The story about our little Monty Boy

May 01, 2016 53 Comments

The story about our little Monty Boy

The story about our little Monty Boy

The story about our little Monty Boy

On August 30th, 2013 we adopted little three-year-old Monty Boy from an animal shelter. The previous owner had too many cats and were forced to put some of them up for adoption, one of them being Monty.

The first time we met Monty, there were no doubts in our minds that he was going to come live with us. His special appearance makes him look so incredibly cute, but his personality, which he showed from the very beginning, is rare as a diamond! Monty shared a room with some of the other cats from the animal shelter and even though a few of them acted a little aggressive and lashed out at him, Monty continued to lie calmly and quietly, uneager to pick a fight.

                                   

Monty in the arms of Michael for the very first time at the shelter.


Monty's been living with us for almost three years now and we have to admit that it hasn't always been easy.

We have been through a lot with the little guy due to some problems caused by his innate chromosome abnormalities. Monty was born with a sunken nasal bridge (the bone in the nose) which affects him now and then and makes him sneeze a bit. His breathing is just fine like a normal cat. Due to his chromosome abnormalities his bladder something leaks a bit in his sleep. It is not a problem to us though—Monty is born this way; he can't help it and luckily it’s just a few drops and it's not every day. Whenever we notice a little pee on the blankets we just wash them right away. 

As said before, Monty is a very gentle cat and his personality reflects that of course. He will share his love with every human being, and dogs as well, but over the years he has become so close with especially me (Michael, his dad) and if he sees me cuddle another cat, he will hiss at it and tell me who I belong to. If Monty in rare cases gets nervous (if, for instance, someone in my family picks him up and it's a month since he has seen the person), he'll let us know with a simple meow and never his claws. Monty has a really strong personality! If he wants something he will scream until we get it and do what he wants. He gets those weird ideas sometimes... Suddenly he wants to get up on the closet. There is nothing there, but he just wants to and it has to be NOW! Then he will meow until I lift him up. It can also be a shelves in a closet or something else really high up. A few minutes later, he will meow really loudly because he wants down and then I lift him down. He will come to my hand so I can reach him and he trusts me completely that I will not drop him. And then there's the cuddling. When Monty wants to cuddle he will start purring like any other cat, but he will also get a really big puffy tail and then start the screaming/meowing until we cuddle with him. He will also show us where he wants to cuddle. Most likely the bed! Then he will meow a lot until we give up what we are doing and follow him. He will then show us the bed and we have to lay in it. We can't just sit, otherwise he will continue the loud meowing because maybe he knows that we are on our way up again. If we lay down we will probably stay a little longer. He's a clever boy!

At night he'll keep us company, not leaving our side until we wake up. He always lays between my legs on top of my blanket. That's just the way things have to be according to Monty. If it's really hot in the summertime and I want to sleep without the blanket or with a really thin one, he will not accept it and that means; no sleep until he has his blanket to lay on and I'm sweating like crazy but I'll do everthing for my boy. Mikala gets a real kick out of it because she can sleep however she wants.

We wish for Monty to be an ambassador for special needs animals that may not look perfect in everyone's eyes! We also want to raise attention to the fact that looking different doesn't mean you can't be fantastic. And we believe that our sweet little Monty Boy is a perfect example to just that and in every way is FANTASTIC!



Furever loved
Furever loved!




53 Responses

margaret
margaret

May 30, 2018

hi monty both Bessie and myself send you and your mommy and daddy big hugs and kisses

Helen
Helen

April 02, 2018

Happy Easter Monty. You should very much like my glennie – she is incredibly bossy and loud. Like yourself came from a home where the lady had many cats and was forced to give up. From memory, she had around 30. Glennie is a indoor cat and is now around 11 years old. I took forward to reading more of your adventures ♥️

Raven Poe
Raven Poe

February 28, 2018

You are so precious, Monty Boy. I’m delighted to be here with you and your family.

Mónica
Mónica

February 20, 2018

Bendita sea esta hermosa familia, y no duden, Monty los eligió , nunca fueron ustedes ; fue Él quién los atrajo a su vida con un propósito , ayudar , ayudar y ayudar . Los amo !!!

Jennifer Y.
Jennifer Y.

September 13, 2017

Monty, I too fell in love with you and your beautiful story! You are an inspiration to others! Many blessings to you and your family sweet Monty! ??❤️?

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Manuela Beutgen
Manuela Beutgen

June 07, 2017

The Montyboy items are wonderful and I find it great that you with the sale of the things to help other cats in need. I love you Monty, you’re an incredibly sweet boy, and continue to do good with your mission. A question, will there possibly be a nice T-shirt from Monty in the shop? Which would be great

Carolanne
Carolanne

February 26, 2017

You guys are such an inspiration! I actually started u tubing and posting pics of my Remfy boy, he doesn’t have birth defects, he was abused as a kitten. But like Monty he is defying the odds and living a happy full life! He will be turning 13 on daddy’s day after it was said he would never live past 6! His one eye is whited out from cataracts due to his free floating lense, and his tail looks like a crank. But he’s a sweetie and stubborn, just like Monty! God bless you!

Rebecca M.
Rebecca M.

February 25, 2017

God bless Monty and his parents, what a beautiful family!

isabelle schmitz
isabelle schmitz

February 24, 2017

For me, you’re a special love family. Thanks to be. thanks sharing your photos and videos.

Rebecca
Rebecca

February 24, 2017

I didn’t know Monty had a chromosome disorder that affected his overall health. I have one too, diagnosed later in life and I’m still learning how it affects me. Monty is an inspiration, and I love hearing the acceptance of knowing he was born the way he is. I can learn a lot from that. Thank you for that and for bringing happiness to my FB feed when it’s usually all negativity!

Kathryn
Kathryn

February 24, 2017

Thanks for being you, Monty. You are a joy and an inspiration. So are your mom and dad!

Joanne
Joanne

February 24, 2017

Being a huge animal lover I cannot tell u how much I admire your family and the love that radiates in your pictures. I have rescued more animals than I can count and as long as I am here, there will always be room in my house and heart for more. Your family is an inspiration and Monty you are just the sweetest little being. Much love. :)

Barb
Barb

February 23, 2017

What a beautiful family picture that you posted on your blog. It is wonderful that you take such special care of Monty. He is very fortunate to have both you and your wife. Was Monty always his name, and were any other kitten from his litter born with out the nasal bone? Kiss hat cutie pie for me….

Annette Reynolds
Annette Reynolds

February 23, 2017

Monty is most definitely the boss in your house! I like that he knows what he wants, and how to get it. He’s the most adorable cat, and I’m glad that he has you both to love him xx

jantine
jantine

February 23, 2017

monty is a great cat and has a great family years ago a had two cats out of a laboratory they were great as well one of them was 26 years old when she died I am always reading your nice littele story’s about monty ans I really enyoing it perhaps it should be an idea to write a book about him vriendelijke groet uit nederland

jantine
jantine

February 23, 2017

monty is a great cat and has a great family years ago a had two cats out of a laboratory they were great as well one of them was 26 years old when she died I am always reading your nice littele story’s about monty ans I really enyoing it perhaps it should be an idea to write a book about him vriendelijke groet uit nederland

Marie
Marie

February 23, 2017

I lost my old cat last week. He was just too old and he turn yellow so we knew that it was the time for him to leave. He was my best friend, my love, my baby. Monty make me laught and smile everyday. He just remind me how cat his beautiful. When I see the picture of Michael the first time he take monty, me tears start to drop. One day, i will go to a shelter to take a special cat. You give monty an happy life and this is AMAZING. Sorry for my bad english … Have a great day XxxX

Shirley Sumner
Shirley Sumner

January 05, 2017

I think monty is a special handsome lil boy to me their is nothing wrong with him all kittehs r a gift but kutteh like monty and others born with anything wrong are special gifts to …shirley

Cassandra Misale
Cassandra Misale

December 31, 2016

Love the photo of Michael first holding Monty. Monty is staring up at Michael with the same love he shows now. He knew that was his forever daddy. I’m so happy Mikala saw Monty and you went straight away to see him. I love his personality and seeing and hearing about your happy family. Monty has captured so many hearts, his personality just leaps off the screen. And your live computer chats where Monty shows he’s clearly in charge haha! Thank you for sharing him with us and sending the message that all animals deserve love, no matter if they don’t look “perfect”. But Monty is perfect to so many of us! Hugs and head bumps from Canada!

April Young
April Young

December 04, 2016

How wonderful you are to Monty! Well wishes for the holidays from Hawaii!

Teresa
Teresa

October 29, 2016

I love you Monty! I would have adopted you in a heartbeat. Once I finish with rehab and find a place to live I will be getting another cat and I want one no one else wants, maybe a blind cat or one like you. Thank God for people like your mom and dad!! Lots of hugs, kisses and purrs from the U.S.A.

Laura Shields
Laura Shields

October 06, 2016

What a lovely story Monty you are very lucky to have such an amazing mummy and daddy x. Our 2 boys tom and Jerry came from a shelter too and so they would like to say a big meaow from Scotland x

Laura Shields
Laura Shields

October 06, 2016

What a lovely story Monty you are very lucky to have such an amazing mummy and daddy x. Our 2 boys tom and Jerry came from a shelter too and so they would like to say a big meaow from Scotland x

Marko
Marko

September 14, 2016

A beautiful story. I think to adopt cat in the near future, so i will proudly give name to him Monty :)))))

Azia
Azia

September 14, 2016

He seems like hes the boss ..hes really cute ???

Barbara
Barbara

September 14, 2016

A sweet family. Thank you for taking a rescue cat with (a little ) special need.

Vicki
Vicki

September 14, 2016

I rescue all types of animals and have rescued several special needs animals that no one wanted. I love Monty’s story and I think he should be the Ambassador for special needs and rescued animals. Sending love, hugs and kisses to you Monty.

Ina
Ina

September 14, 2016

I love your story and that makes me believe in human kind which we need in this moments we are living for. I feel very happy when I see you on FB!! Kisses and hugs. Enjoy your pawrents and give them all your love and purrrrr. (:

Monteen
Monteen

September 14, 2016

I’m so happy I was able to help donate to Monty Boy’s kidney treatments/follow up. I can see all the love shared and it fills me with happy tears.

Megan Thornberry
Megan Thornberry

September 14, 2016

Monty is such a sweet, special guy! I’d have adopted him in a heartbeat as well!! He’s just the cutest little guy!!!

Pam
Pam

September 14, 2016

Love you Monty and your Mom and Dad are very special. I am looking forward to your next blog. Your posts bring me such happiness❤️?

Mark Savory
Mark Savory

September 13, 2016

♡ What a lovely family you are ♡
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Helen Ferguson
Helen Ferguson

September 13, 2016

I just think money is adorable and special in every way ❤️ Xx

Amanda Canuel
Amanda Canuel

September 13, 2016

Yay Monty! You are indeed a very special boy. I have a kitty with only 3 legs, so she knows what its like to look different too. You are a very lucky and handsome fellow with a wonderful family!

Annette Reynolds
Annette Reynolds

September 13, 2016

Monty is a special, old soul. You are lucky to have found each other.

Corbett Chadwick Jones
Corbett Chadwick Jones

September 13, 2016

Monty is a special little boy. What our pets can,t say in words they can show you in their actions with their love and kindness.

Nancy
Nancy

September 13, 2016

Monty is very handsome. You and your wife are wonderful people. I rescue cats and have 12 inside at the moment and 2 outside, the ones outside I have had fixed and returned them outside, if I see they will not strive outside I will bring them in, find them a home or keep them.
Some of my cats have problems but that makes them extra special. My ginger cat Mr. Hefner sleeps on me the same as Monty does on you. If my legs aren’t the way he wants them he taps on my leg until I move them.

I could go on and on about cats.

Look forward to all the photos and stories of Monty.

Nancy

Kristen Amman
Kristen Amman

September 13, 2016

I think you’re wonderful Monty and I always love seeing your posts everyday! I think every special needs animal should be loved and appreciated. Bless your family for sharing you with us. May you always be happy!

Lindsey
Lindsey

September 13, 2016

I think you are so adorable Monty and think you and your mummy and daddy were destined to be a family xx

Jaynee Harpe-Amos
Jaynee Harpe-Amos

September 13, 2016

Monty, people all over the world have fallen in love with you, myself included. You and your parents were meant for each other! You spread such a positive message about special needs kitties and love ~ thank you!

Andrea
Andrea

September 13, 2016

Sweet Monty boy you are adorable. Your mom and dad are so lucky to have you and they take such good care of you. You are the purrfect ambassador for special needs babies. Keep up the good work❤️

Angela
Angela

September 13, 2016

Monty I have been following you on Facebook and istgram every day. The pictures and videos make me smile you are so full of life and love . Keep purring my sweet cat. Love you sweet monty xx

Monika
Monika

September 13, 2016

I always smile when I see a picture or video of you, sweet Monty boy ❤. You’re the best ambassador for special needs cats I could ever imagine. I love you and your lovely parents. Hugs and kisses from Germany ❤❤❤

Beatrice
Beatrice

September 13, 2016

Such a sweet little boy with so much love from his paw-rents. <3

Sue Howard
Sue Howard

September 13, 2016

Monty boy, you are a most deserved
Ambassador and my favourite pin-up!
I love seeing your cute little face and beautiful,
Knowing eyes. You are indeed a lucky family to have each other.

Melissa Sies
Melissa Sies

September 13, 2016

I absolutely love this little guy! And I absolutely love your heart! Thank you for seeing beyond his physical needs, straight into his little, loving heart! In my eyes, he’s positively perfect!

Patricia
Patricia

September 13, 2016

I follow Monty on Facebook and he’s so adorable…… Ant the Minty earrings are awesome x

Karen
Karen

September 13, 2016

Monty, you are the best! You are so handsome and you make me laugh! I’m glad your mom dad found you and took you home to be part of their family. You sure are loved a lot! ❤️❤️

Janice Kissick
Janice Kissick

September 13, 2016

My Jasper and I love to follow you Monty! You are a very special friend to Jasper! An inspiring kitty who deserves all the love you get! Your daddy Michael and Mikala did wonderful thing! You show thanks by loving them beyond all reason! Just like my Jasper! <3

Elaine
Elaine

September 13, 2016

Hi Monty! I followed you from Facebook, I just had to read your story! I think you would be the most perfect ambassador for special needs cats, you are a super guy!!! You remind me of my uncle who just passed away not quite a year ago. He had Down’s Syndrome but he was always happy, and always full of love. When I see your picture come up on my newsfeed I get a little sad, but then I cheer up right away as I read your posts! I wish you the best, Monty Boy. Love you!!!

Natlan
Natlan

September 13, 2016

Monty, love you from the moment I saw you. I would have taken you in a heartbeat. A lot of kisses and cuddles

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