Man Rents $1,500 Apartment in Silicon Valley for His Cats

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Published: January 15, 2019
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Silicon Valley resident Troy Good, 43, rented out a $1,500-a-month studio apartment in San Jose, California. However, he did not rent the apartment for himself. The apartment is actually for his 18-year-old daughter’s two cats, Louise and Tina.

After Good’s daughter left for college, Good was unable to keep the cats himself (they didn’t get along with his girlfriend’s dog, Jack the Terrier). So he asked his friend David Callisch if the cats could stay at Callisch’s studio apartment behind his home in Willow Glen.

Callisch had planned on listing the granny unit for rent when he heard from Good. Now, instead of human tenants, Callisch is enjoying the simpler needs of his new feline ones.

“Basically I’ve got two renters that don’t have opposable thumbs,” Callisch tells Mercury News. “It’s actually great. They’re very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place.”

Callisch visits the unit—which he calls the “casita”—every day to feed the two cats, who, at 20 pounds each, are believed to be Maine Coon and Bombay mixes. Good stops by regularly to care for the cat as well as send pictures of them to his daughter.

While this living arrangement is unique, it is only temporary. Good’s daughter has plans to bring the cats to college with her once she moves out of the dorms.

You can follow the adventures of the two Silicon Valley cats with their own apartment on Instagram at @Tina_and_Louise.

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