When Dibs was just 6 months old and living as a stray on the streets, he met his future dad, Nate Troy, in a parking lot. The kitten decided he wanted to go home with Troy and just hopped into his car. Even though Troy was technically allergic to cats, he knew he couldn’t say no to the friendly kitten.
“Nate has a severe dander allergy but knew that Dibs had chosen him to be his human,” Sara Stromseth-Troy, Dibs’ mom, told The Dodo.
They decided to call him Dibs because he “called dibs” on them when he chose them to be his humans, and the adorable name stuck.
To help Dibs adjust to life inside and to manage his dad’s allergies, his family let him be an indoor/outdoor cat when they first adopted him — and that’s how they discovered Dibs’ intense love for snow.