Catarina joined my family December of 2008 (and came to live with Zach and me in August of 2018). She was the first cat I ever owned. She passed away February 11th, 2019 from an aggressive form of cancer.
She never let her inability to properly loaf or her obesity get in the way of being a proper lady, always demanding her food at the same time every day and crossing her paws when she laid down. Though she’s chasing lizards in the endless fields across the rainbow, she’ll always be in my heart as the one that set me on the path of helping pets find their happy forever homes.