All Hail Spanky


King of Cats
Ruler of the Pharaohs
Feline Familiar to the Magically Inclined

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:

Spanky Roo
Pretty Boy
Manky Poo
Chairman Meow
The Spankster

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!!

Gia Mora asleep with Spanky in her arms
Rest in peace

Spanky Chinisci

2/14/2003 - 11/13/2022
Long May He Reign

2 thoughts on “All Hail Spanky”

  1. We saw Rachel and Vilray perform on The Late Show last night. I like her lyrics. I found more to listen to on Amazon Music today. Fun songs, but I began to find her voice annoying. (That’s just me. I cannot criticize Rachel Price.) I wanted to hear your voice. I searched Amazon Music for Gia Mora and found A Capella Science. How delightful! And I easily recognized your voice in the ensemble. What great performances by you all! And I especially enjoy your solo voice, every syllable. Now, I want to find lyrics to read along with A Capella Science. In my old age I cannot always listen as fast as you guys sing.

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