These people just happened to wake up, or walk around their homes, only to discover a cat.
A cat that does not belong to them.
Many people wonder how you are chosen by a cat -- this is it. You cannot chose the time or place, they will always find you and choose you.
That is, if you're worthy. But not everyone has time to hope for such an honorary occasion! So the rest of us just take a trip to the shelter and make our dreams come true instead. We're the cool ones, don't worry.