North Carolina Woman Calls Missing Cat a Jerk, Goes Viral

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Cats are notorious for going a wander for days on end, and owners get worried because they think the worst is happening to their little furry friend. 

It happens, and one woman from North Carolina took the internet by storm in her ad to find her cat named Babou who went missing on June 9. 

NC Cat Ad

The reason it went viral? She called the little animal a "jerk."

No, we're not even kidding. 

The advertisement reads:

Babou is a 6-year-old, sprayed, gray female shorthair with no chip and no collar, about 10 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. 

Last seen in Ballantyne - closest intersection is Ballantyne Commons and N Community House Road

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We can't quite believe someone would call a missing pet friend a "jerk," but it's certainly a humorous way to garner attention across the internet. We bet everyone is looking out for the little cutie right about now. 

“She’s probably hiding somewhere, cursing my name,” Mary Irwin told ABC News on Tuesday, June 13. She even claimed their reunion would be like a scene out 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.’”

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She then went on to confirm that she rescued that cat in a Target parking lot in 2011.

“She ran across the parking lot and jumped into my arms. She was the coolest cat for six months and then she got spayed, and that changed everything,” Irwin explained.

“She knows how she is supposed to behave, but she likes to see what she can get away with,” the owner revealed.

"She has a scratching post, but if she’s mad at us, she’ll wait until we’re looking at her, then she’ll walk over to the couch and stick out one paw and run it slowly down the side of the couch. Like a teenager.”

Badou sounds like a wonderful feline, and we hope she makes her way home very soon!

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