Monty (cat) & DB

Monty (cat). Peacefully passed away, after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure and renal failure, at North Waterloo Veterinary Hospital in Elmira, Ontario on Tuesday, 28 October 2008, at the age of 13 years. In the passenger’s seat of Durrell Bowman’s white pickup truck, Monty travelled 24,000 kilometres throughout North America, from his birthplace in Los Angeles to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, from there to Edmonton and back to Elora, from Toronto to Halifax and back, and return trips to Los Angeles and back to Ontario. As a youngster, Monty enjoyed playing ping-pong-ball soccer, but he had recurring urinary tract problems (resulting in surgery in 2001) and his eyesight also began to weaken, which contributed to his later, more sedentary, lifestyle. In his last several years, he also got used to the sensation of some of his medications being administered transdermally, via the hairless areas inside his ears. Monty was gentle and affectionate to the end, and he will be sorely missed.

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