Rebecca Pizzello rescued Bubba from a shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, six years ago, when he was just 3 months old. At the same time, Pizzello's roommate had rescued a litter of kittens and was caring for them until they were old enough to be adopted.
"Since then, Bubba has had an endless affection for cats," Pizzello told The Dodo. "Like, literally obsessed. I always knew he'd love having one of his own, but I wanted to wait until we moved to New York City [from Los Angeles] this year."