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Ball of Fluff
January 7th 07, 07:51 PM
Hi,

I used to post to rec.pets.cats years ago. It appears that it's gone now
and that I have not kept up with the changes. I see there are several cat
newsgroups now including this one.

It's nice to be back. I used to post under a different handle- Claire or
John Swazey- and now have a new ISP and new internet nick...long
story...still me, though.

We have a new kitten whom we got when he was about 12 weeks old. He's now 9
months old and is a real character.

He's the most aggressive bold cat I've ever had. He does have a sweet nature
notwithstanding that, so he has become a very good pet.

But he will play with ANYTHING. At the vet's the first time I took him he
was upset but only because he was being held and controlled (he used to hate
that but we've been working with him) and as soon as they let go, he was
batting at the vet's stethoscope. Never had a kitty who did that, before.

And he isn't bothered by the weather. Loves water, will lie down on a cold
iron grate (to our water meter that is outside) and no problem. Very sturdy.
He's extremely fluffy but not like a Persian. More like either a Maine Coon
cat or Norwegian forest cat though I don't think he's a purebred. I think he
has one or the other in him.

I'm trying to figure out what, though.

His tail is not only plumey but is about 4 inches longer than our domestic
short hair kitties' tails are. (and believe me, it's hard measuring a cat's
tail!). He loooves the water- wants to drink from the tap/stream and so we
turn the tap on for him a couple times a day. We have a place on the
property that collects water that we had lined with cement and a pump and
doors to it put in. So we check it constantly this time of year to see if it
has water and how much, so we know to turn on the pump. The other day he
jumped right in and was not at all bothered by the fact that he was standing
in several inches of freezing water. If we'd have let him (which we didn't)
he'd have stayed there and gone under the house exploring.

Also loves to knock things over just to watch them.

Oh, and he's huge. at 9 months- which I don't think is totally full grown
yet-he's well over 10 pounds, maybe 11 by now. And very long. Not stocky,
not fat. (He is neutered)

When he was a kitten, he wasn't one of those fluffy kitten one sees cute
picture of. No, he had odd wisps of longish fur that it looked like he
hadn't quite decided what to do with. But he's quite fluffy now. I'd say his
fur is a good couple inches long. You can pick out segments and just run
your fingers donw it.

These pix don't quite do him justice but you can get an idea of what he
looks like.

(one of the pix is him as a four month old kitten. We took it to show how
like a fruitbat he used to look...I don't think we quite captured the
look...)

http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/claireswazey/Kitty/

What do you think?

Part Norwegian Forest Cat? Part Maine Coon? Something else?

C

Matthew
January 7th 07, 08:26 PM
A mix of tabby and Maine coon look like my spirit but on long haired
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=j9u1k4


"Ball of Fluff" > wrote in message
...
> Hi,
>
> I used to post to rec.pets.cats years ago. It appears that it's gone now
> and that I have not kept up with the changes. I see there are several cat
> newsgroups now including this one.
>
> It's nice to be back. I used to post under a different handle- Claire or
> John Swazey- and now have a new ISP and new internet nick...long
> story...still me, though.
>
> We have a new kitten whom we got when he was about 12 weeks old. He's now
> 9 months old and is a real character.
>
> He's the most aggressive bold cat I've ever had. He does have a sweet
> nature notwithstanding that, so he has become a very good pet.
>
> But he will play with ANYTHING. At the vet's the first time I took him he
> was upset but only because he was being held and controlled (he used to
> hate that but we've been working with him) and as soon as they let go, he
> was batting at the vet's stethoscope. Never had a kitty who did that,
> before.
>
> And he isn't bothered by the weather. Loves water, will lie down on a cold
> iron grate (to our water meter that is outside) and no problem. Very
> sturdy. He's extremely fluffy but not like a Persian. More like either a
> Maine Coon cat or Norwegian forest cat though I don't think he's a
> purebred. I think he has one or the other in him.
>
> I'm trying to figure out what, though.
>
> His tail is not only plumey but is about 4 inches longer than our domestic
> short hair kitties' tails are. (and believe me, it's hard measuring a
> cat's tail!). He loooves the water- wants to drink from the tap/stream and
> so we turn the tap on for him a couple times a day. We have a place on
> the property that collects water that we had lined with cement and a pump
> and doors to it put in. So we check it constantly this time of year to see
> if it has water and how much, so we know to turn on the pump. The other
> day he jumped right in and was not at all bothered by the fact that he was
> standing in several inches of freezing water. If we'd have let him (which
> we didn't) he'd have stayed there and gone under the house exploring.
>
> Also loves to knock things over just to watch them.
>
> Oh, and he's huge. at 9 months- which I don't think is totally full grown
> yet-he's well over 10 pounds, maybe 11 by now. And very long. Not stocky,
> not fat. (He is neutered)
>
> When he was a kitten, he wasn't one of those fluffy kitten one sees cute
> picture of. No, he had odd wisps of longish fur that it looked like he
> hadn't quite decided what to do with. But he's quite fluffy now. I'd say
> his fur is a good couple inches long. You can pick out segments and just
> run your fingers donw it.
>
> These pix don't quite do him justice but you can get an idea of what he
> looks like.
>
> (one of the pix is him as a four month old kitten. We took it to show how
> like a fruitbat he used to look...I don't think we quite captured the
> look...)
>
> http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/claireswazey/Kitty/
>
> What do you think?
>
> Part Norwegian Forest Cat? Part Maine Coon? Something else?
>
> C
>
>
>
>
>
>

Ball of Fluff
January 7th 07, 08:30 PM
"Matthew" > wrote in message
...
>A mix of tabby and Maine coon look like my spirit but on long haired
>http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=j9u1k4
>

What a cutie!

C

Matthew
January 7th 07, 08:38 PM
you want a cutie this is my Ka'shay http://tinypic.com:80/4hwjaq9.jpg
http://tinypic.com/2u4la13.jpg

"Ball of Fluff" > wrote in message
...
>
>
> "Matthew" > wrote in message
> ...
>>A mix of tabby and Maine coon look like my spirit but on long haired
>>http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=j9u1k4
>>
>
> What a cutie!
>
> C
>
>

Gandalf
January 9th 07, 11:46 PM
On Sun, 7 Jan 2007 10:51:05 -0800, "Ball of Fluff"
> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I used to post to rec.pets.cats years ago. It appears that it's gone now
>and that I have not kept up with the changes. I see there are several cat
>newsgroups now including this one.
>
>It's nice to be back. I used to post under a different handle- Claire or
>John Swazey- and now have a new ISP and new internet nick...long
>story...still me, though.
>
>We have a new kitten whom we got when he was about 12 weeks old. He's now 9
>months old and is a real character.
>
>He's the most aggressive bold cat I've ever had. He does have a sweet nature
>notwithstanding that, so he has become a very good pet.
>
>But he will play with ANYTHING. At the vet's the first time I took him he
>was upset but only because he was being held and controlled (he used to hate
>that but we've been working with him) and as soon as they let go, he was
>batting at the vet's stethoscope. Never had a kitty who did that, before.
>
>And he isn't bothered by the weather. Loves water, will lie down on a cold
>iron grate (to our water meter that is outside) and no problem. Very sturdy.
>He's extremely fluffy but not like a Persian. More like either a Maine Coon
>cat or Norwegian forest cat though I don't think he's a purebred. I think he
>has one or the other in him.
>
>I'm trying to figure out what, though.
>
>His tail is not only plumey but is about 4 inches longer than our domestic
>short hair kitties' tails are. (and believe me, it's hard measuring a cat's
>tail!). He loooves the water- wants to drink from the tap/stream and so we
>turn the tap on for him a couple times a day. We have a place on the
>property that collects water that we had lined with cement and a pump and
>doors to it put in. So we check it constantly this time of year to see if it
>has water and how much, so we know to turn on the pump. The other day he
>jumped right in and was not at all bothered by the fact that he was standing
>in several inches of freezing water. If we'd have let him (which we didn't)
>he'd have stayed there and gone under the house exploring.
>
>Also loves to knock things over just to watch them.
>
>Oh, and he's huge. at 9 months- which I don't think is totally full grown
>yet-he's well over 10 pounds, maybe 11 by now. And very long. Not stocky,
>not fat. (He is neutered)
>
>When he was a kitten, he wasn't one of those fluffy kitten one sees cute
>picture of. No, he had odd wisps of longish fur that it looked like he
>hadn't quite decided what to do with. But he's quite fluffy now. I'd say his
>fur is a good couple inches long. You can pick out segments and just run
>your fingers donw it.
>
>These pix don't quite do him justice but you can get an idea of what he
>looks like.
>
>(one of the pix is him as a four month old kitten. We took it to show how
>like a fruitbat he used to look...I don't think we quite captured the
>look...)
>
>http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/claireswazey/Kitty/
>
>What do you think?
>
>Part Norwegian Forest Cat? Part Maine Coon? Something else?
>
>C

What a handsome kitty! And what full tail!

May I recommend that you check in at

rec.pets.cats.anecdotes

It's much, much more active group that this one is. Around 100 posts a
day :-)

Matthew
January 9th 07, 11:52 PM
So you hide here also there Gandalf

"Gandalf" > wrote in message
...
> On Sun, 7 Jan 2007 10:51:05 -0800, "Ball of Fluff"
> > wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I used to post to rec.pets.cats years ago. It appears that it's gone now
>>and that I have not kept up with the changes. I see there are several cat
>>newsgroups now including this one.
>>
>>It's nice to be back. I used to post under a different handle- Claire or
>>John Swazey- and now have a new ISP and new internet nick...long
>>story...still me, though.
>>
>>We have a new kitten whom we got when he was about 12 weeks old. He's now
>>9
>>months old and is a real character.
>>
>>He's the most aggressive bold cat I've ever had. He does have a sweet
>>nature
>>notwithstanding that, so he has become a very good pet.
>>
>>But he will play with ANYTHING. At the vet's the first time I took him he
>>was upset but only because he was being held and controlled (he used to
>>hate
>>that but we've been working with him) and as soon as they let go, he was
>>batting at the vet's stethoscope. Never had a kitty who did that, before.
>>
>>And he isn't bothered by the weather. Loves water, will lie down on a cold
>>iron grate (to our water meter that is outside) and no problem. Very
>>sturdy.
>>He's extremely fluffy but not like a Persian. More like either a Maine
>>Coon
>>cat or Norwegian forest cat though I don't think he's a purebred. I think
>>he
>>has one or the other in him.
>>
>>I'm trying to figure out what, though.
>>
>>His tail is not only plumey but is about 4 inches longer than our domestic
>>short hair kitties' tails are. (and believe me, it's hard measuring a
>>cat's
>>tail!). He loooves the water- wants to drink from the tap/stream and so we
>>turn the tap on for him a couple times a day. We have a place on the
>>property that collects water that we had lined with cement and a pump and
>>doors to it put in. So we check it constantly this time of year to see if
>>it
>>has water and how much, so we know to turn on the pump. The other day he
>>jumped right in and was not at all bothered by the fact that he was
>>standing
>>in several inches of freezing water. If we'd have let him (which we
>>didn't)
>>he'd have stayed there and gone under the house exploring.
>>
>>Also loves to knock things over just to watch them.
>>
>>Oh, and he's huge. at 9 months- which I don't think is totally full grown
>>yet-he's well over 10 pounds, maybe 11 by now. And very long. Not stocky,
>>not fat. (He is neutered)
>>
>>When he was a kitten, he wasn't one of those fluffy kitten one sees cute
>>picture of. No, he had odd wisps of longish fur that it looked like he
>>hadn't quite decided what to do with. But he's quite fluffy now. I'd say
>>his
>>fur is a good couple inches long. You can pick out segments and just run
>>your fingers donw it.
>>
>>These pix don't quite do him justice but you can get an idea of what he
>>looks like.
>>
>>(one of the pix is him as a four month old kitten. We took it to show how
>>like a fruitbat he used to look...I don't think we quite captured the
>>look...)
>>
>>http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m299/claireswazey/Kitty/
>>
>>What do you think?
>>
>>Part Norwegian Forest Cat? Part Maine Coon? Something else?
>>
>>C
>
> What a handsome kitty! And what full tail!
>
> May I recommend that you check in at
>
> rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
>
> It's much, much more active group that this one is. Around 100 posts a
> day :-)