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Re: my pics won't post

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:43 am

Hal, we can play Thermo Nuclear War, but only in "safe" mode.

There's a domestic cat bigger than the Maine Coon. It's another cold-climate beast, the Norwegian Forest Cat. I've considered whether I'd like one, but they need lots of space and don't do well in warm climates. So a California condo would probably not be a good spot for a Norwegie.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby lioness » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:00 am

they're little lynx! i went to a few of the breeder's sites. one site said they are medium to large, but don't seem to get quite as large as the Maine Coon.

stunningly beautiful cats!

<img src="http://www.norskskovkat.dk/top01pic/k07.jpg" alt=" - " /> <img src="http://www.norskskovkat.dk/top01pic/n01.jpg" alt=" - " />


winter would be great, but i think CO summers would be a bit warm for them.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby mmichaelson » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:09 am

Gorgeous! <Maybe Ty isn't so big after all. . .measley 14 pounder>

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Re: my pics won't post

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:15 am

Nope. Ty isn't even a contender. I've got a pair of 16 pound cats, by the vet's scale.

The Maine Coon cats I've seen in shows, with the pedigrees and all, were a lousy 12 to 14 lbs. The farm-cat Maine Coons get to be nearly 20 and a large mature male Norwegie farmcat may go up to 25 or so. Something about large body size being an advantage in very cold climates?

For some reason I'll never figure out, many American show-cat breeders tend to breed down in size and value delicate appearance over robust body types.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby mmichaelson » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:26 am

Stupid. If they're supposed to be big cats, let them be big cats. Ty is quite happy at 14 pounds, though I suspect he'll still grow. He's only just over a year old. . .

Good thing he has short hair, or my husband would die.

Chloe, on the other hand, is barely 3-4 pounds, she's a skinny little devil.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby lioness » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:36 am

nicks's just about 20 lbs now but still long, lanky and muscular. i don't think there's an ounce of fat on him at all. i still need to thicken him up a bit.

when i adopted him, he was barely 14 lbs and looked horrible. malnurished and matted. poor guy.


hey Saxy, i got news for ya... the shorthairs shed worse than the longs!!

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Re: my pics won't post

Postby mmichaelson » Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:55 am

Eh, Ty and Chloe don't actually shed that much. . .we've been pretty lucky with them thus far. (Chloe is 2 and Ty is right over 1)
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby sadie » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:00 pm

Lioness and Saxy-
I could have used your help a few months ago with my "cat"astrophe. This cat had and extra "attack" gene. If he head been human he would probably have been on death row for mass murder. All my vet could tell me was to take him to a cat "therapist" and have him evaluated for Prozac. Yeesh!

BTW is that picture of the TABBY for real above? If so that is some Pituitary Mutant Cat!
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby lioness » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:10 pm

age, breed, sex, where did you get him from?
what do you think started it and how long did it last for?

you really didn't put him on kitty prozac, did you?

that cat is not the one listed in the Guiness book of records so i can only assume it's fake.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:12 pm

Sadie: that sometimes happens with domesticated animals. If you're unlucky enough to get the throwback cat, you're stuck with a wild animal. There's really nothing to be done, unless you have a barn or yard big enough for him to be wild in. Trying to "tame" and keep that particular cat in the house sounds like a really bad idea, even with Prozac. Yeesh, indeed!
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby sadie » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:19 pm

male, age 2 domestic long hair. Adopted as kitten 8 weeks. Always a "tough guy".

No Prozac- He was meant to be an outdoor cat-far too destructive to keep inside, but by the time we realized it was too late... The whole 2 years we threw out a lot of furniture, bedding, pillows,plants, and had a lot of scratches and bites. He could be sweet too, but then he would just go mental!

I had to give him back to our vet, no one would take him--- and I suspect he went to that "big barn in the sky" - but we like to think he's happily chasing mice in a heated barn with a "KittyJacuzzi" and private birdbath.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby lioness » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:32 pm

sorry sadie. :(

i'm surprised at from 8 weeks young on he wasn't trainable. sometimes things aren't always right upstairs. that goes for dogs and people too. could have been an inbreeding issue also.


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Re: my pics won't post

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:33 pm

This thread's gotten really catty.......

Hi Sadie, gotta ask: I assume he was neutered? And that didn't help?

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Re: my pics won't post

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:34 pm

catty better than birdbrained
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:37 pm

Hi Lioness,

So that's not you holding the tabby?
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby lioness » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:40 pm

nope, not me babe.
i'm shorter, wider w/ long dark hair.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby sadie » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:49 pm

OT thanks for lending a paw. He was neutered at 6 months. This cat could have been a Russian acrobat. He would jump up from the ground about 6 feet straight into the air- to attack a speck on the wall no one else could even see! Based on this cat I'd thought maybe I was a "bad parent" and get the Prozac and therapy myself, but fortunately I do better with kids than animals!

W have had some odd pets in the past- but even our pet eel(had for 2 years until he escaped)was easier to live with than this beast.

I'd be interested to hear other folks "weirdest pet" stories.
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:51 pm

Okay, I'll bite: Just how does an eel escape?!! Was it a dive outside the aquarium for some fresh air?

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Re: my pics won't post

Postby hal 9000 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:59 pm

Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Okay, I'll bite: Just how does an eel escape?!! Was it a dive outside the aquarium for some fresh air?
LOL

Here's the only scenario I could come up with:

Eel plays dead, forcing the owner to give it the proper 'burial'. Just as he is being flushed, he springs to life and yells "So long, suckers!" and rides the pipes to freedom. :D
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Re: my pics won't post

Postby sadie » Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:10 pm

Gentlemen, just put yourself in the place of this unfortunate eel, lying in a huge octagonal aquarium buried under the gravel all day, the only thing to look foward to is nighttime, when he comes out to glare at whoever comes in the room and turns on the light. Then one day the same dastardly boy who caught you forgets to put the aquarium cover back on and there it is, the great escape.
I believe eels start out in Salt water and migrate though estuaries upriver into ponds, until they are ready to breed. A leap out of a tank therefore, is not exactly a "leap of faith".
Found the next day dessicated under the baseboard heater....
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