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Thread: A Early Christmas Gift

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    This year we just have no money to buy gifts for each other, so dh knew what I really wanted and it didn't cost a cent except to go get it. He got me two beautiful Maine Coon Kittens that are 8 weeks old.
    They are nothing but a big puff of grey fur. Both boys(we hope) and identical. You can't tell one from the other but one gets into everything so he is Smokey and the other one is quiet so her Bashful Bandit.I'd take a picture but have no batteries for my camera, they sit in the palm of my hand they are so tiny.

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    The bestest Christmas gift ever! What a joy. I know they are just precious.

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    Awwww what a sweet set of gifts :D:D:D

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    What a sweet gift. :)

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    we have a maine coone, he is one of the sweetests cats ive ever had. he is curled up next to me right now. keeps me warm :-D
    the other six kitties will be over here when i go to bed. love my furbabies.

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    What a great gift!

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    I cannot imagine a better gift!!!!!!!!!! Awww, they sound darling! We had a Maine Coon and loved him to pieces :D
    Post a pic when you can!
    Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D

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    Oh how sweet of your hubby! I would love to have a Maine coon someday.

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    Lucky, Lucky girl!!! I received an early present to. He is B/W, 8 mo cat I adopted from the humane society. I know how to pick them. He is so people friendly, sweet, playful. My dogs are getting along with him good, my 18 yr old cat is coming around. At least your kitties will have each other to play with you. I posted pic's of Ziggy the other day, maybe to saw them???

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday. :-D

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    I had a Maine Coon that I adopted at 4 weeks and 4 days. Never wanted a Maine Coon, just couldn't leave her behind. I was raised with/showed Siamese. But she was MY girl. Her name was Kassandra - Kassi for Short - but usually Miss Priss. She would preen her tail for HOURS. And she actually LOVED being at the groomer. When we moved to Virginia, the new groomer wanted to drug her to groom her, and I asked that she try to start the groom without it and see how she does. She called me a little after I left her. She could not begin to tell me how great she was. AND she lowered her price - $75 to $35 - because she couldn't charge me that much for grooming such a wonderful girl. She said that she had NEVER seen or heard of a cat that loved to be groomed. When we moved to this area, I had the same conversation with the groomer at the vet. Karen tried without the drugs and was amazed. She was my beautiful baby girl.

    Unfortunately, I lost her Thanksgiving 2008. She started coughing up black blood. She was home for Thanksgiving weekend, but admitted to the vet's on Monday. She was not strong enough for surgery but the assumption was that she had stomach cancer. I put her to sleep on Wednesday. While I stood there and held my beautiful girl, Karen was right there with me, crying just as hard. I miss my Miss Priss.

    I posted pictures of the beautiful Snowshoe girl that I rescued a few weeks ago. She is a big beautiful girl, like my Kassi, but not a Miss Priss. She is still young so maybe later. But no one can ever replace my Miss Priss.

    Maine Coons are just about the most laid back, loving cat out there. And they are a lot like dogs. They will follow you around the house and always want to be close. After growing up with Siamese and their attitudes, Maine Coon were a huge change - but a wonderful one.

    Those boys - hope - will be a bright spot in your life for a long long time. You will remember this Christmas forever. MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    They are such great company! My kitty is sleeping here beside me - I love it!

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    I would love to see a picture.

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    I want them too!

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    What a wonderful gift that you'll enjoy every single day. Lots of laughter and cuddles coming your way. Hope your DH likes cats too...one for each of your laps. Enjoy them!

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    I'm soo jealous!! Where on earth did your DH find Maine Coon kittens for free? Even our local shelter wants $40 per animal to adopt. We also have a great local breeder - but they start at $375 and go up from there! I have had 3 Maine Coons over the years - all boys - and they are just the sweetest cats!! My baby now is about 14 pounds and his name is Luckybear - he is asleep at the foot of the bed. Enjoy your new sweethearts!!

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    Don't forget those "free" kitties will cost a lot in food,litter and vet bills!! Shots, worming, neutering, etc.. it adds up - start saving!!

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    Yup, that is all planned for. they strt there shots, deworming this week. They when they are old enought the get nutered. there are to many unwanted animals in the world now. but we saved these two. She stll had 5 more she wanted to find homes for.they came from a wonderful home very loveing. We checked all the shelters and no one had cats or kittens here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyceelaine1951
    Yup, that is all planned for. they strt there shots, deworming this week. They when they are old enought the get nutered. there are to many unwanted animals in the world now. but we saved these two. She stll had 5 more she wanted to find homes for.they came from a wonderful home very loveing. We checked all the shelters and no one had cats or kittens here.
    NO cats at the shelters???? Unheard of here...but then, you're at the North Pole.......:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    congrats on the baby!!! We adopted 2 cats (tuxedos) 4 yrs ago at Christmas. Our shelter was having a 2 for 1 sale... yip - never been sorry a day that we got them.

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