Congratulations on your new cat
This is the second time I have heard about a cat just taking over a house. I long for the day that I too will be cat-chosen.
okay so funny story about how we got our cat. back when I was in middle school, this cat started showing up at our back porch, and she looked well-cared for so we didn’t think she was a stray. but she came around all the time. and she was a little skittish at first, but she slowly warmed up to us and was super friendly. and we tried putting up posters of a found cat around the neighborhood but we never got any response. so we started feeding her and leaving water for her
and my dad was super against this. for some reason, he’s never liked cats (or any animals but that never stopped us from having them) but he was adamant that we would never have a cat. in fact, he even lied and said he was allergic when I was a child, just so we wouldn’t get one
so I was really excited when this cat started being friendly with us. but one thing she wouldn’t do was come inside. so at night, i’d go out to the porch and call for her, and when she come i’d bring in her inside. it was in little increments. first just in the doorway, then further in but with the door open, then to the playroom where she could see outside the big picture windows. and i’d pet her the whole time until eventually I could take her all the way back to my room. and all this happened at night, so no one knew
anyway, I don’t remember when it was officially decided, but she just kind of moved in and we got her a litter box and cat food and she stayed in my room. and she ended up being almost exclusively an indoor cat, except for nice days when i’d sit outside with her
so a few years later, we were giving my dad a hard time about how we finally had a cat, and telling funny stories about her, and the different ways she’d bother my dad, like sit on his work desk and get fur on his papers, or sit next to his head while he stretched in the morning until he petted her. and my mom starts saying how, when the cat was first hanging around on the porch, she’d sneak out at night and bring the cat inside to get her used to it
and I was like “oh my god I did that too!” so it turned out BOTH me and my mom had been sneaking this cat inside at night behind my dad’s back, and somehow we never bumped into each other during the couple of months this was going on. and it’s not as cool as having a cat just walk into your home and take over, but I still think it’s one of the funnier stories I’ve heard about getting a cat