Tess loves to welcome everyone to our office, particularly for a pat. Tess joined our family in 2010 from the Animal Welfare League and one of the questions we are asked is how old is she? We believe she was 2 when we got her as she was a stray. Her name was originally Suzi, ( as they name all brindles Suzi) but when we got home she was on a mission and full of beans jumping all over the furniture and acreage burning off energy, so we named her Tornado Tess (Tess). Now in her later years she is quite happy to observe the world go by on the front step.