Perhaps cats can read.
A North Carolina makeup artist, whose name is Mary Irwin, has a cat who went missing from her home. Like many other pet owners who end up in this overwhelming and upsetting position, Irwin made “missing” signs which she posted around her neighborhood.
The signs included a complete physical description of Babou and a rather honest overview of the feline’s personality, as well.
Irwin’s sign actually went quite viral, with many wondering why she would ever call her cat a jerk.
Irwin explained to ABC News.
The owner also stated that the cat will cuddle for about 2.5 seconds before acting very independent. Yet, Babou is a sweetheart to the vet and to all new people she meets.
Regardless of Babou’s occasional but obvious sassy demeanor, Irwin adores her feline, quirks and all, and was actually worried sick about her during the days she was missing.
“I had just gotten off the phone with a Canadian radio show talking about her and was talking to a friend on the other line — heard a scream from the other room and then my husband saying “WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN???” Irwin stated to PEOPLE in an email. “And lo and behold, there she was, walking through the front door 5 days after going missing, totally soaked and a few pounds thinner but safe.”
Irwin is very relieved and ecstatic to have Babou back scratching her sofa. Perhaos this experience will make her less of a jerk, but more than likely – not!