American Shorthair
Picture of Sassafras, a female American Shorthair

Photo Comments (1)Sex: Female   Weight: 8 lbs.

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Sass, Chachee

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

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Quick Bio:

October 7th 1994

Silver Tabby

She liked sitting in my lap.

She hated taking her medicine and being chased by the dog.

Favorite Toy:
She had a furry "buggy" that she loved.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Any soft place in the sun, especially the back of the couch.

Favorite Food:
Any kind of meat

She knew how to sit, wave, shake paws, and sit up all on hand and voice command.


Arrival Story:
I was looking for a second cat to add to my little cat family. I really loved Gracie, but I thought she culd use a little sister to play with. My roommate had seen these interesting cats on the TV. Turns out they were American Shorthairs. I liked their looks, too. When I read about the breed, I was really sold on them. When a cat show came to town, my roommate and I attended it. We found a very beautifully marked classic silver tabby 4 month old kitten. My roommate fell in love instantly. Since I was the one making the purchase, I had to look around a little more to be sure that I was making the right choice. Well, needless to say, that little kitten came home with us and filled our lives with many hours of joy and love.

On May 13, 2009, I had to euthanize Sassy. It was a very difficult thing for me to do. It was not difficult to do for her. I loved her very much and had decided many years ago that I would NEVER allow any of my four-legged children in fur coats to suffer needlessly. When it became clear to me that it was a question of quality of life for her, I told the vet to proceed with the most humane gift I could give Sassy. She lay in my lap and allowed the vet to place the IV needle. She never once put up a fuss or fight. But, that was how she was. She was calm and gentle. She knew it was her time to go be with her other sisters. And as the vet said, she was going to go sit on her grandma's lap until we could be together again. She went peacefully in my lap. I still mourn for her weeks later and imagine that I will for a long time to come. Part of an assignment I received from a grief counselor was to make some kind of a memorial to a lost loved one. This page is just that for my dear, sweet Sassy. I love and miss you, Sassy. Take good care of G'ma til I get there and be patient with G'dad just in case he still doesn't like cats!

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-AKA: The Meat Beast

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 21st 2009 More than 7 years!

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