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Meet Monty! His Unique Face Proves That ‘Looking Different Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Fantastic’

Posted in Cat Stories - On: January 8, 2024 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: January 9, 2024  
Author:  Jan Travell

Meet Monty, an adorable 13-year-old feline gentleman.

Despite facing multiple health challenges, Monty leads a life filled with joy and happiness, all thanks to his loving mom, Fenjah.

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Monty and his sister Molly were born with a unique chromosome abnormality, which has been likened to the human condition known as Down syndrome. 

It's very rare in cats and doesn't have a specific name, and its impact on a cat's daily life remains as mysterious as the condition itself. 

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However, Monty's journey shows us that love and care can conquer even the most elusive challenges.

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Monty also has epilepsy. Although he initially grappled with seizures, he's been seizure-free for the past five years, a testament to his indomitable spirit.

Unfortunately, Monty is also deaf, a permanent condition that he has learned to navigate with grace thanks to his human mom, Fenjah.

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And if that wasn't enough to deal with, he was later diagnosed with diabetes. But Monty's resilience knows no bounds.

With the odds stacked against him, his spark remains undiminished, and he enjoys his life to the full.

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Fenjah shared on social media: "Looking different doesn't mean you can't be fantastic! We are all PAWsome."

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Fenjah plays a pivotal role in ensuring Monty's well-being. She diligently monitors his sugar levels, administering insulin like a pro, and consults with veterinarians when new challenges arise.

Her culinary skills also shine as she creates food specially tailored for cats with diabetes, ensuring that every meal is a delight for Monty's taste buds.

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Did you know that Monty's mom named him after the comedy team Monty Python?

She says: "It’s simply because I love happiness and Monty Python made a wonderful positive song: Always look on the bright side of life."

The name suits him well because Monty is always happy no matter what he’s doing.

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Originally, Monty wasn't keen on venturing into the great outdoors, but Fenjah created a catio where he could enjoy the fresh air whenever he pleased.

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When Monty eventually showed interest in venturing outside, Fenjah's happiness knew no bounds.

She initially planned to use a backpack for Molly alone, as Molly is a true adventure enthusiast and enjoys being outdoors.

[Find out more about cat backpacks here]

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 However, Monty's newfound interest in outdoor exploration allowed Fenjah to take both her kitties for walks, turning these moments into precious, joyful experiences.

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Monty's love for life extends beyond the outdoors. He adores snuggling, playtime, cuddles, and sitting in amusing positions! 

Although caring for a diabetic cat necessitated significant adjustments to Fenjah's routine, she has never once regretted welcoming Monty into her life.

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Monty is not just a cat; he is a daily source of joy and inspiration.

Fenjah cannot imagine her life without the amazing companion she adopted over a decade ago.

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In the face of adversity, Fenjah offers words of encouragement to others who may be caring for cats with similar health challenges.

She urges them not to see the diagnosis as a death sentence but rather as a change in their lives and a challenge to overcome..

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Monty serves as an inspiration to everyone caring for cats with epilepsy, proving that love can conquer any obstacle.

"Having this diagnosis doesn't make you any less PAWsome!" declares Fenjah, a sentiment that resonates with the strength and spirit of Monty.

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Nothing can deter Monty from living life to the fullest and bringing boundless happiness to his loving mom.

His purrsonality shines brighter than any health hiccup!

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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