Woman's ad for her missing 'jerk cat' goes viral
One woman is warning her North Carolina neighbors about her missing "jerk" cat.
The cat, named Babou, went missing in the Charlotte neighborhood of Ballantyne.
"She's mostly friendly but may run if you try to catch her - she's kind of a jerk, too. She has strong opinions about things," Mary Irwin, 35, stated in the ad.
“She’s probably hiding somewhere cursing my name,” Irwin told ABC News.
“It’s going to be like the Sharks and the Jets and she’s going to be leading this team of wild cats,” Irwin said with a laugh. “She’ll show up in two weeks missing an ear and patches of hair and smoking a cigarette all like, ‘You should see the other guy. I’d tell you where he is but then I’d have to kill you.’”
“She knows how she is supposed to behave but she likes to see what she can get away with,” the owner said. “She has a scratching post but if she’s mad at us, she’ll wait until we’re looking at her, then she’ll walk over to the couch and stick out one paw and run it slowly down the side of the couch. Like a teenager.”
“She’ll snuggle with you and then after 2.5 seconds will do that thing where she’ll attack your foot,” Irwin added.
“She usually sleeps on my husband because he’s warmer,” she said. “If he’s sleeping on his side, I’ll wake up and she’s on his hip and she’s staring down at the both of us. She just sits and glares.”
“When she’s around new, strange people she’s really good, and when she’s around the vet she’s great,” she explained. “But when she’s home, she’s like, ‘Did you just look at me in the eyes? Did you make direct eye contact with me?’
“Ugh, she’s a jerk,” she added with a laugh. “Everyone who knows us knows it. I’m at work and people are like, ‘How’s the jerk?’ That’s just what she’s like.”
The cat’s pesky behavior even made its way into Irwin’s husband’s wedding vows: “I will be by your side for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part or Babou finally accomplishes the world domination we both know she is plotting,” he said on their big day in 2016.
Even though she's a jerk, she's Mary's jerk and she wants her back.
“She’s my cat and I want her back,” Irwin said. “I also figured for people who might try to take her to the shelter, in a new situation sometimes she’s an angel, and sometimes they might be like, ‘Maybe we’ll just put this one back because she’s kind of Satan.’”
Irwin said she had been out searching again in the “pouring rain” on the evening of June 13 in “two places people had seen similar cats,” but had no luck and headed home. That’s when she said the cat returned home around 10 p.m. ET.
“Babou walked up to our front door in the pouring rain and meowed LOUDLY until we let her inside,” the happy owner wrote in an email. “She's a little thinner and totally soaked but home safe and sound!!”
This “jerk” cat is finally home.
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