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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Hi Sewjoyce,

    Your cat avatar has caught my eye since day one. I know this is your cat because I have seen him appear in other pics you have posted. Is your furbaby a ragdoll by any chance?

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    Hi and thanks for asking about Emile.

    And as his proud mommy, I don't mind talking about him at all. He's a Himalayan (half Persian/half Siamese). He pretty much has the colors of a Siamese but with the personality (really laid back) of a Persian. He's not as big as a Rag Doll -- Emile only weighs a little over 12 lbs.

    I rescued him from the Humane Society a couple of years back. Apparently no one wanted him as he was 2 yrs. old at that time and very shy.

    And can you tell he's spoiled rotten??? :lol: :lol:

    Tell me about your kitty in your avatar. Do you have more than one?

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    I have 5. The avatar is my Maine Coon Cat his name is Finnegan. He is a little over 2 years old. Unfortunately, we just got the sad diagnosis that he has severe hip dysplasia. But I thank my blessings it is not a life threatening disease. Anyway, I also have two ragdoll cats. A blue point mitted name Rhumba which has markings like Emile only with white paws and a lovely blue/gray color where Emile is dark seal brown. I also have a seal bi-color named Tango which is the colors of Emile but much more white and the mask is split on his face. Both have blue eyes. #4 is a Norwegian Forest Cat named woolybear. He is a retired showcat. When the breeder didn't want to show him she contacted me to see if I wanted him. He was 1 1/2 years old at the time and I jumped at the offer. I had gotten another wegie from her years ago and that is why she asked me. #5 is a little stray calico girl that showed up on our property last October. So with all the boys and only one girl we named her "lil sis".
    That surprises me that Emile is a himalayan. They are usually not as delicately boned as he appears to be and often have that flatter face of persian. The shelter may have said he was himilayan but I bet you dollars to donuts he is more ragdoll then himmy. He just has the appearance of a ragdoll. Does his fur matt much? Does he have a wooly undercoat? If his coat is all over silky and doesn't matt to badly you may just have a ragdoll, not a himmy. Either way you can tell from the pictures what a sweetheart he must be.

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    Here are some pictures.

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    Tango showing his belly hoping it will be rubbed.
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    Love looking at your furry babys!!! :D :D :D I learn so much here about the different breeds, and love the pictures, too!!!

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    All your fur babies are just beautiful!! I have never heard of a Norwegian forest cat before!!

    It's possible that Emile is a rag doll. But aren't they usually very large cats? His fur is silky to the touch and doesn't mat much. In fact the vet thought that I spent a lot of time brushing him and then had to admit that I very rarely do :oops: :oops: Emile is not a lap cat but loves to be petted. Rag dolls and Maine Coons are not seen around here much -- and if you find one, they cost an arm and a leg!
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    Thanks for sharing your pictures of your babies. I love when the cats lay on their backs and show their pajamas! They all look so sweet. :lol:

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    humm my boy is just a plain ol Shed cat.

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    Yea K...mine are just plain old babies. But, I love them! Someone had to give them a good home and that someone was me!

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    I LOVE all kitties -- doesn't matter what color or breed. They are all special to me!

    I've been thinking about getting a playmate for Emile. Hubby isn't too sold on the idea though...

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    I think if I had to pick a "pedigree" kitty I would want a curled ear kitty. My old man is part Siamese and he is so obnoxiously loud I know I wouldn't want one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I LOVE all kitties -- doesn't matter what color or breed. They are all special to me!

    I've been thinking about getting a playmate for Emile. Hubby isn't too sold on the idea though...
    Joyce....K has a cute little baby I'm sure she'd give you! lol

    Oh, Siamese are such talkers! I have one next to me now...not that he's pure bred, but he's yelling at me, like he always does when he thinks he's hungry! He may not look Siamese, but the 2 features that he does have are his "whip" tail and the points on his ears. I wouldn't know about the Siamese in him if I wasn't there when he was born. lol

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    The old man will wait until we are all in bed and almost asleep and THEN he will stand in the living room and start to SCREAM!!!!! Oh he agrivates us sometimes. I had to laugh my butt off one night when he was doing this and DD was getting really irritated and all of a sudden she yelled at the top of her lungs "Boo I am going to slit your throat!!!!" He shut up. Now when he is doing this and I know she is awake I will lay there and say to her "Say it, Say IT" until she yells at him.

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    ah, see, you start off with a great thread, great pictures,...and then hear more great stories...Boo, why don't you use that voice on the Evil* kitty?
    Oh, joyce, that is just a nickname, I am sure you would be very happy with him at your house, right K? :lol:

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    Yes Joyce I will send Evil to you anytime you want. I will just have to come up with a good story for DH as to why he is gone. Right now I am on my knees at the computer cause Evil is asleep in my computer chair and I don't want to disturb him to sit down. He is so cute when he is asleep.
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    Hi Sewjoyce,

    Wow I never expected this thread to get so much activity! I like all cats too and have had "moggies" all my life (non purebred cats). Got hooked on the "fancy cats" as I call them when I went to my very first cat show and started researching the different breeds. My first ragdoll was a rescue cat as well. anyway it just kind of went crazy from there.

    Ragdolls vary a lot in size. Rhumba is 10 pounds or so and Tango is a tad heavier, maybe 12 lbs.

    The more pictures I see of Emile the more I think he is a Ragdoll and the shelter didn't realize. Not all of them like to be picked up and not all are lap cats. Himmies, like persians have that wooly undercoat and matt like crazy if you don't groom them regularly. Ragdoll coats are more forgiving. Anyway your Emile is gorgeous and just exudes sweetness in his pictures. I knew I would have to chat at you about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I think if I had to pick a "pedigree" kitty I would want a curled ear kitty. My old man is part Siamese and he is so obnoxiously loud I know I wouldn't want one of them.
    They are called "American Curl" and they are a riot and half those cats. My friend has one. Talk about personality. But then again they all have personality from barn cat to pampered show cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Yes Joyce I will send Evil to you anytime you want. I will just have to come up with a good story for DH as to why he is gone. Right now I am on my knees at the computer cause Evil is asleep in my computer chair and I don't want to disturb him to sit down. He is so cute when he is asleep.
    Awww and he does look like a sweet angel there sleeping. I won't ask why his name is "Evil", I can just imagine. :lol:

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    hehehe, F.F., quite a long and funny story behind "Evil".

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Yes Joyce I will send Evil to you anytime you want. I will just have to come up with a good story for DH as to why he is gone. Right now I am on my knees at the computer cause Evil is asleep in my computer chair and I don't want to disturb him to sit down. He is so cute when he is asleep.
    Awww and he does look like a sweet angel there sleeping. I won't ask why his name is "Evil", I can just imagine. :lol:
    Cause he IS EVIL. I have a 19 year old (right now sick) Siamese barn cat that he pounds on every chance he gets. He was born under my shed and left there by mom at under three weeks. (SHE KNEW!!!!) and we have kept him alive ever since.

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    My dear cat, Milton (Main Coon rescue), died about 2 years ago, and I'm thinking about getting another cat now. Does anyone have any experience with Rex cats? I understand they don't shed as much as other breeds of cats.

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    Evil is bad but he does not shed like the Siamese we have. Want him????

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    Evil is bad but he does not shed like the Siamese we have. Want him????
    Sure - send him over. I love even the evil cats. :lol:

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    Where in Pa are you. I will deliver.

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    hahaha all these cats got to love them never heard of half of them but then I found out I have a tuxedo cat. I don't know if it means anything but he's a hoot. My daughter calls him the devils spawn, because he attacks her when she comes to cat sit, and I'm starting to wonder when he attacked me for DOG FOOD. hahahha

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