Friday, November 02, 2007

Goodbye Monet

It's exactly a year to the day that I had to have Tia put to sleep & now it's happened again as Monet was put down earlier this evening. She was suffering from arthritis & kidney failure & had stopped eating so it was the right decision to make albeit a hard one.

I first met her when she was an hour old as my friend owned her mother & she was an ugly kitten who grew into a very beautiful cat.

kittens
Monet & her siblings aged 4 weeks


kittens
Monet & her brother George aged 5 weeks


She was initially wary of my previous Airedale Terrier Libby but grew to love her & adored both Blue & Annie. She would often greet them with trills & walk between their legs jumping up to scent them with the side of her face.

kitten meeting dog
Monet learning to accept dogs


She has really enjoyed the last 7 months as she loved our new house & garden & spent a lot of time snoozing in the sunshine, catching mice and chasing birds & squirrels:

Monet
Snoozing on the lawn


cat sunbathing
Monet enjoying the sunshine


She was a very loving cat but wouldn't tolerate anything that constituted 'fiddling' including flea spray, the giving of tablets or any other unwelcome attention. So I had to smile when she managed to bite the vet as she inserted the 'lethal injection' despite having being given a sedative beforehand


Monet
Monet


3/5/1991 - 2/11/2007

14 comments:

Piglottie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss :( It sounds like Monet was a real character and led a very happy life. *hugs*

Bryony Ramsden said...

I'm so sorry petal. Clearly she had a very happy retirement though, and 16 is an excellent age for a cat.

Sonja said...

*hug* so sorry she's gone. I can't imagine losing our Caiomhe.

Lyndsey-Jane said...

So sorry for your loss. She was a very pretty cat. Hugs to all your family

dreamcatcher said...

So sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Sleep well little one.

susoolu said...

Glad to know she was Monet to the end - she was a lovely, most definite-minded cat. And she did have a wonderful last few months, in her new home.

Hugs to you all.

RoxyKnits said...

So sorry to hear about Monet. Sending you cyber hugs ;)

Cybèle said...

So sorry to hear about your cat. Doing the right thing isn't always the easiest thing.
She was beautiful - I love the photo where she sits in the sunshine.

Lisa P said...

Such a beautiful girl. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm glad that she had a full life with you. :D

I love the picture of her "learning to accept dogs". It made me smile.

Linda said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. It's always sad when we have to say goodbye - they're not just pets, they're part of the family.
But good on her for giving the vet one last bite! ;0)

Missmalice said...

*Big hugs* The girl had spunk right to the end. Glad to see she spent her 'golden years' enjoying herself in the sunshine!

Cole said...

*Hugs*
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Monet. She was a beautiful cat. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Bohoknitterchic said...

That is such a beautiful eulogy. I can tell she was very loved.

BuffaloDharma said...

What a beautiful angel!