45 Times People Walked Into Their Homes And Said “That’s Not My Cat”

  • By Sara
  • December 19, 2020
  • 13 minutes read

If you think you’re the owner of your cat, think again.

Everyone knows the cat chooses the human, it is never the other way around. Cats are famous for being bossy and having a very badass attitude. You can never tell them what to do because, in the end, they always do what they want to do. Nothing and no one can stop them. If you can’t stop your cat from going outside the house, what makes you think you can stop a cat from coming inside the house? Yes, it works both ways. Cats are naturally curious creatures and they like to roam around and go on little adventures. Some of these adventures end up with them finding forever homes.

The Facebook group “My House, Not My Cat” is a growing community of more than 30k members! You can see all sorts of wholesome and hilarious stories of stranger cats just walking into people’s properties and claiming them their own. Consider yourself lucky if a cat randomly shows up at your house. You are one of the chosen ones! Scroll down below to see some “My house, not my cat” stories:

My Kitchen Island, Not My B E B B Y.

“My Roommate Was Taking The Trash Out And Heard Some ~screms~. She Found This B E B B Y By The Dumpster. She Is Veri Smol And Veri Cute. We Named Her Miso. The Vet Thinks Miso Is About 4 Weeks Old. We May Keep Her If The Other Cats Get Along With Her, But If Not We Have A New Home Lined Up. For Now We Are Raising Someone’s B E B B Y. This Is My Idea Of Child Support.”

Shelby Riley

My Couch, Not My Cat. She Or He Is Since The Lockdown Every Day In Our House And Sometimes She Sleeps In Our Bed At Night. She Is So Kind And Love Her So Much

Jacqueline Dante

My House Not My Cat

“I have cried for the last 3 days. I have never been a cat person. I grew apparently VERY attached to my not my cat. I have bought him cat toys and a giant kitty tower. He went missing 4 days ago. I have cried since day 2. I have kitty kittied and walked my property so many times. Yesterday I broke and sobbed just knowing something had ate him. I checked at 2 AM for the probably 20th time to see of he was home…nothing. This morning I cried again…my not my cat came home!!! He ate his food like he was starving and then chattered and meow at me like I never fed him. I see now how humans become cat slaves…there has to be a magical bond somewhere.”

Bobbi Jo Carter

My House, Not My Cat. We Are Bookended By Farms So People Toss Their Unwanted Cats Here. The Cats Know I’m A Sucker For Kitty Snuggles

Zarah Elizabeth Beishline

My House, My Couch, Not My Cat(S) – At The Time The Picture Was Taken

“This very young stray started visiting our yard this summer. Her visits became occurring daily; it became obvious she was spending nights there, too. Then she gave birth to 4 kittens under the porch. Soon she moved them into the garage. Next she started bringing them onto the porch . . . then into the kitchen . . . . then one day I woke up from a nap, and there they all were. I don’t think they plan on leaving.”

Casey Nager

Close To Midnight Five Years Ago, I Was Startled By The Pathetic Mewling Of An Unhappy Kitty

“My husband and I went all over our house, opening cabinet and closet doors in an attempt to free whichever kitty of ours had managed to trap his or herself. According to the vet, kitty was malnourished and suffering from ringworm on her ears. She was so young that she still had her milk teeth. In order to treat the ringworm, we had to massage an ointment all over her ears AND let it set for 15 minutes before washing it off. All without her messing with it. This is when I learned she was so freaking tiny that I could plop her entire body into a Crown Royal bag, gently draw the string just over her shoulders, treat her ears, and keep her safe, snug, and still until it was time to wash off the goo and let her free. Five years, and a lot of love later, her fur grew back and she fluffed up, though she’s still rather diminutive for a full grown cat. Today, Not My Cat is now my beloved MoonShine.”

Marjorie McKinstry-Miller

This Is Not My Cat

“She Followed My Cat Home One Day When She Was A Kitten, Chill Enough To Hang Around, Not Chill Enough For Pets. We Had A Hurricane Hit On The 16th, So She Sheltered In Our Garage With A Handful Of Other “Nmc’s.” Turns Out She Was Pregnant And Birthed A Single White Kitten During The Storm. Afterwards She Spirited It Away. Yesterday I Found Him Back In My Garage. I’m So Happy She Feels That This Is A Safe Space For Her Youngin.”

Kimberly Young Stearns

I Was Directed Here From Another Group. This Is Not My House, Its My Parents New Neighbors House. And This Is Definitely Not My Cat.

Emily Partington

Stevie, the owner of the group has shared how happy she is to see the community grow. She talked about it with BoredPanda. She shared that every time she logs in to Facebook, which is once an hour, there are one or two posts waiting for her to moderate. “With 7 admins and mods that’s quite a lot,” she said. She also shared that the community grew a lot faster in the lockdown. “People love the group. There’s no way we could get rid of it. It’s amazing how many people get cat visitors.”

Stevie has been preparing something special for Christmas. “We have a surprise for Christmas—a ‘gift’ from the admins and a special thread just for the members. We just hope more people get mystery cats!” About the criteria of her posts, Stevie said there is a strict criterion and if a post doesn’t meet it, it does not get published. “If they don’t, it’s usually because of rule 5 (has to be your experience, your house and not your cat) or rule 2 (no viral content, fundraising, etc.).”

Stevie got the inspiration for the group after seeing countless memes on the Internet about cats walking into people’s homes and noticed that there isn’t a specific group for it. So she created one. Due to the increase in posts recently, Stevie will be featuring what gets published so the quality of the posts will be better now.

My Cat Is Trying To Move His Friend In

Rebecca Lavender

My House, Not My Cat! She Silently Followed Me Through The Front Door, Then Jumped On The Sofa. Took Me By Complete Surprise. No Collar, So I Decided To Call Her Miss Pring, As She Made The Loudest “Prrringg” Noise To Get My Attention!

Laura Litster

This Is My Mom In Her Kitchen. She Doesn’t Own A Cat

Paula Leech

My House, Not My Cat (Or Sponge.) She Just Came Running Through The Garden And Into The House With This Thing In Her Mouth

Jennie Huggins

Doing Dishes And Glance Out The Window These Are Not My Cats

Morgan Wilson

Stanley Update! To Recap, Stanley Was A Stray Who Would Visit The House To Be Fed. He Sometimes Would Appear On The Windowsill Or The Balcony.

“Last week we found him in front of the house, something terrible had happened to him so we brought him to the vet. The vet had to remove his eye. He’s been recuperating in our spare room since. Yesterday I brought him back to the vet to have his stitches removed, get him neutered, and updated on vaccines, deworming, etc. The vet said he’s healing up really well and that he’s put on weight! He’s wearing a shirt because he kept licking the anti-tick and flea meds on his nape (he doesn’t seem to mind at all, he’s walking around like he wears shirts every day).

We have decided to keep him, he’ll never be allowed outside again. He’s such a sweet cat, he loooves belly rubs and doesn’t bite. The next step is to introduce him to our sassy tortie girl.

Please tell him how handsome he looks”

Rosie Coyne

My Neighbours Cat Arrives With A Meow At 7am And Stays The Whole Day Until Said Neighbour Texts Me At 5pm Asking For Her Cat Back

Keiran Currah

This Is My Patio And My Budgie, But Not My Cat

“He showed up one spring hoping to mate with my two girl cats. But my girls are fixed and are permanently not in “the mood”. After breaking into my house, eating all the cat food and spraying, I looked into taking him to the Cats Home. They said he would most likely be put down as they felt he might not be easily adopted. So I decided to keep him. I buttered him up with food until I could pet him and booked him in with the vet to be neutered and microchiped. His name is Oskar and he’s been with us for 6 years.”

This Is My Rabbits House, He Doesn’t Have A Cat

Bobbi Barry

3 Years Ago On Bonfire Night This Void Yelled Out From The Void Of My Damn Walls/Roof. My Wall Vent, Not My Cat

Bethany Burnett

My Wife And I Have One Cat, Named Ursula. She Lives In The House. Neither Of These Kitties Are Ursula

“Shadow is by the fence. She lives with the neighbor but gallivants around the neighborhood. She has a little bell on her collar so we know when she’s coming. We call the other cat Thuggie Boi bc he’s got a clipped ear, so we know he’s been in the system. We think Thuggie lives at one of the houses behind us. I’ll put out a can of food in the early evening and they’ll come by and graze. I’m a cat dad through and through, so these cats aren’t mine, but they’re mine in my heart.”

Jeremy Streem

Again? I Do Not Own This Cat. I Do Not Know This Cat. I Do Not Know How This Cat Got In My House


Intruder Alert

“He showed up now!!!! AND GUESS WHAT????? HE ALMOST TOUCHED ME, ALMOST!!! He was exploring the room next to my bed and I put my hand down really slow and he looked at it!!! He was like 2,5 inches away from my hand!!!! AND DIDN’T RUN AWAY! HE JUST LOOKED AT IT AND CONTINUED EXPLORING! ALSO!! HE WAS PLAYING WITH ARTEMIS!!! They were running around and playing, so cute!!! I placed another blanket on the couch for him to be extra cozy and warm at night I’m sooooo happy right now!!!!”

Paula Saicosque

My House, Not My Cat. I Could Hear Him, But Took Me A While To Find Him. This Is A Neighbour’s Cat George. You’ll Probably Be Seeing A Lot Of George

Benjamin Todd

Not My Cat, Sleeping Under My Grill

Holly Roseberry

My Cat Sam Eating, His Friend Robyn From Next Door, Patiently Waiting His Turn

Lori Hilderman Barsi

My Neighbor Tagged Me In This Post Yesterday To Let Me Know That Her Cat Was Outside My Front Door Waiting For Me To Bring Her Out A Sheba. Her Cat Will Hound Me Relentlessly For Food Even Though She Has All The Food Her Can Eat Right Next Door. I Love Hank So Much. (Yes, Hank Is A Girl!!)

Sabrina Street

Sooo Last Night As I Was Walking To My Apartment From My Car This Little Cutie Meowed At Me And Was So Nice She Let Me Grab Her!

“We Live In An Apartment Complex Where They Drive Like Maniacs And She Was Just Laying In The Middle Of The Road! She Has A Collar And We Tried Calling The Number But It Is Disconnected. I Emailed Pictures To The Complex That Way They Can Try And See Who’s The Owners! So We Are Kitty Sitting Since Last Night! So My Apartment, Not My Kitty But I Wish She Was!!! Her Name Is Cali And She Is So Damn Sweet And Purry!!!”

This Is Definitely Not My Cat, Even Though She Really Really Acts Like It.

“Olive is my neighbors cat who has a raspy smokers meow. We recently moved in and she made herself instantly at home by burgaling into our house through the windows and front door that I leave open through the day. We live tiny, so sometimes I will be facing one direction in my home, turn around and be greeted out of nowhere by a meow that sounds as if she just puffed on 20 packs of cigarettes.”

This Is My House And This Is What Greets Me When I Open My Front Door. We Have 2 Cats And This Is Not One Of Them

Emily Zagar

My Laptop, Not My Cat

“She came to our house few weeks ago and then start comforting herself and following people in the house. Then this week, she start hijacking my laptop.”

My House. My Porch. My Packages. Not My Cat. I Think This Is Part Of A New Program Through Amazon Prime… “Securikitteh”. Because Nobody Messes With My Packages. N O B O D Y

Brigitte Baker

My House, My Bed, Not My Cat! This Is Max, A Ginger Cat That Belongs To My Neighbor, And He Came By To Watch Some TV With Me

Yael Gold

This Baby Kitty Was Not Our Cat

“She followed my daughter home from the neighborhood store, walked right in the house and snuggled up. She pretended to be sweet, loving and cuddly. After one week of searching for her owner, we figured we would keep her. She must have used her spidey sense because she went from being a loving sweet kitty to a holy terror of a devil cat. She brings in at least one dead bird a day, body slams our other cats, smacks the dog, and will eat anything and everything you might leave on the counter. She has even jumped into the oven and we found her inside the refrigerator once. She wasn’t our cat, but she made sure she ended up being our cat.”

My House’s Cat Bed, Not My Possum…

Boyd Jones

My House. Not My Cat. It Only Took 10 Years, But One Of Our Long Term Ferals We Have Cared For Just Crawled Into My Lap. I’ve Never Felt More Honored

Brigitte Baker

My Kitchen, Not My Cat. My Older Cat Escorted Him In Through The Kitty Door And Walked Him Over To The Food Bowl!

Pat Bathe

My Husband. Not My Cat. She Wandered In And Became Miss Steal Yo Man. This Was Last Night. She’s Still Here Today…. I Don’t Think She Has Plans To Leave

Brenda Evangelista

Not My Cat Provided Me With 13 Not My Kittens This Year. She Is Now Not My Spayed Cat

Linda Stearns

My Bed. Not My Cat

“This is Tiger. He lives nearby me. He has humans, but they don’t take great care of him. He was attacked by an animal and developed an abscess on his head which I treated a few months ago, and he began spending more and more time bouncing between my porch and my neighbors’. Someone set out a bed for him. I began giving him wet food and flea treating him. Finally, I bit the bullet and got him combo tested to make sure he was safe to allow around my two cats— negative for everything. So…maybe he’s part-time my cat.”

Ashley Mie

My Deck.. Not My Cat And Kittens. We Keep This Large Carrier Outside For Our Tnr Cat Max. I’m So In Love With Them All Already

Morgan Bednarek

My Family, Our New House And Definitely Not Our Cat. It Is A Neighbourhood-Cat But Still Is Around When People Present, Former Owner Used To Feed Him And Now It Seems Our Responsibility

Christopher Römer

My House Not My Cat

“I found out recently that this cat I’ve been feeding 3 times a day is not a stray, but belongs to a neighbour at the end of our street. I was showing her random photos on my phone and she asked why I had so many of her cat. This cat is a six-dinner sid and I am a sucker”

Liz Lyons

Have you ever had a “My house, Not my cat” moment? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!

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