Hi everyone! Thank you so much for all of your good wishes
We went to look around the area and it was bleak to say the least! Wouldn't want to think that any cat was trying to survive around there...... We scouted around the waste land near the salvage place and called a little, but no sign of any cat. However, they are pretty elusive creatures at the best of times so maybe it was unlikely to turn up / come out with us being there. There was a housing estate nearby so could potentially be somebody's pet I guess?
If it was Nelson then it would be nothing short of a miracle.... but then miracles do happen!!!
Nelson isn't actually his real name btw. His real name was Greebo. I have read that cats don't really answer to their names anyway but the sound of their owner's voices... but if bumblebec or anyone else sees the cat again you could try? He had a really musical meow which sounded like the Nelson character from the Simpson's 'Hee-hee!" and that's why we gave him the nick-name. He also has extremely big paws with an extra 'thumb' awww he was such a gentle and lovely cat
He had a silver and white heart design (a cheap one - shamefully - like having horrible underwear on and having an accident!) at the time that he disappeared.
Please if you do see Nelson again can you call my parents and let them know? They live fairly near and would be able to come and see..... Perhaps we could set up a cat trap box if necessary? I now work in Barrow and live on the opposite side of the town, so it would be no use letting me know as I wouldn't be able to get there in good time. Their telephone number is 210581 for reference and my Mum is Mogalot1 (she's just joined)