This cat wants your underwear, and your socks too – but only if they match. This is what it’s come to. We feed the cats, we take care of them, and they mercilessly stalk us with only maybe some kneading if we’re lucky, and a small, dead rodent on the front porch if we’re … Less lucky, to show for it. We give cats the world, and yet if they ever get off their lazy butts, they usually become criminals. I don’t mean to generalize the felines of the world, but we all know this is true.
Take Brigit, a 6-year-old Tonkinese cat that sneaks out of her owner’s house then burgles clotheslines in the night, bringing back specific types of socks and underwear to add to her ever-growing collection of menswear.
Brigit’s owner, who cannot control her animal’s need to take other people’s underwear and socks, is confused, and trying to do her best to get the clothes back to their rightful owners.
“I feel so bad about it – someone is spending a fortune on underwear.
It’s all men’s. It’s really, really weird. She’s got really specific taste.
It’s an absolute obsession. A night does not go by without her bringing things home. I got up this morning and there were another four socks in the house.
One will be at the front door and one will be at the back door – so she’s obviously gone back to get the matching sock.
They feel as if they’ve come off the washing line – they’ve got that crispy feeling.”
Of course, “crispy” underwear might not be clean, or the nomenclature around underwear in New Zealand is just different.