Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Morgan, Monty and Matrix — February 20, 2023

Morgan, Monty and Matrix

~ Morgan, Monty and Matrix ~

Four years ago, Morgan welcomed Monty into her life. Then, a few months later, she adopted Matrix. Since then, they have become a family and have brought endless joy into each other’s lives. 

In February 2019, Morgan met Monty. He was a shy, but adorable, python. Immediately, Morgan felt they had a connection and knew that Monty had found his forever home. About six months later, they both welcomed a second python into their home, Matrix. Matrix’s first impression was a bit different to Monty’s in she was bold, brave and eager to get to know her new family. 

Having Monty and Matrix has had a huge impact on Morgan. No matter what may be happening in her life, she knows she will always have her snakey friends. Through the Covid-19 pandemic, several family illnesses, and more, Monty and Matrix were right there, by Morgan’s side. As well as this, they have taught their human so much patience and understanding. However, one of the most important things they have taught her is that when they shed their skin, that change can be difficult but is worth it. 

Because of how much Monty and Matrix have impacted her, Morgan is passionate about spreading awareness about snakes and how sweet they actually are. Through the Instagram page she started for them, she shares many photos and videos that educate others on what living with snakes is like. From posting videos of Monty and Matrix eating, resting and just their day-to-day lives, Morgan loves being able to share them with the world and bring a bit of joy to someone else’s day.

One example of Matrix brightening Morgan’s day was when she was doing laundry. While folding everything from the dryer, Morgan noticed a sock started to move on its own and start to float! Upon further inspection, she realised Matrix had found her way over to the laundry pile and decided to help by bringing the sock a bit closer to her human. 

Something that Morgan, Monty and Matrix enjoy is simply being able to spend time together. Whenever she returns home from work or visiting a family member in hospital, she immediately goes to check on Monty and Matrix’s enclosure. If they’re awake, she loves to invite them out and watch TV or play a video game together (obviously while Morgan and her boyfriend play a game, Monty and Matrix are happily exploring the living room!). 

Every day is full of endless joy and unconditional love, simply because Morgan, Monty and Matrix have one another. They have greatly changed each other’s lives for the better. 

Morgan, Rachel, Lincoln, Murphy, Stanley, Ruby and Douglas — February 3, 2022

Morgan, Rachel, Lincoln, Murphy, Stanley, Ruby and Douglas

~ Morgan, Rachel, Lincoln, Murphy, Stanley, Ruby and Douglas ~

For all his life, Morgan has been an animal lover. In the last few years, he has used his skills as a truck driver and his love for animals to help others all over New Zealand. Inspired by his own furbabies, he continues to do this to bring hope and happiness to many. 

Morgan was born into the trucking industry, and so has always felt at home driving a truck. Growing up, he would spend every possible moment with his dad, hanging around trucks or even just drawing them. He credits this to what he does now with chauffeuring animals. Without his love for the trucking industry, he might not have found his calling. 

In 2013, Morgan lost his cat, Colin, suddenly. He was devastated and it’s still something that’s difficult for him to think about. His home didn’t feel the same without a cat, so Morgan decided to adopt another rescue cat. He and his wife, Rachel, went to their local SPCA. There, they met three beautiful kittens, Lincoln, Murphy and Stanley. They were the perfect fit for their home.

A year later, Morgan met dog, Ruby, and was instantly in love. She was beautiful. From the moment they met, there was no doubt in Morgan’s mind that she had found her forever home. Later that year, Douglas came along. Once again, there was something about him that Morgan couldn’t resist, and he became their fifth furbaby!

Wanting to help others, Morgan decided to use his other passion – truck driving. He works as an ‘animal chauffeur’ and brings animals to their forever homes. For every journey, each animal gets a five-star trip from pick-up to their forever home.

There are many treasured memories Morgan has from his chauffeuring. During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand, Morgan was asked to drive just over four hours to transport a cat to their new home. Upon arriving, he realised that the cat’s new owner was hitchhiking, so he offered him a ride, too. 

Another memory that stands out to Morgan was chauffeuring a dog named Darcey to his forever home, six hours away. He stayed with Morgan for a couple of nights before their journey. During this time, everyone fell in love with Darcey. When Morgan went to drop him off, he was in tears. It was immensely difficult to give Darcey up, but he knew this was best for him. However, Morgan mentioned that if the adoption didn’t work out, he would gladly welcome Darcey into his home. 

A few years ago, Morgan witnessed a terrible car accident. After calling emergency services, he noticed there was a black Labrador in the back seat who appeared to be injured. When the services and helicopter arrived, Morgan offered to take the dog to the all-hours vet, which was about a four-hour drive. Once there, it was found that, despite the severity of the crash, there were only a few scratches. Afterwards, Morgan drove back to reunite the dog with their family. This memory is one that he will remember for a long time as it has had such a huge impact on Morgan.

All of what Morgan does is him simply doing it to help others. Rescues and fosterers will sometimes offer a place for the animals to stay for a night or two, so he can get some sleep, but for the most part, chauffeuring is Morgan’s calling. It combines both his passions, and he loves every moment of it. Being able to bring animals to their forever homes and bring happiness to their new owners means so much to Morgan.

Each chauffeuring job means a lot to Morgan. The positivity and happiness he spreads by helping these animals get to their homes is so important to him. Not only does he love bringing them to their new families, but he loves the journey. Being able to spend time with so many different cats and dogs is always special to Morgan and something he enjoys immensely. The passion for what he does shines through in all that he does, and in turn, provides hope to many animals and joy to many humans. You can follow his adventures through his page, Very Important Paws Chauffeur.