Missing Cat with Purple Collar


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Twain Harte News on July 1, 2011

Sandy the CatOur part Birman cat was last seen, Thursday morning (June 30, 2011) sometime in the early morning hours around 2 or 3 a.m. and has not been seen or heard from since. She answers to the name Sandy and is very friendly, which leads to me think someone may have found her and thought she was lost.

She hates cars and will avoid them at all costs, but she is very curious and may be trapped in a garage somewhere or worse. She once found herself trapped under our house and couldn’t get out. We found her that time after just a few hours.

$100.00 Reward Offered for her safe return!

We are praying hard that a mountain lion, owl or hawk hasn’t found her instead. She is greatly loved by our family. Please pray that she is found.

Have you seen our cat this week? Please call: (209) 565-1273, if you have details on her whereabouts. Please share the link to this page with anyone you know who may live, work or vacation in the Twain Harte area.

She was last seen in the Twain Harte Market area, on Tiffeni Drive, in Twain Harte.

About Sandy

Sandy was a stray cat when she adopted us — one of half a dozen cats I used to feed from the neighborhood. Every day she would come to visit, one night I left a window open without a screen, she climed in and hung out with me in the kitchen, then curled up on my lap and went to sleep. That was 7 years ago and from that night on, she has been with us.

“Pretty Girl,” as we lovingly called her loves to talk and she will pester you, until she gets her way. She understands English very well and will answer your questions if you talk to her. I’ve never met the person who didn’t warm right up to her. She would even sleep with our overnight guests if they didn’t mind. She only eats Fancy Feast grilled in gravy and a special blend of dry foods, which we keep available for her at all times. She is a great mouser and will catch lizards, squirrels and birds as well.


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Squirrel Complains, Loudly


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Opinion, Outdoors on April 27, 2011

I just stepped outside for a few moments and was immediately assaulted by some very loud barking noises. I quietly closed the door and walked softly out on the deck a bit further. The sun was shining brightly, in my eyes of course, so I shielded them, until I could just make out the squirrel sitting up high on a pine tree branch, barking for all he was worth.

Squirrels actually have a wide range of noises and aside from the chorus of birds heard in the wee hours of morning, the squirrel is by far the loudest animal to visit. They romp around all day, getting into anything and everything. We finally broke down and attached hook latches to the roof of the bird feeder because the squirrels wouldn’t stay out of it. They would just remove the roof and help themselves.

He was making one heck of a racket about something. It was as if he was telling me how much he hated having Sandy, the cat, in his space, as the cat gently rubbed up against my legs. It was then the squirrel made it quite plain what he was upset about and I’m still not quite sure how he managed that.  We had a little chat, I let the cat back into the house and the squirrel went along his merry way, happy that she wasn’t on his deck.

Three deer dropped by this morning to give their regards. I tossed out a handful of carrots for them, which they greedily munched down without hesitation. They nibbled on some bird seed that had been scattered on the ground, then meandered on to where ever deer go when they aren’t here. It’s always nice to have them stop by for a visit.

One of the young does who stopped by, idled long enough to notice the hummingbird as it swooped in to sip a little nectar. Did I just imagine the deer admiring the hummingbird’s grace and beauty? Animals are so amazing; would that I had all day long to sit and ponder their being.

I can’t tell you just how refreshing it feels to get outside and soak up the sun and visit with the animals. They listen as I chatter on about the weather and I’m always careful to thank them for their visit. It’s always nice to have a little company drop by.

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