A businessman in Manhattan grew tired of a huge inflatable rat put in front of one of his buildings by a labor union that objected to the fact that his renovation contractor was using workers from a rival union. Instead of lawyering up, the businessman unleashed a feline frenzy with a much larger inflatable cat. Scabby looked positively mousy by comparison, and its union keepers did not stick around for the news crews that were sure to arrive. They deflated Scabby and took off. According to the New York Post, “Scabby” was first deployed in 1990 and was American-made in Illinois. Where the fat cat was made and first unleashed is unknown.