Friday, February 15, 2019

Flashback Friday: Remembering Sashi


13 years ago today I lost a part of my heart when Sashi left for the Bridge. 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 as she slipped away beside me on the couch after a lengthy illness.

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.

14 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Sashi was such a beautiful and unique girl. Purrs to you.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Maybe they even started a book club! It's a nice image!

Brian said...

Such a loving tribute to your beautiful gal. Hugs from all of us.

Patricia T said...

The memories are precious. They take a little bit of us with them but give us so much more in return.

Priscilla King said...

How rare to find a cat who *liked* posing and "dressing up"! Ivy figured out and taught the other cats what posing was all about, but most cats I've known didn't even like posing for pictures, let alone letting anything mess up their fur. You were blessed.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Aww, she was a beauty!

Eastside Cats said...

They say that time heals all wounds, but they don't mention the aching scar tissue that ALWAYS reminds us of what was lost. RIP Angel Sashi.
Sending purrs and hugs to your human who is missing you so.

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

It was good to be introduced to Sashi! I'm glad she had as many years with you as she did, making it so important for people to realize older kitties make lovable pets, too. - Tom x

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a beautiful tribute to your sweet Sashi. She was clearly so well-loved. Sashi is just one of the angels most certainly watching over you. Purrs to you.

Cathy Keisha said...

What a pretty tuxie! All tuxies are, really. I notice you've never had a boy cat. Any reason?

The Island Cats said...

Sashi was beautiful. Purrs as you remember her today.

Bernadette said...

What wonderful memories. <3

Kerry Barbero said...

Sashi was gawgeous! I can tell that she meant so-o very much to you. It is heartwarming to know that she lived a long life and that you and her had many years together. She is remembering and luving you from the clouds. Kisses.

Kerry Barbero said...

That last comment was from me, Valentine (& Kerry) of Noir Kitty Mews