Habibi

Habibi

Here is the story of my Habibi. I have served 27 years in the military, and been deployed several times to the Middle East. My last deployment was 2007-8. I was assigned to our Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. We all know the history of Egypt, and how ancient Egyptians even had a cat goddess. Needless to say, there are so many feral cats on the streets. I resided in an apartment building in the Ma’adi section of Cairo. We fed a number of cats around the building. One resident cared for kittens brought to her. One was a kitten she called Mongo. Well, I babysat him one weekend and fell in love. I adopted him immediately, and named him Habibi which is Arabic for “My love”. I managed to bring him home with me when my tour was finished. He has been amazing. He talks and chortles all the time. And he loves to just sit with me whenever I sit down. His eyes are so deep, so mysterious, and all knowing. I can’t imagine life without him. He recently started losing weight. It turned out he has developed FIP. He is only 10 years old. It breaks my heart that he survived life on the streets of Cairo and come to the US, only to get FIP. That’s when I saw ViagenPets. And now, in a way, Habibi will live on. He is slowly getting weaker, but I will adore him until the day he dies. And then, a new baby Habibi will arrive thanks to ViaGen Pets.