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20 Warm Facts Proving That We Don’t Choose Cats, It’s They Who Adopt Us

There are millions of stray cats around the world, and many people prefer to take pets from the street and not to buy or take them from friends. But some of these furry fluff balls become homeless by their own free will — like if the home they live in is noisy and crowded or if they’re poorly fed — and the 4-legged adventurers try their luck somewhere else.

These pets were courageous enough to “adopt” a human they chose themselves. Bright Side couldn’t stay away and would like to share these short stories of new pet owners with you.

“My son and I have been wanting a cat for years and this one just showed up on our doorstep. It took us about a week of feeding him outside to finally get him inside this morning and I think he’s liking it here. We’re calling him Nugget.”

“I was at a Maverick gas station at 3 a.m. on a road trip back from Arizona. He was waiting there for a home. I said, ’Talk to me, Goose.’ As I offered him food, warmth, and my heart, he accepted. Meet my new co-pilot, Goose.”

Maverick and Goose are co-pilots and best friends in Top Gun (1986) starring Tom Cruise. — Bright Side note

“My grandma found a cat. Looks like she’s from the woods.”

“I lost my white deaf cat after 6 months of living with him (1.5 years old), he found me and adopted me. Today, exactly 1 year after we first met, another white deaf cat ran to me, climbed on my bike, and would not let me go without some love. I do believe in something greater than me now.”

“I tried to talk my husband into getting a second cat. He wasn’t keen on the idea. Then we went camping and this handsome fellow found us and camped with us our entire stay. When the campsite owner said he was a stray and had been hanging around for months, I knew he was coming home with us! Meet Rufus.”

“This kitten showed up in my yard last night when it was cold out. I gave it food, water, and a blanket. It seems quite happy to be here today.”

“This cutie came from outside and asked for food. We fed him and he left. The next day, I was going up in the elevator. When the doors opened, I saw him waiting for me. The rest was kind of a blur.”

“This was in a vet clinic and he underwent anemia treatment, which is why he looked 3 months old at 6 months old. This is the result. We didn’t plan to take home a cat but who asked us?”

“I found her in France 4 years ago. She was starving so we gave her some food. But she kept coming back every morning so we decided to take her to my home country (the Netherlands).”

“I work at Starbucks and was taking my lunch. I walked out to my car and this little guy ran up to me, meowing and wanting to be picked up, just a few feet from the door. Eventually, my wife had to come and get him. Guess I have a cat now!”

“The sweetest stray kitty came to sit on my lap and this is me being very happy about it.”

“This random cat came in when I was just getting inside the house, following me up to my apartment. I gave her some milk and now she won’t leave. I guess she’s my cat now.”

“This little guy just showed up, skinny and covered in fleas and ear mites! But he’s all better now and gaining weight.”

“A throwback to that time a random cat climbed up my leg and onto my shoulder at the bus stop!”

“This is my house, but this isn’t my cat.”

“My parents didn’t want a cat but this stray and her baby decided otherwise. Obviously, my parents now have 2 cats.”

“This little stray cat wandered inside our house last week and made himself at home. We named him Tofu.”

“A stray kitten was keeping me up at night meowing in my crawl space. Today I finally got to meet him.”

“This feral cat decided to live with us, so I built her a house.”

“This is Pusspuss. I do security at stables and live on-site in a trailer, and Pusspuss was a stray who lived here. Today, after 18 months, he sat on my lap for the first time. He adopted us because he’s always hungry.”

“It was Christmas Eve in 2017 when baby Yeti showed up crying in our backyard. 2 years later, she is still the best ‘present’ Santa has ever brought us.”

Have you or any of your friends ever picked up a stray animal? Tell us in the comments below.

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