WEST MILFORD Akasha is a Hindu or Sanskrit term meaning "upper sky" or ethereal space. It is a common name in India.
If pronounced with a long final vowel 'a,' Akasha is a female name. If pronounced with a short final vowel 'a,' Akasha is the male variant of the name.
There is a reggae band in Chicago called Akasha, and a female cat at the West Milford Animal Shelter with the same name. That is all they have in common.
Akasha arrived at the shelter on Feb. 21, 2012, is six years old and is declawed. She is staying in the shelter's cattery area, where the cats are free roaming. She lives with other cats but is not interested in having any feline friends. She likes all of her friends to be human and is very affectionate to people.
Akasha has "cattitude," and if any of the other cats get too close to her, she hisses at them. She is the Diva of the cattery. When Akasha saw one of the volunteers petting another cat named Madison, who was sitting quietly in her bed on an upper shelf, Akasha came from across the room, up on the shelf next to Madison and hissed at her as if to say I am the only one who should be getting attention! The volunteer told her to be nice and she stopped.
Akasha is shown inside a bubble because she does not like the other cats getting in her "bubble" or space. She does not like to share attention - the ultimate Diva.But she has lots of personality and character that can only be appreciated by someone who only wants one pet who will bring a lot of pizazz into their lives.
For information on Akasha or any of the other animals at the shelter, call 973-728-2859 or go to www.westmilfordanimalshelter.org or www.facebook.com/TheRealCatsAtWMASS.
Akasha is spayed and up-to-date with all medical needs and inoculations. The adoption fee is $35.