Nicknames: Monte Mont Mont, daddy, Montrose & big boy Monte.
Gotcha Date: December 10th 2008
Birthday: June 15th 2005
Coloration: Blue Bicolor
Likes: Geting petted and lots of attention
Pet-Peeves: Having his nails trimmed!
Favorite Toy: Kirby Sticks & catnip pillows
Favorite Nap Spot: In the condo or next to Snowmitts
Favorite Food: Blue Buffalo Spa Indoor (dry), Pro Plan Indoor (dry), Pro Plan (canned) & Fancy Feast Medleys (canned). Treats include: Fancy Feast Appitizers and Gerbers baby food "turkey /chicken in broth." He also eats fresh corn & peas.
Skills: Spreads out his toes (kneading motion) when clipping his nails When he drinks water, he'll cup it into his paw and drink through his paw.
Arrival Story: Sadly on 12/08/08, our beloved Picasso passed away from very severe Cardiomyopathy (hear disease). Two months ago, my breeder, Lisa was retiring (neutering) Monte but I had already brought home a kitten from her which is also Monte's son, Cannoli. I was considering adopting Monte last year when Lisa was going to retire him but she chose not to at that time. Picasso is also Monte's son which makes this even more special. Early the following morning after Picasso's passing, Rob was at work on a business trip and phoned suggesting that we adopt Monte (if still available), as Monte would be apart of Picasso's legacy living on. This something we know that Picasso would have wanted. We brought Monte home to his forever loving home on 12/10/08. Lisa was so happy when she heard that we would be Monte's new parents. She had several people interested in him, but she wanted someone super special to give him a wonderful life. We believe that this was something Picasso planned in his own little way. We're thankful that Monte was still available and that's how he became part of our family and is bringing such joy to all of us. Thank you Lisa for giving us Monte Carlo.
Bio: Monte is a very loving cat and affectionate kitty who enjoys fetching and lots of attention. We have been blessed to have this boy and it's an honor knowing that our beloved Picasso will live on through Monte Carlo. I remember when Lisa had just gotten Monte as a kitten and she asked me to help name him, so I came up with the name "Monte Carlo" (from the hotel in Las Vegas). Rob & I were actually in Vegas at the time. I was also the first to get Monte's first son who was Picasso. Monte was also a Show cat who won several beautiful ribbons. It was devastating losing our Picasso but it was also a blessing to have accepted Monte into our home. This is what I would certainly call a bittersweet ending. Picasso will forever live in our hearts and there isn't a day that passes when I don't think about him and all of the love and joy which he brought to all of us. Thank you my darling Picasso for those precious memories. * 1/26/09 ~DIARY OF THE DAY, * 2/19/09, 3/8/09, 10/1/09~ DAILY DIARY PICK
Lives Remaining: 9 of 9
Forums Motto: Kneading & Purrrs are what I\\\'m made o
Early this morning while everyone was asleep, Cocoa made his journey into Heaven... He gave no indication that he was ready fur the Bridge the night before and it came as a big shock to all of us... Cocoa was diagnosed not too long ago with Hyperthyroidism as well as having Cardiomyopathy for 8-1/2 years. He was almost 16-1/2 years old. Cocoa and meowmy had a purrry special bond and wow, what a meowmy's boy he was. They held that special bond up until the day he made his journey.
When meowmy came down stairs this morning at 8:15 am, she didn't see Cocoa and he didn't respond when she called him. She then looked over towards the dining room and saw him laying on his side, facing the patio glass doors. She had a bad feeling because he always answers her calls but this time, he didn't. As she approached him, he did not move so she knew something was terribly wrong. She picked him up and then collapsed while holding him in her arms, The night before, her dear furiend, Marie spent the night and everything was fine. Mom was crocheting while Cocoa was sitting on the sofa with her and auntie Rea Rea and they decided to go to bed at 12:30 am. Daddy was already sleeping since he had to get up early fur work. When auntie Marie used the bathroom at 2:15 am, she saw Cocoa in the flyer and he was fine. Daddy had to get up at 3:00 am fur work and there was nothing unusual with any of the boys. Meowmy and auntie Rea Rea took Cocoa to the vet at 8:30 and Doc Wray came up from surgery to check on our situation which was purrry nice. He said that Cocoa showed no signs of struggling to breathe and that he passed away peacefully at approximately 5:30-6:00 am. He also said that it was his heart that took him. He was such a wonderful kitty and such a good boy. Heaven gained a beautiful angel today but I know that we are all feeling so much pain as well as all of his wonderful kitty furiends. Cocoa will be privately cremated and returned back home the following Wednesday.
We will Miss Cocoa purry much but he will live furever in our hearts until we all meet again. Fly free purrecious Cocoa boy! You were a wonderful brother and loved so much!
Holy Kittens... I can't believe that I'm already 6 years old or shall I meow 6 years young. Next year I'll also be classified a senior kitty but we won't go there just yet.
I remember moving into my new home when I was only 3 after my breeder retired me. I'm a lucky boy to have such a wonderful family who loves me unconditionally and of course, spoils me each and everyday. Meowmy & daddy adopted me 2 days after Picasso made his journey "In Loving Memory" of Picasso... His legacy lives on through me *wipes eyes* I touched the hearts of so many when they found out that I was angel Picasso daddy as well as Cannoli's, Karizma's & PorkChop's. Hummmm... Now I see where they all got their good lucks *giggles*
Meowmy has to work today but I know that she'll help me celebrate as soon as she gets home and I know that daddy will also make a big deal over my special day.
Thanks meowmy, daddy & siblings fur all of the love and joy that you give to me throughput the year. I couldn't have asked fur a more wonderful home than the one I have now *blows kisses* Well, time to take a nap since I'll need to save my energy fur later on. Thanks to all of my beautiful furiends here on Catster fur always being so pawsome! I will be updating my diary up until mom goes to work and then again when she comes home.
By the way, I'm not at all into sweets so meowmy will be giving me Fancy Feast Appetizers instead of a cuppie cake which I would prefer.
Thanks Catster and to every kitty fur thinking of my on my special day... Sending a warm thanks to the following kitties fur their thoughtful gifties & rosettes: My Family (pawty hat), PorkChop "son" (pawty hat), Karizma "daughter" (cupcake), Pearl (cupcake), Murphy & Fam (baseball), Hunter & Fam (tulips), Gleek & Fam (cat heart)), Pumpkin & Fam (cat heart), Molly & Fam (cat heart), Simone & Fam (cat heart), Blizzard & Fam (cat heart), Squirrel & Fam (cat heart).
Today was a purry sad day as we learned that our dear furiend and auntie, Hazel Lucy made her journey to the Bridge at 12:30 pm as a result from renal failure. She was such a beautiful kitty who started the Purr Threads here on Catster...Hazel Lucy touched all of our hearts in such a special way and she will always hold a place in our hearts. Our meowmy is also saddened and shocked by this sudden news as she was not expecting it. Please keep Hazel Lucy and her meowmy, Julie in your purrrs & purrayers during this sad and difficult time. It is never easy to say good bye but I do believe that one day, we will meet with our families again. Love you auntie Hazel Lucy and always know that you will live on furever in our memories *wipes eyes* Auntie Hazel Lucy has touched our hearts and will leave a lasting impression with everyone that was blessed to know her. I know that angel's Picasso & Kashmere will show her around Heaven and I bet that the Bridge is having a big pawty fur her arrival. Beautiful wings fur a beautiful angel.