We’ve all heard stories about the astronomical rents in the Northern California area. Anyone with a spare room over their garage can make a fortune. One San Jose landlord has found the perfect tenants for his studio apartment: two cats. Of course, the cats aren’t paying their own rent. That would require them to have JOBS! Instead, like most cats, they are relying on some poor human to foot the bill for them. Troy Good wasn’t allowed to keep the cats in his own apartment, and his daughter couldn’t take them with her to college, so he made a deal with his friend David Callisch to rent the apartment just for the cats.
“Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have opposable thumbs,” Callisch said. “It’s actually great. They’re very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place.”
Man, I hope MY cats don’t hear about this. They’ll be demanding their own place too.
Actually, cats make better tenants than humans. They don’t play loud music. They don’t invite their friends over for wild parties. Their only recreational drug is catnip. They sleep 18 hours a day.
All kidding aside, these cats are very lucky. Most cats don’t have benefactors willing to shell out more that most of us pay for our mortgage to keep a roof over their heads. Here in the Atlanta area, the shelters overflowed with animals because many apartments changed their pet policies last year, and people were unable to keep them.
Naturally, some activists think it’s terrible that 2 cats have their own pad when there are so many homeless people living on the streets. But these cities have so many zoning laws that $1500 for a studio apartment with no kitchen is considered a deal.
It’s a deal Good was happy to make. “They definitely have the nicest cat apartment in Silicon Valley,” he told reporters. The cats even have their own Instagram account (@Tina_and_Louise). No word on whether they’re looking to take on additional roommates.