Orange tabbies.. first one I ever fell in love with was one my mom's best friend had. He was a long-haired HUGE tabby.. not sure if he was part persian/maine coon or what.. I was completely fascinated by him.. then my sister got her cat, same type of coloring & also long-haired (& was supposedly part persian, although he didn't have the persian face). So after my hubby & got married, I insisted we get a cat.. & we did 3 months later. We wound up with, a orange/white tabby - Maine Coon.. what is it about that coloring that I love so much? I've no idea.. but the relationship I had with Rico was way more than I ever thought it would be. Your Sasha is beautiful & even though she isn't suffering now, I know its hard.. take it a day at a time dear.. & for those folks who don't understand, I think they're really missing out & perhaps afraid of allowing themselves to get attached to a furbaby.. I'd never trade the 14 years we had with our Rico even though it hurts like crazy with him gone now.. I pray you find comfort here with those of us who have all lost our furbabies..