Some of you might have noticed that last week I spent nearly all of my time in Classic WoW, keeping mostly to myself in chat as well. I wanted to do something mind numbingly boring to keep my mind off of worrying for my missing cat, Raja. I found myself constantly looking out the back door hoping to see him wanting inside. It was also a good choice since my latency is between 200 and 500 constantly, making serious combat a bit difficult. When doing ultra lowbie quests, though, it wasn’t something for which I needed to pay much attention.
Yesterday, I learned of Raja’s fate and now understand that he will not be returning to me. He was struck and killed by a vehicle on a nearby road. No longer will I feel him play-attacking my hands and feet. No more napping on my shoulder as I play WoW or nuzzling my neck. Only memories of him playing with his toys remain, especially his favorite of chasing the laser dot. I only had Raja for a year, but in that year I made sure I always gave him the attention he wanted and never let a chance to spend time with him go by. He was my fuzzy buddy and spent his time with me whatever I was doing. He was always close at hand when working out in the yard, in the house, or on the computer – sometimes trying to “help out” by batting my tools or pouncing on my hands. He attended company whenever I had any and enjoyed my young nieces playing with him. I used to break off bits of my cheese when making a sandwich for lunch so that he could eat it. I loved Raja and will miss him dearly. RIP my fuzzy buddy.