This is Tuffy. Barbara Brinkerhoff of Nikiski writes that he appeared on her porch about a week before Thanksgiving in 1997, cold, hungry and obviously abandoned. He observed that she read the newspaper every morning, and put each section down beside her chair as she finished with it. Tuffy started shredding them with his claws and sometimes his teeth. “I’m not sure if he was trying to get my attention or wanting to be helped,” Barbara writes.