When I think of cream to light brown, like Cee is asking for in this week’s Fun Foto Challenge, I think of Sassafras, my best friend and constant companion for fifteen years. This is an old photo, as Sassafras has been gone for five years now, but it’s still one of my favorites.
Sassafras was eight pounds of fluff and fury and she ruled the house with an iron paw. Although she was half the size of the boy cats and looked like a helpless little fancy cat, she was a force to be reckoned with. Just ask Scooby, who wasn’t even allowed in the living room or the bedroom while Sass was in charge! Even though she regularly smacked the boy cats around (and she didn’t spare the claw when she did), they had to be a little grateful to her because she defended them if she thought the dog, or any other threats, were too close to them. Once, when a stray dog ran into our house, all the boy cats jumped up to the safety of the fence in the backyard while Sassafras ran into the house and sent the dog running out with its tail between its legs.
Sassafras was as sweet as she was ferocious and she had so much personality she was like a cat, a dog and a human, all wrapped into one tiny body. I’ve had many, many cats over the year, but none come close to being a Sassfras. She was one of a kind, a true gift from the Universe.