Most cats have strong personalities and would do just about anything they wanted. Unlike dogs that seem to be trying at all times to please their humans (or so it seems, anyway!), cats have this attitude that makes them seem indifferent.
“So what? I don’t care,” that’s something that cats would probably tell you, if they could talk.
John and Alex Sanders share that they often just leave their doors open so they can enjoy the weather. One day, a cat sauntered into their hours and appeared to just claim the home as its own.
“He just walked in like he owned the place,” John recalled.
The two had a good laugh. Checking that the cat had a name tag, they learned that its name is “Tigger” and it actually lives just across the street. John hurriedly returned Tigger to his real home, but the cat had other plans…
According to Tigger’s human parents, he’s really such an adventurous cat who does pretty much what he likes to do. It seems that once he discovered the Sanders’ home, he decided that they would become his second family.
Every single day since that first one, Tigger would sneak to the Sanders’ home for a sleepover. He pretty much ‘owns’ the place now. He explores the house as much as he wants to and sleeps anywhere he likes.
“Tig’s self-appointed schedule is as follows: It used to be just at night between 9 and 11 p.m., and stay the night. Alex would let him out when she would go get coffee. Now that we’re home during COVID, he visits between 12-2, 4-6, and still comes back overnight. There are days where we don’t see him, but that’s rare. We usually see him twice a day without fail,” John shared.
At first, the couple tried to train the cat to go home every night, but it simply meows its way back in. Eventually, they simply let it enjoy the daily sleepovers!
“His parents have said Tig really just does what he wants and he has chosen us. They have said they are just happy that he’s warm and safe and not wandering the streets…” John added.
The couple really had no idea why Tigger chose them but enjoys having a pet cat that’s not really theirs yet spends lots of time at their house, anyway…