Woman Loses ‘Kind Of A Jerk Cat’ And Writes An Honest Ad To Find Her

The message is somewhere between a “Lost” poster and a warning notice.

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Watch your back around Babou. Via Mary Irwin/Instagram
Anastasia Thrift

When Mary Irwin of Charlotte, North Carolina, saw her cat was missing, she went into action. She partly wanted to find her cat and partly wanted her neighbors to beware of a free-roaming “jerk.”

Her posting that went up on Nextdoor.com over the weekend is a heartfelt and brutally honest plea for the return of her cat, Babou, according to the Charlotte Observer. The 6-year-old gray and white tabby sounds like a sweetie… but also maybe a bit of a handful.

Would you trust this cat to sit on your lap? Via Mary Irwin/Instagram

“She’s mostly friendly but may run if you try to catch her — she’s kind of a jerk, too,” the sign reads. “She has strong opinions about things.”

Babou escaped from Irwin’s home last Thursday when her husband opened the door to take out the trash. Irwin says it’s taken years to adapt to the quirky cat.

There’s a softer side to Babou that Irwin misses. Via Mary Irwin/Instagram

“She likes to sit on you, but doesn’t want you to touch her,” Irwin told the news outlet. “She likes to sleep on your head and she’s a talker. She has opinions about things and is very verbal. She will sit next to you, stare you in the face, and start a conversation that is a bit uppity.”

“I live in a big apartment complex and my guess is someone found her and took her in,” Irwin continued. “But Babou is not the kind of cat people would keep. I assume whoever found her wants to get rid of her. She is the weirdest cat ever.”

If anyone knows Babou’s whereabouts, please contact Irwin at 212-961-7286 or email donweststylist@gmail.com. And, we guess, watch yourself around her.

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