Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rest in Peace, Monty

Monty died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night, after an evening full of snuggles and love. He went peacefully, after sending his last days surrounded by warmth and love.

I called his former owner, and took his body back to her. We wrapped him in a fabric chosen by Marian and a light blanket chosen by his previous owner that he had loved in his younger years. We buried him together in her front yard, and she thanked me profusely for all I had done. Her husband gave me a gift of a large bag of pinon nuts.

I'd hoped his time would be longer, but I know his time was right. It's as though as soon as he knew he was safe and could relax, he was finally able to let go of his weak little body.

Goodbye, Monty. Thank you for coming into my life.


  1. I love that you were able to give him the safe haven he needed to go in peace. Blessings to you Whit and kids.

  2. The gifts you give so freely to these little ones at the end of life seem to be the most precious. Certainly, they are among the most important gifts your kidlets will ever receive. You're teaching them by example (always the best way) not only to give to others, but to be gifts themselves, an ever-renewable and priceless resource.

    I love you.



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