here – he was a large cat who lived in the Moore House with the older inhabitants. Today's Sylvester came to us as a pretty suspicious boy in the winter of 2011, and it took him a good while to decide that humans were to be trusted. I understand there was an earlier Sylvester who passed in 2009
Sylvester only made himself known to me a couple of years ago, even though he’d been at the Sanctuary since 2011. One day, I showed up and noticed that there was a black and white face peering through the fence. Since that time, I’ve found him at the gate almost every time I arrive so I make it a point to spend time with him, whether to give him treats and/or give him some attention. Last year, Sylvester had some balance issues so I spent quite a bit of time in his cage with him. His short crooked tail reminded me of one of the first cats I took home from the Sanctuary, Lanny, and Sylvester’s habit of waiting for me by the gate was reminiscent of another favourite, Tex. Seeing Sylvester faithfully wait for me is hard to resist, so I have to admit that he gets the majority of treats that I bring, although other front courtyard cats like Cagney and Blaze have learned that being in Sylvester’s vicinity gives them some benefits. I hope that because of the time (and treats) I spend with Sylvester that he has become more comfortable being around other people, so that others can also see what a special cat he is.
|Sylvester hanging out with Little Orange - MW|
Blog by Brigid Coult
Photos by Moira Langley, Debbie Wolanski & Michele Wright