We lost sweet Sammie in November 2019, We are unsure of the cause of the illness that resulted in her death, but it was not related to Manx Syndrome. She was sassy and assertive in the latter part of her too short life. We miss her terribly and will always remember the sweet like girl named Monkey who hid under a comforter for weeks after she arrived.
Chris laid in the floor every night building trust with Sammie for weeks. He was able to coax her out, and slowly she allowed him to touch her, then hold her and teach her to be expressed.
Sammie was lost after the fire in December 2016. She spent a month in the freezing cold temps and deep snow without succumbing to any illness or injury. He timidity was then replaced with a boldness that she maintained the rest of her short little life. Samaria the Warrior Goddess let those big boy cats know they could not intimidate her anymore!
Fly free, sweet girl - we all love and miss you so very much. You taught us about many things in your three at CCAS, including to let go. Sammie was the first sanctuary cat that we ever lost and the grief is always just under the surface.
Hug you kitties and give them all you've got!
Sammie was another sweetheart with Manx Syndrome. She was a small and round girl that loves to have her head rubbed. Sammie was relinquished to the shelter in Bastrop County, TX by her family, probably due to incontinence, the primary symptom of Manx Syndrome.
Sweet Sammie was only hours from euthanasia when the placement coordinator remembered that we have cats at CCAS with this problem. In less than a week, she was vetted, spayed and hitched a ride with a friend of the shelter from Texas to Colorado.
Sammie was one of the three cats that were missing after the fire that destroyed our home and the sanctuary. She returned after a month, emaciated but otherwise healthy. This was especially miraculous because of her disability and the temperature in December was 12 – 16 degrees most of the time she was missing. She had lost half her body weight, but has since gained it back plus some – and lots of confidence.