That time when my neighbour posted on FB concern for my cat....

I can almost laugh about this now.... 

Jimmy T. Cat nothing skinny about me?

So we had a visitor at home who petted our little cat Betty, she says I'm certain I saw her on FB the other week, a woman posted this very scruffy, skinny cat and made a plea for the owners to come forward for her.... 

So obvs, I went straight on our local pages on FB and there she is my lovely cat, there for all to see, a photo, where she does look bless her unkempt and a bit scruffy.  I was truly mortified, my little Betty is a rescue and has problems with her nerves, she's been back and forth to the vets with 'anxiety', she over-grooms in stress, perhaps she has flashbacks of her earlier life, mistreated and locked in cupboards. Perhaps we should get her some talking therapy?  

Well you should have seen the comments, there was outrage... "Oh for gods' sake will someone please feed and water this cat", "OMG phone the RSPCA", "Some people don't deserve pussycats".  Thing is the photo was taken OUTSIDE MY HOUSE over the school holidays when we were pretty much in and out all of the time.  I get that a person might be concerned to see a cat sitting on a particular drive for a few days when they passed by, I wonder why didn't the concerned cat-lover simply just knock on...


I admit, Betty on this picture does look a smidge scuffy and skinny... but come on...  Poor old Betty #BodyShamed on social media... kidding though the vet the next week wasn't overly concerned.... (see I can't help myself on the defend).  

What are you saying about my sister!  

"Honestly I can verify I'm very well looked after... I just suffer with me nerves"

I did laugh at the time, but at the same time, kept posting in the same group really nice pictures of Betty when she looked less mangy and skinny.  I was desperate to prove how well cared for she is, she is, I love and care very much for both my kits, see photo evidence.  I will google CBT for pussycats.... 


How funny, though this lady poster is my neighbour, three doors down.... I won't be taking in her parcels... that'll show her! 

xx Emma-Lou 

NYE action... a family pet well looked after.... 

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