Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Mar 26, 2014
Alexis was one of those extraordinary cats that come around once in awhile. She was fiercely independent and an exceptional hunter, regal, graceful, and dignified. At times, she would bring home rabbits to our porch that were the same size as her. She was loyal only to my mother and would rarely let other people touch her. She mostly kept to herself unless it was morning meal time, when she'd come out and meow at you for her daily can of Fancy Feast. I watched her outrun and outrit coyotes on several occasions, and she could climb to the top of a tree taller than our house. She would perch on the back wall and stare with utmost attention at her prey until the time was ripe to pounce. Had we been a family of cats, we would have been well fed. She lived to the ripe old age of 14 and was still in perfect health. Our neighbor found her after she passed peacefully sleeping on the hood of a car for warmth. We buried her in the backyard under the tree she used to love to climb.