When Erin Breen of Austin, Texas was out for a walk with her boyfriend and dog on a hot day, she stumbled upon an unusual cat. Although they were familiar with all the cats in the area, this one seemed different and caught their attention. The well-fed and friendly cat seemed like it had an owner, but Erin couldn’t help but wonder if it was lost.
As we were standing there, a friendly feline approached us and began rubbing his body against our legs. However, things took a turn when my furry companion showed interest in him, and the cat became hostile and tried to attack my dog. In a hurry, my friend had to take her pooch back home.
Despite the cat’s behavior towards dogs, Erin managed to snap some pictures of him as she was running late for something. She had hoped to post them on social media to help reunite the lost kitty with its owner.
Interestingly, the cat showed more love and affection towards Erin than towards her dog. As she walked away, the cat followed her all the way to her house, persistently pursuing her until he reached her doorstep. Erin tried to shoo him away, but he refused to leave and sat right outside her door, waiting for her.
Erin gave the cat a name, Greg, in her mind as she attempted to coax him out of his hiding spot. After realizing that he wasn’t going to budge, she assumed that he must be hungry and went to grab a bowl of water and some food for him. It worked like a charm, as the cat seemed to finally accept this new home as his own. He sat on the porch and observed them through a small window for over an hour before disappearing. Erin and her friend assumed that he had gone back to the street where he came from.
However, they were both mistaken…
As I ventured into the kitchen to grab a snack, I returned to the living room and plopped onto the couch only to be surprised by the sight of Greg the cat peering at me through the window.
As we lounged on the couch, our feline friend casually strolled in and observed us. He meowed non-stop for almost an hour, and even attempted to squeeze through the doggy door. Eventually, he wandered off somewhere. The following day, the kitty returned and spent most of his day on Erin’s porch. Later in the evening, when Erin and her friend took their dog out for a walk, the cat trailed closely behind them for the entire mile-long route.
For the following four days, the feline spent its time perched on the veranda, gazing at passersby through a slender opening.
At any given moment during the night, I could glance down and spot his eyes staring back at me through the window, glowing a vibrant yellow. He would intently observe me through the blinds, and although it struck me as amusing, there was an underlying sense of discomfort that came with the constant surveillance. He consistently kept watch over us.
For quite some time now, Erin has been on the lookout for the person who owns the cat. She scoured through local online platforms and social media pages, and even uploaded pictures of the feline, but no one seemed to come forward. As a last resort, she placed a flimsy paper collar on Greg with a message for the owner in case he went back to him. Sadly, that didn’t yield any results either. Erin’s other feline, Max, was taken aback when she saw Greg lounging outside the window.
Erin was hesitant to resort to animal trapping services for fear of the cat ending up in a city shelter. She could tell that the feline was in good health and well cared for, and didn’t want to subject it to the stress of such a situation. Erin was empathetic towards the cat’s situation, as she too had a pet named Max who enjoyed wandering about the yard and visiting their neighbors. She couldn’t bear the thought of Max being surrendered to an animal shelter, thus Erin didn’t want the same fate for the stray cat, Greg. Although Erin longed to bring the cat indoors, she was apprehensive due to its aggression towards her dog, which might lead to a fight between the two animals.
After some time, progress was made when a representative from the nearby animal welfare organization visited Erin’s residence carrying a device that can scan pet microchips. Upon scanning the feline, it was discovered that it had a microchip embedded in its body, which provided information on the owner’s name and address.
It turns out that the feline that Erin found roaming around the neighborhood has a proper name and a home nearby. The cat, whose real name is Kylo, had accidentally wandered out of his owner Michael Navarrete’s apartment one day and ended up getting lost. Fortunately, upon hearing Michael’s call, the persistent Kylo made his way back to his rightful home. Michael was overjoyed to be reunited with his furry friend and expressed his relief on Facebook, writing, “I’m so glad you’re back, Kylo! I missed you so much, buddy!”
Navarette’s joy at the sight of the cat was immense, so much so that he shed tears for five minutes. Erin and her partner also found themselves longing for their temporary feline companion. In fact, they recently expressed their curiosity about the cat’s current whereabouts, further highlighting their attachment.