Jen, I am so very sorry. So much love you and he have shared, and such a wonderful long life! He picked you out as his new Meowmie, and didn't he know just what he was doing. He is whole and healthy again at the Rainbow Bridge, where he will welcome you Home.. One Fine Day.
Rest in peace, darling Monte Crisco. Please send some purrs down to your Meowmie in her dreams to remind her that all is well. Love is eternal, and you are together always.
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery