Guest Star Cat: Meet Juno, The Klepto Kat

Guest Star Cat: Meet Juno, The Klepto Kat

Meet Juno “the Klepto Kat,” a home quick hair, black and white tuxedo woman. Discovered and fostered in West Los Angeles, CA, from a feral litter of 5, she discovered her fur-ever dwelling in 2015 on the residence within the Geston’s in Carpinteria CA. Born in early May, Cinco De Mayo, 5/5/15 was chosen as her birthday. First named Indiana (Jones) by her foster dad and mom for her adventurous methods and curiosity, and renamed to Juno as a result of they acquired her in June, she was small and feisty. But her adventurous methods didn’t simply disappear merely due to a reputation change. She went from Juno, “the Small Cat” to Juno, The Klepto Kat.

Juno, The Klepto Kat

Juno Fur Honorary Mayor

Juno was not your typical candy loving kitty. Taken early from her orphaned litter mates, at about 5-weeks, she needed to study new social expertise and alter to the human life. Keeping her as an inside pet was fairly difficult, she attacked, scratched & would chew something that was inside her website. Eventually, she was allowed to exit on small outside adventures, supervised by household. They discover that her kitty assaults start to lower as she begins to grow to be extra calm. Her time exterior time elevated and by 6 months she had reworked right into a extra loving, much less wild, candy kitty, Over the years, as she grew to become extra unbiased and she or he realized that the skin world was hers for the taking. She set her personal schedule, going out early mornings, cruising the neighborhood. Like clockwork she comes dwelling at breakfast & time for supper. She sleeps loads throughout the day whether or not exterior or inside, and is often dwelling at darkish, grabs a bedtime snack earlier than settling in for the evening.

Fast ahead a couple of years, the household began noticing rubber gloves, rags, toys and balls exhibiting up within the yard, pondering that the neighbors’ youngsters might have thrown them over. In June of 2019 (roughly 4 years to the day she was adopted) they shared their first social media submit of her accumulating habits. Little did they know, it was the start of her kleptomania adventures. At the time they’d solely actually observed a couple of issues which shortly went from 10 in June to 60 in October and by the tip of 2019 she had collected over 132!

Showing off her assortment

She enjoys cruising the neighborhood early mornings particularly on Thursdays, trash days, scouting round for unfastened trash and treasures to deliver dwelling and add to her assortment. Spring by early fall tends to be her most efficient months and she or he has proclaimed spring as her “Official Klepto Season.”

In September 2019 she caught the attention of a neighborhood information anchor for KEYT, an ABC affiliate; who contacted the household and requested to run a narrative on her, September 2019 Juno the klepto-kitty has a variety of loot | NewsChannel 3-12 – KEYT, one month later, The Santa Barbara Independent did characteristic a narrative on her Meet Juno, the Klepto Kitty – The Santa Barbara Independent . A observe up story ran in January, 2020 Juno the Klepto Kitty strikes once more | NewsChannel 3-12 – KEYT and once more in August 2020 Klepto Kat runs ‘Fur honorary Mayor’ of Carpinteria.

In August 2020 they started to seize on video her each day routine, in early morning earlier than 8am and early night she would “drag, drop, and flop” issues she had discovered. The “drag, drop, and flop” grew to become a daily remark, along with her loud meows, asserting she had one thing to share. She would carry or drag issues dwelling, drop them and flop subsequent to them with satisfaction.

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So it grew to become a “Drag, Drop and Flop” Youtube playlist. She is a really cherished cat from her dwelling and the neighborhood and can proceed on her each day adventures sharing her love with no matter she brings dwelling!

Catpaign Posters & Buttons

When the pandemic hit, she started bringing dwelling used plastic gloves, face masks, sani-wipes alongside along with her different findings gaining neighborhood admiration and respect for “cleansing up the hood”, it appeared to deliver a smile to everybody throughout the ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home” instances. Friends and neighbors would joke about how she stored cleansing up the hood and that ‘we might use somebody like this in politics. Late summer time 2020, they determined to help Juno in a run in Paw-li-tics as honorary mayor and a smile marketing campaign of their coastal city. With all of the stuff that’s been occurring in the entire neighborhood and having to remain in, they thought it might be enjoyable to throw her paws within the pawitical ring, although she couldn’t legally run as a result of she’s not 18 (36 in human years), she’s not a registered voter, and she or he’s a cat!

Meet and Greet with Incumbent Mayor Wade Nomura

However, this didn’t cease the decided klepto-cat from doing her civic obligation as a Carpinteria resident. Juno acquired a crimson catpaign stroller and they’d hit the streets giving out VOTE FUR HER – The Purrfect Choice buttons, window posters and yard indicators. Juno ran to wash up the neighborhood utilizing sanitation, recycling & litter (no pun meant) management as her catpaign catform particularly with all of the gloves, masks and disinfectant wipes being left all around the metropolis. She had proposed that when issues get again to regular she want to work in the direction of organizing and main Klepto Klean -Up Krew in her neighborhood. While her identify didn’t make it onto the poll on Election Day, Juno the Klepto Kat hopes to proceed to boost consciousness for cleansing up Carpinteria and the surroundings as an entire.

Currently Juno has managed to collect a group from gloves to rags to trash and a few very random finds; leather-based knife holder, astro turf, security vest, combs, stuff toys, and youngsters clothes, reaching over 500 items in 2020 yr, and in March 2021 her newest “loot” rely has reached nearly 700 since June 2019.

Here is an inventory of her assortment:

  • 83 Apparel (Socks/Clothing/something wearable)
  • 82 Critters (Lizards/Birds/Bugs/Rodents)
  • 133 Gloves (Work/Household/Gardening/Cleaning/Disposable)
  • 34 Kids Play (Toys/Balls/Plush)
  • 126 Nature (Succulents/Stems/Flowers/Clippings/Twigs/Sticks/Weeds/Roots)
  • 134 Rags (Household/Shop/Garage)
  • 46 Random (Everything else however the kitchen sink)
  • 58 Trash (Paper/Cardboard/Plastic)

Total as of March 22, 2021 – 698

PAWSOME FUN FACTS

  1. Ran for Honorary Mayor in 2020
  2. Made the entrance web page of Santa Barbara News Press
  3. Featured in native information channel 3 instances
  4. Featured on Animal Zone TV (Season 4 Seg 11)
  5. Ambassador and Honorary Volunteer for Carpinteria Beautiful
  6. Honorary Member C-Dog (Carpinteria Dog Owners Group)
  7. Inspired a category of preschool college students from Santa Barbara School District to wash up each day at college. and residential, grew to become their unofficial mascot.
  8. Spring formally kicks off her Klepto season.
  9. Loves succulents and has personal backyard from over 50 clippings she has dragged dwelling.
  10. Best time to scout for issues 6-7:30am earlier than individuals depart for work and 5-7pm after they arrive dwelling.
  11. Never steals from the hand that feeds her.
  12. Has a each day log by class of what’s introduced dwelling and does Monday IG Loot Update.
  13. Most finds in a month have been in August 2020 at 99 issues.
  14. Trash Day (Thursday) is her favourite day of the week.
  15. She acquired 30 christmas playing cards (2020) from world wide, greater than her homeowners did.
  16. Lives in a secure cul-de-sac, goes out early mornings, in & out by the day, inside at darkish.

Connie Geston & Juno The Klepto Kat

805-636-4704 ~ JunoTheKleptoKat@gmail.com

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