As you can see, we have all been there. It is a terribly sad time. You will have a nice warm spot in your heart forever. Sassy will always be there.
Just remember, you have lots of warm spots in your heart. Me thinks Sassy will pick you another one to love, but not to replace her.
"...from my cold dead hands" Charlton Heston & NRA
"He which hath no stomach to this fight,/ Let him depart." Henry V