"We didn't think it was going to snowball like this," Bill et Bull owner Sylvie Boisvert told Le Soleil. "I never thought the media would talk about it and so many people would watch the video."
In the end, the young woman repented but decided she wanted to keep the ill-gotten kitten. On Wednesday, she returned to the pet store and paid for her new cat.
"I never felt so bad in my life," the would-be cat burglar told ICI Radio-Canada. "The cat deserves a good life, I will do everything to make sure it is happy and healthy."
For their part, the pet store's owners hold no ill will.
"Throughout this whole thing, we were mainly worried about the animal's health," wrote Bill et Bull on Facebook. "We have respected our commitment by not pressing charges. We believe she has learned her lesson."
"Happy holidays!" they added.