macho mouse wrote:
anyone on the forum experience with the Maine Coon..
I am so used to lengthy adaptation.. this cat already rules the roost
Hi I am Jumbo and I am also addicted to cats.
MM, my oldest cat, Dylan is now 13. We suspect that he is a inbred Main Coon although, if I look at some of the photos on the web of Main Coons he comes very close to thorough bred. Al the vets that we visited were also convinced that he is a Main Coon. We got him for free as kitten after he was advertised in the Junk Mail (classifieds newspaper). The lady we got him from said that he resembled his father
He also has to most beautiful character, a real sweetie. Although, he is not very “manly" he loves flowers and gets frighten quite fast.
Another cat of mine that has an interesting and shady background is Smokey. When we got him as a kitten he had a broken leg and was drinking milk from a bottle. The people we got him from, got him on a farm. The mother abandoned the babies and they had to be fed with milk.
We suspect that he has African Wild Cat in his blood.
When he was a bit slimmer (now has a huge boep), it was very obvious that his hind leg were higher that the front. He also has huge paws compared to a normal cat, especially the back ones. He is a big cat, now weighing almost 7 kg. He is 10 years old, and as he is getting older some pink colouring is starting to show. He also has black strips on his legs and his tail has a black tip.
Something else that puzzled us was for the first 5 years he did not meow. Only after a few visits to the cattery did he start exercising to meow, at the beginning it was the strangest sound. Now he actually gets is right every now and then.
This cat is hyper intelligent, never stops to amaze us with new things. I have never encountered a cat with this type of intellect before and probably never will again.
LOL, and this is why the SO and I are considering adding an extra bed to our bedroom!