Rafiki, Beautiful Angel

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Home:Columbia, MD  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 20 lbs.

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Special Gift Box:
The family of Bliss (My Cherished Angel), Penelope and Minuette
The family of Big Harry, My Orange Angel, Patches, Angel Abigail, Angel Zack, Angel Lumi and more!


Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Sun Sign:
Quick Bio:

September 13th 2004



Favorite Toy:
laser light, peacock feather

Favorite Nap Spot:
dining room table or sofa

Favorite Food:

pulls heat vents out of the floor


Arrival Story:
I saw an article on the Savannah breed, and I just couldn't resist!

Five months after his fifth birthday, to my great sadness, Rafiki was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardio myopathy. It was already at a severe stage. I faithfully administered medications, changing to expensive transdermal formulations whenever possible after he refused to take pills no matter what method of administration I tried. I kept to his scheduled appointments for ultrasounds, blood work and ECGs even though I racked up charges on my credit cards. It gave us a little over four more years together.

Forums Motto:
The loudest kitty in the world!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Heart Disease

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 26th 2004 More than 10 years!

Rosettes Given In The Past Month:
Blade (2000-2010)

Special Gifts Given In The Past Month:

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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HersheyAnnadeeBenjaminZachary, In
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Rafiki's Rantings

6 weeks

May 22nd 2014 5:28 pm
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Dear Rafiki,

Tomorrow marks six weeks that you are gone. I can't believe it. I miss you so much. I still think I will see you. But no, you are gone.

Hershey is not feeling great you know. Even though you are no longer here, I am still administering meds day and night and following a kitty around with bowls of food.

It's not fair. It's just not fair. I want you back Rafi'; I want you back ...


Dear Rafiki

April 18th 2014 8:36 pm
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Dear Rafiki,

A week already. I can't believe it. I guess it should not be surprising. Mom will be gone nine years at the end of the month. You were just a baby when that happened. She met you only once, and I am sorry she no longer lived with us then. She would have found you delightful. I cannot believe nine years have flown by, and I am afraid when I turn around, another nine years will have passed.

Tomorrow I will gather with some friends and some of those friends will understand. I hope I will be able to talk about last Friday and how awful it was for us and that some will understand. It is hard to keep it all inside. I do not want to share with those who do not really understand. Rafiki, Rafiki, I hate to remember your cries. I know you were scared. I hope you were not in pain. I know they gave you pain meds. I hope they helped. I wish you could have been at home instead. I'm sorry buddy; so sorry.



Dear Rafiki

April 17th 2014 7:07 pm
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Dear Rafiki,

Today was a difficult day. I feel very down and had some bad moments. A week ago today we had our last normal day together. I wish something would have told me to take a day off, so we could have spent the whole day together. But no, nothing came to me, so I went to work like usual. Tomorrow will be a week already. I have off tomorrow, so I can be at home here in peace by myself. I miss you buddy. Perhaps one day you'll let us know how it is at the Bridge.


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