I legit just had to reach out to my neighborhood to let them know my cat is stealing their laundry. Sigh. At least it’s not a reverse burglar.Posted by Heather Bardi on Friday, June 26, 2020
Anyone who's ever owned a cat knows they can be . . . weird. But Heather Bardi, a woman from Louisana, might have the most bizarre feline of all. In a Facebook post, she described the necessary steps she had to take to inform her neighbors that her cat, Admiral Galacticat, had been actively stealing their laundry, and the result is pure entertainment.
"I legit just had to reach out to my neighborhood to let them know my cat is stealing their laundry," Heather wrote on Facebook. "Sigh. At least it's not a reverse burglar." (Ahem: cat poop!).
After amassing quite the collection of socks, underwear, and swimsuits, Heather went on her area's garage sale Facebook page to alert her "unlucky" neighbor. "My cat is stealing your laundry," she wrote in the group. "I have no clue where else to post to reach you all. I've tried the Nextdoor site and have had no luck."
Heather noted that Admiral Galacticat was an indoor cat until the COVID-19 pandemic. But "he got sick of us being around constantly and basically begged and pleaded to go outside." Typical cat. In fact, Admiral Galacticat even has a girlfriend, a black cat named Lucille who lives down the block.
"All was fine and dandy until two weeks ago when suspicious items started appearing on my front porch."
"All was fine and dandy until two weeks ago when suspicious items started appearing on my front porch," explained Heather. "First was a tank top and two nike socks. The next morning, a dishrag, a ripped pair of boxers and more nike socks. Now in that past two days, 1 1/2 a girls bikini, size medium, a few more dishrags and a beach towel. All seemingly freshly out of the dryer mind you, except the bathing suit and towel that smelled like sunscreen, because I also found a wad of dryer lint on one of the socks."
Due to the nature of the crime, Heather didn't blame her kitty right off the bat. At first, she thought people were just leaving clothes on her driveway. "I got security cameras and lo and behold, it is MY CAT that is stealing SOMEONE's clean laundry and bringing it home," said Heather. "Now I am grateful [it's] not a dead sparrow or mouse, but I am sure someone is at home scratching their head as to where their clothes keep disappearing to. Trust me, it is not the dryer monster, but Admiral."
Of course, Heather is willing to give her poor neighbor's clothing back — she just needs to find out who it belongs to.
"If you would like to retrieve your items I have been collecting them and I will wash them again cause, cat spit, but you are more than welcome to come by and grab the bag and shame my asshole cat if he is around," she said. "Just message me. Also, sorry my cat is a kleptomaniac."