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pat - 2010-02-21
I just love Pumpkin, my maine coon. He is about 6 to 8 yrs old and he is a wonderful loving friend for me and I did decide to keep him in as a house cat because of where I live. He sleeps by me and lays next to me wherever I go. At one time he must have been hurt because of his one rear hip, runs but has a little problem with that hip. But right now I am having a real problem with him not eating and it is mainly the dry food I cannot seem to get him to enjoy and today he came out from sleeping and meowed at me and was telling me that he was hungry. Yes he eats some moist food but I cannot get him to eat a dry food. He drinks some water but not enough I don't think, and of course his stool has not been much. Has urinated quite a bit. You say they are not hard to feed but he is giving me run for my money. Have fed him Friskies and Natural food from a pet store and he does not like any. Is it time to take him to the vet? He is my big orange and white fluffy buddy.

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  • shirley ross - 2010-07-08
    I'm sorry to say that he may possible have kidney disease. If you get him to the vet for test, and he is in early stages, you can continue to have him around for years. Or he could have a tooth problem, and need dental work. Dry food is not good for cats, no matter what has been previously stated. It can cause kidney disease. I know, because my 16 year old has had kidney disease for 6 years, and with careful monitoring.......testing, giving fluids with an i.v. under the skin,( you can easily learn to do it......she is your baby!) proper diet, and many trips to vet, she has held out 6 years past what she was supposed to. He has all the symptoms, drinking a lot of water, not eating, and urinating huge quantities. More goes out than they can drink........that's why the sub q fluids. It's very important to get his bowels moving so that the toxins that normal kidneys would filter. I just stumbled upon this site, so email me if you like.
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Kelly - 2009-09-29
I just got my 1st Maine Coon 6.5 months ago and she is such a joy! She really is like a dog since she follows my husband and I around the house, plays fetch, and brings us her toys to play. Patches also LOVES to "help" us around the house too, and it is so so cute! EVERYTHING I have heard and read about the breed is true. It's a dream come true, since I always wanted a Maine Coon and now do. My condolences to those of you who've lost your babies to the rainbow bridge. I am sure one and all will find new babies in due time...

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  • Margaret Lewis - 2010-06-15
    I note your comment 'over the rainbow bridge', therefore you must be a Kirks Folly fan. Are you on the Kirks Folly Forum? My name on there is 'Meg'. I have two Maine Coon cats, one Tabby and one Silver. They are both l0 years old and are really true to breed with their characteristics. The male (silver) follows me round endlessly and is still acting like a kitten. The female is more superior!
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loop of poop - 2007-11-02
When I was littler my stepsister had one of these cats, and when she left to go to college, the cat stayed with me for the five or so years left of her life. (i think she was like thirteen years old when she died.) She was the most beautiful, sweet, & soft cat I've ever had. Her voice was really high-pitched, which made her even cuter. I only remember her getting sick once or twice. She liked being outside a lot, and she'd bring home squirrels and birds. Once, she bit a coral snake right in the freaking heart; now it's in a frame right over the spot where she set it down by the door. She'd fight small dogs, raccoons, and other cats that came near the house, but she was scared of the peacocks. She scratched up the carpet around my bedroom door and this one chair pretty badly, but mostly she used her scratching posts. She always responded to her name and would come here. Lily was a good cat.

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  • Hershey Bug - 2010-05-25
    I have an "accidental" mix as well. Mom was a Siamese and daddy was a black short hair from the neighborhood (according to who we got him from). Hershey is currently a year old and is absolutely beautiful. I fell in love with him the first time I saw him. Vet told me it was highly unusual to have a male his coloring and he was all the rage at the office and everyone just had to see him. He's very inquisitive, smart and extremely lovable and definitely loves to cuddle.

    Hershey looks just like the picture posted for the info on this breed.
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lauren - 2010-05-17
I have 1 of them and he is so cute he loves to climb the walls and he loves to eat his sisters food.

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Animal-World info on Turkish Angora Cats
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Diane Hall - 2010-05-16

I am one of those lucky people adopted a turkish angora who had been living on the streets for several months through the spring and summer. I brought him home in Nov.

I think he was a gift from God dropped from the sky just for me. Because of that and his white coat, I call him star. He is white like a star and is a star in my life.

I don't understand how such beautiful and supposedly valuable cats can just be dropped off by someone. I think that both those who have taken in homeless turkish angoras and those turkish angoras themselves are all VERY LUCKY.

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jesse miller - 2010-05-15
An outside cat who adopted us recently had three kittens and one of them has one ear (the right one) that points down. I don't suppose it is a true Scottish fold but could it be possible that it has some sort of Scottish Fold gene by accident?

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Miranda M - 2010-04-13
I have a Turkish Angora, we adopted him at the humane society. His name is Galileo and he is so sweet. We lost a 21 year old cat and he was the perfect cat to fill his place. Galileo is white and black with the greenest eyes I've ever seen. He is my best friend :D

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annie leach - 2010-04-12
What is a physical description of this animal?

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Kathryn - 2009-08-23
I found a litter of ocicats that had been abused and dumped. All but one had to be put down so I was able to keep her. They are wonderful cats, good temperament and extremely easy to train, I didn't even need to bother much at all. They are quite dominant over other cats and apparently they don't grow much at all, as my cat stayed the same size as when I first found it at 2 months old. The vet then confirmed it was an Ocicat and that was why.

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  • Wendy Martin - 2010-03-04
    Dear Kathryn:
    Good work on your find, always a wonderful thing to be kind to these poor cats when they are abused by unknowing, uncaring people. I take in feral cats in Orange County, California, they seem to find me one by one. All scared of people but they sure know where the food is. Also a nice young opossum and four raccoons seem to know where the food is too. Why not, it's fun and not really that expensive! Blessings, Wendy
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Jerry - 2010-03-03
As the owner of an Am. Shorthair, I have to say that over my life, they have made a fabulous impression. When I'm not comforted by purrs and warm fur, I'm laughing about her antics, or amused by her 'superiority complex'. I live in a small place, and she's a champion bug hunter - Cockroaches beware!

I love dogs very much, but for my money, its my Am. Shortie who keeps me going day to day!

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