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Old October 7 2012, 03:57 PM   #376
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Most definitely. Don't need anymore strays out there. There are already enough that still need to be adopted.
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Old October 8 2012, 01:28 PM   #377
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Matilda looks quite regal in those snaps: ignoring the camera an' all and what a beautie she is
Thanks, guys! I'll pass on the compliments! Yeah, cats have a special flair for looking regal, it's probably part of their DNA.
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Old October 8 2012, 03:30 PM   #378
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Matilda looks quite regal in those snaps: ignoring the camera an' all and what a beautie she is
Thanks, guys! I'll pass on the compliments! Yeah, cats have a special flair for looking regal, it's probably part of their DNA.
I blame the (ancient) Egyptians! -they're the ones that taught cats most of their bad habits.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:27 AM   #379
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I finally got a cat, after about 4 years without one. I found this adorable Maine Coon/Tabby mix at a local pet rescue place. I brought him home Wednesday night and we had our first vet visit this afternoon. His name is Junior (he came pre-named; not sure if we'll keep it) and he's 10 months old, and already weighs 10 lbs. He's very long with big feet and a huge tail. He's just a big fluff ball and is a very mellow guy. He's still a bit freaked out being in a new place and keeps crawling under things (like right now; he's under my desk). But even not-big-animal-fan-hubby is already petting him and holding him in his lap. Junior is a surprisingly mellow guy. I can pick him up, sling him over my shoulder, put in his crate, and he doesn't even resist.


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Old October 12 2012, 04:50 PM   #380
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Congratz with the new family-member (he's definitely a bit of a cutie!)

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Junior is a surprisingly mellow guy. I can pick him up, sling him over my shoulder, put in his crate, and he doesn't even resist.
That'll change! as soon as he feels a bit more at home.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:50 PM   #381
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He's gorgeous. Congrats, and keep us updated!
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Old October 12 2012, 05:54 PM   #382
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What a beautiful cat! Kudos on giving him a home. I'm sure he will bring you much love and many smiles.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:38 PM   #383
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Awwww..he's cute.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:27 PM   #384
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He IS a pretty boy, that's for sure. He also, however, is a chatter-box and will, after hours of silence, meow up a storm--as we discovered late last night. His meow, however is more like a squeak, like someone is stepping on a dog toy.

He's not terribly digging the stairs, though; it scares him for some reason. I have to carry him up and down at night. I might start putting treats on the stairs to see if he'll follow me.
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Old October 12 2012, 11:59 PM   #385
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congrats on your new family member!

one of ours is quite talky, he quite makes up fr the other who hardly ever even squeaks at us!
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Old October 13 2012, 06:53 AM   #386
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About the stairs issue--I would definitely suggest the positive reinforcement route rather than always carrying him.
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Old October 13 2012, 03:52 PM   #387
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antichristhill wrote: View Post
I finally got a cat, after about 4 years without one. I found this adorable Maine Coon/Tabby mix at a local pet rescue place. I brought him home Wednesday night and we had our first vet visit this afternoon. His name is Junior (he came pre-named; not sure if we'll keep it) and he's 10 months old, and already weighs 10 lbs. He's very long with big feet and a huge tail. He's just a big fluff ball and is a very mellow guy. He's still a bit freaked out being in a new place and keeps crawling under things (like right now; he's under my desk). But even not-big-animal-fan-hubby is already petting him and holding him in his lap. Junior is a surprisingly mellow guy. I can pick him up, sling him over my shoulder, put in his crate, and he doesn't even resist.




I had a Maine Coon a few years ago.His name was Bandit.He reminds me of him.

Anyways,Congratulations!
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Old October 13 2012, 08:26 PM   #388
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Maybe he fell down some stairs. Cats remember stuff like that, but you can help him overcome his fear.
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Old October 13 2012, 08:46 PM   #389
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Old October 13 2012, 11:19 PM   #390
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I'm genuinely curious what in the evolution of cats led to their predilection for getting into things like boxes to sleep.
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