In Memory of My Sweet Sapphire Cat
Thank you for visiting my memorial page for my cat, Sapphire, named for his beautiful blue eyes, who passed away peacefully in my arms early Saturday morning (Oct. 31, 2015). He was, we estimate, about 16 years old. We don't know exactly, because he was a stray who showed up in our yard in January 2000. He was an adult and not kittenish when we found him, so we assumed he was about 2 years old then.
It was actually my sheepdog, Grett (now deceased) who found him. When I went out to do chores one morning, Grett kept trying to lead me to the old garage we use as a shed. He would look back at me, take a few steps, then look back again. I followed the dog and there was Sapphire, sitting up on a shelf. He was lost and afraid, also cold, hungry, and thirsty. I began putting food and water out for him, and soon he came down to greet me each day. He began letting me pet him, but it was a long time before I could hold him.
Eventually he did get to where he would come up to the house, then later inside. From then on, he was a loving cuddle kitty who liked to sleep on the bed. He was also a "nurse cat" in that he sensed when another cat or a human was sick. He especially liked to lick and groom the other cats, and was often the first to welcome new cats when the arrived on our little hobby farm. (We have taken in a lot of strays over the years.)
Sapphire was lucky to find our family, where he had a forever home. But there are many other cats who roam the streets homeless. Your donation will help the ASPCA continue to rescue cats and other animals in need. Thank you!
About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from dog fighting, cockfighting, and puppy mills, work to end animal homelessness and farm animal cruelty, and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today.
Personal campaign progress
Search for a Team ASPCA Campaign
Select any filter and click on Apply to see results