Most cats, if allowed to roam outdoors, bring home trophies like dead rats for their humans. One special cat even brings flowers for a kind woman in the neighborhood.
But Brigit, a cat in New Zealand, however, has a fondness for men’s underwear shorts and socks.
Selina Sykes reports for Express, March 21, 2016, that 6-year-old Brigit in Hamilton East, New Zealand, had stolen 11 pairs of men’s shorts and 50 socks, much to the embarrassment of her owner Sarah Nathan, who posted leaflets in the neighborhood apologizing for her cat’s theft.
Brigit became an internet sensation after red-faced Nathan posted a picture of Brigit’s haul on Facebook with a caption reading: “Now it’s getting silly. This is Brigit’s haul from the last two months. Every morning we wake up to more.” The post received received thousands of likes and hundreds of shares on Facebook.
Nathan asked anyone who thinks they’ve had their underwear stolen to come forward and reclaim them:
“It’s all men’s. It’s really, really weird. She’s [Brigit] got really specific taste. In our last house she’d bring home a bit of everything – she’d bring home men’s undies, women’s undies, togs, she even brought home a hockey shin pad and a jumper. She was much less discerning – now she’s decided menswear is the thing – and it’s a very specific kind of underpants that she likes. 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.”
Luckily, Nathan believed the underwear to be all clean:
“They feel as if they’ve come off the washing line – they’ve got that crispy feeling. I’ve put notes in every letterbox in the street. Someone must be missing this stuff. Please share if you know someone who lives in the George St. area.”