Adopted by Houdini

Not our cat
@thea09 (18313)
Greece
June 26, 2016 5:15am CST
About three months ago the teen was adopted by a cat that followed him home one night. The teen insists said cat followed him one km uphill and having staked her territory the adoption was sealed with the contents of a tin of sardines. Said cat was unfortunately named Houdini and then renamed Houdi by me as she is female. Houdi is super intelligent and comes bounding up the olive grove when called and has mastered opening the shutters to come inside. She is now getting fat as our Athenian neighbour insists on feeding her an extra meal at midday as a reward for keeping the snakes away. I haven't seen the two tortoises lately so perhaps Houdi managed an extra snack.
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@MALUSE (66175)
• Germany
26 Jun 16
Hello! Long time no read! Like so many other ex-bubblers I've found my way here and am enjoying myself.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
And still wearing the same beloved hat through Helium and Bubbs to here!
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@MALUSE (66175)
• Germany
28 Jun 16
@thea09 Yes and also two British sites, namely ciao and dooyoo. I'm glad it's summer and I can wear it outside again.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
1 Jul 16
@MALUSE You've certainly had your money's worth out of that hat then. This is the only site I pop onto, but very rarely.
@Asylum (48013)
• Manchester, England
26 Jun 16
Cats seem to have a flair for adopting owners, which has happened to me a few times. It is sad when I end up with a feline friend while on holiday because it will no doubt feel abandoned once I fly home.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
26 Jun 16
I'm sure they just hope the next people in the room are as nice to them.
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@Asylum (48013)
• Manchester, England
26 Jun 16
@thea09 That could only continue for a short while as residents change.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
26 Jun 16
@Asylum Yes, they get spoiled for the season and then go back to hunting for prey.
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@Inlemay (17676)
• South Africa
26 Jun 16
its wonderful to have you give us an peak into your life at the moment.- Cats bring so much please with so little asked in return - just some love and food. Kalispera Katerina
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
26 Jun 16
Indeed she always brings a smile - unless she is sitting on my head at 4.am. A nasty habit which will have her sleeping outside for the summer.
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@Inlemay (17676)
• South Africa
26 Jun 16
@thea09 such a loving habit. Does she tease your hair a little with her purring?
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
@Inlemay No she starts chewing it and then if that doesn't get a reaction she hits me on the neck until I get up.
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@Jessicalynnt (50623)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Jun 16
I like having friendly neighborhood cats that lurk, helps keep the mice away too!
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
They have a nasty habit of bringing mice to the house though.
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• Centralia, Missouri
30 Jun 16
@thea09 ours always ate those, gross, but effective.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
1 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt Houdi just takes a bite out then discards their corpses!
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Jun 16
Good to see you on here again. A cat that keeps snakes away is worth fostering.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
Hi Judy, yes it's the first year I haven't spotted a snake in the garden so she must be doing a good job.
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@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jun 16
@thea09 Maybe she stamps her feet as she goes round the yard. :)
@JudyEv (247328)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jun 16
@ChesneyM Yes, that's another possibility!
@Gina145 (3962)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
26 Jun 16
She sounds like a great cat. I really miss having a pet.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
She's the first pet we've had unless you count the tortoises and Harold the spider.
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@Gina145 (3962)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Jun 16
@thea09 I've never had either of those. I had cats and dogs growing up and I really want to get another dog. My life is just too disorganised to bring one into my home right now, but I'm hoping that will change soon.
• United States
3 Oct 17
Hi Katerina. Glad to see that you are here on myLot! Mildred the Cat sends love, purrs, and some extra high fives to Houdi and is so glad she has found a good home!
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
5 Oct 17
Houdi would have to take Mildred under her wing if you ever let her outdoors, even the neighbouring guard dog is now frightened of my cat.
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@MsTickle (25214)
• Australia
28 Jun 16
A good value cat is a joy. Nice to see you again.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
1 Jul 16
As she was free she was very good value. Nice to see you again too Ms Tickle.
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@blitzfrick (2905)
• United States
27 Jun 16
Cats rule the world or will someday, just as they intend. Here are a few of the changes that will take place Good to hear from you again!
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
She certainly rules the night hours if she's in and wants to go out - very disturbing.
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@ison_1 (1241)
27 Jun 16
KATERINA!!!!! Hello, honestly, I don't really care about what you've written...I'm just happy to see you :) Cats just follow the food.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
Happy to see you too John - and in a new hat. The cat also follows the new toys and I keep threatening the teen I will venture into cat clothes next.
@hereandthere (45996)
• Philippines
27 Jun 16
i'd love to cuddle houdi. does the other cat have different-colored eyes? one seems to be blue.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
Neither of those cats are Houdi, she is mahogany with a white belly & green eyes.
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• United States
26 Jun 16
How is the 'teen' doing other than bring home stray cats?
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
The teen is busy working at his summer job again, attracting the tourists with his now green hair. I practically only see him when I wake him in the mornings or if he invites me down for a coffee with him.
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@BelleStarr (60212)
• United States
26 Jun 16
When an animal adopts you there is nothing to do but love it and adopt it back. Good to see you.
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
28 Jun 16
Good to see you too Belle. We've certainly adopted this one back.
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@shivamani10 (11086)
• Hyderabad, India
26 Jun 16
very interesting to know. How could it keep snakes away?
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@thea09 (18313)
• Greece
26 Jun 16
I presume she finds them tasty and scares them away.
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@valmnz (16749)
• New Zealand
31 May 17
Cats are very good at adopting the right person! Our cat Smooch made his presence known at the SPCA by constantly rubbing against our legs when we weren't giving him a second glance.
@Marcyaz (35391)
• United States
7 Jul 16
Wow a cat that can keep snakes away is a keeper. Mine keep the field mice away. lol
@just4him (245461)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Jul 16
I'm glad she's keeping the snakes away.
@PainsOnSlate (22095)
• Canada
3 Jul 16
I've missed you, so glad to see you again. Your cat sounds wonderful, maybe the turtles don't think so...
@trivia79 (7847)
• El Segundo, California
28 Jun 16
tortoises? where those came from?
• United States
27 Jun 16
sounds 'kin to the hubs 'n his pups he's brought home o'er the years. swears they were jest runnin' down the lonely highway...always becomin' lovin' members'f the family :) yepperz, those cats're great fer more'n jest mice 'n rats, which's why i like many to be 'round here. they keep the bad snakes from venturin' too close to the house'n barns. i truly hope that the tortoises jest went where they'd not be pestered 'n t'weren't a tasty treat fer ms. houdi.