If your laundry started going missing from your washing line one day, what would you think?
Our first thoughts would probably be that we’d simply misplaced the lost items, or maybe a particularly strong gust of wind blew them away. Other more obscure ideas involve birds or the next door neighbor’s idea of a prank.
One laundry thief we wouldn’t consider is a cat – however, this next story is out to prove us wrong. Hilariously, a woman from Louisiana had to resort to posting onto her local Facebook group after her cheeky kitty kept on stealing people’s clothes from their washing lines. As a final touch, she added some pictures of the clothing in question for people to identify, and it’s the funniest thing we’ve seen today.
Admiral Galacticat not only has the best name in the world, but his cheeky personality also makes him a force to be reckoned with. The mischievous little guy lives with his owner Heather Bardi in Metairie, Louisiana, and he has recently been the talk of the town thanks to his neighborhood antics.
It all began when Heather noticed a pile of clothing on the porch of her house. There was a mix of underwear, socks, shorts, and tank tops, and none of it belonged to Heather.
As the items of clothing continued to appear, Heather was totally baffled – so she decided that she would check her security camera to see if she could figure out where the clothes were coming from.
But when she watched the footage back, she realized that the culprit was living in her very house.
It turned out Admiral Galacticat has been stealing the clothes from people’s washing lines and bringing them home to Heather as a gift. However, Heather was less than grateful for her daily surprises – in fact, she was mortified. Especially when she realized that the only way she would be able to reunite her neighbors with their clothes was to post on Facebook for everyone to see.
So on July 6, 2020, Heather took some snaps of the stolen laundry and dropped them into a Facebook group for her local area, Metairie area online Garage sales. She also added a caption explaining her cat’s antics and appealing for all those with missing laundry to come forward:
“Hi, Unlucky Neighbors! I live in Metairie on oaklawn kinda behind the Dorignacs. My cat is stealing your laundry. I have no clue where else to post to reach you all.”
“The one is of my cat, Admiral Galacticat. Until this coronavirus bs began, he has been an indoor cat since i got him at 3 months old(he will be 4 on July 24). Then the rona hit and he got sick of us being around constantly and basically begged and pleaded to go outside. Now he loves to just roam around playing with the other rando cats in the neighborhood.”
“All was fine and dandy until two weeks ago when suspicious items started appearing on my front porch. First was a tank top and two nike socks. The next morning, a dish rag, 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.”
“First i thought a drunk just left stuff on my patio because the lamplighter is right up the street and drunk people are often seen stumbling home in the wee hours of the morning.”
“ANYWAY I got security cameras and lo and behold, it is MY CAT that is stealing SOMEONE’s clean laundry and bringing it home”
Heather added that she was “grateful its not a dead sparrow or mouse,” but she was aware that people might be “scratching their heads” wondering where their clothes have got to! She added that all those who recognized any of the items of clothing were welcome to come and pick them up – though they might want to wash off the cat spit.
Casey O’Neal was one of the first to come forward about the missing clothes – and luckily he found the whole thing hilarious.
“At first I was kind of thinking ‘what kind of idiot lets a cat steal their clothes?’ but then I ended up being that idiot,” He told WWL. “As soon as she mentioned Nike socks, I was like oh those might be mine.”
But there are no hard feelings between the pair, with Casey reassuring us that “I patted him on the head and said ‘look you got to stop doing that.’”
All’s well that ends well then! We hope that this mischievous kitty has learned his lesson – but if not, people might want to think about investing in some super-strong pegs!
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