Q&A with Monty

September 29, 2016

We get a lot of the same questions about Monty.
We have put them all together in this Q&A blog post

 

How old is Monty and when is his birthday?

Monty is seven and his birthday is December 1st.

 

What's up with Monty's nose? Can he breathe through it?

Monty has a sunken nasal bridge. He has a nose bone—otherwise his nose would have no nostrils—but the partition in one of his nostrils is warped and makes it have a tinier hole. He can breathe through his nose but sometimes he needs to have a sneeze attack to clean out the one tiny nostril. The other nostril is fine.

 

Is Monty a special breed?

No, Monty is born with a chromosomal abnormality and that's why he looks a bit different. We adopted Monty from our local PAWsome cat shelter called "Kattens Værn" ( meaning "the cats shelter at Danish").

 

Does Monty have any problems due to his chromosomal abnormality?

Monty is born with a small defect on his bladder. It is really rare but luckily nothing he can't live with. His ureter leads to his urethra instead of his bladder. This causes him to sometimes leak in his sleep. He can't help it and luckily it’s just a few drops. It doesn't happen every day and Monty doesn't even notice it since it only happens when he is sleeping in a certain position and is in really deep sleep. Whenever we notice a little pee on the blankets we just wash them right away.

 

What is Monty's personality like? Is he different from other cats because of his chromosomal abnormality?

Monty is a very gentle cat and his personality reflects that of course. He will share his love with every human being, and dogs as well, but over the years he has become so close with especially me (Michael, his dad) and if he sees me cuddle another cat, he will hiss at it and tell me who I belong to. In the rare cases that Monty gets nervous (if, for instance, someone in my family picks him up and it's a month since he has seen the person), he'll let us know with a simple meow and never his claws. Even though he's gentle, Monty has a really strong personality! If he wants something he will scream until we get it and do what he wants. He gets those weird ideas sometimes... Suddenly he wants to get up on the closet. There is nothing there, but he just wants to and it has to be NOW! Then he will meow until I lift him up. It can also be a shelf in a closet or something else really high up. A few minutes later, he will meow really loudly because he wants down and then I help him down. He will come to my hand so I can reach him and he trusts completely that I will not drop him.
And then there's the cuddling. When Monty wants to cuddle he will start purring like any other cat, but he will also get a really big puffy tail and then start the screaming/meowing until we cuddle with him. He will also show us where he wants to cuddle. Most likely the bed! Then he will meow a lot until we give up what we are doing and follow him. He will then show us the bed and we have to lay in it. We can't just sit, otherwise he will continue the loud meowing because maybe he knows that we are on our way up again. If we lay down we will probably stay a little longer. He's a clever boy!

We often descibe Monty as a "forever kitten". He's always happy, has no fear, and he is extremely closely bonded with us.


Monty kisses
Here's a Monty kiss!




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Félindra isa janny
Félindra isa janny

April 24, 2017

of course, like the others, i love Monty, no i love your family. but don’t forget your couple, don’t be slaves (be slaves but not at 100 %). Lot of kisses from France

Lynn
Lynn

April 24, 2017

How is the other cat, Mikel (I think was his name), doing in his current home?

Christina Julia
Christina Julia

April 24, 2017

I fell in love with Monty from the first time I saw him.Every time I’m on my FB I’ll always look forward for his post.I have 9 cats and all are rescues.

Christina Julia
Christina Julia

April 24, 2017

I fell in love with Monty from the first time I saw him.Every time I’m on my FB I’ll always look forward for his post.I have 9 cats and all are rescues .?from Malaysia.

bOb
bOb

April 24, 2017

bOb the cat has Cerebral hypoplasia so he falls over a lot — otherwise, he’s very similar to his internet buddy Monty all the way from NYC. bOB wants Monty to know he’s glad he wound up with an awesome set of parents …and that his mom’s favorite city in Europe is Copenhagen xx

4rx
4rx

April 16, 2017

Maintain the helpful work and delivering in the crowd! http://bit.ly/2p7LTKb

Mari
Mari

April 12, 2017

I love you Monty!!!!!

4rx
4rx

April 12, 2017

The info is quite significant. http://bit.ly/2p7LTKb

Carol Anne
Carol Anne

February 26, 2017

Tell Monty I know what it’s like, I had what they called a deviated septum for years before I got it fixed along with a collapsed nostril. It’s not fun especially when you get a cold. I hope he has many happy years and I am so glad he found the human parents he has today

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl

February 07, 2017

You simply gotta love sweet Monty-Boy, I don´t really remember on which website I read an article the other day and looked for his Facebook page that I actually found and hit the like button, it´s been more than 2 years ago!!!

Mrs shirley sumner
Mrs shirley sumner

January 05, 2017

I jst love monty he is such a gorgeous sweetheart of a boy he is a gift i can c jst how special he is and i love him with all my heart

Cassandra Misale
Cassandra Misale

December 30, 2016

Sorry, don’t know why my post appears twice!

Cassandra Misale
Cassandra Misale

December 30, 2016

Monty has his parents wrapped around his little paw! But how could you resist? And nothing is better than a snuggly kitty so I’m sure those trips to the bed are made happily. Monty is so lucky to have be adopted to such loving parents. Maybe a cat bridge can be made to those higher up places? I’ve seen some cool things on Pintrest. But he’d still probably prefer Michael to lift him up and take him down! The picture of Monty’s kiss is adorable. Looking forward to many more years of following your adventures! With love from Canada.

Emelie Viklund
Emelie Viklund

November 25, 2016

Hi Monty!My name is Emelie and i SM from Sweden.Are you coming to Sweden sometime near my “town” Bollstabruk?A near town to my town is Sundsvall or Sollefteå.A big hug to you Monty from me Emelie.

Teresa
Teresa

October 29, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing Monty with all of us. I only found Monty about 6 months ago on Facebook, and have been following him ever since. Love you Monty!

Renee Winter
Renee Winter

October 29, 2016

Monty is simply adorable!! Thanks for sharing this precious boy with all of us who love cats!

Marion Friedl
Marion Friedl

October 11, 2016

You simply gotta love sweet Monty-Boy, I don´t really remember on which website I read an article the other day and looked for his Facebook page that I actually found and hit the like button, it´s been more than 2 years ago!!!

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