This article will separate all of humanity into two camps. Believe me – it'll divide friendships. While some will think, "Oh my god this is perfect," others will probably say "we have reached the end of civilization, these are dark days!" And honestly, I'm not sure who is correct when it comes to this story. I don't mean to overstate the importance of my own writing, but this is a topic that will change you.
This is the story about two cats (yes, cats) who rent an apartment that costs more money than my mortgage. So join me, my friends, on an important journey down the deep dark hole of an alternate universe where cats can rent apartments and mostly everyone is cool with it.
Meet Tina and Louise.
They may be Silicon Valley’s most unusual and pampered tenants: these 2 cats, Tina and Louise, live by themselves i… https://t.co/2AAE6vffjC— KPIX 5 (@KPIX 5)1547447382.0
Tina and Louise live alone.Wait, let's back up here for a minute. Tina and Louise have their own apartment? Like, without a human? But, don't worry y'all – it's only a STUDIO.
Hold on to your butts.The fact that these animals have their own real estate is not the part of this story that is more mind-boggling. Just wait until you see the price tag.
This is literally more money than my mortgage.
Cat Tenants: Amid the housing crunch, a Silicon Valley man is paying $1,500 a month to house his daughter's two cat… https://t.co/jgKEqPATHj— KPIX 5 (@KPIX 5)1547486578.0
Is this peak Silicon Valley?Or maybe peak Millennial? Or just peak whatever group you think is at fault for today's problems? Whatever it is, it seems a little bit excessive.
Some people were just happy for the cats.
Cats Tina and Louise livin' the life! 🙌 🐈🐾🐈🐾🏠 ✌️! https://t.co/tt74mAQGwQ— Melinda Grefaldia (@Melinda Grefaldia)1547451345.0
I do love my cats though.Even if $1,500.00 a month seems a little steep, I can understand the impulse – all I ever want to do is pamper my fluffy little felines.
It's what the cats deserve.Seriously, we should be worshipping these sweet babies.
Just maybe not...QUITE so intensely.
I know pets are valuable but I feel like this would upset a lot of Bay Area residents. https://t.co/kH3ol0dVzJ— Connie (@Connie)1547450440.0
Mike Rosenburg cuts through all the BS and lays down some serious truth.Maybe we should be taking care of each other instead of pampering cats who probably don't even care?
The rich truly live in a world of their own.
This is the “out of touch” reality that exists in Silicon Valley ... while others sleep on the streets ... | San Jo… https://t.co/o7Pke6cs38— Scott C. Lemon (@Scott C. Lemon)1547478904.0
What a great time to be alive.It does hurt when you see this in comparison to some of the brutal poverty that exists just nearby.
Honestly though they're getting a good deal.Actual Bay Area residents piped in to note that $1500 was dirt cheap for housing there. Why can't someone rent to ME for that cost?
Or better yet...
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX Can I be the owner's new cat? 😭👌🏼— ᥴꪮꪀꪜꫀ᥊🔥 (@ᥴꪮꪀꪜꫀ᥊🔥)1547495262.0
The whole thing sounds like House Hunters: Cats Edition.
NEW YORK TIMES THE HUNT: Silicon Valley on a Cat's Salary Bay Area cats Tina and Louise hope to find an affordabl… https://t.co/xJgUW17hwu— Peter Sterne🌹 (@Peter Sterne🌹)1547446766.0
It's kind of funny, but also ridiculous.Who ARE these people shelling out $1500 a month for their pets?
But then we started to get curious...
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX As ridiculous as this seems, and that was my 1st reaction, the kid in college days it’s temporar… https://t.co/EKQQOdKVzq— ♀ 🇺🇸🏳️🌈BhánJawn (@♀ 🇺🇸🏳️🌈BhánJawn)1547494535.0
A creative solution.
@BhanLiz @KPIXtv @BettyKPIX Yep. I love it anytime someone gets creative to care for their furbies.— Fuck Civility Ⓥ (@Fuck Civility Ⓥ)1547494774.0
Ope, it was still a horrible solution.
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX He could literally pay somebody $1,500 a month to be a caretaker for the cats and that in turn w… https://t.co/b8LgVBwsTD— Delilah Benson (@Delilah Benson)1547494239.0
Don't worry, there's more.
@Str84NOH8 @KPIXtv @BettyKPIX Me too-weird thing is it says the rental property is a single family home w/no kitche… https://t.co/BQ1Qt3f8bR— ♀ 🇺🇸🏳️🌈BhánJawn (@♀ 🇺🇸🏳️🌈BhánJawn)1547495753.0
Apparently they're not.
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX (((victims of silicon valley's housing crisis))) https://t.co/YR7zWKShxj— chip, penny, and used napkin (@chip, penny, and used napkin)1547493467.0
Someone close to the situation jumps in to point out that this isn't feasible housing for actual humans.
@lisaSAM71948408 @KPIXtv @BettyKPIX I personally know the people...it’s one of those extra shed like houses in thei… https://t.co/BBaX3RgRhU— Cayla || #BLM ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@Cayla || #BLM ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿)1547498212.0
It all makes the housing crisis seem more absurd.
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX This. This is why rent rates are so high. https://t.co/idPrtP1lUl— (SLEPT) Ryan (@(SLEPT) Ryan)1547496569.0
But the real question...
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX Who pets them?— Alicia S. (@Alicia S.)1547492576.0
Cats need love too.
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX #Cats like their alone time but they also like human companionship; what's the point of having a… https://t.co/vIjijeHO5m— Katherine 🌱 kamoorephoto (@Katherine 🌱 kamoorephoto)1547497108.0
Who will boop their tiny snoots?WHO WILL LOVE THEM?
If they need someone to love those furbabies...
Please don't mention this to my cats.Those little jerks will definitely start making demands, and momma doesn't have this kind of pocket money.
Honestly they're already spoiled rotten.I really just live in their house, which is as it should be with cats. Maybe Mr. Silicon Valley can move in with his owners?
Don't miss the best part.
@KPIXtv @BettyKPIX How has no one pointed this out yet? https://t.co/vf1nFQuUkq— 🍃 Natalie 🍃 (@🍃 Natalie 🍃)1547494652.0