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3 June 2018 - 8:40 pm
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MONA ON HER MANICURE BED!!!๐Ÿ˜Žย  ย  Beautiful!ย  LOVE THIS๐Ÿ™„โค

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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eurydice said
I just found this thread and have to say Opal is absolutely GORGEOUS ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿงก

One day (when I'm not traveling as much) I want a Maine Coon in my life ๐Ÿ˜ป

I had six cats since I was in my twenties, but I understand Maine Coons are pretty special plus they love to chat ๐Ÿ˜บ which I find adorable.ย 

Lovely update ๐Ÿ’

Sending you hugs and cuddles ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒนย ย 

Maine Coons are pretty special! They are the dogs of the cat world. She is super loyal, waits for me every nite after work and then chats with me for a few minutes about life. She has become even more vocal since losing the leg, she chirps and meows the day away. Its like she has a sensor in her, you walk past and she can't help but make a noise. I would definitely recommend the breed.

kazann said
Sweet Opal is a beauty. She has similar colouring to my Mona who turns more brown from the sun. Here's Mona on her manicure bed:

As a front leg amputee Mona has lots of chairs and boxes she uses to climb down from high places so she doesn't have to jump down. Some people have put out a set of stairs for their cats.

It's cute that Opal likes your neighbour's yard. I'm sure she appreciates that you've made easy access for her.

Hugs for Opal,

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Monaย ย 

Aww they are very similar. Mona is a beauty! I tried a step for Opal off the shoe box outside but she just wouldn't use it, I tried to train her through her stomach but it didn't stick.

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They are just gorgeous!ย  I learned a lot about Maine Coon kitties from my son over the last year. He rescued an orange maine coon kitty last year. I had no idea they came in so many colors!!ย  His kitty is one of the most laid back that I have ever met. I swear you could hang him over your shoulder and he would just lay there like a ragdoll, lol.ย 

Hope all is going well, have you tried a bit of cat nip on the stair (box)? Maybe that would get her attention?



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I love your description of she having a sensor and having to talk to you when you walk past, how sweet ๐Ÿ˜ป

Now I want a Maine Coon even more ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ’•


Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4ย May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30ย Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-)ย 

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The early days are a challenge but your baby is going to show you just how grateful she is that you gave her this chance.ย 

Thank you for having the courage.

I wish you and Opal many years of hopping together....

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