Charlie a scaredy stray cat decided to settle down in a family's backyard, so the father of the family built him a shelter which he claimed as his home.

The daughter said: "My Dad e-mailed me that picture with the title 'cute on all levels.'... We have two cats already who even have a cat door into the backyard. The cats all get along fine, but this dude is terrified of people. I guess, if he ever changes his mind, he can let himself in!"

"At first, we weren't sure if he was a neighbor cat or not, but once we saw how scraggly his fur was, we started feeding him. And I should also mention that we make sure he stays well hydrated too! As you can see, Charlie has abundant fur. It bothers my mom on a daily basis to not be able to comb him," she added.

Shelter built by the family just for Charlie the stray

Here's Charlie and the family's two cats playing together.

Photos by goodgriefbrown via reddit.