Lancashire woman apologises after pet cat steals joint of roast beef

Now that takes the BRISKET! Mother is forced to apologise after ‘mischievous’ pet cat stole a joint of roast beef from her neighbour’s kitchen

  • Haydn Lawson, 20, of Colne, Lancashire, owns a five-year-old cat named Eclipse
  • Mother-of-one posted apology on Facebook after pet stole a ‘cooked beef joint’
  • Local man, Ryan, claimed his beef dinner had vanished after he left window open
  • Ms Lawson said that there’s ‘no chance’ Eclipse did it as Ryan lives too far away 

A woman was forced to apologise after her ‘mischievous’ cat brazenly stole someone’s ‘cooked beef joint’ – while a neighbour reported on social media that his food had gone missing.

Haydn Lawson, 20, of Colne, Lancashire, went viral when she shared an apology to anyone who had ‘just had their tea pinched’ in a Facebook group on Monday.

However, eagle-eyed social media users spotted that another local, named Ryan, had shared a post claiming his beef dinner had gone missing after leaving his window open and questioned who would steal it.

The ’embarrassed’ full-time-mother had spotted her cat Eclipse, five, with what at first appeared to be a dead animal – but upon closer inspection, was actually a ‘nicely cooked piece of brisket’.

Casing the joint: Haydn Lawson, 20, of Colne, Lancashire, apologised on Facebook after her ‘mischievous’ pet, Eclipse, brazenly stole someone’s ‘cooked beef joint’. (Above, Eclipse and the hunk of meat in question on Ms Lawson’s bed)

‘Embarrassed’ full-time-mother Ms Lawson (above, with Eclipse) had spotted the feline with what at first appeared to be a dead animal – but upon closer inspection, was actually a ‘nicely cooked piece of brisket’


Ms Lawson said she’s ‘never known’ anything like her kitty’s greed and suspects she had a whiff of a neighbour’s dinner and seized the opportunity to take it home. She posted on a local Facebook group in a bid to track down the stolen dinner’s (right) rightful owner and said that she’d even buy them a new joint if she was successful

Social media users spotted that another local, named Ryan, had shared a post claiming his beef dinner had gone missing after leaving his window open and questioned who would steal it. But Ms Lawson claims there is ‘no way’ that the dinner Eclipse swiped belonged to Ryan as he lives on the other side of town and she would not have had time to get there and back

Ms Lawson said she’s ‘never known’ anything like her kitty’s greed and suspects she had a whiff of a neighbour’s dinner and seized the opportunity to take it home.

She posted on a local Facebook group in a bid to track down the stolen dinner’s rightful owner and said that she’d even buy them a new joint if she was successful.

Her post read: ‘Apologies to whoever around [her road in Colne] has just had their tea pinched… just come in to my cat eating a big joint of beef on my bed and it definitely isn’t mine.’ 

She claims there is ‘no way’ that the dinner Eclipse swiped belonged to Ryan as he lives on the other side of town and she would not have had time to get there and back.

However, she has found one woman who reckons her meat was swiped when she turned her back while ‘plating up the roasties’.

A picture showing the two hilarious posts side by side went viral on social media where it received thousands of shares, including more than 4,000 on one Instagram page.

Ms Lawson said: ‘I came into my bedroom where I was greeted by Eclipse just sitting there on my bed eating this hunk of meat.

‘I just laughed at first and was in shock. I thought, “What animal am I looking at here?” She brings home rats, pigeons, crows, mice – she’ll bring home bits of rubbish that she’s found.

‘My first thing was to shout at her and say, “Eclipse, what are you doing?” just to get her away from whatever it was.


Ms Lawson (l) believes she may have tracked down the person whose dinner her cat (r) stole but she is still trying to get in touch with the food’s owner to verify it. She said: ‘There was a comment saying, “God knows why you would have left your meat outside anyway to cool” and they replied, “I only turned my back for two minutes to plate up the roasties and it was gone”‘

‘[Ryan] lives at the other side of town. He told me where his street was and there was no chance my cat got there and back with meat in her mouth.

‘And also, she wouldn’t have been able to get there without getting lost on the way back as it’s easily a mile or so away.

‘He told me his street name and straight away I knew there was no way on this earth that my cat would have walked so far there, grabbed the meat and then walked so far back with the meat in her mouth. There’s so many busy roads and stuff, there wasn’t a chance.

‘Looking at the comments, I thought it was absolutely hilarious. I was just sat giggling at the pure thought of her sneaking into someone’s house and grabbing this meat.

‘I had so many comments on it saying, “Thank you so much for sharing this – you’ve brightened my day”.

‘I put a comment on the post and said, “Right, am I going to have to invest in a cat collar camera?”

‘I don’t know whose beef joint it was. All I know is that she was on my bed eating it. I was well embarrassed – honestly, if I was to really truly find the person, I’ll buy them a new joint of beef. This blimmin’ cat… she’ll be the death of me.’

Ms Lawson believes she may have tracked down the person whose dinner her cat stole but she is still trying to get in touch with the food’s owner to verify it.

She said: ‘There was a comment saying, “God knows why you would have left your meat outside anyway to cool” and they replied, “I only turned my back for two minutes to plate up the roasties and it was gone”.

‘Now that to me sounds a hell of a lot more likely that this is their meat than [Ryan’s].’

Ms Lawson said that little Eclipse is just your ‘average’ pussy cat while at home – but as soon as she’s away from her watchful eye, becomes ‘feral’ and is notorious for her haul of small dead animals.

Ms Lawson added: ‘She’s just your average, loving pussy cat when she’s in the house – but when she goes out and gets that hunting streak and sees something that she wants – that’s it. She turns wild.

‘I could literally give her five pouches of meat and she’d still come to my ankles and meow for more. I’ve taken her to the vets before to have blood tests to make sure she wasn’t diabetic. I’ve not known anything like it – she’s so greedy.’

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