Thursday, March 29, 2018

My 1st Official Adoption ~ 20 Years Ago #TBT


It's hard to remember my life before the torties took over, but thankfully there is lots of photographic evidence!

I adopted Sashi on March 31, 1998 - 20 years ago this Saturday. 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. I was 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.

Every now and then I spend a little time going through my collection of non-digitized photos. They bring back so many memories of those that came before.

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 remembered and loved.

13 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Sashi sounds like a really wonderful girl! What a special first kitty for you!

Marie Symeou said...

Beautiful kitty!

Thanks for sharing your memories :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Roby Sweet said...

What special memories! Sashi was a beautiful kitty :)

The Island Cats said...

Sashi was such a pretty girl! It's great to have these photos to remember her.

Patricia T said...

Sashi was a beautiful kitty. So glad her last years were in a loving, forever home with you.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sashi was beautiful! I love that you realized she was waiting for you! I wish more people would adopt older cats.

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful angel Sashi is! It is so wonderful that you have so many memories of her, and we are so glad that you shared these with us. Purrs and hugs!

Eastside Cats said...

Hugs and purrs to you on this anniversary of Angel Sashi's Gotcha Day.

L. E. Mastilock said...

I adopted adult kitties, too. Couldn't have asked for more purrfect additions to my family. Sasha was a beautiful girl! ~Rascal and Rocco

The Swiss Cats said...

Sweet memories ! Your Angel Sashi was beautiful ! Purrs

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sashi was beautiful, I am sorry you didn't get more time with her. XO

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

what a beautiful memory! And a wonderful kitty!

Nancy said...

Sashi was beautiful!! I have a very special spot in my heart for tuxedo kitties. What a lucky girl that you gave her so many wonderful years, although I know it is NEVER long enough... Thank you for all that you do. Many blessings, Melissa!