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01-09-2010, 05:53 AM
THis is Leo at I think 3 years. the vet is 6'2" and Leo is 35 LBS.


Here is his story.


Next I'll dig up pictures of Jaques Pierrre and post them and then we will go into cat vocal language that you can not find on the net.

I will start at the first cat over 50 years ago and their exploits. please chip in with your cat tales, or is it tails?


01-09-2010, 06:17 AM

She is 5'8" tall the cat is 8 years old

Phillip Allen
01-09-2010, 08:50 AM
okay, but I gotta wake up first

01-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Mine aren't nearly as big as this one. I was redoing one room. I got up in the morning and Tansy didn't make her normal appearance. I went looking all over the house and could not find her. Then I heard an indistinct meowing from below my feet. I went out back, opened the crawlspace and looked and there she was. The only scenario I could figure out was that she crawled down one of the HVAC vents in the room because I left the grates off and then tore a hole in the flexible HVAC duct to escape into the crawlspace. Lesson learned is never leave the grates off unattended.

bob winter
01-09-2010, 10:11 AM
Leo is one big cat.

01-09-2010, 10:56 AM
that cat is off the charts.

01-09-2010, 10:56 AM

01-09-2010, 11:03 AM
we've got a couple of 4mo kittens, male and female. She's a lb lighter but growls . Right now they're playing with a toy mouse and every time she picks it up she growls as she walks around with it in her mouth. Sounds like a cell phone on vibrate. Never heard that in a kitten before.

01-09-2010, 06:11 PM
Here's our ginger moggie, Moon, playing with his Christmas present:


Not quite as big as yours, but still a lap-full.


He's mad about the kitty cubeó hops in and rolls it across the floor.

01-09-2010, 06:43 PM
My first cat was named Fluffy (pretty creative huh?), a long haired white guy we got when I was 7. He only lived to be 8 years old and I was pretty broken up when he died. Since then we've had a number of cats, four of which were 19 years old when they passed on. Our two current cats are 15 years old, sisters who hate each other. I love cats but we have to keep them separated from our dogs who would kill them, so they live outside (and in the garage) until the dogs are caged at night. They are then allowed in, fed, and if the weather is bad, are kept inside all night (and all day in a "safe" room these few days when the temps are dropping into the 30's here in S. Florida)

Bill R
01-09-2010, 10:07 PM

Rasputin. His mom was a rescue, and he was born in a shelter, 1 of 4 brothers. I don't think I adopted him, I think he adopted me.

01-09-2010, 10:09 PM
My buddy, Charlie. I miss him. He adopted me as a kitten - walked halfway across my boot on a visit to a friend's house and fell asleep there. Every time I went back for dinner or whatever, he was tagging along. Was a part of my life for 15 years - more dog than cat, really - always wanted to be doing whatever you were doing with you.


01-09-2010, 11:08 PM
How about a 42lb Main Coon?

YEP! Unbelievable ... like a Mountain Lion!


01-09-2010, 11:10 PM
A coon that is NOT overweight!

George Ray
01-10-2010, 01:02 PM

01-10-2010, 10:31 PM
"It was that way when I found it."


01-10-2010, 10:39 PM
Toolbox, the Kalmar Nyckel's official mascot.


01-10-2010, 11:09 PM
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George Ray

WHAT a GREAT photo!!!!


01-11-2010, 05:08 AM
How about a 42lb Main Coon?

YEP! Unbelievable ... like a Mountain Lion!

Nothing else matters but how I raise my children ... and their opinion of me, as a father.
http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/buttons/quote.gif (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=2449225)I have seen them that big but not in a long time. Leo is only the official record holder of longest.

My mothers co-breeder of Maine coons back in mid 60s tomid 70s owned a large chicken and egg farm. For her neutered no longer for show working MCs 40+ was not unusual. In full tomness" for show they usually topped out at 35 at 3 years. Bred a few times and then put to work on the farm where they hit full growth. Yep Rather face down a German Sheperd to get into a coop-house of 100 layers than one of those coons if he did not know you.

Had some hens and Aracanya roosters that were nasty too. Then when I needed fertilized fresh eggs got RI REDs and Aracanyas a gain. Including a Red Crosbreed looked like Aracanya monster I let live to keep the hens safe. You had to time it just right when you walked into the coop and drop kick him against the wall so he would know it was your turn to check the hens. Son Sam learned how at age two. LOL

01-11-2010, 08:11 AM
Those are all lightweights......Sasha would have them for a snack.....When she was 45-50 pounds I have seen trained police dogs in the hands of local military cower and turn away.....When Sweet Thing and I were having tea on the porch at the Seagull rest. in Pattaya she would stretch out beneath the table and dare any dogs to come on the porch...just lay there, licking her paws/claws....and with that lazy non chalant smile on her face.

01-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Yeah, Chuck, but our cats are a bit cheaper to feed. :D (Well, OK, maybe not Chase's.)

Then again there are poor put-upon cats too - like this one dressed in a bunny outfit complete with the carrot. The look on the face says, "I'll kill you while you sleep."


01-11-2010, 10:26 AM
For Chuck in case he never scoped the car thread so forgive me guys for posting this here also.

Back when we were first married 34 years ago, I sent my wife to a local welder up at his mountaintop farm to get the exhaust manifold (factory tube job) for my 65 MGB welded up. She came home all excited and two days later we owned a 67 GT6. She was working as a reporter for the local daily rag at the time. OH god she had never driven a standard before. First weekend just stalled it at every stop. Second weekend she went through one set of rear tire in just the one weekend. LOL
starting as Maine Coon Cat kitens our Zsa zsa 1 and Jacques Pierre grew up on trips and loved having their own space under the rear window. By the time we had to park it from a blown rear end She was a big MC female at about 17# and He was 24# and growing at two years. (he ended up at 29 to 31# at full fighting weight as a four to five year old adult Maine Coon Cat.

my current M/C buddy, Maestro is 21# at 14 months and growing visibly every fortnight. (see below) according to the vet he won't be full size and weight till he is 3.5 to 4.25 years old.


he is on top of the upright freezer and that is a six inch above the brass globe on the light behind him. He is 7 # more than Jaques Pierre at the same age.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_qLyeq4V_F8Y/S0hYJha_EaI/AAAAAAAABMU/Q2sUZmXzJUo/s912/IMG_2037.JPG __________________

01-11-2010, 10:32 AM
Funny looking Maine Coon Cat...

01-11-2010, 01:02 PM
Yeah, Chuck, but our cats are a bit cheaper to feed. (Well, OK, maybe not Chase's.)

Dunno about that....monkeys wuz free.......especially neighbor monkeys...

01-11-2010, 01:16 PM
Sasha was a self-feeding feline? :eek::D:eek:

01-11-2010, 01:25 PM
Not exactly.....the fellows at Boonwongs boatyard across from out villa were building a Brown Searunner 37, and had a pet monkey....an extremely mean tempered obnoxious monkey, much like the owners. I had the yard rented with the understanding that I had half the yard and the main office building for my use, and Boonwong would only rent the remaining area for storage.....
A few months later these idiots move in...Boonwong was going back on his agreement, and told me that since they were Americans he didn't think I would mind.(He was lying...but...)
Sasha would walk to the yard with me and generally hang out in the shade under the boat project. Friggin' monkey ran loose, crapped all over my project, and was constantly throwing things at Sasha, but she would just move out of range. I spoke to the guys about it.....they thought it was funny and ignored me.....One night Sasha got up and went to the window in the villa...she would let herself out in the far reaches of our 5 acres, then come back inside....I would get up and watch.
After 2-3 months of the abuse at the hands of the monkey, one night she got up, went across the road to the boatyard, returned about an hour later, with a sorta smile on her face, hopped up on the foot of the bed and curled up. Sweet Thing said she must be upset about something...I said no, she just wants company.....
Next morning we walked into the boatyard and they were looking for their monkey.....the little chain and collar were there but no monkey.....they never found the monkey. Sasha started sleeping under the boat again.

01-11-2010, 01:39 PM
the little chain and collar were there but no monkey.....they never found the monkey. Sasha started sleeping under the boat again.

Good kitty kitty kitty! :D

01-11-2010, 02:02 PM
Well, I see that Sasha picked up some of your "problem solving techiniques", Chuck. :D

Hal Forsen
01-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Meet "Mean Ol' Bob"
19 Years Old and no sign of slowin' down........
12 fearless pounds of piss and vinegar. :cool:


AKA Shop Cat, Mr. Melodious, Scabby,
He LOVES the sound of his voice. :rolleyes:


David Tabor (sailordave)
01-13-2010, 09:26 AM
This is my buddy "Mouser". Because when we got him in 1999, we needed a mouser cat. One that would stay outside or in the garage when it was really cold. We already had three indoor cats and didn't need one more but we had a mice problem from having built the year before. Dumb cat couldn't catch a mouse if you put it in front of him. In fact one mouse was cowering UNDERNEATH him between his legs as he sat there looking all around w/ that "WHERE DID HE GO" look on his face. :p Then a few weeks later a neighbor dog mauled him and left him w/ a double pneumothorax. He recovered. Has given me years of attention. Just don't pick him up. The past year or so he has taken to curling up next to me when I'm reading.
A few months ago I had to have a tumor removed from his gum. It was malignant and they don't think they got it all. Said it will probably grow back in 6 months or so. Radiation was a solution but that is MAJOR $$$. :(

We shall see. I like the dog (sorta) and the calico cat is sweet and lovable, but this guy, well, he's my favorite.:)
And the looks he gives when someone is sleeping in HIS spot on the bed....:mad::eek:


Peter Malcolm Jardine
01-13-2010, 11:02 AM
Ryan, Head cat around our place... adopted him from a former tenant.


P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-13-2010, 02:54 PM
Ilford helps check the loom tension...

01-13-2010, 02:59 PM
Chuck and Frank, my shop cats, are litter mates.

http://hphotos-snc1.fbcdn.net/hs242.snc1/8933_137581878870_132445238870_2652437_4485939_n.j pg

01-13-2010, 03:07 PM

Cyril, probably the greatest shop cat of all time, riding on my shoulders. Hit me hard when he died about a year and a half ago.

David Tabor (sailordave)
01-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Interesting article on CNN today... Dog v. Cat lovers.. (http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/01/13/cat.dog.personality/index.html?hpt=Sbin)

01-19-2010, 02:29 PM
What a nice thread. Beautiful, wonderful cats.

Aah...cats and dogs, both are wonderful, sometimes funny and always uplifting to be around.

Thanks for the thread and lovely pixs. :):)