We adopted Flash in December of 2008 from Thurston County Animal Rescue; at the time he was 3 yrs old and had spent most of his life in a cage. Joy fell in love with him as he was very vocal ( a trait that remained with him the rest of his life). We took him to our home in the country and slowly let him get acclimated to the country life and outdoors as well as our dog Mouse. He got his name because he was just a blur running around the house and yard. Throughout the years in the country Flash showed all the dogs (except for Mouse and our current dog Sweetie) in the area he was BOSS! When he tired of toying with the neighborhood dogs Flash decided to tease the local coyotes; his speed always keeping him safe from these “wild dogs”. When Mouse moved onto the Rainbow Bridge we adopted a new puppy Sweetie who Flash raised teaching her to stalk and play with him. In time we moved back into a town setting and Flash became a housecat as he liked to lay in the middle of the roads and we couldn’t bear for him to come to harm. Flash lived to a happy age of sixteen years before old age and disease got the better of him.
A donation was made in Flash's memory and the memorial was created on September 22, 2021.