Finally she crossed a line with me and, despite being tired and ill and allsuch, late last night Freya and I drove a city over to pick Sassy up. She spent a miserable night locked in our bathroom (to keep her away from our resident cats, who are very, VERY friendly. OVERWHELMINGLY friendly, in fact.).
Freya's mom came by just a few minutes ago...and she basically took one look at this terrified little puff of kitty hiding under a toilet and said "You know what? I'm going to take her."
She's too sweet a cat to just let die for no reason. Freya and her mom packed her up (amidst much yowling, since she's scared to death of the carrier) and she's off to her new home. For obvious reasons she'll be kept separate from her existing pets (a cat and dog, respectively) until she (Sassy that is) gets more comfortable. I'm going to limit my contact with her for a while, because she's a cat who bonds unbelievably closely to her people, and I want to give her some time to really thoroughly bond with Freya's mom without distractions. I think the two of them will get along wonderfully once Sassy settles.
I called my Aunt and left a voicemail. The plan had been that we'd drop her off at [name withheld]'s again this afternoon so that Freya's mom could think it over...plans changed when she met her.
I'm so relieved this lovely little cat isn't facing a pointless death and is instead landing smack-dab in the lap of luxury. Once her probable-UTI is treated and once she's settled, I'll see if I can get some photos of her in her happy new home to share, though that could be a while.
Sassy may not know it yet but she's one lucky little kitty!
And I promise, next time I post I'll include new photos of my little Persian. XD Sorry for all the off-topic-ness!