Cat Welfare Association
Update August 13, 2004 - Sadie passed away today. In February of 2004 Sadie had blood work done and the tests showed that she was going through chronic kidney failure. Lots of love from her Guardian Angel sponsors and the shelter staff kept her with us until today.
Sadie originally came to our shelter in May 1996. She was adopted out twice but was returned both times for not using the litter box. When she passed away, she was around 13 years old.
Sadie could usually be found trying to get attention from one of the staff or visitors. It's easy to see why people wanted to give Sadie a chance at a happy home. She loved to be petted, held, brushed, being the center of attention, and enjoyed the company of other cats. Nothing made her happier than some TLC, a nice snack (especially tuna), and then curling up in a warm, soft, clean, cuddly bed. Sadie tended to be healthy most of the time, but also has her bouts with the sniffles. There were times when the staff though her old age was getting to her, but then she would bounce back to her sweet little self.
When Sadie was in one of her attention getting moods, she would stare at the person she wanted to pet her or follow them around. It's like she was trying to hypnotize them to come over and pick her up. She figured out that if she positioned herself between the staff and their supplies that she was guaranteed some affection--even if just for a moment. Her most popular move was to wait until a staff member was cleaning a cage and had placed the cage's occupant into a carrier. She would then sit on top of the carrier so when it was time to put the cat back in the cage there she was. Sadie knew that would guarantee a little talk time and that she would be picked up. She would then sell them on pausing for a while to give her some extra petting.
Sadie and her sweet ways will be missed by the staff and everyone who spent time with her when they stopped by the shelter. Many wonderful memories of Sadie were
shared by some of the people that loved her the most while her ashes were buried in our memory garden. A brick that has her name and a colorful drawing of her
face on it was then placed to mark her final resting spot. Her life was made happier by the staff's love and by the special love of those who were her guardian
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