Mount Washington Observatory’s cat, ‘Marty,’ has passed away

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A rescue cat, who kept staff and visitors company at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory, has passed away. The Maine Coon, named Marty, unexpectedly died from an illness. The sad news was shared with followers of the Mount Washington Observatory Facebook page on Monday:

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Marty the Cat. For many years he has provided summit staff with companionship and love. Due to an unforeseen illness he passed peacefully in my arms.

The post, by operations manager, Rebecca Scholand, continues with words of thanks to the cat for his years of companionship:

To Marty the Cat, thank you for all your silliness, snuggles, and companionship not only to the summit staff, but to everyone who ever met you. This picture is first time I met Marty as an Intern in 2010.

On Twitter, a poignant image of Marty was Tweeted, along with:

The sun has set on Marty’s time here at the Observatory. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marty the Cat. There just aren’t enough words

As reported by the Bangor Daily News, Marty was scheduled to retire from his cat duties in early 2021. He was originally adopted from the North Conway Area Humane Society.

Rest in peace Marty.

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