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My Cousin, Father, Two Cats, And Now, Morrie

I was diagnosed with terminal stage 4 cancer in 2016. Since then, I’ve lost a cousin the same age as me, my father, two cats, and now, just this morning, our beloved son, Morrie. Morrie was diagnosed in February with tumors in his lungs and prostate put there by the fucking Emperor Of All Maladies. Until about a week ago, his health was gradually declining. The Emperor then abruptly decided to speed up the process and take him away from us. That FUCKING FUCKER!

Here is the last picture I took of our sweet, sweet, labradoodle, Morrie.

We were at the vet’s this morning waiting for the doctor to come in and start the gut-wrenching farewell process when our dear Morrie gently put his paw on Mary’s forearm. Upon seeing this, a deeply disturbing shiver ran up my spine and I popped up to take the last picture of the greatest joy in our lives. Then, I spontaneously lost it and started crying my eyes out at the impending reality of losing the loving companionship from such a beautiful creature.

I’m humbled and forever grateful to have been gifted our beautiful boy. RIP, dear, dear, dear, dear, Morrie.

Categories: Cancer
  1. Jon M Quigley
    December 22, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    So sorry for your losses. I have no words, because there are no words

    • December 22, 2021 at 1:23 pm

      Dear Jon, I’m so, so, happy to hear from you! Thank you for your thoughtful words and for sticking with me.

  2. Norman Dorn
    December 22, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    We (Evelyn and I) have lost two miniature pinschers over the years, Lady Sasha – Joan du Bark to failed kidneys and Bebe Phoebe of Dorn It Hall to strokes. Never easy regardless of cause. Be strong. Feliz Navidad, both.

    • December 24, 2021 at 10:57 am

      Thank you, Norman. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. Natalie Aresta
    December 24, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Having experienced this twice in my life, I know exactly how you are feeling dear brother. Morrie was a beautiful gift and I am so grateful to have known him. We never keep our wonderful pets long enough. Life with them teaches us soooooooo many lessons that are forever imprinted in our hearts. Rest In Peace sweet boy! Thank you for gracing us with your presence. I love you brother…………..Natalie

  4. December 28, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I had a beautiful golden for 13 years. She was amazing. After I lost her, I couldn’t even look at her photos for months. Now I look at them fondly and remember how awesome she was. Now she and Morrie are over the bridge and running through green fields forever.

    • December 28, 2021 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks for the thoughtful words Bill. We have several pictures of Morrie around the house and when I walk by them I can’t look without tearing up.

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