April 28, 1987 - June 1, 1997

I adopted Rafe 7 years ago when he was 3. He was 145 pounds and very loyal. Instantly we bonded and were best friends. He was with me when I got ready for work in the morning and always waiting for me when I got home. Although he liked everybody he always let me know that I was his favorite. He had so much charisma that everywhere I took him, he drew a crowd. On weekends I would get up and make him his favorite pancake breakfast. He loved summertime because I would fill up the baby pool and he would drop his toys in it to play. He also had a toy box loaded with all kinds of squeek toys. I miss him very much, he was my best friend.

-- Kathe Francis