Now you can blame your missing socks on something else besides your clothes dryer. These two California cats, Cleo and Tony, have a sock fetish.
Whenever they are out and about, these two curious felines bring home someone else’s socks. At first, they brought a sock home once in awhile, but now they are bringing socks home every single day.
Cleo and Tony’s owners tried to find the proper owners of the socks. They put fliers in neighbor’s mailboxes asking: “Neighbors, are you losing socks?” No one has reclaimed the socks that Cleo and Tony have taken.
Although the owners think they knew where some of the socks are coming from. They say that one of their neighbors has a bag of socks in his driveway. He also has a bag of underwear out there too. Cleo and Tony’s owners hope that the cats don’t start taking underwear and bringing it home too.
From San Jose Mercury News:
These two cats have caught a whole variety of socks: athletic socks, brown socks, and some stocks are stained because the cats drag them in the grass. The cats even play with the socks when they are at home.
Cleo and Tony aren’t the only cat burglars in California. A few years ago, Oscar was known as the Los Gatos Cat Burglar. Oscar’s collection included tennis balls, an entire roll of toilet paper, a Nerf football and a satin pillowcase. Oscar’s owner was able to track down where some of the items came from. Neighbors knew where to look whenever they were missing something from their patios and porches.