The bottom picture is Anastasia posing for Monte without her glasses, a rare sight. The top picture is how we think of her now, looking down and watching over Karl and the rest of us. In December 2004 a very nice lady who puts out food for feral cats who show up around her barn noticed a tiny kitten had joined the usual gang. None of the other cats were her mother or siblings -- she just showed up all on her own, very hungry. The nice lady decided to capture the kitten and take her to a shelter. The very next day the Butler came over for dinner and saw the kitten in her cage, looking miserable. He wrapped her in a towel and took her out of the cage. She looked up at him with those amazing eyes and started purring. The Butler decided then and there to give her a forever home. Karl took to her right away. For quite a while Anastasia hid from everyone but Karl, but gradually she became more confident and began to come out of hiding on her own. After she was spayed, she began to accompany Karl on his outside expeditions and became quite a good hunter of kangaroo mice. Karl and Anastasia loved each other very much and had great times together. On August 21, 2007, Anastasia went out as usual, but never came home again. An animal communicator reported that she was killed by a bird of prey and that now her soul resides in the Sun or a star, or maybe even both. Her soul is certainly large enough to handle both. Anastasia started the I Dare You All games with the pink wig dare and had the dress up your humans dare all ready when she disappeared. I remember her fondly for her Fashion Fridays and her wonderful sense of humor.
Anastasia's soul shines bright as the sun.
She could dazzle the eyes of anyone.
While here on Earth
She brought such mirth
With her dares, sunglasses and hats just for fun.