We have to have my cat Monty put to sleep this morning. He was only 15 months old. He was diagnosed with liver failure.

Monty was a rescue kitten. We bought him for our sons Birthday in December 2011. On New Years Eve we took him to the vets to get his shots. I asked how old Monty was, and they said he was 7 weeks old. So that made him only 3 weeks old when we adopted him. He got shots at the animal shelter, but got more from the vets.

A few days ago I noticed that Monty was losing weight even though he was eating and drinking as usual. Last night he seemed to be unsteady on his legs, so early this morning we took him to the vets. The vet diagnosed him with liver failure. We chose to make the hard decision to have him put to sleep because the vet said she couldn`t guarantee that he would pull through even with medication and her vet skills. She said he wasn`t in any pain, but he could be if she was unable to get his liver functioning again.  I didn`t want him to leave me, but I didn`t want him in any pain.

The only comfort I have is that he slept with me on the bed last night.  He hardly ever comes on the bed, so last night Monty must have known his time was short and wanted to say goodbye.

I love you Monty, and miss you so much. ♥

— Wendy from Victor, WV