This Cat Will Not Go Gently Into The Night

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Mondays With Merlin By Merlin Wilde

The photo quote is from the poem “Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas which explores the helplessness associated with growing old and creeping toward death. “Old age should burn and rave at the close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light” . The dying light is about darkness, a metaphor for dying. I say Rage on! Screw moving towards death in a namby pamby, dare I say, pussy way? Let’s not be resigned pussies and but let’s fight our best fight, going out in a yeowling blaze of glory.  Burn baby burn, with life, while we can.

I’ve been yeowling more and even enjoying the heat wave because some of us like it hot. And don’t you dare say I look like a geriatric Grumpy Cat!

I’d sing this for you if I could but John Cale does a better job.

One more thing, dear cat lover friends. I’d appreciate your vote!  Pettie Award voting link

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29 thoughts on “This Cat Will Not Go Gently Into The Night”

  1. Merlin, kitties have a wisdom about age which people can only aspire to. We think you are fabulous and doing so well!

    Yes, MMM did so well last week! Our mom will be emailing you soon.

  2. Rage on my brother rage on!!!! We salute you brave Merlin and we love you with all our hearts! Rumbly purrs to you dear sir.
    Luvs Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang >^..^<

  3. dood…frank lee we think ya look mitee good…ya COULD use a beefin up; nothin a few 100 cases oh mackerull canna solve !!!

  4. To our friend Merlin, one of mom’s favorite quotes:

    “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

    ~ Hunter S. Thompson

  5. Fight the good fight as long as you can, sweet friends.
    If you have to go, you’ll be in our hearts forever.
    But, please stay strong and rage against the dying of the light.

  6. Merlin the Magnificent – my feline hero – you will live out your life in the best place an old guy could be….with your brothers and Mom Layla watching your every move and guiding you to safety. It’s obvious everyone adores you and respects you at home AND here in the blogosphere – you are the mighty Merlin…..rage on as long as you can Sir !

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  7. I was worried about Merlin, from the title. That heat wave was brutal. All creatures are happy now that it’s over.

    I hope Merlin continues to enjoy his time here. I think he has a long time!

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