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Shandy – my wise and loving cat friend

11 March 2012

Our cat Shandy is a largish furry boy, with lots of white on him, and brownish patches. It is an interesting story how he came to be with us. It was New Year’s Eve 2000 (the 31st December 1999) when we were returning to our house and my partner saw a little kitten’s face peeking above some rocks on our front lawn. Shandy is a beautiful cat, and soon found a home with us. We knew he was abandoned because some months later, much to our surprise we saw an adult cat that looked just like Shandy visiting us. It was Shandy’s mum checking him out, to see if he was okay, I guess. I asked my partner what should we call our new cat friend and he replied, “How about Shandy, seeing as he is shandy colours” (beer and lemonade). Shandy likes his name, I am sure. When he was about 2 months old, I was standing next to Shandy and looking at him, and he gave me the most beautiful, awesone smile of unconditional love, that I have ever received!

Shandy cat is a real character. Today he is 12 years old but still likes to do roly-polys and act like a kitten, and he sure loves his food! Here are some more pictures of him in reverse date order.


Here he is a few years ago with his fur clipped. We had to take him to the Vet to be clipped because he won’t let us clip him. It was better for him in the hot weather anyway. Look at those jewell like eyes!

This one above is my very favourite photo of Shandy. I snapped it off him as he lay there, giving healing energy.

Here he is earlier, reading “Guns, Germs and Steel – the Fates of Human Societies” by Jared Diamond. His review of the book was that he told me it isn’t hard to know how to live well, and it doesn’t include guns.

spot the real cat

Last but not least in this Introduction to Shandy, here is a photo of him when he was just a few years old with some friends – stuffed friends that is!

Hover your mouse over “Our Animal Friends” at the top of the screen to see other animal friends.  If you would like your animal companion featured here, send me a message via my “Contact Me” page.





24  February 2016  – 

24 / 02 / 2016   2.34 pm

Rest In Peace our Beautiful Boy

Shandy passed away.

Here   is my Tribute to him.

14 thoughts on “Shandy

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  1. Welcome to the blog, Katrina. It could well be, that is lovely to hear there is a look-alike Shandy where you are. We love our beautiful furry boy. Thanks for sharing, and of course if you would like your cat on a page here, just send me your email via my Contact Me page.

  2. I love your story .. what a sweet cat .. I love the pictures and I always love reading about animals .. thank you so much for sharing .. love and light and hugs xoxoo carolyn

  3. I’ve taken the Contact Me page down because of negative feedback I got, so if you want to feature your animal friend, just reply on the “Our Animal Friends” page and note your Email will NOT be public, as only I can see that information. So just say you would like your Horse / Dog etc. featured and I will email you to get the photos and your story. GENUINE people only of course. Thank you.

  4. I’m replying to myself, haha. I’ve put the Contact page back up! I’m not upset now at disagreeable people posting un-constructive comments, so I can be contacted now via my
    “Contact Me” page. 🙂

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