Today Spanky the Mighty begins his reign in the celestial realm where the birth and death of the universe itself vacillates back and forth in a neverending cycle of destruction and creation. Here on Earth, His Highness ruled supremely with a gentle paw and a powerful roar for just three months shy of 20 years.
He is, in true Elliot style, a cat of many names:
But more than that, he is my best best best friend in the world. My protector, my guide, my baby boy, my knight in black satin, my one true Romeo –
When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
He is stardust, billion-year-old carbon. You might mistake that glowing, green orb for Uranus – it’s really Spanky’s verdelite eyes sparkling in the warm embrace of the darkness, his luscious, soft, black fur now one with the fabric of spacetime.
I love you, I love you, I love you, you beautiful, beautiful boy. Spanky per sempre!!
Rest in peace
2/14/2003 - 11/13/2022
Long May He Reign