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Farewell to my beautiful grey boy – Monty

Approximately a year ago, a beautiful soul came into our lives to share our home and hearts….Monty, the handsome tabby point Siamese gent. I don’t really have the words to explain just what this beautiful creature added to our lives, but I suspect anyone who shares or has shared their lives with a furry companion will understand the untold richness of a life shared with a loyal animal friend.


Ours was a case of love at first sight…..we set out looking to adopt a young male cat to add to our feline family of 2 female cats, but on meeting the regal, grey, 10 year old gent, Monty, our *brief* went out the window and we adopted him without a second thought. Straight off the bat, Monty was a complete ladies man and stuck to me like glue….we sat together, he followed me around the house as I did my chores and he shared my pillow at night….I think this is partly why my heart feels so broken that my beautiful boy is no more. 

I don’t really want to go into the details of Monty’s illness suffice to say he had lung cancer, but I have no regrets that we made the most loving decision to help Monty pass when we felt his suffering outweighed his quality of life. People had always said to me, “you will know when it’s time” and the thing is you do know, but that doesn’t mean that making that decision is any easier and it doesn’t stop one questioning that decision right up to the very moment you make it. Monty passed peacefully and quickly in my arms on Wednesday 12th September at 4:20pm surrounded by people who loved him.

My heart is so full right now that I don’t really have the words to express things properly but to help myself I put together some photos of my sweet sweet boy.



  1. Oh Anna, my heart goes out to you and your family. We have lost 2 of our little house bunnies this year, and I find myself with tears in my eyes reading this post. It is so heart breaking, and I think only those who have shared their lives with these wonderful, life-enhancing little furry creatures can know how it feels. I hope your other furry babies are helping you through.

    • Thank you so much Rebecca i’m sorry this reply is so incredibly late. I somehow missed your lovely comment and then got embroiled in the rigmarole of emigrating to australia. I hope you and yours are well.

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