This is a picture of Morgan picking up her adorable puppy, Wylah May, on August 1, 2011. Morgan was soooo extremely happy and in love with her new fur baby. Little did we know the danger that was awaiting us, starting the very next day, on August 2, 2011…the start of 4 months of stalking horror, ending in the death of our precious daughter Morgan.
I have such mixed emotions when I look at this picture. On one hand, I remember Morgan’s excitement, love and happiness, on the other hand I wonder about fate. On that day, I asked Morgan NOT to get the puppy. I had no reason to feel that way, absolutely no reason…it was just a feeling I had. Was it a premonition? Morgan disagreed with me and took Wylah home with us.
Almost 4 months later, many people who loved Morgan tried to get her to leave Colorado to go stay with them, sensing the danger, they were trying to get her away from her stalker. Morgan had only 2 weeks left in her college classes before winter break, and she had made commitments to people to work in Aspen, CO over that break. and yet, the stalking was becoming more and more terrifying for her, so she did consider leaving. She then told me that she had decided not want to leave her puppy behind, when all the options she had did not include bringing Wylah with her. Of course I assured her that Wylah would be fine with her dad and I, but she said she wanted to wait.
2 weeks later, Morgan was dead. If she hadn’t had Wylah would she have left? Would Morgan still be alive? These are just 2 of the hundreds of questions that constantly run through my mind. I know it’s not healthy, and I know it’s not rational, but I honestly do have these thoughts when I am alone, and my mind wanders. My mind is constantly trying to make sense of this horrific tragedy that took Morgan from our lives. I don’t think it will ever make any sense to me.
Wylah May has always been a fabulous, loving and extremely intuitive dog. She is 10 years old now, and we love her with all our hearts. What happened to Morgan on December 2, 2011 was not Wylah’s fault. Wylah was a puppy, only 6 months old and no, she did not bark that night. Wylah had never barked at something, and still to this day, she does not bark. Some dogs are barkers and some are not. The only time Wylah ever barks is when she is playing with another dog, and on the few occasions (in the past 10 years) when she has encountered someone who she thought was a possible threat.
Here is a FACT. The morning we found Morgan’s body, and the EMT’s ran into her room in full gear (all strangers to her), she just sat on Morgan’s bed and never made a sound…so, why are there so many people on the Internet, acting like experts, who are obviously not knowledgable dog people, but insist on stating that since Wylah did not bark that night, no one was in Morgan’s room? This is just an ignorant statement…but then again, I have always heard, “You can’t fix stupid!”