Early last year, Ann Bosche discovered a beautiful long-haired tabby with a white-tipped tail hiding in the bushes of her family’s front garden outside her Lucedale, Mississippi home.
“What came out from under that bush was a large, beautiful cat with a white tip on his tail. I said, ‘Aren’t you a fancy thing?” Bosche told Care2.
Bosche noticed the cat appeared thin and nervous. She left him a bowl of food, which he accepted.
The next evening, the cat came back.
And the next night.
And the next.
One week later, the cat starting spending most of its time on the Bosches’ porch.
After a month of feeding the cat she called Mr. Fancy, Bosche reluctantly took her husband’s advice and drove the tomcat to a local animal shelter in the hopes of finding the feline a permanent home.
(With two cats and one dog at home — all rescue pets — the Bosches already had their hands full.)
Bosche cried the entire drive home, doubting her decision to take the cat to the shelter.
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