#NotMyCat

By JJ
@myklj999 (61553)
Olney, Illinois
July 19, 2021 5:22am CST
Looking back at things it appears this guy started showing up here at the house around June 20th of this year. 30 days ago today, almost a full month. No clue where he arrived from, but he has been in the yard daily and a few weeks ago decided to start coming in the house and emptying every food bowl he could find...sometimes several times in one day. But he's always disappeared by evening and hasn't stayed a night in the house. Today he came in for breakfast...and someone has put a flea collar on him. So someone wants him to be 'their' cat. That's fine, I was hoping he'd find another home. But if I figure out who is now 'claiming' him I am going to present them with a food bill.
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@Juliaacv (58236)
• Canada
19 Jul
No kidding eh? Clearly the owner is more concerned with what the cat brings in, such as fleas, but isn't concerned to his whereabouts for hours on end or why he doesn't eat alot-assuming of course that he is full when he is back at home again. There is so much more to being a responsible pet parent then just giving them a place to sleep or playing with them when it is convenient for you. As far as the cat is concerned, he is very lucky that he has found your place, generosity is helping him I think.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I'm not sure if it is the actual 'owner' or if it is just someone else that is trying to get him to stay at their house, I do know for the past month I've never seen him looking homeless and dirty, but he has literally sat outside my door LOUDLY begging to come in and be fed many times.
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@Juliaacv (58236)
• Canada
19 Jul
@myklj999 That must pull at your heart strings hearing that.
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@JudyEv (253824)
• Rockingham, Australia
19 Jul
Maybe you should attach a note to his collar and ask them to feed him more.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I might need to because he still acts hungry as ever.
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@sabtraversa (11913)
• Italy
19 Jul
@JudyEv Exactly what I thought, a carrier cat.
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@kobesbuddy (134106)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Jul
It's apparent that someone isn't keeping a close watch on their kitty! He's very healthy looking, thanks to you:) And these cats are all the exact same age and size, obviously from the same litter of kittens.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
Well I knew he wasn't wild, but I'd about decided someone dumped him here...now I'm not so sure.
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@kobesbuddy (134106)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Jul
@myklj999 He looks a lot like Dave and the female cat that comes around. My guess is, one of your neighbors has a litter of cats and let them run free.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
@kobesbuddy He is the female cat, he ended up being a male cat, and he's about a year older than Dave
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@DocAndersen (49129)
• United States
19 Jul
Hi, this is your cat? ok you owe me 125 dollars for food. i am laughing just thinking about it!
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I thought about fixing a note to his collar
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@DocAndersen (49129)
• United States
19 Jul
@myklj999 dear collar placer, removal of this note constitutes a contractual obligation to pay for the food your cat is consuming!
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@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jul
@myklj999 It's been done before (other cats, other people).
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@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jul
Did Olney repeal the no cat roaming bylaw?
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
Nope
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@BarBaraPrz (33117)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jul
@myklj999 So why are all these cats just schneaking over to your place without being caught?
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
@BarBaraPrz Because it pretty much doesn't get enforced which is why I started letting Scar run a month ago.
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@ThatDisha (4052)
• India
20 Jul
so cute why don't you adopt it
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Jul
I already have enough cats
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@ThatDisha (4052)
• India
20 Jul
@RasmaSandra (46386)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Jul
That's the way to go, Find the person who is claiming the cat and then stick them with the bill for the food you fed him, I guess the cat thinks he has found the best of both worlds, Food at your house and a person who wants to take him in, We have a real sweetheart of a fluffy cat, He also lives the hgh life my friends feed him and he eats at a neighbors house, And next to our property is a lovely green field which he can fertilize and where he can catch lizards for dessert, this cat here is living the life or Reilly,
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Jul
And today it showed up without a collar on again
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@RasmaSandra (46386)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Jul
@myklj999 almost sounds like something fishy is going on
@much2say (51037)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jul
Your house is his day house ! Or the restaurant he likes to frequent . He doesn't leave tips ?
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
Thankfully he's never in long enough to leave any deposits
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@much2say (51037)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Jul
@myklj999 Deposits . Yah, he can go to the other house for that .
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@sjvg1976 (29177)
• Delhi, India
19 Jul
It seems it's some else cat and the owner sends it your place so that you may provide it food.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I'm going to order a tag to put on the collar and have a message engraved on it
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@sjvg1976 (29177)
• Delhi, India
19 Jul
@myklj999 you should stop feeding him for few days and watch.
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@CarolDM (154285)
• United States
19 Jul
Seems like maybe the community is trying to take care of him as well.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I'd been letting him in to eat because I didn't think he had anywhere else to go, but this is going to change things.
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@CarolDM (154285)
• United States
19 Jul
@myklj999 Cats can fool you for sure.
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@Jlyn10 (12003)
• Malaysia
19 Jul
Maybe your food tastes better.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
You had someone here running around yelling for you because you disappeared. I told them (they are fairly new) that you were in and out and might disappear for a year but you always wander back eventually.
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@Jlyn10 (12003)
• Malaysia
19 Jul
@myklj999 Haha! I am always here. I do check my notifications and reply them when I have something to say. Although being very busy, I can still give a little bit of my time here. I saw your new found cat and just had to say something.
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@rakski (99469)
• Philippines
19 Jul
Oh yes, maybe you could show this photo as proof. Lol
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I was pretty sure he had been spending time elsewhere, not going to let him in to eat every time he hollers at the door now, he has somewhere he can go.
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@rakski (99469)
• Philippines
20 Jul
@myklj999 yes, I agree with you. His human should take care of him
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@just4him (253495)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jul
He's a cute cat. He obviously feels welcome in your home since you keep filling the food bowls. How is Scar taking his presence? I agree about the food bill.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
Scar has let him in and hasn't said a whole lot about it. Scar follows him (or the other way around at times) all day long.
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@just4him (253495)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jul
@myklj999 That's good Scar is acceptable to his presence.
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@Sojourn (11829)
• India
19 Jul
Maybe the cat sensed you to be the most kind cat lover.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
Sensed me to be a pushover is what he did
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@Sojourn (11829)
• India
19 Jul
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@LadyDuck (355653)
• Switzerland
19 Jul
I recognize him, he is the food vacuum. As he has now a flea collar, this means that he has an owner. Ask Scar to follow him and see where he goes.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
It means someone thinks they own him...he hasn't told me if they really do or not
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@LadyDuck (355653)
• Switzerland
19 Jul
@myklj999 Let's say he owns more than one hoomin.
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@id_peace (14423)
• Singapore
19 Jul
Hmm now that you are his part time owner?
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@id_peace (14423)
• Singapore
19 Jul
Ask Scar, I heard that he is willing to sponsor
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@lazydaizee (3712)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul
He obviously knows where he is well off, perhaps your food tastes better than the food he gets at home. Or else he is just greedy.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
20 Jul
I think he's possibly 75% pig the way he eats
@GardenGerty (138480)
• United States
19 Jul
Cats tend to go where they choose.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I'm going to assume someone is staking claim on him. Now how he thinks about it, I dunno yet.
@May2k8 (16055)
• Indonesia
19 Jul
Looks like the cat is tame and wants to be owned by anyone.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
He's been a friendly ol' cuss ever since I laid eyes on him, almost like he was starving for attention
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@janethwayne (5292)
• Philippines
19 Jul
Yes some cats are like that like me here I have bunch of cats in my house but there is one orange cat that comes here every meal and eat with my cats what a lucky life he had.
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@myklj999 (61553)
• Olney, Illinois
19 Jul
I just have the 2 indoor/outdoor cats (Emoci & Scar). This is them trying to decide where the other cat came from the third day it appeared.