Today I write my blog with a heavy heart.
On Friday 24th August 2018 we said goodbye to our beloved Monty Boo.
He came into our lives on the 10th June 2008 a small 4 month old pup all legs and big ears
At a time when we had just received the devastating news that our youngest son, just 4 at the time had received a diagnosis of autism.
A time when we didn't know as a family what was to lie a head of us.
Although Romeo thought he was the leader of our pack I actually think Monty Boo was the leader of our pack he just let Romeo think he was.
We used to call him the Pooh Bear of our family
But then I always thought that Pooh Bear was a very wise old bear.
Don't get me wrong he could be as mischievous as the rest of them and was rather partial to a pear and was known to pinch the windfalls from under the pear tree when we lived at the cottage.
Along with the other three boys he got us through some truly difficult times.
On Friday morning he had got up with me as usual and was playing his duffing of the carpet game when he suddenly and without warning collapsed. By the time I had got D to come and see him he was unconscious and passed away peacefully a few moments later in our arms.
August has been a particularly tough month for us as a family for reasons I will tell you about at a later date. I truly believe that even our animals will pick their own time and place in which to cross the rainbow bridge. Only the day before he had been racing around the back garden with the other boys still thinking he was a pup when in reality he was 10 going on 11.
It has left us all totally devastated but for Monty Boo it was probably the best way for him to go. Not in any pain with no intervention from outside sources, no decisions to be made by us and as
Old Blue Eyes himself would of said,
I did it my way
We love you to the moon & back Monty Boo
and you will be sorely missed by all the family
but we have been very lucky to have you in our lives for the past 10 years,
2008 - 2018
Goodnight, God bless my beautiful boy.