was my baby. I'm sorry to say that Rachel has also
passed away, as of October 13, 2001. She, like her
brother, was just over 4 years old.
She was currently being treated with Lupron for
and the veterinarian who last saw
her said that it was possible she also had
(which, by the way, is also what they said of Raf before
I'm glad that she has gone
to see her brother, I know she missed him very
much. I will miss both her and Rafael.
I was very close to Rachel, closer than to my
She got sick a few times, and I think the
hassle of having to force feed her with an eyedropper
created a bond between us.
Go figure... if someone did that to me I'd hate them
She was the littlest, and the boss of everyone except me (oh,
and my husband... although she tried to boss him, too!).
She arrived in my family not long after
Rafael did. He looked so lonely in his cage and playing
by himself that I decided he needed a buddy. So along came
They became best buddies right away, and he put up with almost
anything from her. She, however, had an extremely annoying habit
of not using her litter-box, which we worked very
hard at changing (not always successfully).