Meet Nick, who is gentle, sweet and affectionate. He is a "vintage" kitty, meaning he's most likely between 8 and 10 years old, but the volunteers think that's why he's such a super guy with old-school manners. He's happy to quietly enjoy a sunny spot and a tummy rub; in return, he'll be one of the best friends you'll ever have. Nick would love to meet you, and would love it even more if someone special comes to take him home forever. He's at the East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive in Dublin, open 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. seven days per week. Contact the shelter at 803-7040.