Monday, March 28, 2016

Back in November...


Mutt..Tucker. Listen, we need to talk.

Yes, TUCKERNOKITTY?

Tucker, this is serious. I've got to go away for a while, and I need you to promise me that you'll watch over the beans.

Where you going? Can Tucker go too?

No, oh hell no, you can't follow me, lug. I've put it off as long as I can, but it's time. And it's going to hurt a lot of beans when I do.

Oh, Tucker can help. Tucker loves to love beans.

Good, because you're going to really have to step up your game when I leave. Especially for MomBean, she's going to need a lot of love because she doesn't deal really well with loss these days. I used to help her with that hurt, and I can't go until I know she's got someone to fill my paws.

Wait, how long for walkabout? Why make MomBean sad??

Because I...I don't know if I'm coming back this time, Tucker.

No, no, Tuckernokitty *always* comes back! Silly, Tuckernokitty.

Tucker, I'm old. I'm at least 12 by bean years, if not older. And I just feel it inside-I'm too skinny and just sore these days. And it's no fun anymore.

But Tuckernokitty can't go. Just stay. Please, just stay? No make MomBean sad. Is easy.

I can't, lug. Something's pulling me to go. Hopefully you won't understand for a long-ass time.

Tucker will miss you too much for you to go.

And I'll miss everyone, Tucker. I'll visit when I can, but you'll be the only one who will be able to see me.

But Tuckernokitty will be lonely!

No, no, I've got friends waiting for me, so I won't be alone, I promise. And my Sprout will be waiting for me, and catnip knows I've missed her.

Tucker no like this.

I'm sorry, lug. I hope you can all forgive an old Tabbyman one day. Take care of my beans, and I'll see you around. Bye, Tucker.

Goodbye, Monty Q.


85 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry to read this. Fly Free sweetie.....you will be missed by many. We've thought of you often and will always remember the famous Do the Q competitions! Our Angel Tamir loved doing the Q.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Random Felines said...

we are so very sorry.....there is never as much time as we want

Carolina Cats said...

Our hearts hurt for Monty Q's beans and family. But we know that there are so many old blogging furiends at the Bridge, showing him around the catnip fields, all the best napping spots, and of course, "Doing the Q" with their healthy new bodies. And our good Grampa is there too! He is furry good at petting cats wif his grate big hands, but he is furry gentle too. He always liked Doing the Q too!

Love from Jazzy, Cuzzin Cavalli & Cuzzin Bambi - and Woofie Callie sends speshul woofs of comfort to Tucker.

The Island Cats said...

We're so sad to hear this news. We will never forget the Doing the Q contests that you sponsored, Monty. Wally even won one year. You will be missed, buddy. God speed.... And purrs to your humans and Tucker.

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

We were so sorry to just read this. Sending prayers and purrs to all of you.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear-

Purrs from all of us.

Angel and Kirby said...

Monty did his best to explain it to Tucker and all of us. We will miss him so much!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We always loved Monty's blog and we're so sorry his time came to leave you. We can imagine the hole he left in your hearts. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps.

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

...And I can't stop crying.

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

I'm so sorry. But man, you made your mark, that's for sure. Doing the Q is a thing because of you, and will remain so. Sending lots of purrs for your family...
--Jasper

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're sorry to hear it's time for you to cross the bridge. We know Sprout will be there for your to snuggle against again. Sweet Praline will be there showing you around and you'll see lots of your furriends. Our thoughts are with your family.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so very sorry. Purrs to you all.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are sorry you have to go, but glad you will be feeling all young and spry again. Say hello to all our loved ones for us. ((HUGS)) for your family.

Marg said...

We are so very sorry. We are just glad you had all the love that you did while you were her with your beans and other kitties. We know you will watch over things for everyone. Big hugs to the beans.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We are so sorry it is time for you to go Monty. We know you will meet up with so many old buddies at the bridge. Tucker will keep an eye on the beans for you. Fly free Monty - you are young and healthy once again.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry

Flynn said...

We are very sad to hear that you have made your journey to the Bridge. My mum has leaky eyes. We will never forget the first time Eric was ill when he had a blockage and you offered to help if we had needed it. Be sure to look him up. I know he will enjoy showing you the best places to hunt mousies.
You will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and purrs are with your family.

Forty Paws said...

We are so sorry that Monty Q has crossed over. Hugs and purrs and prayers to all of you.

From all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

Megan said...

My eyes are leaking. Big hugs from the other side of the world.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Dragonheart, Merlin, and Devi said...

We are very sad to hear that Monty has gone to the Bridge. Our purrs and prayers are with you. Monty, our sister Arwen will be there to meet you, you'll know her by the purple mousies she plays with.

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Oh nooo...we are so very, very sorry ... *soft paw pats to the MomBean and Tucker*

A few Good Cats said...

We're so sorry to hear the sad news about Monty Q. He had a beautiful life with you, and you'll always have many good memories of him. We hope he's with Kelly, Lizzie, and Caitie and they're all having fun together.

Mickey's Musings said...

All of us have tears flowing Monty Q!
We are so sad to hear this news.
We know you have a ton of friends waiting to see you including your sweet Sprout.
Poor Millie will miss you too.
WE all send comforting purrs to your MomBean, the little kids,DadBean and Tucker.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
and mum Nancy

Laila and Minchie said...

Fly free, sweet Monty. We will miss you. Many comforting purrs and hugs for your family. Whenever we see a tail curled, we think of you.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Oh Monty like so many mentioned we remember the Monty Q contests...and how time moves so quickly. Mom I
Has a leaky face, she always does when one of us runs for the bridge. Fare thee well dear one and run towards that golden meadow where so many of your friends already are. I am so very sorry for your loss of Monty. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Teri and her Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, Brighton, Disco NoFurNo and Kely said...

Fly Free Monty and know that you will stay in a special place in Blogdom and in people's hearts... and we will all thing of you when we see the letter Q...

Millie said...

Sniff. Sending purrs. Lots of them.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are so sorry, Monty, we will miss you. Mommy spent many happy midnight shifts reading your blog and following so many other friends who you are, no doubt, getting caught up with in the afterlife--and planning new shenanigans.

Godspeed, Monty.

Louche Tabby said...

We are so sorry to hear of this. Mousie&Rosie

TK and Pip said...

We are very sad to hear the famous Monty Q had to cross. Our purrs for the beans.
God's Speed, Monty Q. You made a lot of beans and kitties happy.

TK and Pip said...

We are very sad to hear the famous Monty Q had to cross. Our purrs for the beans.
God's Speed, Monty Q. You made a lot of beans and kitties happy.

Robyn Harton said...

Oh Monty. We're so sad to hear you had to head over that bridge. You made us smile so many times. You even made Mom smile when she came to visit. We know Sprout will be there for you, and lots of kitty friends. We'll see you later, my friend. Lots of love and purrs and hugs for your beans, All of Us Hotties

Shaggy and Scout said...

Hugs to all of you from all of us.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Hugs to all of you from all of us.

Simba said...

Purrs of love and sympathy. Monty, we can picture you teaching all how to do the Monty Q. Say hello to Audrey and also to our friends who went to the Rainbow Bridge before you.

CatInTheFridge said...

He looks just like our Rocky. We're so sorry for your loss. Hugs and purrs. - Alana and Crepes.

Honey P. Sunshine said...

oh Monty, you hansum boy, your poor mum, we no how she mus miss you

Kea said...

We're so sorry. I've not blogged for the boys in a long time, but we remember Monty Q from our own early days around the CB.

Soft purrs to your human, watch over her and keep her safe.

Peace.

Nicki and Derry (Fuzzy Tales)

Kiril Kundurazieff said...

RIP Monty...We are sure Mr. Nikita was one of those to welcome you to Rainbow Bridge.

The Opinionated Pussycats - Elvira, Sneakers and Friday
http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

Poppy Q said...

Awwww MontyQ - so sorry to hear that you got too tired, but you were right you needed to go. Big hugs to all the family.

love
Julie and poppy Q
xxx

Meowers from Missouri said...

Oh, woe, woe, woe. We amembers Monty Q real good from our bloggin' days, an' we did the Q many times right along wif him. We are sure there's lotsa new Q-ers at the Bridge, enjoying it like we did. We sends loves and purrs to you, his fambly, an' thanks you for sharing him wif us.

Meowers from Missouri said...

Oh, woe, woe, woe. We amembers Monty Q real good from our bloggin' days, an' we did the Q many times right along wif him. We are sure there's lotsa new Q-ers at the Bridge, enjoying it like we did. We sends loves and purrs to you, his fambly, an' thanks you for sharing him wif us.

Angie said...

Oh no Monty Q oh no. We will never ever forget you. Every time we see a Monty Q spread "literally..." we think of you. It's always too soon isn't it? Purrs, and big Angel hugs to you and your beans.

Angie and Mom Brenda (say hi to Beau Beau over the bridge too) - Thank you. Furry kisses to you and that furever fabulous Monty Q belleh.



Cinnamon said...

Ann told us we should come visit.
Boy are we glad we did.
I left for the Rainbow Bridge last Wednesday myself.
I can tell you it's as beautiful as you can imagine.
We are so sorry Monty Q is no longer with you on earth,
but he waits by the gate for you, and will welcome you
when it's your turn to come....
Tucker I look just like you we could be twins
or from the same mom and pop!!!!!!
I want Tucker to know I will be friends with Monty
until we can all be here, healthy, happy, forever.
xo Cinnamon commenting from the rainbow bridge.

Homeless Cat Care said...

So sorry you had to go, Monty Q
I know how painful this is for your'beans.

Sending you love and purrayers.

Debby in Arizona

http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com

Team Tabby said...

We are very sorry to hear Monty Q that you have gone on the journey over the rainbow bridge because we will miss you. We know you have a ton of furriends waiting to welcome you. We send our love and purrs to your family.

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Henny and Marlene said...
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www.ruisje.nl said...

I am so sorry for your loss :'(
Monty has touched so many hearts while here on earth. I remember Ruis talking and practicing about Q's and Full Monty's in his blogging years, but somehow i was always too late with the camera. Ruis went over the Rainbow Bridge in November 2014. Many furriends from that time went before or after him. Now it was your time, Monty. It's always too early for the beans, i know. Over the Bridge you'll are young and healthy again, so i have no doubt Doing the Q is also 'hot' again and in full swing over there.

Hugs and purrs from Holland
Marlene (Ruis' typist) & Bubbles, Gucci, Korenna and Mientje

Brian said...

We are sure sorry to hear about dear Monty Q. We send you purrs, loves and hugs.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Dear Monty Q we will send purrs and prayers to your dear family to help with the hurt. We know you have lots and lots of friends waiting. Please watch over us all until that day we shall meet again
Timmy, Dad and Family

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are so sorry to hear about Monty Q. We always think of him when we do the Q.

Paws of sympathy and purrs of comfort.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we did not have the honor of knowing you Monty, but wanted to
stop bye and pay our respects to you; Godspeed your journey and
hugs to your mom and family ♥♥♥♥♥

boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too ~~~~~

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Our Best Purrs Of Comfort to you. I (Ayla) remember Monty Q from when I was just brand new around here.

dezizworld.com said...

We's so sorry fur yous loss. We's sendin' lots of hugs and purrayers yous way.

Luv ya'

Dezi

Cathy Keisha said...

Coming to pay my respects to Monty Q although I didn't know him well. Sending comforting purrz to those he leaves behind.

Helen said...

So very sorry to learn this news. (((hugs))) from KC. MontyQ was a favorite pal of ours for a long time.
Powder, Rudy, Rickey Tiki Tavi,Kharma and Fletcher send their love along with the 'rents.
I hope MontyQ is playing footsies with Parker Pie -
Love,
Perfectly Parker's 'rents

doggiecaperz said...

We didn't follow MontyQ - but we are sad for your loss nonetheless. Our prayers and purrs for peace and solace in your memories of such a beautiful tabby cat.

PDX pride said...

Hugs and many, many purrrayers of comfort to your family!!!!!! Remembering our friend, as we do every time our Carbon "does the Q". Skylar, Miss Marble, and all our other angels met you at the Bridge, we're sure, and are teaching you where all their favorite spots are.

Chesney Cats said...

Oh no!! We are so sad that Monty Q had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending lots of hugs & prayers. RIP Monty, you will be missed.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Our eyes are leaking ao much amd our hearts hurt so bad. We will miss you but we know that we will see you at the Bridge.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Precious friends...we are so sad to learn about Monty going off on his last walkabout...I know little Violette has him safe in her sweet baby girl arms now in heaven. It is good to have old friends at a time like this...we will always remember those good old days when life was young and fun on the CB. Those are the times that form our memories to recall on the dark days when they come....and they do come...it is the price we pay for having had those loving times.
We care so much and wish you soft memories and kind moments....Love from the cozy cottage
Mom Karla

Just Ducky said...

Sending comforting purrs. I amember entering the Q contest shortly after I was gotcha'd by mum. Hopefully he and Derby can hook up at The Bridge and have a good time.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

We're so very sorry for your loss. Sending you comforting purrs.

KitKat said...

We are saddened to hear Monty Q has left for the Bridge. Sending huge hugs and love. RIP sweet Monty.
With deepest condolences,
Angels Normie and Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

We are all sad to hear about Monty Q, also. We also remember him from a long time ago, before so many sad things happened (including a couple of ours going on walkabouts in the country and not coming back and two going to the bridge due to old age/health, also). We still have 4 furry children, though. I hope that MOST that Monty Q isn't always in the front of your thoughts. He will be missed--and I bet Millie is missing him, too.

The Devil Dog said...

Lucky and I are sending our love and lots of pug snorts to you adn your family.

Roxy & Lucky

Katie Kat said...

Weze all gonna miss you Monty Q... Purrz fur your journey. We keep your beans in our purrz, Katie Kitty Too.

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Monty Q! We Will Miss You lots! Lots of hugs and purrs to all your Family!
Hugs,
Samantha & Mom

M Dawson said...

Our Mum just lost her human brofur so she knows your Mum feels heartbreak.

Rest in Peace Monty Q. Great and gracious Cat.

Marjorie (the sad one)
and the DashKitten Crew

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh not Monty Q - we are so sorry and will miss seeing you lots. We are sending purrs and hugs to your beans.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Everycat said...

Farewell Monty Q, you were an icon of cattitude and style down here, now you have many cats to teach the Q to at The Bridge. We are sorry you left fella, so we send love and purrs to your family. We hope that happy memories of your lives together with fill their hearts and help them smile again

Love
Mungo, Jet & Jane The Ape xx

THE ZOO said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry that Monty Q had to take that final walkabout to the Bridge. We remember Doing the Q, too. One of our former adoptables, Jasmine, actually won that awesome contest one year. We will never forget you, Monty Q. Hugs, purrs and prayers to your family.

meowmeowmans said...

We're so sorry that Monty Q had to take that final walkabout to the Bridge. We remember Doing the Q, too. One of our former adoptables, Jasmine, actually won that awesome contest one year. We will never forget you, Monty Q. Hugs, purrs and prayers to your family.

John Bellen said...

I can't believe Monty Q is gone. Though I didn't visit his blog regularly, he was always there, and was one of the first cats I met when I started visiting and using the Cat Blogosphere. I thank Monty Q for introducing me to this wonderful internet-world of cats. Godspeed, Monty Q.

crazykittykat1 said...

I am purry sorry to hear Monty Q left for the bridge. We thought his doing the Q was one of the bestest things on the interwebs for kittehs. purrs and prayers for your family. It is very heartbreaking when our kittehs have to leave our family. Sending lots of love.

NanĂ¼k said...

We came to paw respect. Safe travels Monty Q, peace to those who knew you,

Nuk & Family

The Church Cat Family said...

All leaky eyes here for Monty Q. Remember him from our early blogging days. Sending love to the beans and Tucker. Monty Q, remaining fondly in our hearts. x

Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin, Bridgie, Angel Toms, and Mom Julie

Tamago said...

We are so sorry your your loss. Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you.

Eastside Cats said...

What a beautiful post! I'm all leaky eyes here, and am sorry to say it's my first visit. Sending you hugs and purrs. Farewell, Monty.

Terri said...

We're visiting from Mickey's Musings. So sad to hear Monty has said his farewell. Hugs and purrs from our house to yours.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so very sorry to learn Monty Q had to go to The Bridge. We remember Doing The Q.
Sending prayers and purrs.
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry for your loss. It never gets any easier to say goodbye.

The Cat Realm said...

we only just found out. we are so very very sorry. doing the Q. has become a fixed saying in our lives - sometimes the maid sees dogs (!) at the shelter, doing it, and she always tells the story how this is called "doing the Q., after famous monty Q. sending hugs and purrs. the cat realm