Everywhere you look there are celebrity pets on the internet…and if you’re at this site, you didn’t have to look far! For two cats living in Silicon Valley out in California, they spend their days doing exactly as they please while their humans foot the bill!
Cat sister Tina and Louise (named after the animated series Bob’s Burgers) are a landlord’s dream come true says their own purrsonal landlord, David Callisch:
“They don’t argue, they don’t have wild parties, they are nice and they are self-contained.”
In an upscale neighborhood called Willow Glen, the two felines share a studio space all to themselves.
Sounds like a cat’s dream come true, right? No one to bother you, nap and eat as you please! The studio comes complete with their own bathroom, Apple TV, 500 square feet of space, but sadly, no kitchen. (Pretty sure the cats don’t mind about the kitchen part, though.)
— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) January 14, 2019
So, how did these cats come to acquire their own purrfect place all to themselves? Check out the news story below…
These adopted cats probably never dreamed to have a life so good, right?! Although this story is amusing to many, there are several that have been bothered by the story and made their opinions known on social media…
I know pets are valuable but I feel like this would upset a lot of Bay Area residents. https://t.co/kH3ol0dVzJ
— Connie (@SnoopConnieCon) January 14, 2019
The scenario is “peak Silicon Valley,” said Jennifer Loving, CEO of Destination Home, an organization working to end homelessness in Santa Clara County.
“While this story is funny,” she said, “it really does highlight the tremendous inequity in the Silicon Valley. We have thousands of people on our streets, and we’re paying to make sure that our cats have a place to live.”
Although these cats are living a life that most cats would never see, we are happy that the family found a way to keep them and not have to surrender them to shelter. Because pets are furever, not temporary!
When asked by the local news what the landlord thought of the situation, he said:
“It’s quirky isn’t it? I never planned for this to happen. People love their pets, they’re part of their family, so I wanted to help out my buddy.”
And although their landlord isn’t a feline fancier, the cats have found their way into his heart:
“I’m not a cat guy,” Callisch said. “But I do like them.”
Each day, Tina and Louise receive daily visits from Callisch, who stops in to check on them, feed them, and give them attention when their humans aren’t around. And let it be known that the feline sisters’ situation is temporary until their human graduates from college next year.
“It’s not in a public space, it’s in someone’s backyard, because there’s obviously a huge housing issue in the area, and I don’t want people to be like, ‘Oh, this is taking away the housing,’” Amith told KPIX via Skype.
In the meantime, we think that they will do what cats do best and transform Callisch into a cat lover–here’s to hoping!
REMEMBER: ADOPT, DON’T SHOP; FOSTERING SAVES LIVES & SPAY AND NEUTER!