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In Memory Of The Best Friend I've Ever Known
Raisen Muffin Sherman
May 5th, 1993 - October 18th, 2000
She was my best friend for 7 years, 5 months, and 14 days of her so very wonderful, special, and beautiful life.
Some might find the following pages a little overboard. After all, say some,
"she's JUST a cat." Right?
Well, physically, yes. But she was also my child. I spent a lot of
time raising her from birth, teaching her everything that I could about the
world, and watching her as she grew up. She was my best and closest friend
for a long time...always there, always forgiving. She didn't care about how
I looked sometimes, or about my little quirks here and there. I took great
pride in her, in who she was, what she had become - by me AND by herself, in
all the things she had learned in growing up, in how different she was from
the rest, and in all the things that she could do - both ordinary
Raisen was so...with it. She was present. She was there.
Raisen knew exactly what was going on around her. She enjoyed the
world and all the things in it. You could see in her face, in her
eyes, and in her body language...her great desire to try to explore
every new thing that she saw, to enjoy life, and to express her
feelings over every new experience that she had. She was no ordinary cat.
She had smarts that no other animal had, and I was very keenly aware of that.
It made me so proud of her. All she had to do was look at me and I was able
to understand just exactly what - in any of a thousand possible
things - that she meant. Because of this mutual ability to communicate with
each other, we became so much closer to each other than would otherwise
normally be possible. She was, literally, my baby.
I loved her as greatly as any two humans could for each other. I could see
the love in her, and she returned it openly and freely and in great amounts
without question. She was a special little girl. I felt very close to her.
And now, I miss her greatly. A major portion of my life is gone, never to be
seen or heard again. I cannot help but notice those things missing, now. I do
want her back so badly.
More On Her Death, Here.
- Raisen's ORIGINAL Pages - Raisen's
original web pages as they were before she died. Raisen was exceptionally
happy and even had a sense of smartipants humor. I tried to reflect that
by creating these rather jesting pages about her. I used to joke that
these pages were in retaliation for all the times she'd deliberately knocked
something off of the top of the china cabinet and onto my head as I would
walk by it. (She really used to do that.)
- Memories of Raisen - Departing memories
of Raisen. All that I could remember, written down in multiple notebooks
after she passed away. (Under ongoing construction.)
- Letters To Raisen -
Occasional letters I've written to Raisen since she passed away.
(Under ongoing construction.)
- Raising Raisen: Notes From My Journal -
I created a whole plan for raising the kittens once they were born. I
wanted to make sure that they were raised right. (Under ongoing
More About `Raisen'
c/o Todd L. Sherman/KB4MHH
Gainesville, Alachua Co., Fla.
Created: May 2, 2002.
Last updated: May 2, 2002.
© Copyright 1995-2002 by Todd L. Sherman. All Rights Reserved.
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