Editor's note: We recently received a wonderful update about Sansa, a beautiful black cat who was adopted by her guardian, Jordan, in February of 2013. We are thrilled that Sansa is the perfect fit for her family and wish this family many happy years together.
Dear Richmond SPCA,
It’s been a year and a half since I first saw a picture of Sansa (formerly known as Catalina) on the Richmond SPCA's website, and when I saw her picture, I knew it was meant to be. The cat that I had grown up with had passed away a few months before I adopted Sansa, and while I was a bit hesitant to adopt a new cat, when I saw Sansa's picture, I told my mom, “That’s the one. Don't ask why - I just know she's the one.” A few days later I adopted Sansa and in the past year, she has done a complete 180 and transformed from a nervous, shy cat to a lively, curious and affectionate companion. She loves to explore our house and was quick to get along with the other furry, four-legged creatures in our house. Though Kodi, our dog, still isn’t quite sure what to think of Sansa, Sansa absolutely adores Kodi. Sansa has also become good friends with Delroy, our other cat, and it’s rare to see one without the other close by.
Over the past year, Sansa has also discovered that she loves watching TV, bird watching and chasing any bug that manages to get into our house. She also loves playing with her Kong cat-treat toy. Perhaps her favorite things to play with are feather wands, and she’s proven to be quite the acrobat when chasing them. When she’s not exploring, chasing bugs or playing with her various toys, Sansa enjoys curling up in various window-seats in the house and either napping or watching the world outside.
Perhaps the best thing my family and I have discovered about Sansa is that despite the fact that she’s a small cat, she’s got a huge personality. It didn’t take long for her to discover the power of her meow, and I've learned that she has a different meow for everything from wanting food to wanting affection. In fact, when she wants to be, she can be quite the chatty cat and will hold conversations with you if you talk back to her. If meowing doesn’t get your attention when she wants it, Sansa will also reach up and tap you with her paw. She’s also a very affectionate cat, and while she’s not a huge fan of being picked up and cuddled, she’ll gladly crawl in your lap if you sit on the floor and invite her over. She loves it when you scratch the back of her neck, behind her ears and under her chin, and will sometimes use her paws to move your hand to where she wants to be rubbed.
Sansa has been the perfect addition to my life as well as our family’s household, and everyone who meets her absolutely adores her and often can’t stop talking about her and her curly tail (yes, she has a curly tail!) Words cannot adequately express how thankful I am to the Richmond SPCA for rescuing her and subsequently uniting the two of us. I love Sansa so much and am looking forward to many happy years with her!!
Once again, many thanks to the Richmond SPCA!!
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