Monti Ulrich

March 2, 2019

September 30, 2005 – March 2, 2019

Loosing both of our girls in a matter of a week and a half has been incredibly hard. They were both such a big part of our daily lives for so long and now our house feels so empty without them here. 

Our little Monti was a shy girl. She was the one that hid when the doorbell rang and when anyone came by to visit. She was such a good hider that there were times our pet sitter couldn’t find her at all! But if it was just us home, she was out and always close by. 

She was my shadow. She sat on my lap while I paid bills, she sat in the bathroom while I got ready, she slept in her house next to my side of the bed and would cuddle up close on the couch. My husband would always say he hadn’t seen her when he got home, but as soon as I got home….there she was.  

She had a quiet meow and often times sounded more like a squeak toy than a kitty. Her funny little noises earned her the nickname “me-mer”. She was tiny her whole life and people often thought she was still a kitten. She never weighed more than 7 pounds. She liked her toys, but she preferred to cuddle than to chase a string. 

When she was in the mood to play she would bother Sierra. She loved to try to be near her, even though Sierra didn’t always think that was a great idea. The two of them were never best friends, but they were definitely companions. On occasion they would play together, especially if it involved a new catnip toy. And once in a while….you would see them laying together. 

They were with me when I first met my husband. They were with us in the U-Haul when we moved from Michigan to California and then to Illinois. They were with us when we got married. They were with me when I lost my mom. They were with us when we bought our first house.

They did everything together…..and now they are together again. 

She too, was a wonderful companion for many, many years and we are eternally grateful that we had her in our lives for as long as we did. 

We love and miss our little Monti. 

~Kylea & Zion Ulrich 



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If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
and pain should keep me from my sleep,
then you must do what must be done,
for we know this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
but don’t let grief then stay your hand,
for this day, more than the rest,
your love and friendship must stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,
what is to come can hold no fears.
Would you want me to suffer? So,
when the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where my needs they’ll tend,
only stay with me until the end,
and hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.

It is a kindness that you do to me,
although my tail it’s last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.

Do not grieve, it should be you,
who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close, we two these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.


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