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Oliver the cat bonded with Ada the sheep and spent many hours lying on her back as she grazed in the pasture. (Contributed photo)

A sheepish cat

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Even though Oliver is orange and white, he's the black sheep of the family. But he can't pull the wool over his owners' eyes.

They know he's just a cat in sheep's clothing.

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A half-wild tomcat, Oliver was born in a barn on the Terry and Kathy Sletto farm near Alexandria. At first he acted like other wild cats - he would take off for days and roam the countryside, appearing occasionally to let the Slettos know it was his territory too.

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