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Cat returns home with note on its collar from local Toby Carvery

A cat owner has shared her surprise at finding a note attached to her feline’s collar that revealed she had been scrounging food from a local restaurant.

Posting on the Abbey Meads Community Group on Facebook, Nicole Clark, 41, told how she discovered her Siberian feline Tula had been sneakily indulging in scraps from her local Toby Carvery in Swindon.

The note asked if Tula had a home because she’s ‘always’ lurking in the restaurant.

Sharing a photo of the handwritten letter, she wrote: ‘Our beautiful cat has just come home with this paper collar on – I can imagine she’s been trying for the sympathy vote in the hope of getting some meat!!

‘She has a lovely home and spends every night with us but thank you Toby customers/workers for looking out for her!’

According to Deadline, Nicole visited the branch after discovering the note on her 11-year-old cat and was stunned to discover the clever moggy had been visiting daily for lunch and dinner.

Many of the staff members were well acquainted with Tula, and Nicole, a teacher, admitted she was amused by the situation. 

‘They said the other night she hadn’t gone home so they had tried to lure her in with prawns to pick her up but she wouldn’t let them. She’s apparently been going there since it reopened after lockdown,’ Nicole said.

She explained that the restaurant is just a few streets away and possible for Tula to reach using the surrounding gardens.

She said Tula usually eats a meal at home in the morning and wanders around until dinner time, eating the food that has been prepared in addition to anything she’s scrounged during the day.

Admitting the moggy has behaved similarly in the past, Nicole added: ‘She’s got a bit of history for this though. She used to frequent a local old people’s home and the ladies there would give her meat paste sandwiches.’ 

Nicole’s Facebook post was shared over 1,000 times, racking up a stream of comments. One person wrote: ‘Omg that’s hilarious. I’ve got visions of her lining up ready for her Yorkshire and choice of meat.’

‘What a genius hanging at the Toby… great scrap opportunities,’ another said.

A third added: ‘I love her “it wasn’t me” look. Typical cat lol.’

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