by Nancy Travers
(Morton, PA, USA)



Sandy is a 17 year old orange tabby. We think he’s 17, but aren’t completely sure since we found him in a mall parking lot. He appeared to be young and almost fully grown, so our vet estimated his age at 1 year old. Sandy has been a friendly and loyal people cat all his life. He loves his family and enjoys quiet family time where he can just hang out with his peeps.

He used to be an indoor/outdoor cat in his heyday, and he was an excellent hunter. He has made birds, bunnies, moles, voles, and mice his prize catches, which he would leave at the front or back door for us, showing us that he contributes to the welfare of the family. One time he even brought us an adult bunny, the day we came home from vacation, after being indoors for a week! Also, there have been numerous insects over the years, his favorites being houseflies, moths, camel crickets, and cicadas. He wants nothing to do with spiders or worms.
Sandy was the mayor of the neighborhood when he was outdoors. People would tell me they’d see him up the street, down the street, across the street, and around the block, but no matter how far he went, he would always remember his way back home. If we were sitting on the patio out back, Sandy would stroll up from wherever he had been and join us for awhile on the patio.
Sandy has been through some chaotic household times: my son’s teenage years, my first husband, later, my domestic partner, who was miserable towards him, and therefore didn’t last very long, to my current husband, who adores him, and Sandy returns the love.

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