Raja, my best bud in the whole wide world

by Mckenzie Cooper
(Butler, PA)

My best bud - I'll miss you!

My best bud - I'll miss you!

When I was 7, my calico cat, I Scream, died of old age, she was 14. One day, my mother and I went for a ride on our boarded horses. We went home a different way, through another neighborhood to a lady's house. We got 2 kittens, Raja and Pumpkin. we took them home, and renamed Pumpkin - Tiger. Tiger died 2 years later with cancer, and I was devastated.

Now I am ten and got the worst Christmas present in my entire life. On Dec. 18, 2009, I was at school, and my friend asked where I lived. I told him, and we never knew, but we were practically neighbors. He told me he'd seen a dead cat on the side of the road near my house. I described Raja to him, and he told me it might have been my cat.

When I got in the car, I told my mom to look for the cat. When we saw Raja on the side of the road, I burst into tears and went into shock. He was only three, and since my pony had died a month and a day ago, I still wasn't ready.


One day when I went to the car to start it for my dad, I burst into tears and cried through an out-loud prayer to him. Raja was my best friend I had ever had in life, and and I will miss him forever. He slept on my bed, played with me to cheer me up, and followed me everywhere.

Now it feels like a big chunk of my heart was ripped out and there was something missing in the house. Every night, my feet would stretch to see if they could find him. It feels weird to leave a glass of water out at night and not find it spilled over in the morning. I had to help my mother dig his grave and I don't sleep.

I would love to see a stranger who cares. Please answer me (in this posting) (email address deleted by editor to prevent spambots).

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Aug 25, 2011
i know how you feel...
by: Tammy Short

I know just how you feel, I'm going through the same, my cats name was Jake...beautiful Grey and white colours, smart too, and always came when I called him..."Always!" Except this one day back on the 5th of august of this year...I looked high and low day after day...and yes crying in fear of the worst....and sadly yesterday evening my dog Rudy brought him back...-t broke my heart, I'm waiting for my husband to come home tonight as so me and the kids can give him a proper burial....there nothing anyone can say that'll make you feel better, but there is something I feel if you read will give you some closure, I came across it in search of answers about poor Jakiepoo....its a famous poem for breaving pet owners like you and I...google this poem "Rainbow Bridge" its beautiful and comforting...I truly hope it helps...All my sympathy! Tammy

May 27, 2010
It's Mckenzie
by: Anonymous

I now have 1 cat and 5 kittens! Although i am not lonely anymore i still cry over Raja. But thanks for your comments!

Jan 01, 2010
The Gift of Love and Life
by: Charlene Flagg

I am so sorry that you lost your precious friend. I just lost my beloved Solomon yesterday (12/31/2009). Perhaps knowing that these precious creatures are part of God's creation, and now live with Him in glory will ease your pain.

I consider that our present sufferings are not
worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

The creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.
(Romans 8:21)

Dec 29, 2009
Keep The Memories Alive
by: Anonymous

McKenzie, Firstly my condolences on the loss of your beautiful family members, Pumpkin & Raja. You were truly blessed to have had the opportunity to have such beautiful animals enter your life and heart. Keep the beautiful fun memories alive, McKenzie, and there will come a day when Raja and Pumpkin will send you another friend . . . .

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