat to be sure you not miss our arrivals, and plenty of days of watch him on the ring doorbell sitting – staring.
I lastly let him in. We known as him Cinnamon. And he liked his new house. LOVED. I known as the proprietor and he or she stated “he selected you.”
We brushed him, he actually blossomed and performed and slept with the opposite pets.
I might put up humorous instagram tales of “random not my cat” issues and a number of Fb posts of “have a look at this loopy neighbors cat.”
In November, he grew in poor health, so I known as his proprietor and stated “Sam is sick… I simply needed you to know.”
My husband and I took him to the vet and so they gave him a number of days to reside… so we went by way of his bucket checklist 1. Eat tuna, 2. sit in sunny window on forbidden kitchen counter, and eventually 3. lay exterior underneath the large tree the place we introduced him Squeeze Up treats and bowls of ice water.
Cinnamon/Sam lasted every week – kidney failure.
Typically – my home, not my cat… simply isn’t what it appears. I nonetheless miss that freeloading idiot. *finish pictures backside proper* November 2019 Love couldn’t save him
Began feeding the mother/now grandma within the entrance 2 years in the past. she has now raised her offspring & their offspring on my porch
This attractive boy ‘lives’ Three homes down. He’s not allowed inside his home and is all the time exterior roaming, day or night time. So now ‘Carl’ enjoys the nice life at ours. He’ll pop again to his home late afternoon, convey again a contemporary rooster wing and put it in his bowl and eat it right here. Absolute legend
I open the door to take a look at the noise and this orange child comes strolling in like ‘cool, I reside right here now’. I have already got two cats and a big canine however this new one is strolling about with no points or preventing. I determine I’ll take him to the vet and see if he has a chip within the morning and go to mattress. Flash ahead to the vets workplace and he has a chip! Hooray!! I attain out to the house owners and inside 30 minutes they name me and agree to satisfy. I arrive with the orange child who’s at the moment not pleased along with his automobile experience and is now hiding in my lap whereas we anticipate his mother. She exhibits up. We get out of the vehicles, I’m holding the kitty, we’re doing small discuss, she’s reaches out to pet him. After which she pulls her hand again and says, “You understand, he’s been lacking for about Three weeks. I don’t suppose I need him again.” And will get in her automobile and drives away. It was heartbreaking. So my home not my cat has turn into my home my cat by way of a really unhappy story of occasions
Mittens is a stray thats mounted in our neighborhood who all the time runs to me after I come house, I’ve two insulated shelters for her exterior since its chilly. She will get fed 6-7 occasions a day between me and the outdated woman subsequent door! Very loving, all the time jumps up on my shoulders. She’s part of my day by day routine! I all the time test on her a number of occasions a day, and 2-Three occasions an evening to ensure she’s cozy in her shelter. I’m ordering her a collar to formally undertake her, and if I ever transfer she’s coming with me! Working cats want love too!
For greater than 20 years we’d been a dogs-only household. Sooner or later about Four half years in the past, Amelia determined it was time to alter that. She randomly confirmed up at our home, tremendous skinny however in any other case very wholesome…after which by no means left We actually suppose she was dumped, as a result of she was SO tremendous pleasant and *fully* unafraid of individuals…she SPRINTED inside the home the second we opened the door, and jumped in our laps! Now she’s dwelling as a cat ought to be, rotund and lazy and pleased
THIS is Tux! His household moved in behind us late final yr & he comes to observe us by way of our glass door a number of occasions a day, for hours at a time. He waits patiently for one in all my two cats to come back out OR for my youngest (arm pictured) to intentionally open the display door to let him in.
Tigger, month six (lol). Sooner or later in summer season we left our entrance door open and in got here Tigger. We known as the quantity on the tag, met his actual dad and mom (one road over), and we thought that was that. Incorrect! Tigger comes over twice a day minimal, sleeps over, the entire bit. We’re HIS pets
I talked to the neighbor and apparently he was born underneath the bush exterior the home about eight months in the past and his siblings didn’t make it. Apparently he’s simply caught round. He solely lets my neighbor and I get close to him.
The primary pic is what I despatched to my household asking what to do a couple of random cat within the house. I lured him again exterior with a packet of salmon, and all he needed was cuddles and to return inside.
So yeah, that’s the story of how I acquired adopted. He nonetheless takes excellent care of me to at the present time
Scarfed down Three cans of moist meals like he hadn’t eaten in weeks. We make mattress out on the entrance porch to maintain him dry & heat. I stroll into the lounge some time later to see him stress-free on the sofa with my oldest.
I used to be in such shock that I first thought one in all my very own was getting out! She’s at the moment trapped within the toilet being an lovely kitten, and tomorrow we go to the vet. My canine is already hoping we maintain her
UPDATE!!! SHE HAD A CHIP!!! Her household misplaced her nearly 2 Years In the past!!!! Mother was in TEARS. I am so very selfishly unhappy, however I simply made an entire household extremely pleased
He’s the sweeeetest stray with essentially the most grumbliest purr, and a few days he’ll let me sit and snuggle him and different days he acts like I am the scariest creature he is ever encountered however I caught this pic out my duaghters bed room window the opposite night time and it simply melts my coronary heart he could not need to be a home cat however he certain loves the heck out of his home cat associates! Lol
Justin is NOT a fan of cats and normally will chase or lunge at them when given the prospect. Properly to this little man, it mattered not. He wouldn’t be intimidated and insisted that he and Justin can be associates. After a number of weeks this was the case. Justin was received over. Then, he turned his consideration to my spouse and I. Gordon, as my spouse named him, began stopping by the home to say howdy. This progressed to stopping by for a chunk to eat and a spot to sleep for a pair hours. We discovered that this was his MO up and down the block. He didn’t actually belong to anybody, he wandered freely out and in of homes and was fed and supplied locations to sleep wherever.
A number of months later we got here house from every week away and poor Gordon was on entrance step of our home wanting VERY in poor health. I took him to the vet and so they instructed me he had a kidney difficulty that will require IV fluids for the following week. So dutifully Gordon and I went to the vet and so they’d hook his little arm as much as an IV and he’d curl up in my lap and let it occur. The vet stated that she wished all her feline sufferers have been as keen and accommodating as Gordon.
After his well being scare, Gordon acquired again to doing what he did finest and ate/slept/caroused across the neighborhood. Then in January of final yr he went lacking. Nobody within the neighborhood knew something of his whereabouts. It was and stays an absolute crusher for me. He was the sweetest little orange man and I’m certain that he got here to me when he was sick as a result of he knew I might assist him.
I can solely hope that somebody stated, “This cat is just too superior to reside on the streets!” and took him in eternally. Regardless, my coronary heart aches realizing that I’ll doubtless by no means see him once more. Gordon, I hope you’re on the market curled up on somebody’s sofa having fun with your finest life. Miss you my pal!
He belonged to the neighbor, however she by no means let him in the home, so I created a spot for him in my storage. I left the home windows down one night time, that is what I got here to the following morning.
I haven’t seen him in shut to 2 months, when immediately, I see him up for adoption on a cat rescue website listed as a tripod (he lately misplaced a leg). They known as him Sammy , which was the title of my neighbor’s cat. I’m so excited to have discovered him once more. So, I put in an software to undertake him. Perhaps he’ll truly be my cat in any case
So about 1:00 this morning, I went exterior and this cat, that’s not my cat, meows, so I name it, and it comes proper to me. Now first, we’ve got canine, a number of canine, and a pair of are neighbors’ canine that reside exterior, and but in some way, this tiny cat simply strolls proper up and not one of the canine even transfer. Second, we reside within the nation and we all know all our neighbors and their cats, and this isn’t their cat. Third, after I choose her up, it’s obvious that she has had kittens lately.
So now I’m standing exterior at 1:00 AM, holding this very pleasant cat that has apparently been dumped at my home, and is in some way magical and in a position to sneak previous sleeping canine. However now I’ve to hold her previous the two exterior canine and the 6 inside canine to get her someplace secure….
She is completely fantastic with the entire thing. Stays snuggled in my arms. Purrs. I’m not satisfied that that is actual, that I’m not dreaming. So I feed the magic cat and begin on the lookout for kittens. Y’all, I looked for almost 7 straight hours. I even enlisted my Terrier combine within the hunt. (She may discover child mice in a snowstorm with earmuffs on.) I even walked the property enjoying kittens meowing sounds on my cellphone.
So that is the unhealthy information, we reside within the nation and the probability of the infants being comfortable with all of the predators right here is slim, and he or she could have been dumped with out them. So I’m not giving up wanting, however now I’ve acquired a possible surrogate mother cat. And y’all, I’ve bottlefed kittens and if there’s an opportunity for a surrogate, belief me, value it.
I reached out to my rescue associates and managed to get her lined as much as be a surrogate mother to three orphaned kittens earlier than midday. Sadly, the vet test confirmed that she has loads of parasites and he or she’s going to have to attend Three days earlier than she will meet her new infants. However the vet stated she ought to nonetheless be capable of feed the infants then. So now this cat that’s not my cat just isn’t at my home anymore, she’s getting effectively so she will meet the kittens that aren’t her kittens. Instructed you she was magic. And I want a nap.
My 6 yr outdated asks continuously after we are getting one other cat and I inform him, “When it’s time for us so as to add one other cat to the household, Charlie will ship us one…” Properly, this attractive factor confirmed up 2 nights in the past. She sat in my lap within the yard for nearly an hour earlier than my husband pulled into the drive method and scared her off. And now she’s again and loving getting liked on!!!! I believe she’s in love with my 6 yr outdated! Our neighborhood is over run with feral cats and whereas I formally consider now (based mostly on the matted fur) that she is feral-ish, I additionally suppose she desires to be liked on. She had a pleasant meal whereas she was getting liked on and I believe it is perhaps time to get her cat meals if she’s going to proceed to hold round!
At all times what i used to be doing and would sit with me for hours whereas I used to be engaged on my van, little by little he snuck his method into my place and has definitely made himself cozy…….I’ve tried to seek out doable house owners however no person has claimed him so he has moved in full time and now goes by the title of Shadow as he’s all the time by my aspect and sticking his nostril into no matter I am doing
I heard a meow in a home that has no cats and located himbs caught in my storage. Himbs frolicked with me for a pair hours and claimed my automobile, our boat, and my lap. Two days later, she acquired caught within the storage once more I believe I’ve a brand new pal
EDIT: this cat belongs to some neighbors. They stated she came visiting bc they go away her exterior (has storage entry) once they exit of city and so they have been out of city for these few days. I hate that they let her out, however at the very least she does have a house
I named him Bo after which I noticed Bo was in warmth when she would do massive screams each night time exterior my bus window.
Then she turned Bo Derek
Bo Derek is in love with Lieutenant Dan and doesn’t perceive why himbs not inquisitive about her love. Lieutenant Dan misplaced one leg and his balls in the identical day earlier than I adopted him. Poor man.
Bo Derek waits underneath a walnut tree for Dan a number of occasions a day.
Typically he performs laborious to get. Typically he showers her with kisses.
I can’t get a date in the course of the pandemic however Lieutenant Dan can!
That is Chonk. He is been displaying as much as my bed room window for nearly a yr and a half now. It began after I noticed this stunning ginger on the roof and determined to go away some kibbles in a bowl by the window.
We have had a really colourful relationship, since then. One time he did not present up for 3 months and got here again all skinny and soiled. One other time, he scratched my hand whereas I attempted to feed him and his then-girlfriend. I ignored him for 3 weeks. He, in a while, ditched the girlfriend, stopped being nasty, after which I began feeding him once more. Typically he’d present as much as my window throughout unhappy moments, as if he is aware of I want the consolation. I can not let him in as a result of cats aren’t allowed the place I reside.
Not my cat, however I like himb. I might like to name him mine sometime.
I couldn’t bear watching poor Merlin making an attempt to get cozy yesterday, making an attempt to groom his ‘matted past hope’ fur – so, I’ve sacrificed my bestest crochet snippers, grabbed an enormous bag of treats, put my ‘massive woman pants’ on and stepped as much as do the correct factor (I’ve been terrified of wounding him) …
Merlin now could be minus fairly a number of matts. He truly lay there for a superb 10 minutes earlier than a paw the dimensions of a aspect plate plonked onto my arm (no claws) and he chirped to say ‘sufficient’.
I believed that was it … however no, he solely asks for a tummy rub after which ROLLS OVER so I can do the opposite aspect!!!
It might not look so much within the image however it means the world to me – Merlin now has a ‘naked bit’ on his aspect that now not pulls when he strikes – he appears to be like like Tatty Ted bless him.
I received’t be capable of do all of them, however I’ll get as many as I safely can when he lets me. Let’s face it, there are some locations no self respecting kitty will allow you to snip close to – even for treats.
I’m studying to learn his physique language and tail twitches in order that I don’t do an excessive amount of at a time.
I’m simply grateful for his belief and the rapport that lets us work collectively on this xx
Merlin can also be ‘half Hobbit’ – he’s loves Second Breakfast (I haven’t damaged it to him that it’s truly what he didn’t end at First Breakfast – lined from the fridge – who am I to burst his bubble).
So we share a drive with our neighbours and since we moved in April, there hasnt been a day the place Stubs hasn’t stated howdy within the morning on our method at to work or or a superb day within the afternoon after we’re coming house.
Thanks for being the spotlight of my days Stubs
Lived there for 2 years earlier than I lastly gained his belief. When he first let me contact him he was pores and skin and bones and the most important head I’ve ever seen. Now after nearly 6 months of permitting me to feed him, he’s stuffed out, and whereas he won’t are available the home (massive canine scary) I’ve formally claimed him as ours. He has the most effective meaty head and cheeks ever!
A few weeks again, I observed this man out the again of our house block.
Skinny, however not ravenous. Not neutered. And really feral.
I gave him a bit meals.
Quick ahead two weeks and he is right here day by day for meals on the similar time, will enable me to scratch his brow with one finger, and hangs out simply inside my door.
He ate inside one time, after which determined to pull all of the meals exterior piece by piece. He additionally enjoys ingesting water from the filthy puddle exterior, obvious at anybody who comes close to him, and operating frantically away from the toy I gently positioned beside him.
I name him A-hole.
I acquired right here. He was on my porch. I unlocked the door and he barreled proper the heck in. Took over my mattress and is quick asleep. Seems he has a nasty contaminated wound in his again foot. One thing tore his interior toe from the remainder of the foot. Stinks! To the vet at 4:45