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Thread: Okay, how many of you have Maine Coone quilt inspectors?

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    Super Member jillaine's Avatar
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    I keep seeing avatars with quilt inspectors who look awfully much like Maine Coones (or their close cousin, the Norwegian Forest Cat). If you've got one, please post a photo!

    we believe this little rescue (Gryphon) has MC in him
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    Ditto with this little fuzz ball (Clio)
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    more recent of Gryphon; note hair from ears
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    Always wanted one but I guess it's not in the cards for me :? Yours are beautiful!

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    I think Belle has some Maine Coon or Norwegian forest cat in her. She has the ear fur.

    I just noticed her one white whisker shows up really good in this picture. She always looks funny for awhile when it falls out.
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    I can only boast of having Norwegian forest quilt inspectors. yours look more like the Norwegian to me as they don't have that really square solid nose and chin but that could be the cross ??? is in them. they do look good tho.
    I love cats so much but I am having to give most of mine away as I have 40 and I have to reduce my work load so if anyone wants a british shorthair or Scottish fold free to good home let me know. you would have to pay airfare tho, LOL
    just remembered the Nowegians have a funny habit of there tail curling up over the body and down one side like a sqirrels tail it looks so cute

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    I had a Maine Coon named Fluffles. He was such a character and we loved him dearly!! Love all the kitty pics here :)

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    Yeah, so far no true Maine Coones here (or NFC)-- mine are clearly only wannabe's; please post photos! ;-)

    (I started this topic simply so I could see a bunch of photos of Maine Coones, especially as quilt inspectors.)

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    We had one for several years. My sister found her on her back steps when she wasn't any bigger than a mouse. She was sickly at first and spent her first few weeks lying on my chest as I sat in my recliner. Thought she wasn't going to live past kitten-hood. She was definitely a Momma's girl! She grew up to be a VERY big cat and she would often times jump on my chest in the morning to wake me up. It was like having CPR done by an elephant!
    When she was about 15 yrs old she got hyperthyroidism and despite medication went down hill fast so I had to have her euthanized. I so loved my Flatus, she was one of my best quilting buddies.

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    Here's our KittyBee. We don't know anything about her bloodlines because someone abandoned her and her two sisters on the parking lot of a huge apartment complex in Irving, TX. They were 7 weeks old, and my daughter cared for them and found homes for them. The family member who had Bee gave her to us a couple of years later. She's now 9 years old and weighs about 18 pounds without being really fat. She's a sweetie who likes to curl up on my hubby's chest in the middle of the night and purr in his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose_P
    Here's our KittyBee. We don't know anything about her bloodlines because someone abandoned her and her two sisters on the parking lot of a huge apartment complex in Irving, TX. They were 7 weeks old, and my daughter cared for them and found homes for them. The family member who had Bee gave her to us a couple of years later. She's now 9 years old and weighs about 18 pounds without being really fat. She's a sweetie who likes to curl up on my hubby's chest in the middle of the night and purr in his face.
    NOW that is what I would call a main coon with such a lovely solid nose and chin and such big boning. he would look good on any showbench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
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    NOW that is what I would call a main coon with such a lovely solid nose and chin and such big boning. he would look good on any showbench.
    Thank you! She's our Bee-utiful Beestie, but she came by her looks entirely by chance. The mother cat gave birth on a balcony of one of the apartments, and the apartment dweller fed her, but eventually she disappeared. The kittens had been weaned, and the apartment manager took them in, but when her young son had an allergic reaction, she just shoved the kittens out the door. My daughter, who lived above the manager, asked her why the kitties were out, and it wound up that the manager allowed her to take them in long enough to find homes. My daughter already had 2 cats, which was the limit allowed - good thing, or she might have kept them all.

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    Love all your cats! I can't have one for various reasons, so have to enjoy everyone else's.

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    I've always wondered if she is part Main Coone. Whatever she is we love her. This is Spooks

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    we have one that adopted us, he is 11 yrs or more. he is a big boy. but so passive. sweetest cat of all our furbabies. wish i had a camera.

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    litacats, I thought those might be Scottish folds in your avatar! Someday... someday.. on my "pets to come" list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinRiverFarm
    litacats, I thought those might be Scottish folds in your avatar! Someday... someday.. on my "pets to come" list!
    no they are British shorthairs I still have 3 of them. just as they were old enough to sell we got a bad batch of meat and they all got sick we had to treat them for 3 months to get rid of the bug that they had or it would have come back. then when they were well nobody wanted them as they were to old, now I am trying to give them away free to good home and still nobody wants them. they are so nice and such smooches I can't understand why they haven't gone to new homes.

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    Heres my girl...
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    Oh yeah... kittybee definitely has some good coone genes in her... 18 pounds! Sweet!!! I've been hoping my Gryphon would grow to that size (without fat, of course), but it's not looking like he has enough MC in him. Right now, most of the MC genes are in his big fluffy tail! (And in his attitude)

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    Riversong, that looks like my boy!!! Whats your's name? Looks like a kitten, too!

    I love not only the tufts out of the ears, but between the "toes," too! sigh. I'm such a sucker for cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    Riversong, that looks like my boy!!! Whats your's name? Looks like a kitten, too!

    I love not only the tufts out of the ears, but between the "toes," too! sigh. I'm such a sucker for cats.
    Her name is Cora...she given to us several years ago. I think she is about 15 now.

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    I have both a Maine Coon and a Norwegian Forest Cat. My wegie is a little boy, he only weighs about 10 lbs or so and is a sweetheart and a half. He is a retired showcat that I got at 1 year old.

    The MC is typical MC, a real mischief maker. I am embarrassed to say he is grossly overweight because he is a real food hound and will eat just about anything, even the dogs food when he can get away with it (no wonder the dog hates him! ). He absolutely MUST lose weight. He is around 30lb! Waay too fat. His ideal weight would be around 21 lb or so. Here is his pic and I think he is even fatter now then when this was taken.

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    I have NEVER heard of a 30-lb cat, feline fanatic!! Your vet must be furious. ;-)

    That is ONE big belly he's got. But man, he's gorgeous. Is that your NFC in your avatar?

    -- Jillaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillaine
    I have NEVER heard of a 30-lb cat, feline fanatic!! Your vet must be furious. ;-)

    That is ONE big belly he's got. But man, he's gorgeous. Is that your NFC in your avatar?

    -- Jillaine
    No, that is Finnigan the MC as a kitten bird watching.

    Yes my vet is mad with me, I am mad with me. I did have him down to 21 lbs and we were doing so good then he started packing it back on. With 5 cats it is so hard to control. I keep the others food up on a table but he has figured out it is up there so my next game plan is to only do timed feedings and not leave the other's food out for him to snarf down the minute my back is turned. Another option is to build a feeding station like a dog house with a hole the others can easily get in and out but he won't be able to fit in. All my other cats are ideal weight but I don't want them to lose any either.

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    Ophelia is my Maine Coon quilt inspector. All four photos are same inspector - and notice she uses the same technique to inspect all quilts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by litacats
    Quote Originally Posted by TwinRiverFarm
    litacats, I thought those might be Scottish folds in your avatar! Someday... someday.. on my "pets to come" list!
    no they are British shorthairs I still have 3 of them. just as they were old enough to sell we got a bad batch of meat and they all got sick we had to treat them for 3 months to get rid of the bug that they had or it would have come back. then when they were well nobody wanted them as they were to old, now I am trying to give them away free to good home and still nobody wants them. they are so nice and such smooches I can't understand why they haven't gone to new homes.
    Awwwww. I would take them in a heartbeat if you lived closer :)

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    I had a Maine Coon that was mean as a witch to anyone that walked in the door. She would hunt down strangers and attack them. But she loved her family as deeply as she hated strangers. She was all attitude, in fact even tho her name was Duster, we called her KittyBitch. A 20+ pound cat can carry some serious attitude on her shoulders.
    She hated flies. My 6'4" son would hold her upside down with her feet on the ceiling and she would eat flies. So I have kitty pawprints on my ceilings!!

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