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By cassiecat
Introducing you to Tabs, affectionately known as scabby tabby. As it is very thin and has very matted fur.
v2 shows the state of its fur more, but neither show how thin it is as its deceptive with the long hair.
Pic taken with my mobile phone, so apologies for the quality.

I dont yet know who owns this cat, i've been feeding it for a couple of weeks, and have managed to flea and worm it, and is already looking healthier. It doesnt have a collar on.

My next mission, is to get it into a catbox and down to the vets to see if it is micro chipped.

It is very timid but seems like a nice cat, and i am a soft touch. if it has no micro chip i'll try to get it dematted while at the vets, cos it is beyond brushing Sad

This little one already has a place in my heart, but hubby says no more cats!

hope yours is a good holiday weekend.
lesley x

Tags: Pets and captive animals Tabby cat

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It has an appealing look about it Lesley, you're well named and I don't mean Cassie.


god luck, hope you find it's owner.

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 Jun 2012 9:49AM
You big softie, Lesley SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
4 Jun 2012 10:05AM
Ah! Technically this isn't 'another' cat - you already have this cat!! Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 10:08AM
Well, it's landed on it's paws coming round your way, Lesley. Great shot from a camera 'phone.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
4 Jun 2012 10:09AM
lol @ karen. Will see what happens Grin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:19AM
Oh - what an adorable little cat - he really has landed on his feet finding you!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
4 Jun 2012 11:24AM
What a lovely cat, even if it is having a bad hair day! Wink Two super images, Lesley - would not have guessed you'd taken them on a phone, amazing quality. V1 just has to be my fave Wink
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 12:35PM
hope he gets a good loving home lesley two belters nice ones Wink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
4 Jun 2012 1:32PM
She will make a nice pet if.........
I like her garden as well!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
4 Jun 2012 2:02PM
And that's exactly why Chris warned you against falling for it Smile

SO nice seeing Scabby so big on EPZ, Ccat. The quality is so good at this size from your mobile!

He has to be one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen, it has to be said.

And doesn't look at all 'Difficult' Wink

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
4 Jun 2012 2:23PM
Andrew, i tried gently brushing him with a soft brush but hissed at me, so stopped. So no push over! had some fuss after though so not to perturbed. and eating from the cat box with the bowl in the door way, so things are looking good.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
4 Jun 2012 3:23PM
Oh this happened to me and a stray, but the poor cat who sort of adopted me was riddled with disease and my cat hated him so I was on to a loser from the start. He finally died on my lawn but I did my best for him. Sad. Sad Hope things turn out well for you.
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 6:54PM
KEEP IT FOR HEAVENS SAKE! Absolutely georgeous but I guess you knew I'd say that.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
4 Jun 2012 7:26PM
paul, its not me that he has to win over Smile lesley
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 8:54PM
Those eyes look so trusting

I feel he/she has a new home.

Can't fault youWink

Rizzler,Foster,McKenzie,Kimber, Bailey and Puddles the adopted black tabby say they are coming to get you, if you don't keep himWink

4 Jun 2012 9:16PM
You big softy you! Mind you the images and story to pull at the heartstrings Smile
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:07PM
A very well taken image of your new adoptee Lesley. Hope you can track down the owner eventually.
One of ours (wolfy) disappeared for a while recently, he did a runner just after we decided he need to have his teeth cleaned.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 10:23PM
Awwwww, she's beautiful!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 9:54PM
Oh Lesley do hope that you can get her /him to the vet..looks so beautiful
I wish you all the success here as am another 'cat pushover'
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2012 10:10PM
My heart goes out to Tabs, makes me wonder what happened to it and how long it has been "in the wild".
I know you will do your best.
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:38PM
Good luck with it
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 8:48PM
You and your phone have done a good job here, Lesley!

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
7 Jun 2012 9:23AM
today had been the day ear marked for a trip to the vets, but its pouring down, and i'm not likely to see him today! keeping my fingers crossed for a dry spell. in the mean time i'll keep trying to find out if he has an owner. lesley
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
7 Jun 2012 1:39PM
total disaster!!!! managed to get tabs in the cat carrier, but in the time it took me to get the car out of the garage he had gone bolistic, turned it over and managed to break out of one of the hand holes in the top. I can only hope that he hasnt injured himself in the escape. No idea if he will ever come back. needless to say i've removed the cat carrier, left some food, and will keep my distance and try and rebuild his trust. but if he needs help i'll have to get the RSPCA involved.
i'm gutted and feel really bad, instead of improving the situation i've made it worse Sad(
7 Jun 2012 8:22PM
don t be to hard on yourself at least you care andyou tried, if he is hungrey he will be backand maybe you will get another chance, good on you for caring
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
7 Jun 2012 8:39PM
When we had a feral cat who came to the farm to have her kittens, we borrowed a humane trap from the local (5 mins down the road!) Blue Cross Centre - a cage which you bait with a smelly irrisistable meal (tuna worked for us!). The cat goes in and the door shuts behind them. The Blue Cross then neutered the adult female (we had her back and can now stroke her - on her terms) and they kept/re-homed the kittens.

I'm sure the RSPCA would have the same traps that they would be willing to lend you.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
8 Jun 2012 5:18PM
thanks Karen. i have thought about that option, but one of my cats is food obsessed and concerned that he will get caught in it and get traumatised. i will have to if he needs medical attention. not seen him yet, hope he comes back.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
10 Jun 2012 11:42AM
Tabs is back Smile Smile Smile Smile
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
10 Jun 2012 5:40PM
i held my breath as i was reading the last parts of this thread, a sigh of relieve, so gald he's back, hope you don't find an owner as he will no doubt be better looked after with you.
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
13 Jun 2012 2:15PM
i notice that Tabs has got some superficial grazes on his left shoulder where he forced himself out of the catbox, thankfully they are nice and dry and healing. I'm surprised and relieved that he has forgiven me!
1881 6 India
20 Jun 2012 3:47AM
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Ah Lesley. I really hope Tabs can be caught again and you can get him to the vet. Have my fingers crossed for you.
Lou (",)
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
3 Jul 2012 12:24AM
nooo still the cat shot, cant even say your milking this one as the votes are disabled


Stace X
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:12PM
Full marks to you for being so caring, and the pictures not so bad either, with good sharpness around the eyes.

You'll have to keep us informed as to her progress.Grin

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 8:30PM
Lovely images of Tabs

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
7 Jul 2012 2:31PM
looks like tabs has an owner as he has had a hair cut, looks a hansome chap now, so will try and get more pics. still calls in for a free meal Smile lesley
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
11 Jul 2012 3:38PM
ahhhh the cat pic still. make a note come back in 6 moths and a new image may be here Tongue x

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
11 Jul 2012 5:34PM
stace, just to be on the safe side, i'd probably leave it alittle longer Wink lesley
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 Jul 2012 8:29PM
You may well have to adopt him, and I think he will have a superb home. Found a long-hair like this in Norway a couple of years ago - you are right. The long fur is deceptive - the one we found had his bones and spine poking out all over - he has been taken in by a loving family.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
14 Jul 2012 3:55PM
Your phone has done a great job. He looks a lovely cat. Do hope all turns out well for him. I'm sure if you have anything to do with it he will be well looked after.............Sandy
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 9:55AM
A nice mog, Lesley. You're a woman after my own heart. We no longer have our two, but there's a neighbour's puss who's kind of adopted us, which is the opposite of your situation, but lovely all the same.


K_T 6 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 11:07AM
Thank you for your award today Lesley xxxxx

Glad the cat has been trimmed =)
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jul 2012 8:55AM
What a beauty, even with the matted fur. He looks like a main coon mix to me. I have a feeling you might just soften your husband. I know the procedure!
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 1:32PM
looks like has been taken care off Lesley, she is a cutie and hopefully will soon reunite with owner.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 5:20PM
What a lovely cat! I hope it finds it's owner/a new owner very soon!
RobinF 11 83 1 England
5 Aug 2012 5:41PM

Quote:but hubby says no more cats!
ignore him Lesley. My wife ignores me regularly - thank goodness! Wink
Lovely cat and good luck with sorting him/her out. You are a softie and there ain't nothing wrong with that. The world definitely needs more softies!
kind regards,
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Aug 2012 6:16PM
What a lovely story. Alls well that ends well.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
9 Aug 2012 4:53PM
Well done Catwoman !!

meeeow Tongue
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
12 Aug 2012 6:31PM
A Beautiful cat Lesley ....with lovely kind eyes...
12 Aug 2012 6:36PM
No more cats! I have heard that before. LOL.
RoBBs Junior Member 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2012 1:37PM
no need for food bowls! Tongue
User_Removed 6 112 Wales
27 Aug 2012 11:06PM
Nice capture - hope you find the owner,
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
28 Aug 2012 1:06PM
Tongue Tongue x
astyag 10 12
21 Dec 2012 9:57PM
Interesting!! keep it Smile

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