Happy 6th Birthday, Sassy!

November is a busy month for birthdays around here! Last week we celebrated Delilah’s birthday, and today we are celebrating Sassy’s!

Happy 6th Birthday, Sassy!

It’s been 4 years since we welcomed street-cat Sassy into our family, and we’ve never looked back. It seems like just yesterday that she was sleeping in the flower pot on the back porch of our old apartment <3

Sassy Cat sleeping in flower pot
Even though I put a bed out for her, she still chose the flower pot. So I put a towel over it so she at least wouldn’t be sleeping in the dirt.

Today not only marks the 4th anniversary of the day we officially welcomed Sassy off the streets and into our family – it marks 4 years of healthy and happy living for Sassy. For those who might not know, Sassy is FIV+. You would never know it though. In the 4 years we’ve had her, she has never once been sick or showed any signs of illness whatsoever. This just goes to show that an FIV+ can CAN live a healthy and happy life, as long as they are properly cared for.

Though Sassy is healthy, she unfortunately has to be kept separated from our other cats. Normally, an FIV+ cat can coexist with an FIV- cat with no issues or concerns for transmitting the disease, assuming the cats get along and don’t fight. However, Sassy does not get along with other cats… at all. We have tried everything to get her to the point where she can be with our other cats, but we haven’t had much success. At this point, we’ve just resigned ourselves to the fact that Sassy will always have her own living quarters.

The only other cat she can be around is Delilah, because Delilah just ignores her and doesn’t want anything to do with her either. So for a couple hours every day, Delilah and Sassy roam the house “together,” avoiding each other at all costs. The rest of the day, Sassy stays in our office, where she has her own cat tree, litter box, scratchers, toys, and bed. Thankfully, Bobby works from home and spends a lot of time in the office, so Sassy gets to enjoy her daddy’s company for much of the day.

Sassy Snuggles with Dad

Though having to keep Sassy separated from the other kitties isn’t always easy, I wouldn’t trade her for anything. She’s such a sweet and lovey girl, and she brightens our every day. I am grateful that she came up and said “hello” to me outside our old apartment that day years ago.

Sassy Girl, we love you very much. Thank you for choosing us! We look forward to many more years of health and happiness, shared with you! Happy Birthday!!! <3

By Emily


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    Happy birthday, Sassy! How awesome that you found a home with humans who understand you and work with your temperament.

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    Laura Zaccardi

    Happy birthday Sassy! You are a very pretty little girl, and quite special. We hope your birthday is fabulous! Love from Coco, Valentina, Manhattan, Bessie, Lulu, Mimi and foster girl Picasso, as well as Z-girl

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    Happy Birthday, Sassy!

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    Edie Chase

    Happy Birthday Sassy!!!

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    Eastside Cats

    Happy B’day, Sassy! Your humans simply love you to pieces!

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    Happy birthday to sweet Sassy! She is such a lucky girl to have wonderful pawrents, and get to spend tons of daddy time 🙂

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    caren gittleman

    Happy Birthday Sweet Sassy!

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    CJ Bauman

    Happy Birthday Sassy!! FIV kitties are the sweetest!

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    The J-Cats

    Happy Birthday, Sassy!
    What a beautiful Ladycat you are!

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    Random Felines

    HAPPY Birthday Sassy!! So glad you found such a great home.

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    da tabbies o trout towne

    happee 6th two ewe sassy N heerz ta 60 mor with mice cream dizhez, happee day fishez N perch pie wishez….N joy yur day; eat donutz N heerz two a yeer a head filled with happpeez N healtheez ~~~♥♥♥♥♥♥

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    The Swiss Cats

    Happy Birthday Sassy ! We wish you a wonderful day ! Purrs

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    The Island Cats

    Happy Birthday, Sassy! You hit the jackpot when you found your home.

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    Ellen Pilch

    Happy Birthday beautiful Sassy! XO

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    Brian Frum

    Happy Birthday from all of us beautiful Sassy!

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    Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

    Happiest of birthdays to YOU, Sassy!
    You sure are a pretty kitty!

    We made you a card:


    We sent that to your Mom in an email, too:)

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    Happy birthday, Sassy!

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    Rebecca Geiger

    Happy birdy day and mmmmaaaannnnyyyy more!!!!

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    Happy Birthday, Sweet Sassy!

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    Happy Birthday, Sassy. You sure look happy laying on your Dad….unlike the photo where your Mom covered your favorite flower pot so you couldn’t lay in it anymore!

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    Kitties Blue

    Sassy, please forgive us for the belated best wishes. Mommy read us your post when it went live, but we didn’t have time to stay and write a comment. We love that first photo. You are so lucky to have found such a wonderful family to love you. We wish you many more happy and healthy birthdays. 🎂💐 XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy
    Astrid sends Sampy all her love and kisses to last to infinity.

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    Connie - Tails from the Foster Kittens

    A belated Happy Birthday to you Sassy

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