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.