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Story about a Maine Coon rescue cat that saved the life of a man with cancer

Image: MikeB This is a fictional story, custom made for this website. It is entirely unique and can be found nowhere else other than on this page (which might be considered a good thing by readers of the page of which there will be very few 😢😻. Here goes: Whiskers of Hope In the quiet corner of a bustling city, there lived a Maine Coon named Oliver. His once-lustrous fur was now matted and dull, a testament to the hardships he’d endured. Oliver had been rescued from an abandoned building, his emerald eyes wide with fear. But fate had other plans for him. Across the street, in a small apartment, lived Mr. Henry Thompson. A retired professor, he battled cancer with the same determination he’d once applied to unravelling complex theorems. The disease had taken its toll—his once-vibrant spirit now waned like a fading star. One rainy evening, as Henry sat by the window, he noticed a pair of luminous eyes staring back at him. Oliver, drenched and bedraggled, sought refuge on the windowsill

Charming Maine Coon travels in car without seatbelt

Screenshot. The title might sound a bit weird but it isn't. I'll explain but before I do we should enjoy this charming video. The Maine Coon is on the front passenger seat intensely interested in what is going on outside the vehicle. My guess is that this is an indoor cat that doesn't get out in the car a lot so it is nice to see him/her being mentally stimulated and loving every minute of it. But there is this seatbelt observation and I am not being critical because if I were to be critical I'd be a hypocrite as I have allows my cat to do this as well. As for seat belts for cats, it is advisable to attach the harness to a seatbelt for human passengers to prevent a cat from flying around the cabin if the driver has to stop suddenly. And if the cat is in the rear they can be thrown forward and impact the windscreen or the people in the front.  It is wise to harness up a cat who is a passenger. There are various ways one of which is to attach the harness to the seat belt

Aficamten for the treatment of HCM in the Maine Coon and other cats

Aficamten for the treatment of HCM in the Maine Coon and other cats. Image: MikeB A study - referred to at the end of the article - concludes with the words below in testing a new drug called aficamten  for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats of which the Maine Coon is perhaps the best known cat breed to suffer from this inherited disease. "A single dose of aficamten significantly decreased LV systolic function and improved LVOTO, both of which are harmful aspects of this disease process that contribute to the pathogenesis." The sentence above describes the effects of this medication called aficamten on a condition that causes abnormal function in the left ventricle of the heart which is how HCM is manifested in cats and people. The left ventricle becomes enlarged and malfunctions. Here's a breakdown: A single dose of aficamten significantly decreased LV systolic function: Aficamten reduces the pumping ability of the left ventricle (LV) to a noticea

Time-lapse photography of Maine Coon growing up

Screenshot day 152. Here is another cracking time-lapse photo series of a Maine Coon growing up from a tiny new-born all the way to a magnificent adult. @furryfritz 230 days in 5 seconds 📈🐱📸 Kitty growing up! This is Pepper. He’s almost one year old (*May 7, 2023) I posted a longer version of him a while ago. I think we will have another photoshoot in about 6 months, when his winter coat grew back. They say Maine Coons are fully grown with 2.5 years, but I think the changes after year one are hard to notice. There’s still one kitten of the P litter (Püppi) that I met recently before she moved out to another home. Video coming soon! Hope you still enjoy watching these kitty growth clips. I really enjoy creating them even though it’s an insane amount of work. Have a good weekend 🫶 #furryfritz #catographer #cat #kitten #cutecat #growingup #timelapse #kittengrowingup #mainecoon #mainecoonkitten #catphptography #katzenfotografie #meow ♬ original sound - furryfritz T

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