I’m sure that anybody who has a feline in their lives would admit that they are a rather unique breed of animal. It seems as if they have a mind of their own and although they may be cuddly, they can also be standoffish and sometimes, they may disappear and you have to wonder where they are until they return again. Every once in a while, they can also give you a surprise which is the case with this woman, who had a random cat that wanted nothing more than to be a part of her home.
Erin Breean was walking her dog with her boyfriend in Austin, Texas when it happened. “It’s hot here, so we walk our dog pretty late at night — it was midnight. We’re maybe two blocks from our house, and there’s this cat sitting out at the end of a driveway. Since we walk our dog all the time, we’re pretty familiar with all the neighborhood cats, but I’d never seen this cat,” Breean told The Dodo.
At first, Breean thought maybe the cat belonged to someone and was perhaps lost.
“He came right up to us, and he was rubbing all over our ankles,” Breean said. “But when my dog came over to see him, [the cat] tried to attack him and chase him down the street a little bit. So we separated them, and my boyfriend took our dog home.”
She stayed with the cat a few minutes and took some pictures. She wanted to post them on a Facebook page for lost and found pets in Austin.
“The cat sat with me the whole time, rubbing on me and rolling onto his belly to get belly rubs, and he was just so over-friendly,” Breean said.
Breean called the cat Greg and when she tried to go home, the cat followed her.
“I was like, ‘Hey man, don’t follow me home if you live down the street or wherever your house is,’” Breean said.
Greg simply didn’t want to go home, or wherever it was he was living. He went out in front of Breean’s house and started staring through the window. She was concerned that he might be hungry so she put out food and water.
“He sat by that narrow window for over an hour,” Breean said. “Eventually I was like, I just have to ignore him or he’s not going to go back to his house, or wherever he’s from.”
Greg disappeared from the window and they thought that he had gone home but they were wrong.
“I went into the kitchen and made myself something to eat, but when I sat back on the couch, I was completely startled when I noticed someone looking in on me,” Breean said.
Greg was now at the back of the house staring through a window.
“He was just sitting out there, watching us on the couch watching TV,” Breean said. “He sat out there and yelled for nearly an hour. He tried to get in through the dog door, and then he curled up … and went to sleep.”
Greg was back the next morning and he stayed for the majority of the day. He also followed Breean and her boyfriend when they were walking their dog, Murphy.
“We walk our dog for about a mile, and he would come with us for the entire way, and try to chase our dog the whole time,” Breean said.
Greg was persistent for 4 days. He kept staring through the windows the entire time.
“You could come down at any time in the night … and all you’d see were these glowing eyes,” Breean said. “He would peek in through the blinds. It was completely hilarious and completely creepy … and then after a while, we’d expect him there and look for him. He was always watching you.”
Breean was doing her best to find out where Greg belonged. She posted on multiple social media websites but nobody was coming forward to claim the feline. She made a paper collar for him and taped a note to it, hoping that the elders would know about his wanderings.
She was concerned that taking Greg to the shelter would be stressful, especially since it seemed as if he was healthy.
“My own cat [Max] is super friendly, and he’s been known to go into our neighbors’ houses, let himself in [and] hang out with them, so I didn’t want to take him [Greg] to the humane society or the vet or anything [until I knew he needed help] … because I wouldn’t want someone taking Max somewhere,” Breean said.
Sometimes she thought about letting Greg inside but she knew it was a bad idea because he might attack Murphy again.
A volunteer from Austin Lost and Found Pets came by and scanned Greg with a microchip scanner. They located his owner with that information.
“Randomly one night — it was 9 or 10 o’clock — I got a text message from the owner,” Breean said. “He was like, ‘Hey, you have Kylo.’ And I said, ‘Is that the cat?’ He said, ‘Yeah. You have him?’ And I said, ‘Yes, he’s here. He’s literally sitting in my backyard right now.’”
Michael Navarrete lived a few blocks away in an apartment building. He said that his cat and gotten out accidentally one night and he came over to get him.
“He [Navarrete] was very happy to see him,” Breean said. “He wept for five minutes.”
Breean is happy that Kylo is home again, although they will miss him.
“The other day, my boyfriend said, ‘I wonder what Greg’s doing,’” Breean said. “And I said, ‘Man, me too.’”
Breean posted the story on Catspotting, a private Facebook group and it went viral.
“He was determined to get into the house, whether it was to move in with us, or call his dad or murder my dog,” Breean added. “I’m not sure which. But he was very determined.”
Source: The DoDo