Babou, a "jerk cat" from Charlotte, North Carolina whose missing poster went viral for its hilarious honesty about her personality, has returned home.
Babou's story went viral after her owner Mary Irwin posted a very honest and very funny flyer describing her missing cat. The flyer reads:
Babou is a 6 year old, spayed, grey female shorthair with no chip and no collar, about ten pounds. She's been missing since Friday morning, June 9th
She's mostly friendly but may run if you try to catch her - she's kind of a jerk, too. She has strong opinions about things.
The flyer concludes by describing the area Babou went missing from and listing Irwin's contact information.
Irwin told the Charlotte Observer that she lives in a big apartment complex, so she assumed that someone had probably taken her cat in.
"But Babou is not the kind of cat people would keep," Irwin told the Observer. "I assume whoever found her wants to get rid of her. She's the weirdest cat ever."
“She likes to sit on you, but doesn’t want you to touch her,” she told the Observer. “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.”
Irwin always kind of knew that Babou would show up eventually. She told ABC News she was envisioning a reunion reminiscent of West Side Story.
“It’s going to be like the Sharks and the Jets and she’s going to be leading this team of wild cats,” Irwin joked. “She’ll show up in two weeks missing an ear and patches of hair and smoking a cigarette all like, ‘You should see the other guy. I’d tell you where he is but then I’d have to kill you.’”
Instead, Babou showed up back at the apartment on her own on Tuesday night, during a rainstorm.
“Babou walked up to our front door in the pouring rain and meowed LOUDLY until we let her inside,” Irwin told ABC News in an email. “She's a little thinner and totally soaked but home safe and sound!!”
We're glad this jerk has found her way home.