Thursday, February 11, 2016

Remembering Sashi a Decade Later #TBT


I adopted Sashi on March 31, 1998. She was my first little girl, the first cat in my life that came from a shelter, and the first cat I adopted on my own as an adult.

She had been given up by her family at 9 years old. We were told many people thought she was beautiful but passed her by because of her age. Week after week I went past her cage at the PetSmart adoption center until I finally realized she was waiting for me. We were blessed to have 8 wonderful years together. Her passing in 2006 tore my heart into a million pieces. She was the first cat that was truly mine, and I felt like I had lost a child.

It's hard to believe it will be 10 years on February 15th since Sashi went to the Bridge. Last weekend I spent some time going through bunches of non-digitized photos. It back so many memories of my precious angel.

That box was her favorite napping spot. I still have it.

Unlike my other ladycats, Sashi enjoyed playing dress up. She would let me put anything on her.


Her favorite treat was canned whipped cream. On birthdays we put a candle in it.

And nothing made her happier than a nice, warm blankie.

I have no doubt that Sashi was the first kitty waiting at the Bridge when Tara and Truffles arrived, and that they have a daily catnip klatch! I hope they all know how much they're still loved.

23 comments:

  1. <3 The loss still hurts even after 10 years, I know the feeling.

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  2. She was your child and you and her and all your other furkids after all share this bond that is always tying you together until the bond tightens up and you will all be drawn together again someday!

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  3. I'm so glad you have these memories of Sashi, and that you shared them with us. It's obvious the love and compassion you have for all of your beautiful kitties, both past and present. Your angels knew they were very much loved - you can see that clearly on their faces in all of the lovely photos you share. Rest assured that they will always be watching over you, and that they will always know how much you love them. Purrs!

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  4. What a sweet remembrance of sweet Sachi. Love is forever. Wow, that you still have the cardboard box.

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  5. What a sweet remembrance of sweet Sachi. Love is forever. Wow, that you still have the cardboard box.

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  6. What sweet photos. How can you not love and still miss a beautiful heart-cat like Sashi? A beautiful remembrance.

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  7. Thank you for telling us about your sweet Sachi and know you will still miss her - I miss our Rainbow Bridge cats and I keep just a few of their toys to look at from time to time.
    Sue (Hannah and Lucy's Mum)

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  8. Oh goodness, what a great thing you did to adopt Sachi and you can tell how thankful she was to be such a good kitty. She sure was a nice and a very pretty kitty.

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  9. She's beautiful. Hugs to you.
    Sue B

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  10. She was beautiful and, I agree, you never forget them. I'm glad you chose an older cat and that you had eight years together.

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  11. what a sweet baby....it is funny that sometimes we don't know we are looking until it hits us that we are needed. always loved...never forgotten

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  12. what a sweet girl she was...soooo pretty! The "first" cat is always special, well, they ALL are, but the first one, especially so. xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  13. Sashi was a beautiful girl. I love all these photos you have of her. Losing our beloved cats is so difficult, I can't imagine how much worse it would be without photos to treasure. XO

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  14. very nice to met you Sashi; we enjoyed hearing a bit of your story; you are a gorgeous tuxie....please say hi to dude and sauce for us if you ever see them ok !! ♥♥♥

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  15. She'll always be in your heart
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  16. Aw, Sasha is beautiful! TW only has a couple of photo books of her first cats since film developing cost money. You have some great pics to remember her.

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  17. What a lovely post to remember your beloved kitty. You were so fortunate that she lived a nice long life and you had so much time together. You two were meant to be together. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  18. Sashi was a beautiful girl. Paws up to you for adopting her. And thanks for sharing her with us today.

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  19. Sashi was such a beauty and I'm sure she she still is at the RB. What beautiful memories, and I understand your disbelief in realizing it's been 10 years. Time passes so quickly sometimes and so slow others. I'm so glad you shared her photos with us today.

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  20. She was such a pretty girl. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  21. Sashi was a beautiful sweetie. Thank you for sharing her lovely pictures.

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  22. Oh Sashi, we know you will ALWAYS remain in your mom's heart - you have such a special place there!

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  23. What a lovely tribute to your first love !

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