Raja, my best friend and constant companion these past 13 years, passed away a few minutes ago. There was no fear or pain. He was in his own home, lying on my pillow, covered with a warm blanket, listening to me tell him how much I love him. It was a sad, beautiful moment, and one of countless wonderful memories of him that I'll keep forever.
He was sweet, loving kitty, and he always took good care of me. I don't know what I'm going to do without him.
I love you, Raj.
BD said I needed to post more pics of Raja, so here they are:
I don't have very many because of various hard drive crashes over the years. These are the best of the ones I have.
I posted this picture elsewhere, but I wanted to put it in my journal as well. This is my best friend Raja. He is twelve years old. I got him from the humane society in Florida when he was two and we have been inseparable ever since. I like this picture of him because he looks thoughtful and intelligent in it, which he most definitely is.