Jessica Cowan said she was in hysterics after she noticed a note attached for her beloved cat Jeffrey, who she discovered had been visiting a neighbour for an extra dinner
A cat’s adopted owner used the feline to send a kind message to his family.
Jeffrey the cat has been chancing his luck by visiting his neighbour’s home where he was being fed and looked after.
After this happy arrangement had gone on for some time the neighbour, identified only as Kriss, decided to inquire about the 10-year-old moggy’s home life, Edinburgh Live reported.
Kriss attached a letter to a new collar they had bought for Jeff in order to inquire about his home life situation.
The letter read: “Hi. This cat has owner? He come to me everyday for food, talk, water and sleep. What happened to him on right side chest? All is ok? Much love!”
Jeff’s owner Jessica Cowan was in stitches when she saw the note, and was happy to explain the reason for the missing fur.
Jeff had a patch missing due to having a blood sample taken as he was losing weight, she explained.
The note solved the mystery of why Jeff had been piling on the pounds following the vets visit.
Jessica says that she is happy Jeff is making friends and wants him to continue visiting Kriss.
Jessica said: “Recently Jeffrey made a few pals in the area. He came home on Monday afternoon with a little note wrapped around his “new” collar.
“I got a fright and shouted on my mum and dad because I thought I had let the wrong cat in the house.
“I was chasing this cat all about the kitchen. I ended up grabbing the cat and noticed it was Jeffrey and cut the note off the collar.
“I was shocked but I started laughing afterwards because I had recently taken him to the vet as he was a little underweight due to refusing to eat or drink water.
“So he got put on antibiotics and had a shaved patch where he got blood taken.
“I noticed he put weight back on. I just never took notice of it. But when I saw the message I was happy because when I’m out and about or shopping he can have another home to go to and sit.
“I wrote a note back with my name and number. He’s not yet texted me but he sent a note back saying his name is Kriss and Jeffrey is a very special cat to him.
“I was more than happy for Kriss to keep letting Jeffrey in because Jeff won’t give up trying to get in his house. The man sounds lovely and obviously loves Jeffrey just as much as I do.”
Jessica explained that she’s owned Jeff for the last nine years.
“We adopted him from a family friend because he wasn’t really enjoying the high rise flats he used to live in,” she said.
“They got him from a cat rescue centre in Leith.
“When we got him he was still a baby and very playful. The first night getting him he had attacked my hand and my auntie quickly lifted him and put him outside.
“Around 10 minutes later he came knocking at the window and that was just the beginning of his tricks.
“He tends to give my neighbours frights. The lady up the road came out of her shower and saw Jeffrey curled up in a ball sleeping.
“She screamed for her brother then we eventually got a knock on the door with Jeffrey in the man’s arms with a disappointed face because he was caught.
“He’s known in the area as my dad and I’s cat as we are always out shouting for him but he always returns shortly after we call.
“When he comes home he tries his luck and opens the door by himself by jumping on the handle bar and lets himself in the house.
“He can never do any wrong – especially when my nieces and nephews are in the house.
“When he’s shouted at I crumble shortly after and give him all the cuddles and kisses because I spoil him.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.