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Here’s to my Sassy cat, who died at home on Thursday night. You were a cat who wasn’t going to let multiple strokes diminish your life. You were one tenacious kitty.
I love you. And even though you weren’t the most vivacious kitty, you were always a lover, ready to be pet, picked up, and give me kiss on my nose. Thank you for coming into our lives in the most unusual circumstances. Now go play with Scoop, Zella, Charlie, and Riley. (Say hi to Yatchie when you se her.)
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Keefcat, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Sassy sounded like an amazing kitty, a lot like my Squeeker - always a lover, loved being held and petted, had the strongest purr ready for me at all times, just the best cat ever. And like your Sassy, my Squeeker was a tenacious boy - even though his body was clearly ready to go, he held on during his euthanasia process for way longer than we thought he would, only finally letting go after I petted him one final time and telling him that I loved him and it was OK to leave.
I hope you're doing OK as you go through the early stages of life without Sassy. When you feel up to it I would love to hear some stories about the life the two of you shared... Hugs and peace to you... - Kelly Angel Blackie's mom Angel Squeeker's mom
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Squeeker sounds like a great kitty. And it appears he had a great catmom. I got sassy after my aunt had asked me if I would take her if she ever died. Of course I said “of course.“ My aunt was not sick at the time, but two weeks later I got a call saying my aunt had died, and “come get the cat.“ That was in 2005. Sassy didn’t do a whole lot but she was like the person who always fits in, never causes trouble, is always amenable to everything. But she had a very bad habit of seeking out toilet rolls and eating the toilet paper. Go figure.... I am relieved that she’s gone, because the past several months she had had a harder time getting up and navigating. But she always made it to her pee pad when she had to pee, and she always had a good appetite. In fact on that last day, she ate a whole can of fancy feast. So I’m glad she had a good meal on that last day. I had a harder time dealing with my dogs when they died from hemangiosarcoma because one day they were running around, and the next day they were gone. But with her, we were anticipating her death. And that waiting for the shoe to drop, not her actual death, was the hardest thing. She died on my couch after having, what appeared to be, a massive stroke. It was relatively swift. And we didn’t have to stress her by taking her to the doctor, packing her up, taking her out in the cold… I guess you could say she did it her way. She had a palpable presence in our lives....I did want to give her a tribute to the joy she brought to us. Kelly, thank you for your kind words 😺 Lauren
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Lauren, thank you very much for taking in Sassy cat after your aunt passed. That makes you a champ in my books. As I'm getting older, I wish I had someone like you who was willing to take over my cat Botti in case something unexpected happened to me. In doing what you did, you not only gave a good life to a wonderful cat, but also gave your aunt great peace of mind in her last days. So bravo for all that!