Rafiki, Beautiful Angel

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

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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 Groups I'm In:
"Cobblestone Square", ♥ Angel Circle of Love for Simba ♥, Brusselball, for meowing out loud, Heart To Heart, Information and support on FHV, Meezer Junction, Pawsome Pages, Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies, Savannah Smiles, Stripes and Spots, The Pampered kitty's group, Voki Madness!

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Heart Disease

I've Been On Catster Since:
October 26th 2004 More than 11 years!

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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