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AIBU by saying no to looking after the 'outdoor cat' which I've just been informed will be staying with the house for 'a few weeks' after completion?

(193 Posts)
ExchangedCat Thu 17-Oct-19 20:04:55

Having recently exchanged the seller has been in touch to say they're taking all the pets except their 'outdoor cat' and could we look after it got a few weeks until they're settled?

We won't be moving in fully for the first few weeks as the house and garden need a fair bit of work. I'm also slightly worried that we have no idea where the cat is given the neglected state of the garden.

YANBU - say no to the cat
YABU - say yes to the cat

Spudlet Thu 17-Oct-19 20:08:45

Noooo. You will end up with a cat, cos I bet they’ll never come to get it!

MiniMum97 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:08:57

YANBU and I love cats. What are they thinking?

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Thu 17-Oct-19 20:10:01

Absolutely not! All belongings, live or inert need to be gone!

SgtFredColon Thu 17-Oct-19 20:10:18

What? Why?

SgtFredColon Thu 17-Oct-19 20:10:44

I mean if you’d like to adopt a cat then maybe ?

BMW6 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:10:55

I don't have the vote buttons but YANBU - tell them their cat must go with them as you will not take their responsibilities on! Cheeky Fuckers!

PaperFlowers4 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:11:19

Poor cat.


BeenHereForAges Thu 17-Oct-19 20:11:20

No no no
Also no.

experimentnumber626 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:11:34

Cats are one of the biggest triggers for my asthma. No way would I agree to this.

AmericanHousewifeFan Thu 17-Oct-19 20:11:54


They will "forget" about it and you'll be stuck with it.

Stompythedinosaur Thu 17-Oct-19 20:11:56

They will never come back for it and you will be landed with a feral cat.

BMW6 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:12:02

Aha voting buttons have now appeared!

Redshoeblueshoe Thu 17-Oct-19 20:12:33

If it's an outdoor cat I guarantee loads of people will be feeding it

ThatsMyAddress Thu 17-Oct-19 20:12:43

They aren’t ever coming back for that cat, poor thing sad

Jeezoh Thu 17-Oct-19 20:12:53

That’d be a flat no from me.

Sockypuppet Thu 17-Oct-19 20:13:12

Well I would just keep it as a freebie because I love cats. If they showed up later I'd act all confused.

CAG12 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:13:52

What?! No I would not look after a strangers cat. What a ridiculous ask.

Velveteenfruitbowl Thu 17-Oct-19 20:14:51

What the hell is wrong with them? This would be a flat out no from me (bad allergies) with a threat to report it abandoned if they leave the poor thing behind. Some people shouldn’t be allowed pets. What if you were a cat murdering psycho?

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 17-Oct-19 20:15:50

That's a hard no from me. Because even if you want a cat, feed it, love it, they could then turn up and take it. Buggered either way!

cowfacemonkey Thu 17-Oct-19 20:16:03

No chance. You will never see the back of that cat!

Sockypuppet Thu 17-Oct-19 20:16:05

They are so cheeky I have to laugh.

Or they know their cat is an asshole who refuses to move out.

SuchAToDo Thu 17-Oct-19 20:17:33

Say no, ...they take all their pets when they leave, ...don't agree or you will be stuck with a cat you didn't even want

Weepingwillows12 Thu 17-Oct-19 20:18:07

Why can't they take the cat? Did they explain?

Actually irrespective of the reason, I would still say no.

DoctorAllcome Thu 17-Oct-19 20:18:51

I’d ask more about the cat because the only time I’ve come across this exact situation is if there is a feral cat on the property.
The cat is probably not a pet or a stray but a feral cat that lives there and they shelter and feed it. Feral cats cannot be pet, picked up, put in crates and transported like a pet cat. They also do not like to be moved from their “territory.” The prior owners are probably trying to get RSPCA or other professional to trap the cat and get it to their new home. That can take weeks to get scheduled and done. If you’re just putting out cat food, I’d do it. And I have done it in the past when I moved to a former farm and there were six feral barn cats that came with the deal.

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