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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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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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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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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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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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mark - 2010-01-01
Most cats will quickly learn to use the litter box, it's instinctual for them. Place the cat in the litter box several times so he knows where it is, and then again after each time the cat fails to use it, it usually only takes a day or so. Turkish Angoras are very smart and will pick it up quickly. Ours asks to go outside when he has to go to the bathroom, or in an emergency will only go in the sink.

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kyle - 2009-12-21
We got our cat about 1 year ago and hes a real joy to have in our house he loves to follow me around into my room and lay with me. He doesn't mind behind picked up or sat on a lap he just loves to be around people and likes to stare at the fish for around 20 minutes a day. BUT he is a little goofy if you play with a paper ball throwing it over him he will do flips trying to get it and eventually get frustrated and just act like hes walkin away but when you set it on the ground he shoots back like a bullet. ironically enought before we knew what type of cat he was we named him Coon cause he has black fur with gray spots and striped and looks just like a ratcoon.

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Barbie - 2009-12-11
Abyssinian cats are nice they are active too!

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Vincent - 2009-08-21
My Maine Coon - Alibaba, lived for 15 years until he went quietly to Feline University nearly 2 years ago. He was one of the greatest cats I've ever had in my life. He was the gentle giant, very smart and loving. He would sleep in bed with us and sit at the table during dinner. He always waited by the door every night when I got home from work. Like many who posted, He too would also chrip. He also loved water and being outdoors. He was a very brave cat as well, he feared no one. Most times people would call him cat-dog. He also knew who was afraid of him. He could smell it on them and that was his favorite type of person. Which I would have to rescue everytime from the end of the hallway when they came out of the bathroom. I would hear my guest shouting out my name and the cat would not let them leave. Everyone who was afraid of him was. And I would tell them different and they would not believe me. One person dubbed him Terminator cat. Alibaba was very caring and playful to the end. Alibaba was a thief of hearts and he stole mine. He would lick my arms and if I had a nightmare, he would come running lay on my pillow and lick my head until I fell asleep again. I miss his strong back leaning against mine when I would wake up at night or waking up and finding his head resting on my pillow like a human. He loved laying in boxes and hopping into paper bags and even my luggage. However, he was not one too leave alone for a long time. He gave me the cold shoulder when I went on holiday for 10 days. 7 he could do but certainly not 10! So the stage was set. And let me tell you, he was a fierce hunter. Nothing got past him or through those furry paws. His favorite time was when I cooked. He love the smell of the house and always sat by the entrance of the kitchen and watched me and chirped. All in all a great companion. It took some time to get use to him not being around. Especially the first few weeks because he was such a hugh presence. I've never been so heartbroken in my entire life. His pictures grace just about every wall in my house.

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