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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:02 AM
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Two Tuxedo Maine Coons-up for adoption!
Edited on Sun Mar-06-05 01:06 AM by Lorien
O.K, so they're adults-but just as lovable! For those of you admiring the babies on this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... here's an opportunity to own a Tuxedo Coon of your own!

This one is named Hippie Chick (or Chicklet). Now c'mon guys, a DUer has GOT to adopt this gal! ;-)




This is a male named Oreo:


(sorry that the photo got so big)!

Both can be found here: http://www.coonyham.com/adults.html


:hi:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:20 AM
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1. Extremely cute!
I have thought about adopting a kitten, but I'm worried about the smell of the litter box. :)
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:23 AM
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2. If you clean it regularly
it doesn't smell! :P

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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:24 AM
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3. Yeah. I need to get my surgery before I even think of adopting...
...a pet.

I'm not functioning too well.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:35 AM
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4. Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well
but you might want to keep this in mind when considering pet adoption (my dad just had major surgery and I'm trying to talk him into getting a pet):

Rx For A Better Life? Get A Pet, And Do It Now

COLLEGE STATION, - It might be the prescription of the future: Take two aspirin and get a pet immediately.
Related News Stories
Numerous studies have shown that pets - or at least the presence of animals - can have medical benefits that are beyond dispute. These range from lowering blood pressure to lessening anxiety and depression and even to faster healing times after surgery.
Fido is no placebo - he can literally be man's best friend when people are ailing.
"We have known for many years that the company of a pet can be of benefit in a variety of ways, but exactly why this is, no one seems to have the answer," says Dr. Bonnie Beaver, who specializes in animal behavior and human-animal relationships at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
"For example, the long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet have been shown to be significantly longer than for those who did not. There is also data showing that widows who have cats are better off medically during the first year, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not."
Other studies have shown that:

* Senior adults who own dogs go to the doctor less than those who do not. In a study of 100 Medicare patients, those who owned dogs made 21 percent fewer visits to a physician than non-dog owners;
* Pet owners have lower blood pressure, and one study showed that just 10 minutes in the company of an animal significantly reduced blood pressure rates;
* Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners;
* Pet owners have overall better physical health due to exercise with their pets;
* 70 percent of families surveyed reported an increase in family happiness and fun after acquiring a pet;
* Children exposed to pets during their first year of life have a lower frequency of some allergies and asthma;
* Children who suffer from autism have more prosocial behaviors if they own a pet;
* Owning a pet - especially a dog - helps children in families better adjust to the serious illness or death of a parent;
* Pets decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation in their owners;
* Having a pet may decrease heart attack mortality rates by 3 percent, which translates into 30,000 lives saved annually;
* Positive self-esteem in children is enhanced if the child owns a pet;
* Children owning pets are more likely to be involved in sports, hobbies, clubs or even chores;
* Victims of AIDS who own a pet report less depression and reduced stress levels.
Many groups take pets to visit residents of nursing homes, and usually the experience is a very positive one for both the pet and the individual.
"Many people in nursing homes had pets all of their lives, but for several reasons, are not allowed to in an extended-care facility," says Beaver.
"The tendency is to make those places 'sterile,' with minimal plants or animals. Those who bring in nature of all kinds generally bring in a better quality of life to their residents."
The reverse is also true - the life of a pet is usually enhanced if its owner cares for it properly.
"Geriatric animals in most veterinary settings are those that have had loving and caring owners who followed good husbandry practices," she adds.
"We don't really understand why pets make us feel better and in some cases, add years to our own lives," Beaver explains.
"There are many forms of the animal-person relationship. Some are not good, some are neutral, some are not realistic at all and some are very nurturing. Different people get different benefits from the animal, and even different benefits at different stages in the person's life."



This story has been adapted from a news release issued by Texas A&M University. <img>
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/11/0111050734...
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 03:38 PM
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12. I concur with that...
even in my darkest moments past month with health problems, they would all disappear whenever the Daemon curled up onto my lap.

Pets are extremely therapeutic. Beyond all measurable doubt.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 09:30 AM
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5. However tempted I am, I just can't afford it :(
Between the $500 they want for one, and the fact that I'd have to go there to meet them, I just can't afford it.

Someday :).
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 11:28 AM
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7. Poke around at breeder's sites in your state
sometimes they'll give an adult away for free if they really like the person wishing to adopt him/ her (especially if they are placing a kitty that came to them from another owner who could no longer care for it for whatever reason). $500 is pretty steep (that's what some breeders charge for a kitten)! The customary charge is $150; this covers the shots and altering. Another reason to charge a bit for adults is to keep them out of the hands of "bundlers". Bundlers are middlemen who look for adult dogs and cats to sell to research facilities, which buy 90,000 animals from them Nationally every year! They can get up to $250 per healthy adult, so it's no surprise that a reputable breeder would charge up to that amount to ensure that their health guaranteed kitty didn't end up in a laboratory. :-(
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 12:46 PM
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10. Here's another site with a tuxedo for adoption
his name is Moon: http://www.zunicoon.com/Adults.htm

Another tuxedo on the site (already adopted) looked just like Sylvester!
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 12:01 PM
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9. Neither can I....
as much as I'm tempted to get my hooks on one of these Sylvester lookalikes. :(


I miss you, Bes!
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 10:06 AM
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6. Oh they are so cute!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 11:44 AM
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8. Here's a nice rescue site for those interested in
Maine Coons or Maine Coon look alikes: http://www.mainecooncatrescue.org/seeking_placement.htm...
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zanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 09:52 AM
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11. I love your black-and-white cat
That face is priceless.
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