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Ferocious Monster

Ferocious Monster, Octoberish 1994 – January 13, 2013


Morgan was my longest constant companion, accompanying me from North Carolina to New Mexico to Pennsylvania. He outlasted Ghost and Grendel: there before either, and after both. He was with me longer than Nick, even.


But eventually the body wears out, the medicine stops working so well, it’s cruel to try to make the cat stay longer. The vet thought they could hydrate him, give him different meds, get me a month or so with my cat, or at least a few days so I could see him again after my trip.

They were wrong.

Nick took Morgan his beloved gingersnaps and held him.

I’ll head home Tuesday, to an emptier house.


9 Comments on “Ferocious Monster”

  1. #1 Sharon
    on Jan 13th, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    I’m so sorry you weren’t there, I know you are, too. And for your loss.

  2. #2 Steve Janesick
    on Jan 13th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Morgan’s passing, but glad to hear Nick could be there – with ginger snaps to boot. Absolutely so hard to say goodbye to these critters we’ve loved for such a long time. I will hoist a few in his honor.

  3. #3 Laura
    on Jan 14th, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Such a dear, special kitty. I’m so sorry you didn’t get the in-person farewell. *hugs*

  4. #4 Nathalie (@spacedlaw)
    on Jan 14th, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Oh nooo.

  5. #5 Marjorie
    on Jan 14th, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Im so sorry, particularly that it happened while you were away.
    Hugs and much sympathy.

  6. #6 Tami
    on Jan 15th, 2013 at 2:30 am

    So sorry for your loss! It’s always terrible to lose a family member. Hugs!

  7. #7 Lynn
    on Jan 15th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    My sympathy on your loss. Morgan the Ferocious Monster looks a great deal like my Shadow, the Fearsome Beast. I know how much you are missing him.

  8. #8 Katrin
    on Jan 16th, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I’m so sorry to hear that…

  9. #9 Mom
    on Jan 16th, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Grandma’s sad.