Nearly 3 years ago Sage was brought in to the clinic by an owner who did not wish to deal with her medical issues. They were going to take her to the shelter instead. My boss asked them to let Sage stay at the clinic to be treated and we would see if we could find her a home. I had been without a kitty since Charlotte died and this tiny little cat with such a friendly personality won me over; I couldn’t say no to those blue eyes and that purr.
I brought her home, and she immediately strolled out of the carrier and hopped onto my lap, ready to be friends, not scared of anything.
She was such a love. Recently I mentioned to my apartment manager that we needed some work done but please not to let the cat out; he called back and said he always made sure to sit down with Sage and pet her so she didn’t wander out while the maintenance crew worked. She was like that with everyone - instant friends no matter what. When friends gathered in the kitchen or living room to chat, she would sit in the center, waiting for someone to give her belly rubs or pick her up or give her a lap to sit on.
What a sweet girl. She’s been fighting cancer for the last several weeks, but she lost so much weight by the end, and was clearly tired as you can see in the top two pictures. It was time to say goodbye today, and she went easily and peacefully, purring until she fell asleep. She was a silly, happy little fuzzball. 💜
Bye-bye, Sage kitty.