Ely’s most famous cat, Mr Sainsbury’s aka Garfield, returns to ‘favourite napping couch’

Garfield is always ready for his fans.

Garfield is always ready for his fans. - Credit: Archant

Ely’s most famous furry friend, Garfield the cat, has been allowed to return to his favourite napping couch in the Virgin Holidays store.

As soon as Ash bobbed down to say hello Garfield was up in his lap that quick.

As soon as Ash bobbed down to say hello Garfield was up in his lap that quick. - Credit: Archant

The ginger puss hit headlines in August when staff were advised they had to shoo him off their couch if he came indoors after a young customer was scratched by him.

Garfield’s Facebook page has nearly 5,000 likes, many of whom post selfies they’ve had in the Sainsbury’s together on the site.

A family getting to know Garfield

A family getting to know Garfield - Credit: Archant

An announcement was made on Garfield’s Facebook page, Mr Sainsburys aka Garfield, on Tuesday.

It read: “UPDATE ON GARFIELD AND HIS FAVORITE NAPPING COUCH IN VIRGIN STORE.

Garfield back on his favourite coach napping.

Garfield back on his favourite coach napping. - Credit: Archant

“Please let’s spread the word by sharing this post to your wall everyone.

“Garfield has been allowed back in.

Louise Ruddock stopped to say hi to garfield while on my duties this morning.

Louise Ruddock stopped to say hi to garfield while on my duties this morning. - Credit: Archant

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“Thank you to our fans for helping him win this time.”

The news has since spread with many people taking to the Facebook page in happiness.

Garfield enjoying being fussed about.

Garfield enjoying being fussed about. - Credit: Archant

Kayleigh June Kerr said: “Enjoying his fuss this morning, so happy to see him back where he belongs.”

Niki added: “Love seeing him back on his favourite napping couch.”

Mr Garfield patiently waiting for Sainsbury's to open on Wednesday morning.

Mr Garfield patiently waiting for Sainsbury's to open on Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

Another person said: “Not sure who was happier, Garfield having his chin tickled or my daughter who was really pleased to see him.”

Garfield is owned by Ely couple Dave Willers and Tina Battaglia.