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Old July 5th 03, 01:53 PM
dgk
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Default Nipsy is part Maine Coon?

I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.

He is also very vocal. He cried solidly from 3 to 4 am this morning.
He clearly misses his old home and family. I had to lock him back in
the CIR (Cat Introduction Room) so I could get some sleep. He's out
now and he's walking around the house with Espy following
suspiciously.

I'll probably have to put him back in that room when I go to the beach
today. I don't expect any serious fighting but I want to be around
when they are together for a little while. Luckily I have a three day
weekend for this.
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Old July 5th 03, 02:45 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article ,
dgk wrote:

I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.


How big is he? What you describe sounds like the influence of Maine
Coon genes. Coons are big, too.

Priscilla
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Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum,
minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
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Old July 5th 03, 02:45 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article ,
dgk wrote:

I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.


How big is he? What you describe sounds like the influence of Maine
Coon genes. Coons are big, too.

Priscilla
--
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum,
minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
(thanks be to topfive.com)
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Old July 5th 03, 02:58 PM
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On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 13:45:14 GMT, Priscilla Ballou
wrote:

In article ,
dgk wrote:

I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.


How big is he? What you describe sounds like the influence of Maine
Coon genes. Coons are big, too.

Priscilla


He is big. More accurately, he is long. I was told that he was a
little cat, and in comparison to the other monsters in that house, I
suppose he is. But compared to normal cats, he is large. Much bigger
than Espy.
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Old July 5th 03, 02:58 PM
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On Sat, 05 Jul 2003 13:45:14 GMT, Priscilla Ballou
wrote:

In article ,
dgk wrote:

I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.


How big is he? What you describe sounds like the influence of Maine
Coon genes. Coons are big, too.

Priscilla


He is big. More accurately, he is long. I was told that he was a
little cat, and in comparison to the other monsters in that house, I
suppose he is. But compared to normal cats, he is large. Much bigger
than Espy.
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Old July 5th 03, 03:13 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article ,
dgk wrote:

He is big. More accurately, he is long. I was told that he was a
little cat, and in comparison to the other monsters in that house, I
suppose he is. But compared to normal cats, he is large. Much bigger
than Espy.


He may well be part Maine Coon. Whatever he is, he sounds like a lovely
boy. May you have many happy years together. :-)

Priscilla
--
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum,
minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
(thanks be to topfive.com)
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Old July 5th 03, 03:13 PM
Priscilla Ballou
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In article ,
dgk wrote:

He is big. More accurately, he is long. I was told that he was a
little cat, and in comparison to the other monsters in that house, I
suppose he is. But compared to normal cats, he is large. Much bigger
than Espy.


He may well be part Maine Coon. Whatever he is, he sounds like a lovely
boy. May you have many happy years together. :-)

Priscilla
--
Minutus cantorum, minutus balorum,
minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
(thanks be to topfive.com)
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Old July 5th 03, 03:35 PM
Gail
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I'm sure in time they will be fine together. Congratulations on your new
baby!!
Gail
"dgk" wrote in message
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I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.

He is also very vocal. He cried solidly from 3 to 4 am this morning.
He clearly misses his old home and family. I had to lock him back in
the CIR (Cat Introduction Room) so I could get some sleep. He's out
now and he's walking around the house with Espy following
suspiciously.

I'll probably have to put him back in that room when I go to the beach
today. I don't expect any serious fighting but I want to be around
when they are together for a little while. Luckily I have a three day
weekend for this.



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Old July 5th 03, 03:35 PM
Gail
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I'm sure in time they will be fine together. Congratulations on your new
baby!!
Gail
"dgk" wrote in message
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I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.

He is also very vocal. He cried solidly from 3 to 4 am this morning.
He clearly misses his old home and family. I had to lock him back in
the CIR (Cat Introduction Room) so I could get some sleep. He's out
now and he's walking around the house with Espy following
suspiciously.

I'll probably have to put him back in that room when I go to the beach
today. I don't expect any serious fighting but I want to be around
when they are together for a little while. Luckily I have a three day
weekend for this.



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Old July 5th 03, 04:06 PM
Cathy Friedmann
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Nipsy could easily have some Maine Coon in him, or maybe something else that
looks a bit similar, like a Siberian, perhaps.

Other points to consider, besides their long fluffy fur w/ tufts of hair:
Maine Coons are *big*. Their heads are large w/ a pronounced muzzle area,
their tails are about the same length as their bodies, & males can easily
weigh 18 - 20 pounds (not fat), w/ females a little less.

My parents had a Maine Coon; he could reach the (standard 36") kitchen
countertop - standing on the floor & reaching up - to whack something off,
if it was near its edge.

Cathy

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"dgk" wrote in message
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I was describing my new cat Nipsy to friends at the beach yesterday
and one said that he sounds like Maine Coon. Definite tufts of hair
coming out the bottom of the feat, tufts of hair on his face that make
him look somewhat lynxish. Most of those were removed by constant play
with his former buddy Bootsie according to his previous slave.

He's pretty much solid grey except for white areas on his pause and a
white area under his chin. The hair is very soft and fairly long and
the tail is very bushy.

He is also very vocal. He cried solidly from 3 to 4 am this morning.
He clearly misses his old home and family. I had to lock him back in
the CIR (Cat Introduction Room) so I could get some sleep. He's out
now and he's walking around the house with Espy following
suspiciously.

I'll probably have to put him back in that room when I go to the beach
today. I don't expect any serious fighting but I want to be around
when they are together for a little while. Luckily I have a three day
weekend for this.



 




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