Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Most Beautiful "Lion" Girl:Honoring "Sister Sascha" with Love and Sadness

Hoping Brian's Home doesn't mind that we used their photo
I have been offline the past few days for a host of reasons. One of them was that we had a death in our family last Wednesday. Our cousin passed after battling kidney cancer for five years. He would have been 62 on October 23rd.  We were with the family Friday night, and yesterday was the funeral and wake. I have not been reading blogs or checking email at all since Friday.

I began reading email/blogs this morning and found out the heartbreaking news that beloved "Sister Sascha" from Brian's Home has gotten her Angel wings and has gone to the Bridge. Our hearts are broken for Brian and his entire family. I am deeply saddened that she had to go to the bridge at all, and it makes it hurt even more that she left on my birthday.  I will forever think of her that day.

Sister Sascha as Brian said is "High atop the Diva Tower." We always loved when she would get her "Lion Cut" about once or so a year..........and the first song that came into our minds to honor her memory was this one:



AND ALSO THIS ONE:



We extend our deepest sympathy to Sister Sascha's entire family and wish we could be there to help comfort them all. You have probably visited them already, since we found out so late, but if not, you can click here

Sister Sascha thank you for sharing your life with us, to your family, we love you and thank you for giving this exquisite cat the best home she could have ever hoped for. We love you all and we are hurting with you.

Caren and Cody



50 comments:

  1. So sad. Two years ago today we lost our Little Bit. Hard day today.

    Have a purrfect day Cody. Big hug to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

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    1. oh Sandee I am so deeply, deeply sorry. Sending you loving (((hugs))) as you remember xoxoxo

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  2. A beautiful tribute to Angel Sascha! I am sorry for the loss of your family member too.

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  3. That's a beautiful tribute.
    Loosing a cat is always loosing a part of our soul.
    Sorry for the loss of your cousin. Cancer is such a nasty beast.
    Douce soirée
    Natacha

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    1. thank you so much, yes it is. (((hugs))) and love

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  4. A beautiful tribute. We are so sad.

    Sorry for the loss of your cousin.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  5. Caren and Cody, that was a lovely tribute. When I saw the subject line in my Feedly, my heart just broke for Terry and his family.

    My sympathies and condolences to YOU and your family, Caren, on the sad passing of your cousin, after such a long battle. 62 is so young. :-(

    Peace and blessings, and purrs from Nicki and Derry.

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    1. Kim thank you so very, very much. When I started reading blogs this morning my heart broke. Thank you so much about our cousin too, it was much, much too young. (((hugs))) and love.

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  6. Caren,
    I'm so sorry about your cousin. What a difficult and sad time.

    Your tribute to Sascha is beautiful. I was also very saddened to hear this news. I love the sentiment about her yearly lion cut and the accompanying videos. Her loss is heartbreaking.

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    1. thank you so very much Annie xoxo Yes sweet Sascha, when I signed on this morning and read the news I was shocked and heartbroken. I truly thought she was on the mend. Such a special girl and Brian and his family have been the dearest friends to us through the years, we are just heartbroken. ((((hugs)))

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  7. What a beautiful tribute to Sascha ! Purrs

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  8. So sorry for your loss.

    Thank you for this beautiful memorial to one of the loveliest kitties in the blogworld.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. Thank you so much, our hearts are broken for Sascha's family

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  9. We are so sad about Sascha as well. She was one of our favorites...such a beauty.

    We are sorry about the loss of your cousin. Sending you and your family comforting purrs.

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  10. We were so sad to hear about Sascha too. And I'm sending purrs to you for your own loss of your cousin.

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    1. thank you so much and we are heartbroken about Sascha.

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  11. Dear Caren,
    We are so sad and send condolences on the loss of your cousin. We send you our love and strength.
    We are also very sad about Sascha. We send purrayes rs.
    Purrs
    Marv and Mommy

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    1. (((hugs))) and love and thank you! We send prayers and love to Sascha's family too

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  12. Caren,
    That WSU. Lovely tribute to Sasha. She was a beautiful kitty. And I am so sorry to hear of your own loss. My thoughts with you and your family.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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  13. It made us so sad to hear of Sascha's passing. And we are very sorry to learn that your cousin paased away, too, Caren. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love to you all.

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    1. double sadness for sure, our hearts ache for Sascha's family. Thank you so much dear dear friends xoxo

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  14. I left a message for Brian's Home and it would not take the message and said Sorry Error recapTCHA. I think there is something wrong with Brian's recaptcha......But so sad for the family. Love from
    Loulou

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  15. So sorry about your cousin. We were shocked and saddened about Sascha as well. She was one cool cat!

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  16. So sorry of the loss of your cousin, Caren and Sascha's passing gave us a hard time too. You did such a beautiful tribute to the lion-cat that we had to wipe tears again. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

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    1. thank you so very much! We are just heartbroken about Sascha too :( (((hugs)))

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  17. My condolences to you and your family over the loss of your beloved cousin and also Sascha. I'll check out Brians home page and send my condolences there as well. Thoughts are with you.Sending you a big hug.

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  18. Sorry for your loss. Was sad to hear about Sascha.
    Sue B

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  19. I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin. Very nice tribute to Sascha. XO

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  20. a very beautiful post honoring Sasha. I was away as well and just heard the news. It is devastating. I am sorry about your cousin!

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  21. We are always saddened by a loss among the blogging furries. :(

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  22. We're so sad about Sister Sascha. Thank you for honoring her.

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  23. RIP, Sister Sascha. I'm sorry for the loss of your cousin. Sending you hugs!

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  24. So much sadness....too much sadness lately. What a beauty Sascha was, wasn't she? Caren, I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin. I appreciated your comment on my blog recently. There was a reason I posted those "soul soothing" photos. We lost my brother-in-law (my oldest sister's husband) not long before you lost your cousin. I've been so behind on everything, and just didn't get a chance to reply to your comment yet, but please know I have been thinking of you with love. xxoo

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    1. Oh Jan!!! I am so deeply, deeply sorry about the loss of your brother-in-law. I am sooooo sorry! I am going to check and see if I have your email. Sending you much love and my deepest sympathy xoxo

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  25. Caren, I am so sorry with the sadness in your family. XXX My deepest condolences. XXOO

    What a lovely tribute to Sister Sascha. I miss her every day. A dear beloved little one. Hugs to you as well this morning.

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  26. Such a lovely tribute for Sasha, and we're so so sorry that your cousin departed fur a new realm, we send big hugs, gentle purrs and will keep mew in our purrayers.

    Purrs

    Basil and co xox

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  27. We took the weekend off too ... and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things I need to catch up on :)
    Beautiful tribute to Sascha. We loved the lion cut too. Just like with loss of humans we know - it seems so random and unfair. Our loved ones can be ripped from us at any time. I learned that lesson well as a kid - the two people I was closest to - who gave what my parents couldn't or wouldn't, died within a year of each other when I was in early elementary school. Loss is so hard to deal with - and even more so for that feeling of having no control over it. We hope you had a great birthday despite all this.
    ps - I took the weekend off for my nephew's birthday ... oddly enough, I was singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," all weekend. I don't have any idea why - it just kept popping into my head.

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    1. (((hugs))) to you! I am soooo sooo sorry about the devastating loss you experienced as a child, that is beyond heartbreaking, I am so sorry. Hoping your nephew had a wonderful birthday celebration and too funny that you had the same song popping into your head!!! (((hugs)))

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  28. Such a beautiful tribute and certainly a bittersweet memory for your birthday. We send our love to Terry and family as well as to you and yours for the loss of your cousin. xoxo from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

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  29. We are sending our purrs and most sincere thoughts and prayers to sweet Sascha's family. We are also sending you our thoughts and prayers after the loss of your cousin.

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  30. Happy belated birthday Caren! We hope you were spoiled and surrounded by love on your special day :)

    We were sad to hear about Sascha too.

    Also sad to hear about your cousin. We are sending you birthday hugs and every day hugs. XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  31. Sending big hugs, and lots of purrs too, to try to comfort you in your own loss and to Brian and his furmily on the loss of their dear Sascha.

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  32. I know I told you this in an email, but we so appreciate the most beautiful tribute. I keep coming back to the beautiful song, it helps. Love you Caren.

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    1. You are making my eyes leak again!!!!! No need to thank me dear friend, your friendship is all the thanks I need......I am HONORED, PROUD and BLESSED to have you as my friend. Love you too!!! Forever and always!!! xoxo

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  33. So sorry to hear about your cousin, Caren. Hugs to you and the rest of the family. Also, so sad Sascha is gone.

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