Cat who loves the snow can’t go outside anymore… so his owners surprise him by bringing it inside

Winter is coming fast, the weather’s getting cold, and many areas have begun to get their first snowfalls of the season. While it’s not good to leave your pets exposed to icy cold weather too long, it’s still always fun to see them run around in the snow.


Some pets really love running and rolling around in the snow, but few animals go as crazy for snow as one cat named Dibs, who loves it so much he’s known as Dibs the Snow Cat.

But when Dibs couldn’t go outside to play in the snow anymore, his owners decided they would bring it to him!

When Dibs’ owners Nate Troy and Sara Stromseth-Troy first took the cat in, they let him be a indoor-outdoor cat. Watching him play outside in the winter, they realized how much this cat loved the snow.

“That first winter, Dibs played outside in the snow for hours, frolicking, leaping and having the time of his life,” Sara told The Dodo. “I have never seen anything like it.” 

From 2016: Playing in the snow. Who knew that three years later, Dibs would be an Internet sensation? 🙂

Posted by Dibs the #SnowKitty on Monday, December 2, 2019

Dibs loved the outdoors… but unfortunately, they decided it was safer for him to stay inside, saying that he was likely to run away or be killed if let out.

“We let him be an indoor-outdoor cat for his first year with us, but he would get into fights with other strays, run across the road, etc,” Sara explained on Reddit. “We constantly worried about him getting hurt or hit by a car.”

While he was safe and sound, Dibs still missed the outdoors… especially the snow.

Dibs is on birdie patrol.

Posted by Dibs the #SnowKitty on Monday, November 18, 2019

But as the wintery weather hit this season, the couple decided to compromise, finding a clever solution to make their cat’s day.

Instead of letting him outside, they’d just bring the snow indoors!

They shoveled a pile of fresh snowfall into their house, and Dibs was overjoyed, pawing and rolling in the snow:

Dibs the #SnowKitty plays in the snow

Hi! I'm Dibs the Cat, but some people call me #SnowKitty. After this video of me playing in the snow got thousands of 'likes' and 'shares' on Cat Mom's Facebook page, my cat parents decided I am really "all that" and it is beyond time that I have my very own Facebook page. Here is the video that made me famous! My cat parents found me as a stray kitten and took me to their house. They let me stay outside for the first year and I loved it, but I got into some fights with other cats and they were worried I would run away. So, now I am always inside the house. Cat Mom and Cat Dad know how much I miss the snow, so they brought the snow to me!

Posted by Dibs the #SnowKitty on Sunday, November 10, 2019

That cute video has turned Dibs into a viral star… and his parents have been happy to keep the snow coming.

“He is always excited when he sees the shovelful of snow and we call out, ‘Dibs!! Snow,’” Sara told The Dodo. “He meows back to us in response and runs out to the porch each time.” 

Dibs the #SnowKitty, Take 2!

Moooorrreee Snnooowwww!!!!!

Posted by Dibs the #SnowKitty on Monday, November 11, 2019

It’s a great example of the lengths we go to keep our pets happy—sure, they might be left with a wet carpet, but none of that matters when you see the look of pure joy on this cat’s face.

Enjoy your snow, Dibs! We hope it keeps falling all winter just for you.

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