Goodbye Ramona

today
Today it was time to say goodbye to Ramona.

ramona
Ramona came to us from the Seattle Animal Shelter in March 2011.

wild
She was a bit of a wild child, not tame, and feisty as ever.

mini
She looked a lot like O’Malley, but smaller. She was O’Malley’s mini-me and they got along really well.

attitude
Ramona was known for having a bit of an attitude, and she quickly earned the name “Ramona Monster.”

chicken
She was the only scovy to stand up to Cindy Buttons, who can be quite a bully herself.

fun
She was an active, fun kid. And always up to a bit of mischief.

unfortunately
Unfortunately, in August she wasn’t feeling well, and we found out she had a tumor. Most of the tumor was removed and biopsied, where we learned she had aggressive lymphoma.

put
We almost put her down while she was in surgery when we learned they couldn’t remove the whole tumor. But something told me she still had time. So we had them close her up and we brought her home. She did a few rounds of antibiotics and had been on steroids since then, to keep the lymphoma at bay.

time
This gave her more time to ask for more treats.

more
More time to stand up to Cindy Buttons.

more time
And more time to intimidate and haze the new girl, Lenora Bea.

sweet
For all of her sass and attitude, Ramona Monster was still a very sweet and funny girl. Since August, I’ve had to pick her up every morning and bring her in the house for a pill. And every day she fought me like Mohamad Ali. She could float like a butterfly and smack me in the face with a wing, like a giant monster bee. Lately she wasn’t fighting as much, and I knew that meant her time was short. In the last few days, she could no longer eat, even though she wanted to. And she also had some balance issues. It was time to say goodbye.

goodbye
So goodbye, sweet Ramona Monster. Safe travels to whatever’s next for you. And thank you for your time here with us at Ducks and Clucks. We will miss your strong spirit and your attitude and sass. Give ’em hell, Ramona. And much love.

XOXOX

Rest in Peace

22. December 2012 by Silly Human
Categories: Sad Endings | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. Rest in Peace Dear Ramona….

  2. Safe travel Ramona Monster and thanks Silly Human for sharing her with us. ♥

  3. You wrote that so beautifully. I was surprised to hear that she is gone. You always do the right thing.

  4. Rest in peace, sweet Ramona. <3

  5. A beautiful eulogy for such a fierce spirit.

  6. We’re all going to miss her sass.

  7. Quack in peace, Ramona Monster. Be good to all of our departed friends at the eternal treat dish.

  8. Ramona, I so admired you that I named my muscovy girl Mona. Like you, she’s a bit of a wild child and like you, she’s a beauty. She keeps your legacy alive. Good travels, Ramona, we so enjoyed your time here on earth.

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