my sweet sasha

sasha schulman

dec. 2006-june 2007 

baby girl,

i never thought i’d be writing this so soon. you were in our lives for such a short time, yet you made such a lasting impact on us. i will never forget your first night with us. you ran into the apartment, headed straight for the bedroom and jumped right up on the bed. that night, you cuddled in between us, your head on the pillow. you knew you were a princess, and you knew right where you belonged.

your personality shone from the beginning. you were so active and so sweet. you played so hard, and you slept just as hard. in fact, there were a few times it was so hard to wake you we thought you were dead!

your favorite pasttime was cuddling with aj. and julius. and dizzy. you absolutely loved it. if we put you anywhere near your brothers, you’d snuggle right up to them and fall back asleep. sometimes i think it unnerved them, but all in all, i think they probably enjoyed it too. they’ll just never admit it.



your second favorite pasttime was playing with your cube and ball track. oh how you loved those. and combining the two was heaven for you. it was so much fun to watch you run into your cube, dive on top of it and then attack the ball track. you made us laugh so much as we sat and watched you.



i had pictures of our children growing up with you and playing with you. i envisioned you, dizzy and aj playing together until you grew too old to do so (is that possible??). but, your life was cut too short. we thought you had a semi-clean bill of health. unfortunately, your tests early on deceived us, and you were diagnosed with a fatal disease, one that is extremely contagious to your brothers. in order to spare them and save you from constant sickness and suffering, we had to let you go. you have no idea how much it hurt us. i cried all day, and your dad cried too. it absolutely broke my heart when they brought you into the examination room today and you were bouncing around, so excited to see us. i know you thought we were there to take you home to your toys, your brothers and your food. i wish we could have. it was the hardest decision i have ever had to make.



we spent some good quality time with you today giving you more scritches than you knew what to do with. we fed you treats. we gave you lots of hugs and kisses. you loved it. and then, you fell asleep. hopefully now you’re in the land of cubes and ball tracks. that’s where you belong.


sasha, you were the best kitten ever, and i will never forget you. i’m amazed at how much you touched my life and how big a piece of my heart you take with you. gosh i miss you. i still can’t imagine the fact that you will no longer be here waiting for us when we get home, snuggling with us on the couch and tearing around the house with aj. i will always love you, and you will always be our sashtastic little girl.


rest in peace, little girl.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!


  1. Joe says:

    My little girl. I love you…Thank you.

  2. Laura says:

    Aww. *hugs*

  3. Alyndabear says:

    This was so beautiful Cady. I know she’ll be purrrrfectly happy up there with her cube and lots of other kitties to cuddle. xo

  4. Laura says:

    How sad, Cady! This makes me think of my cat Sneakers who passed away a few years ago. What a sweet post.

  5. Mom says:

    We cried with you and Joe. We know how hard it was for you both to do. We love you lots!! Love, Mom and Dad

  6. Eve says:

    I cried when I read this. I’m sorry you had to make such a difficult decision. She was a lucky, and obviously much-loved, kitty.

  7. Laurel says:

    Aw, Sasha was a great cat–and I’m not even a cat person. I’m glad that she’s no longer suffering. I’m sorry the vet was not as supportive as we all would have hoped… sending lots of good thoughts your way!!

  8. Chas says:

    Cady, you’ve gone and made me cry, and that is a hard thing to do. Sasha was very blessed to have found you guys, even if it was only for a couple of short months. I’m sure those were the best months of her life. I can tell that you are going to be an amazing mother (to human children) one day if you love them anything like you love these cats. I’m so sorry you had to make this difficult decision!

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