Back Yard Sunshine

back yard Harlem: AleXander Hirka / Sunshine: rihaij — Pixabay

The orange tabby cat had two homes, one on the second floor and one on the third, up two separate fire escapes. Depending on the weather and the hosts’ availability, there were always food and water dishes provided, often indoors through left-open windows.

The tenants knew of the arrangement — had even yelled an agreement across that space that his name was Sunshine (to…