sadie passed away today...she came from the forgotten felines seizure, lived at saints for a year and then went into foster care with renee's sister, megan.. she was a very lucky girl to finally at the twilight of her life, find a wonderful and loving
Carol · Nov. 10, 2010
posted for megan.
A part of my family is missing today, and a part of my heart. Sadie came to me about 6 months ago, which yesterday seemed like forever....and today feels like only a few short moments ago. Sadie was a cat from S.A.I.N.T’s I fostered, but to me she was mine and a huge part of my family.
I went to S.A.I.N.T’s in April, looking for a cat to add to my already bustling family of 2 horses, 2 dogs and one cat. When I walked in, there were so many little furry ones to choose from. Renee showed me who was up for adoption or for fostering, and explained a bit about each one. Many of the cats were outgoing, and interested in why I was there....Sadie on the other hand sat in the background, overshadowed by everyone. I immediately fell in love with her quiet, meek little self. She fit perfectly in my arms, snuggled right in, drooling and purring almost instantly when I held her. I knew right away, she was it.
I brought Sadie home, April 26th, 2010. Everyone was excited and eager to meet her. I did my research on how to introduce adult cats into a new home, trying to do everything properly, but all Sadie wanted was to be out and about in her new house, not wanting to waste any time. I let her roam freely throughout my house only a few hours after her getting home, and she claimed everything as her own. She fit in instantly, and wasted no time making herself comfortable.
The next few weeks came as a shock to me. Sadie, the quiet, meek, “sit back and watch the world around her” cat was gone. She had become this outgoing, loud, attention hogging Diva cat! It was an amazing transformation, one that made me sure of one fact, Sadie was home.
Over the few short months Sadie was in my life, she showed me something special. An animal that no one wanted, had probably been from shelter to shelter before ending up at S.A.I.N.T’s still had love left to give (and lots of it) and she chose us to receive that. She would follow me around from room to room while I did my daily chores, yelling the whole time until I finally gave in and picked her up (being carried was her favourite thing in the whole wide world). She was everywhere we were, laying with us at night while watching TV, or cuddled up in my arms as I read a book. I was her mom, and I welcomed that position with pride.
I feel so special that she claimed us and this house as hers, because it did belong to her, and she deserved a loving home. She was the sweetest cat I’ve ever known, and I am so happy I had the chance to have her in my life. Thank you Carol and everyone at S.A.I.N.T’s for doing what you do, and letting me have this special angel in my life, it has changed me forever.
rest in peace sadie...hugs to megan and your heartbroken family.