For anyone that knows me, they know how much I love to talk, about anything really. For those that know me personally, understand how much I talk about my cat, Rajha. Whether it be that she kept me up all night cause she wanted food, or wanted outside or even back inside even when I left the back door open for her. Or maybe even the fun stories of when I took her for walks around the block. Although never on a leash, she always bounded along beside me mewing every step of the way. She cuddled, kneaded blankets, pants, and even my bare skin. Rajha has been a constant love of mine for almost 13 years. She has brought so many people happiness by just being her quirky cat self, but mostly my dad and I. My dad believes that unbeknownst to him, she has made him live a happier more fulfilling life, I have to agree for him and even for myself. To some, pets are just pets. But to my family she is just that, Family. The rock that has had a hold on my heart ever since she accepted me into her life when she rubbed her head against my face for the first time. A truly great feeling for those who have had their cat bump heads with you, literally. I love her with every ounce that makes me who I am and who I have yet to become.
With all that being said, it breaks my heart to make the decision I have been dreading ever since she didn’t bounce back from her last vet visit in July. Tonight, I received my last head rub, and my last warm purr as I rubbed her head to sleep. Today, I say goodbye to my best friend of 13 years, Rajha.
This is one of the most emotional steps in my life I fear in taking. I have stayed up all night planning the day I want to run away from so desperately. But I know it is the last gift I can ever give her, to end her pain and suffering. I owe her that for all that she’s given me, I must be strong for her and for my dad. All I ask from you is to understand this, like every passing, it is emotionally tolling. Give me the time and space so I can recover from the loss my family will be experiencing. If you have stories and well wishes, please by all means express them. Thank you.
"What greater gift than the love of a cat" -Charles Dickens
"You will never be completely home again, because part of your heart will always be somewhere else. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place" -Unknown
January 13, 2001 - September 21, 2013