Home Buyers Pay Extra $122K for Family's Cat
Australian family agrees to throw in Tiffany
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2014 3:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's difficult to put a price on a family's love for their cat, unless you're in Australia, where $122,000 seems to do the trick. A buyer bid that amount over the asking price for a home valued at about $1.8 million—as long as the owners threw in their cat, reports the Herald Sun of Melbourne. If you're expecting some kind of heartwarming stand taken by the Perceval family over their beloved Tiffany, forget it. They took the money and plan to get another cat at a shelter.

"We said to the agent, 'She goes with the house, hahaha' not expecting at all to actually have a clause written into the contract saying it includes the cat," Fran Perceval tells Sky News. She made the joke because Tiffany sat perched on a couch as potential buyers scoped out the house and drew a lot of attention, including from a child of the soon-to-be new owners. The extra money cinched the winning bid. (In neighboring New Zealand, one cat split his time between two families who were none the wiser for years.)