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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 20, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
Monty 1999 - 2014
Monty 1999 - 2014
Credit: Park Rat



Hi there,

I am so sorry to tell you that little Monty died yesterday.

He was 15 1/2 years old, he had a wonderful life and in the end he died very peacefully at animal hospital. Except for allergies he had never been sick, which was a great blessing. He started declining rapidly in the last two months, he just stopped eating.

Meme his cat will miss him, she has no one to lick or bite.

I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of Monty, what a blessing he was to me.

It is too bad our lives are often made up of equal parts of love and pain.

Thank goodness I have to be back at work in a few days that will save me.

Much love to all,

Susie
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Feb 21, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Sorry Park Rat. Dogs are incredibly hard to let go of. Best wishes.
this just in

climber
north fork
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Sorry to hear Park Rat.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:34pm PT
Oh Susie I am so sorry. His life was good because of you.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Feb 21, 2014 - 01:45pm PT
So SORRY to hear that ParkRat.. Thoughts and condolences your way. He had a no doubt WONDERFUL life with you. He will be waiting in the spirit world with his other friends.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Feb 21, 2014 - 03:43pm PT
Monty looks like a great pooch. Sorry for your loss.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Feb 21, 2014 - 03:47pm PT
sorry, parkrat on losing your friend, there really is no replacing that kind of affection.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
That picture and note is all we need to know Monty was loved and loved back. Sorry for your loss.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:00pm PT
Oh, PR....I'm so sorry. Losing a Ratty is about as bad as it gets.

He was such a distinguished gentleman...and no doubt a perfect companion.

I wish you both peace, and hope you will find a new best friend very soon.
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:17pm PT



Monty
Monty
Credit: Park Rat

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts.

My husband died 16 years ago, I adopted Monty because I was so lonely.

It was the best decision I could've made. He bonded to me instantly and was never been more than a few feet away. I often said I should have called him Velcro.
All animals are wonderful but some are very special.
People always ask me why Monty was so well behaved and I used to say if you give them a perfect life this is what you get, for sure he was a great example of unconditional love.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:19pm PT
Oh my, yes.

Are you considering another Ratty? I'm sure it's tough to think about, but they are such great buddies, they can really make a big difference.
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:30pm PT
There is no doubt that Rat Terriers are great, they are so smart and in Monty's case submissive which made him so easy to deal with, he just wanted to please.

It's too soon to think of another dog, right now my heart is broken.
The fact is I'm 71 and while I think I'm healthy, I have a lung disease that may pop it's ugly head up at any time.

If I do get another dog it will definitely be a senior citizen. That would be fair thing to do. I may try fostering some dogs God knows Florida has so many that need homes.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 21, 2014 - 04:33pm PT
My heart goes out to you, PR. There's a pup out there that would love to have you as their friend. When you're ready (or maybe a little before you're ready), rescue that buddy.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 21, 2014 - 05:07pm PT
Hey park rat, so sorry.
Monty was really there for you, and for a long time too!
I love that first pic of him! Boy, I think it hits us all pretty hard, dredges up those feelings of loss we all experienced. Tough. You were both lucky to have each other.
RIP Monty!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 21, 2014 - 05:41pm PT
Oh Monty. Next time I'm up at LMB I'll stop by the animal memorial grove and say a prayer for him. I do a lot of fostering and I love it. When you're ready it will all fall into place.
Pet Memorial, Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz Mountains
Pet Memorial, Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz Mountains
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Feb 21, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
Susan,

Thank you for that.

I am sure Monty is playing in Doggy Heaven, making new friends.

I have to believe there is a special place for our beloved pets.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Feb 21, 2014 - 06:06pm PT
Lost my best friend today, Yula the dog. She was out for a walk with her grandmother (my mother in law) which was quite normal lately as I haven't been able to walk for the past 6 weeks due to a multi-ligament tear in my knee. From what I understand Carmen was jogging and Yula fell behind a little bit (which was normal as she liked to take in all the smells) next thing Carmen heard a loud crash on the road 20 feet away from the trail.

When Yula didn't respond to Carmens call, she went to investigate and found Yula on the road all bloody with no car near by. Lots of neighbors came out to help and the car that hit her came back a few minutes later. Apparently the impact was so great that a few piece broke off the car. Yula clearly had some serious injuries and was obviously in sever shock but she was fairly calm.

A kind lady offered her car to transport Yula to the vet and a neighbor supplied and padded board and some blankets. Carmen was just beside herself trying to console her grand dog, to the point of being covered in blood on her face and jacket.

One of the bystanders immediately called Carmens husband who in turn called me and I was at the vet just before they arrived. Poor little Yula got carried in to the operating room where they administered O2 and pain meds via I.V.. After setting her up with assisted breathing they concluded that the amount of trauma she suffered had surely caused brain damage and the internal bleeding was most likely sever. They kept assisting her breathing long enough for my wife to drive from her work in N. Van to the vet in Squamish so we could both say goodbye to our little four legged family member.

Here are a few pictures of our adventures together.

Credit: thekidcormier

Credit: Aislinn Merkel

We made it !
We made it !
Credit: thekidcormier

yula on a decent...
yula on a decent...
Credit: thekidcormier
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Feb 21, 2014 - 06:12pm PT
So sorry to hear this. It is so hard to lose a beloved pet that one has had for many years. Especially if you live alone, they really become family. Being about the same age, I think the idea of a senior dog is a good one. They're so grateful and don't chew on things.

I hope your broken heart is soon healed and you will be able to smile once again at all your fond memories.
Park Rat

Social climber
CA, UT,CT,FL
Feb 21, 2014 - 06:22pm PT
Luke.

I am so sorry, poor Yula. None of this is easy to deal with, there are no words that can take the pain away.
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