As for any clue about Morris? We’d love to hear from anyone who remembers how the original statue came to stand by the water. Send any information to news@theGabber.com.
Gulfport: Morris Mystery
Q: Who erected the cat statue (Morris) by the Gulfport Casino and who maintains it? A: Thanks to Lori Roach, assistant to Gulfport City Manager Jim O’Reilly, we found part of this answer. In 2005, Morris’ original statue went missing and Elsie Crimaldi donated a new cat statue to the city.