Ok, so we didn't actually steal a cat... we just borrow him... everyday :)
My family never had pets growing up because my brother and I were severely allergic to all animals, but that has never stopped us from wanting one. A few years back one of our neighbors got a kitten and when they decided to let it outside we occasionally would see him in our backyard. It was really fun for us- remember we never had any pets- so we would go outside and pet him.
One day my mom got the idea to start feeding it treats because he was just so gosh darn cute! Now this cute little kitten is an animal after all, and when you feed animals, even the smallest of treats, they learn to come back everyday... and for over two years now that is exactly what the cat has done. He comes by our backdoor until someone lets him in our house and gives him a treat.
The funny part about this story is that we actually gave this cat a "name", Kitsy (I know, we are so creative) and our pantry is now always stocked with cat treats. But that's not even the best part; a year ago we actually put him in our Christmas picture- see below:
Hahaha I know this is a ridiculous story but I love the fact that we have a part-time pet. In fact, all of our friends have "met" him when they have come over, and now look forward to seeing him too. We don't actually know what neighbor the cat belongs to (we have a huge neighborhood with a lot of hills) but they can be assured, that when they are away from home, we are taking great care of their dear little kitty, Kitsy.