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Maine coon?

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Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:04:21

In November we rescued a 2 year old male cat. Basically my friend was at the hairdressers talking about her cats, and a woman got talking to her and said that they had a very expensive pure breed cat but she was going to 'dump' it because it was a nightmare.

My friend took it, although couldn't keep it and I took him in.

My friend said she thought they'd said he was a rag doll cat. But I could tell he wasn't straight away, so just carried on and didn't think about it.

The cat is massive but is still growing, he's 2 but has grown loads since I got him in November.

He is long haired with a maine and a massive shaggy tail. He sleeps in the strangest positions, has lion like paws that look too big for his body and plays all the time (very gently and lovingly with the kitten)

I had a google to try and figure out how a 2 year old rescue was this big and still growing and read about maine coons, do you think he could be one? Is he going to end up huge? He's already a beast.

He's a gentle giant, bloody gorgeous and not at all a 'nightmare' like his last owners said. In fact when my son has seizures, the beast parks his lion arse next to him and refuses to move for the rest of the day <3 he loves a good cuddle and will be carried round like a baby all day if he could be.

Here is the beast on my massive corner sofa. What do you think?

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:05:38

In one of those full size gardening bucket things

Germgirl Tue 24-Jun-14 12:08:20

He could well be a MC. whatever he is though, he's magnificent. I'd love a MC, I've met a few & they've all been incredibly friendly.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 24-Jun-14 12:08:48

No idea, but he's gorgeous, I have a big, fat, fuzzy cat too and everyone I know wants him!

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:10:57

He's really friendly but a stubborn little ratbag. If he's stood in the way and you try and move him he just stands strong and he's near impossible to shift! grin

I have a very obese old last rescue cat who he's heavier than now, but he's not overweight, just huge!

GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Jun-14 12:11:24

Oh wow! What an amazing cat!

Are you sure this isn't a stealth boast? wink

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:12:20

With kitten.

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:14:10

I wouldn't stealth boast, I'll openly boast about him ;)

I am really interested if he is a maine coon though.

The photo with the kitten he's bending right down.

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:16:17

Would a vet be able to tell us, he had a lot of issues when we first got him so I didn't really even think about his breed, but now he's grown so much I'm really interested. I've only ever had little moggys due to always getting rescues (and taking in all the unwanteds)

Germgirl Tue 24-Jun-14 12:32:13

That kitten pic is beautiful.

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:36:44

Thank you germ smile feral kitten is a nightmare kitten but they love each other lots.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 24-Jun-14 12:39:41

That's my big cat, with his sister, the size difference is mad!

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 12:45:36

He is a lot bigger than his sister! I can't get a photo of massive cat next to regular cat as regular cats hate him. I have four and they've paired off, giant cat is best friends with tiny kitten and has lots of play fights and cuddles with her and two colourful cats sit next to each other with an agreed amount of space between them and don't like to be bothered

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 24-Jun-14 12:47:28

I have four too, big cat is the soppiest of them.

OnlyLovers Tue 24-Jun-14 13:05:49

I don't know what he is but he's BEAUTIFUL. Might well be a Maine Coon. I'm sure the vet could identify him, yes.

Him and the kitten are gorgeous together.

animallover85 Tue 24-Jun-14 13:14:45

My MC Max. He's wonderful.

moonbells Tue 24-Jun-14 13:16:33

He doesn't have the ear tufts of a conventional MC though. They usually have Lynx-like tufts.

Just a big shaggy moggy?

(I always wanted a MC or a Norwegian Forest cat. Got two rescue moggies instead!)

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 13:19:30

I thought that but looking at the photos and descriptions apparently they don't always. I'm going to ask the vet next time I go I think. I love these cat photos.

I thought he was just big but it's just the fact that he's still growing when he will be 2 1/2 - 3 years old now

cozietoesie Tue 24-Jun-14 13:26:32

She was going to 'dump it'....... I despair.

He's absolutely gorgeous. (I just love that photo of him with the kitten.) Keep an eye on his health though so maybe have a chat with the vet when you go. I think that Coons can sometimes be liable to hip dysplasia and HCM.

Here's some guidance on HCM. If he is a Coon (or has that blood in him) a weather eye on his health would be no bad idea.

chockbic Tue 24-Jun-14 13:27:33

They look lovely and snuggly.

Do they need much brushing?

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Tue 24-Jun-14 13:29:26

He looks exactly like Ash from the Critter Room - he's massive too!

he was Ripley's kitten & she's a normal sleek tuxedo

TheOneWithTheNicestSmile Tue 24-Jun-14 13:32:33

Ash with FDJ recently. He's about 18 months old now

cozietoesie Tue 24-Jun-14 13:33:58

They could be twins.

Hurr1cane Tue 24-Jun-14 13:36:27

He does look like him, but a lot bigger smile

He doesn't need that much brushing really, his fur is very soft, but he does need bathing and a good brush every 6 to 8 weeks and a little brush here and there in between.

When we got him he was in a terrible state and half his fur needed shaving off hmm

I will keep an eye on his health. He's been back to the vets a few times now for eye/ ear infections.

KatnissEvermean Tue 24-Jun-14 16:25:58

He is gorgeous! I'd love a Maine Coon one day, I can't resist big fluffy cats.

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