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Dianne, I'm so sorry to hear about losing not only your beloved Alice, but your wonderful husband. Although they left you almost a year and a half apart, I know the pain is still there. What a wonderful life you had though to have had them both and the stories you can share! Bless you.

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So sorry for you loss of Alice. Maine Coons are often unique characters, and she sounds like she qualified!





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mrblanche wrote:

So sorry for you loss of Alice. Maine Coons are often unique characters, and she sounds like she qualified!


Thanks,yes she did! The yapping dogs at the campground would run up to her and she would give them one of those "what is your problem" looks and keep walking. She was 8 so expected to have her longer,their average life is usually 15 years.


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Dianne and Tom wrote:

Alice Springs,our camping Maine Coon cat took her last trip today,one she won't return from. We got her when she was about 6 months old,and took her camping to Florida the next day.Over the years she traveled many miles with us. My husband would love to walk her on a leash around the campground and oh they got a lot of attention,you don't see that often. I told him he did it for himself instead of for her as he liked the attention from the ladies who missed their cats left at home. We would have people come to our rv,knock on the door and ask to see her if she wasn't in her large outside crate. My husband passed away July 30,2012 from brain cancer,I lost her today to a large bone tumor on her right hind leg and hip. If they allow cats in heaven I know it was a joyful reunion between her and her daddy. RIP in Alice,you were the best,sweetest cat we ever had.

Oh, I'm so sorry for both your losses but it's beautiful to think of Alice in her daddy's arms again. Our daughter also lost a beautiful purebred Maine coon named Willow to the same cancer in the same location, which had also been the injection site for all her past vaccines. Very sad, Maines are such big teddy bears.


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I know this is a dog cartoon, but it fits.
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I just LOVE that cartoon! I heard one dog lover say she's expecting to be met by a stampede when she reaches the Rainbow Bridge. [emoticon]

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A poem I wrote that you will find in a number of places around the internet:

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Dianne and Tom wrote:

Alice Springs,our camping Maine Coon cat took her last trip today,one she won't return from. We got her when she was about 6 months old,and took her camping to Florida the next day.Over the years she traveled many miles with us. My husband would love to walk her on a leash around the campground and oh they got a lot of attention,you don't see that often. I told him he did it for himself instead of for her as he liked the attention from the ladies who missed their cats left at home. We would have people come to our rv,knock on the door and ask to see her if she wasn't in her large outside crate. My husband passed away July 30,2012 from brain cancer,I lost her today to a large bone tumor on her right hind leg and hip. If they allow cats in heaven I know it was a joyful reunion between her and her daddy. RIP in Alice,you were the best,sweetest cat we ever had.

Oh, I'm so sorry for both your losses but it's beautiful to think of Alice in her daddy's arms again. Our daughter also lost a beautiful purebred Maine coon named Willow to the same cancer in the same location, which had also been the injection site for all her past vaccines. Very sad, Maines are such big teddy bears.


I was thinking the same thing. There are so many animals dying of cancer from injection site carcinomas. I for one will not get my new pup any shots (except rabies since it is law).


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I was thinking the same thing. There are so many animals dying of cancer from injection site carcinomas. I for one will not get my new pup any shots (except rabies since it is law).


Really bad information and decision making.

First of all the injection site sarcomas and carcinomas occur in cats, not dogs.

The incidence of injection site sarcomas in cats has decreased tremendously over the last 5-7 years due to changes in vaccines and vaccination protocols. We have not seen one in our practice in at least five years.

Not doing puppy shots due to possible reaction is a very poor decision. Your dog is MUCH more likely to get parvo (and die), distemper or hepatitis than have a vaccination reaction. These are entirely preventable diseases.

Just setting the record straight.

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Thanks for that clarification, Dr Doug. That was what my vet said, too, the injection site carcinoma is in cats, not dogs, and seemed to happen more in some particular breeds. He did mention Maine Coons, though. I'm so relieved that it is happening less often.

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I was thinking the same thing. There are so many animals dying of cancer from injection site carcinomas. I for one will not get my new pup any shots (except rabies since it is law).


Really bad information and decision making.

First of all the injection site sarcomas and carcinomas occur in cats, not dogs.

The incidence of injection site sarcomas in cats has decreased tremendously over the last 5-7 years due to changes in vaccines and vaccination protocols. We have not seen one in our practice in at least five years.

Not doing puppy shots due to possible reaction is a very poor decision. Your dog is MUCH more likely to get parvo (and die), distemper or hepatitis than have a vaccination reaction. These are entirely preventable diseases.

Just setting the record straight.

Doug, DVM


I will have to agree to disagree with you. Chances of my dog getting parvo is none. My pup was vaccinated at 16 weeks and will get a titer each year. All of the other vaccinations are totally unnecessary. More dogs and cats are dying from kidney, skin, and other problems from over vaccination.

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