Nicknames: Baby Sassy, Sass-um, Brat Cat and Sassy Britches
Birthday: April 15th 1999
Likes: She loved to snuggle and give love bites when she first woke up in the morning and to aggravate me when I was on the computer
Pet-Peeves: Wanting to go outside all the time
Favorite Toy: a fur mouse in the shape of a ball that rattled
Favorite Food: Fancy Feast Fish and Shrimp
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Sassy was born in the back of my hubby's truck one cold April night. Her mother abandoned her. My hubby heard a kitten crying in the back of his truck as he was getting ready to leave for work around 5 AM. He came in and woke me and I went out and climbed in the back of the truck and found her under the tool box, alone, cold and scared. I took her in and raised her with an eye dropper. She was the most precious cat I have ever owned.
Bio: To look at her you would think she was a healthy cat but Sassy was always sickly. She was tested for Feline Leukemia 3 times and tested negative all 3 times. I always felt as if she had the disease and was having a false reading each test. When she was 6 months old we were going out of state to compete in a NHRA Drag Race Championship. I boarded her at the vets and arranged to have her spade while she was there. When I went to pick her up the next Monday morning, the vets assistant assured me she was fine. When I got her home I knew something was very wrong. She was just lying around and would not move. I looked closely at her stitches and saw they were weeping and smelled terrible. My hubby told me to give her until morning and if she was not better to take her back to the vets. By morning her skin around the stitches had turned black and the smell was even worse. I carried her back in and the vet said she had developed an allergic reaction to the stitches. He had to remove the outer stitches. She stayed over night at the vets hooked up to IVs. After that she was in and out of the vets on a regular basis. She had 6 outside cats to play with/ignore when she went out. She ruled the hill where we live. None of the other cats messed with her. Her favorite past time was lying under the big oak tree watching the birds and hiding in my shrubs and flowers. In the summer when she didn't want to come inside, she would jump up inside a big shrub and be complety hidden. It took me about 10 days to find her hiding place. I would walk around the yard calling her and I saw the shrub move one evening. I pulled it apart and there she was looking me in the eye. I reached in, got her and carried her inside. After that I would call her, then go straight to the shrub and get her.
She went to the Rainbow Bridge on May 11, 2003. It was on Mothers Day that year and May 11 is also my wedding anniversary. A day that holds many memories for me, both happy and sad.
Sassy lived inside with her older sister Pepper ( now at the Rainbow Bridge with Sassy as of Nov. 6, 2003 ) and a rescued kitten named Buddy. I miss her more than words can explain and will never forget her.
I found this poem on the web and it fits Sassy and me perfectly.
****************~ Beyond the Rainbow ~****************
As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wonderous image then of a place that's trouble~free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful Rainbow and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful~~lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new,
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.