Sadie 8x10 Commissioned Portrait. ©Shelly Burden
Sassy Smudges Story: "In 2002, I was volunteering for a cat rescue, and she was my first foster kitty. I was told she would be difficult to adopt as she had skin allergies, which required monthly shots and frequent visits to the dermatologist. From day one her endearing personality captured my heart. Needless to say, I adopted her within days of fostering her. She brought me so much joy and had some of the most adorable habits. She loved steamed broccoli and would swipe it from my plate if I wasn't looking. She also loved to run around the house in the middle of the night, carrying her favorite toy in her mouth and meowing the whole time. Sadly, she was diagnosed with kidney failure in the summer of 2006 and passed away that September at the age of 6. I was blessed to have her in my life for those four short years." Meggen