Rex, a cat owned by Emily Crane, had a habit of disappearing every day.

Then he returned home with an adorable note from his neighbors which shed light on the cat's whereabouts.


Crane has had Rex for eight years. Not long after rescuing him as a kitten, she discovered that he liked to go outside.

"He loves attention, especially when it comes with nice, behind the ear scratches," Crane told The Dodo.

"At a rather young age, he starting begging to go outside. I would let him out the back door and watch from my upstairs kitchen window."

He's adorable, isn't he?

Emily Crane/Facebook


Rex had free rein of the neighborhood from a young age and Crane believes seeing a "friendly kitty" likely delighted her neighbors. Then one day he returned home with a note attached to his collar.

Emily Crane/Facebook

"He pranced inside with it, like he knew that he had a delivery to make," Crane said.

The note reads:

"Hello! This is your neighbor in the red house! We just wanted to let you know that Rex has developed a weird love for our bathtub + will sneak into our home to sit in it! All of us in the house are 100% okay with this because we all love Rex very much. We just want to let you know in case you were wondering where he was one of these days … he's probably in our bathtub. <3 The Red House."

Emily Crane/Facebook

Crane says she thought the letter was hilarious.

"I seriously could not stop laughing when I found the note," she said. "It was adorable!"

Others concurred––and shared stories of their own.

"I love how friendly Rex is with people," Crane said. "If they are interested, I can tell it makes their day to give a pet to a handsome, social kitty cat."

Rex has made our day as well––and we're eagerly awaiting that children's book.