Cat owners will agree that a cat’s respect and affection is usually something you have to earn over time. However, this cat named Tuna proves us all wrong as she shows affection even to those she doesn’t know, especially the deliverymen who provide services for her owners. Her acts of friendliness are well-documented by pictures and security cameras.

Tuna the cat even has her own Instagram account where she showcases her quite sassy personality. The account has over a thousand followers who seem to enjoy the furry influencer’s pictures accompanied by witty captions.

Tuna’s owner spoke to Fashion Life: “We were originally just babysitting her for a friend when she was a kitten and they never got her back. She’s around 6 years old. When the pandemic started, we were working from home a lot more and ordering a lot of delivery, so her sleep schedule changed and she would wait outside for delivery people! We always watch her on the camera and never let her out when we aren’t home. She loves people!”

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Meet Tuna the cat

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When asked about Tuna’s unique name, her owner told Fashion Life: “Her original name when we were only cat-sitting her was Luna. That turned into Looney, then Looney Tunes, then Tunes, then Tuna. She does answer to her name when we call her to come in.”

The 6-year-old cat always waits outside for delivery people and lets them pet her

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“Before we started letting her outside, it was her life’s mission to destroy everything we owned,” explained Tuna’s owner. “Specifically, around 5 am. Now that she gets her supervised outside time, she seems to not really have those tendencies and spends the rest of the day napping or lounging around near us. She does wake us up meowing around 5-6 am every night but eventually gives up and cuddles till we get up.”

Tuna probably wishes she had opposable thumbs to bring this all inside

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On her own Instagram profile, Tuna seems to be a pretty adventurous cat in general

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She gets on well with other animals too, not only people

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According to her owner, Tuna was always extremely social and has never been afraid of dogs or people: “Tuna grew up with two dogs, Baxter and Bella. Baxter passed away earlier this year and was Tuna’s closest sibling, they even drank water together from the same bowl. She also lives with a bearded dragon, Colonel Mustard. She really showed the dogs who’s the boss when she was a kitten so Bella respects her and is still afraid of her even though Tuna now just wants to hang out and cuddle.”

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Boxes are important in every cat’s life, apparently

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Since Tuna has her own Instagram account, we asked her owner about whether they have plans to work on it and make Tuna an established “cat influencer”. Turns out, “Tuna’s ‘parents’ have full-time jobs running a company, so her Instagram growth is going to have to continue being organic.”

Here’s Tuna with her owner

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