Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:15pm... our beloved Monte finally left us. He fought long and hard, and gave us many scares along the way, but he is at peace now. No more medications, no more tests, no more vet visits.
It's been extremely difficult and only now do I have a little strength to attempt to write anything. And as I type, I already know this will be a short entry.
Monte waited for my husband and I to come home from work before passing away an hour later. We were able to give him many hugs and kisses, and say our final goodbyes. He died at home with us around him, petting him, kissing him, telling him he loved him - and that it was OK for him to let go. And then he was gone.
The week has been filled with awkward moments of doing things out of habit that we did for Monte in the first place. Every nook and cranny of our condo has a story of Monte to go along with it. The hardest part, is coming home and knowing our baby is no longer there to greet us... but that doesn't stop of from saying "Kitty Kitty, we're home!" when we walk in the door. If not out loud, we both continue to say it in our hearts.
Monte was a part of our family for 13 wonderful years. He is greatly missed, extremely loved, and will be forever remembered.
We'll be together again one day my baby kitty, and I can't wait to hear your sweet meows and feel you purring in my arms again.