Saturday, February 15, 2014

Reflections on Sashi, 8 Years Later



This week I'm able to merge the Caturday Art blog hop and Photohunt theme of "Reflections" as I look back on my beloved Sashi who went to the Rainbow Bridge eight years ago today, February 15, 2006.

Sashi was the cat in my life prior to Tara. I adopted her when she was 9 years old and was blessed to have 8 wonderful years with her. She passed away just before her 17th birthday following a long illness. 

Sashi was actually a "first" for me in many ways. She's the first cat I adopted as an adult...my first female cat...my first little girl. The first cat that I picked and was "mine". Although I loved cats all my life, she's the one that turned me into a cat lover extraordinare. She's also the first cat that passed away lying right by my side, and her death was the first great loss of my life. 

I still love you and miss you so, so much, Sashi. My sole consolation when I lost Tara seven months ago was knowing that you would be there to meet her at the Bridge, that you would take care of her for me and my two little girls would be together forever. 

18 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to you as you remember your beautiful Sashi-

Grace said...

Oh my goodness - I used that same effect on a photo of MY first cat...

Katie and Glogirly said...

(((purrs)))
What a beautiful tribute to your Sashi.
XO

Christina Berry said...

Aw, what a beautiful tribute to your pretty girl. Fly free, sweet Sashi. <3

(I actually wrote about my old kitty today, too!)

Pawesome Cats said...

What an angel and a lovely way to remember your girl.<3

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful tribute

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Kjelle Bus said...

Beutiful tribute to your Sashi <3

(((purrs))) (((purrs)))

The Cat From Hell said...

What a beautiful tribute! Sashi lives foreverinyourheart!
Kisses
Nellie

YourSpecialDog said...

Beautiful tribute to Sashi , we loved it

Ashley Montgomery said...

Such a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful cat. <3

Caren Gittleman said...

((((hugs))))) just beautiful and I so understand. My Angel Bobo was my first kitty that I ever had (found him as a stray), had him 18 yrs.........also the first cat I ever lost by my side like you (Cody is only my second cat) My heart goes out to you today and you are in my thoughts. ((((hugs))) again and love

Anonymous said...

She sounds like she was a special girl. Lovely tribute.

Nature by Dawn said...

Sounds like a very special girl. ♥ And what a beautiful name.

Cathy Keisha said...

Beautiful tribute. Sounds like a #RecipeForMoments to me.

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Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Awww...What a special girl ♥

Fur Everywhere said...

Sashi was a beautiful girl! She was lucky to have you.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, this made me get all teary. What a wonderful tribute to your beautiful Sashi.