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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 11:15 PM
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27. He's a beauty!
love the coloration and the crossed blue eyes. :-)

My domestic shorthair spent several years at 27 pounds-not long, just fat! He trimmed down when the kittens came to the house; guess he found his inner kitten after 15 years!

Oberon (my MC) is 45 inches from nose to tail tip. MCs started out as crosses between wild cats (lynx/ bobcats) and longhairs that were brought over from France and Norway in the early 1700s. For a long time, MC breeders didn't want to acknowlege their possible wild ancestery, but recent DNA testing has proven that the breed is decended from those "forest cats".

I know some people that keep rehabilitated bobcats and lynx who were rescued from fur farms; they are very docile, and hardly seem any different from domestic cats (save that the lynx are as tall as labradors)!
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  -This is a big cat EstimatedProphet  Oct-17-04 05:13 PM   #0 
  - this photo does not compute - my brain isn't processing this at all (eom)  skylarmae   Oct-17-04 05:15 PM   #1 
  - or a reeeally small person and apartment - wow n/t  qnr   Oct-17-04 05:15 PM   #2 
  - I've seen other pics of her and the cat.  nownow   Oct-17-04 05:25 PM   #10 
     - ah, thanks. Thought it was a Maine coon cat, wasn't sure though n/t  qnr   Oct-17-04 05:29 PM   #14 
     - Probably this photo:  Jen6   Oct-17-04 05:31 PM   #16 
        - Nah -- I saw the pics on Snopes  nownow   Oct-17-04 07:26 PM   #17 
           - Me and mine at 10 months  Jen6   Oct-17-04 08:14 PM   #18 
              - I've probably seen a very few true Maine Coons.  nownow   Oct-17-04 10:59 PM   #24 
  - that's a kid in a cat suit  Kire   Oct-17-04 05:16 PM   #3 
  - but actually  jukes   Oct-17-04 05:16 PM   #4 
  - You think it's photoshopped?  EstimatedProphet   Oct-17-04 05:17 PM   #6 
  - Check Snopes:  NYC Liberal   Oct-17-04 05:20 PM   #8 
  - i stand corrected  jukes   Oct-17-04 05:29 PM   #15 
  - Nope it's authentic  Droopy   Oct-17-04 05:18 PM   #7 
  - I wouldn't want to be responsible for the litter box.  Droopy   Oct-17-04 05:17 PM   #5 
  - It's not the size that counts  helnwhls   Oct-17-04 05:22 PM   #9 
  - That's a Maine Coon cat  zanana   Oct-17-04 05:26 PM   #11 
  - A Maine Coon once punched me clear across the room.  aquart   Oct-17-04 11:03 PM   #26 
  - I'd love to have that cat  CatWoman   Oct-17-04 05:26 PM   #12 
  - He's an average sized Maine Coon with a petite owner  Jen6   Oct-17-04 05:28 PM   #13 
  - They have some HUGE paws!  ikojo   Oct-17-04 09:00 PM   #19 
     - You can ADOPT one through this site:  Jen6   Oct-17-04 10:10 PM   #22 
  - must they be giants?  flaminbats   Oct-17-04 09:25 PM   #20 
  - awwwww!!! dis is some serious furrball action goin on here!  FizzFuzz   Oct-17-04 09:31 PM   #21 
  - OK OK...my Max is no maine coon, but he is a BIG FRIGGIN CAT!!!  rppper   Oct-17-04 10:29 PM   #23 
  - He's a beauty!  Jen6   Oct-17-04 11:15 PM   #27 
  - how much does he weigh  barb1622000   Oct-17-04 11:01 PM   #25 
 

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