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rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 17:54:18

Hi, wanted to share my exciting news I was undecided what breed I wanted and after lots of research, I got an 8 week black smoke Maine Coone girl. She is amazing so chilled and friendly 3 days in she uses the litter tray, eats well and is amazing with my children.

Any fellow Maine Coone owners have any advice or suggestions related to keeping this breed? I can't believe what a gorgeous and happy kitten she is, I am in love.
Will post a better pic when she wakes up.

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Weedsnseeds1 Tue 27-Mar-18 18:02:29

She's gorgeous! I love big cat breeds.

AmethystRaven Tue 27-Mar-18 18:03:28

Oh, my dream cat, you lucky thing she's gorgeous! She sounds like she's adopted you just fine (yep, she's in charge now).

Also, I like your bird cushion smile

YesItsMeIDontCare Tue 27-Mar-18 18:06:04

Oh she's gorgeous OP. I don't have a MC myself, although a lot of people seem to thin that my big black furry lump is one, so I can't advise or tip.

I can place mark for more pictures though 😂.

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 18:21:45

Oh she is amazing I can't tell you, she is so gentle and chilled, my 8 year old dcat growls and hisses at her and she could not care less. Every time you touch her she starts manically purring. I'm in love with her fluffy paws and pointy ears.

I have had Burmese and Persian before and moggie cats, this is by far the best breed.

Any pictures welcome. Love seeng pics of the furry overlords.

Oh by the way the pillows are from next smile

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pinkcandy84 Tue 27-Mar-18 19:22:52

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Rudgie47 Tue 27-Mar-18 20:14:22

Shes lovely, will you let her go outside by herself?

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 20:58:54

Sorry pink didn't mean for you to find out this way, he is rather special 😉, not as special as my Maine coon though.

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AfterSchoolWorry Tue 27-Mar-18 21:01:28

😍 she's gorgeous! Congratulations!

I'm so jealous!

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 21:01:37

rudgie I was just thinking about that, to be honest I would rather not, as much as I love her she does seem rather stupid, unlike my streetwise moggie. I really need to think about this I have a bit of time as she won't be space for a couple of months.

I was always of the opinion that cats should go outside now I'm not so sure, any thoughts would be apreciated.

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SuburbanRhonda Tue 27-Mar-18 21:03:36

my 8 year old dcat growls and hisses at her and she could not care less.

Your poor older cat - is she not as cute and adorable as the new one then?

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 21:32:12

No, I was just highlighting how chilled the Maine coon is, my 1st dcat is indeed adorable, she is a beautiful smoke who loves getting into bed with us in the morning, they are different cats which is all I was getting at.

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Allergictoironing Tue 27-Mar-18 22:04:18

Ah so you already know that black smokes shed pale grey fur EVERYWHERE when they are moulting. Just started coming out of my black smokes by the handful every time I stroke them, give them a couple more weeks and the house will be under a foot of fur!

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 22:09:32

I do indeed it's a funny sort of fur as I find it quite difficult to see at times, my older girl is short hair but, the Maine coon has fur sprouting everywhere, my DH was a bit confused when he first saw her as she looks so scruffy.

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Allergictoironing Tue 27-Mar-18 22:16:41

Mine shed sort of fluff rather than fur, and it drifts around the place with the faintest movement of the air e.g. walking past the latest drift where it's gathered in a corner. I'm thinking of collecting it up this year to stuff a cushion grin.

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 22:19:14

That would be some soft cushion, don't suppose you fancy posting a pic?!

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YesItsMeIDontCare Tue 27-Mar-18 22:25:28

Here's my chap showing off his Coonie-style tail 😁.

Any pics of your older pusscat OP? And has the kitten woken up for her photo session?

rupertpenryswife Tue 27-Mar-18 22:39:16

He is beautiful is he an indoor cat? The kitten is running amok which is handy as I need to get up at 5:30. Will post some more pics.

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TrulyFubar Tue 27-Mar-18 22:52:03

My Tully is a rather handsome chap too.

Alijane46 Tue 27-Mar-18 23:01:16

We’ve got an 18 month Maine coon cross, he is a very funny cat with loads of personality. He loves to watch whatever we are doing, housework, ironing,cooking and he basically does whatever he likes. He is the most greediest cat we have ever had. He’s still growing at 18 months and is very playful still. Maine’s are slow maturers.

She will bring you hours of fun.

Alijane46 Tue 27-Mar-18 23:02:46

Here’s Barney boy!

Cailleach1 Tue 27-Mar-18 23:15:53

Alijane, good of you to fold your clean laundry all ready for Barney's comfort.

Weedsnseeds1 Tue 27-Mar-18 23:52:20

Aww, he's great. A household tabby moggie with Maine Coon jaw and ears!

MrsSchadenfreude Tue 27-Mar-18 23:52:45

Curly tummy!

Allergictoironing Wed 28-Mar-18 07:45:02

Mine are a pain to photo, plus I'm crap at taking pics. They just look like standard smallish black moggies - until you get close. Then you realise that a) they have this lovely grey underfluff, b) Girlcat has barely perceptable stripes, and c) actually their cute little paws and Girlcat's delicate head are deceiving, and actually she is a little larger than average (4.8kg last week) and he's a fair bit bigger (due MoT & weighing tomorrow)

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