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Raspberryís Page

A tribute to the perfect cat.

July, 1985 - August 16, 2002

Many years ago, I began the task of carving paths in the natural habitat that had become my backyard. With an eye to keep as many trees and plants as possible, I designed a series of curving walkways that meandered through the trees, bushes, and plants.


When I learned that Raspberry was ill, I knew he would have a spot in the backyard. He loved being outside. He did not run free, but was taken on many walks along the paths. Little did I know that when I cleared the paths, I would be clearing a path for him.

A homeless kitten who became a king.

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller

Text Box: To Raspberry

Not a day goes by that I donít shed a tear.
Not an hour goes by that I donít
long to hold you near.
Not a minute goes by that Iím not
missing you.
Not a second goes by that Iím not
sad weíre apart.
Not a moment goes by that youíre not
in my heart.