As I hinted last Wednesday, there's a new family member in the Fish household. After the recent heartbreak of losing our cat, Mozart, I was nudged by family members (my mother was more of a "shove") to consider another adult cat. I was initially hesitant because I just couldn't fathom "replacing" Mozart.
We'll they had me at, "There are so many adult cats that need homes!" We visited our local pet shelter and adopted an incredibly sweet, three year old female. She has no pedigree but has all the markings of a Russian Blue (including the "mauve" footpads). Not that we needed a special breed. Frankly, we had never heard of a Russian Blue and only noted it on her cage identification. However, the "Russian" aspect was influencial in coming up with "Sasha" for her name. She seems to like it and typically comes from any part of the house if you call her.
Sasha gets credit for the rescue! There's a new energy among my husband, daughter and I. Much of it is attributed to the playful, affectionate and quirky personality of this cat–a born entertainer. She and Isabel (my pug) are getting along famously, too.
Again, many thanks for all the wonderful comments and kindness. Here are more beautiful handmade cards that were sent to us after losing Mozart. I treasure them.