Meet Bella the ultimate house-trained cat – which has learned to have a tinkle on the human TOILET.
The tortoiseshell pet was taken in as a stray by Paul Lloyd and became so attached she followed him everywhere – even the loo.
And to Paul’s amazement Bella started leaping up onto the open toilet bowl and carefully peeing over the edge into the water.
“I think she just sort of picked it up while we were doing it,” said Paul, 30.
“She would always follow us into the bathroom, there was nothing we could do to get her out, she would just sit on the bath as we did our thing.
“Then one day I heard this noise coming from the bathroom and when we went to investigate she was just using the toilet.
“She’s been doing for four or five months now, she won’t go anywhere else, she walks in, does her thing and then leaves.
“We didn’t teach her, although I wish we could teach her to flush the toilet afterwards!”
Bella turned up on the doorstep of Paul and partner Pamela Knowles, 32, in Horwich, Bolton, two years ago.
The malnourished pet was chipped but when the couple traced her owner they had moved away.
Bella has also started picking up other human traits such as cuddling up under the duvet with her head on the pillow and sitting on a chair like her owners.
“She’s our baby,” added Paul, a PR and marketing manager. “We wouldn’t have her any other way.
“It’s a little strange for sure, but it saves us money on cat litter!”