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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:05 PM
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Yikes! Giant pussies!
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 10:08 PM by Jen6
So I noticed that my coworker was putting together a children's book that included some photos of Maine Coons (on white backdrops). I said "I have one of those! He's great; gentle, sweet natured, and getting to be pretty big, though no where near full grown. They're huge cats". My coworker said "Well, they don't LOOK huge". So, tonight I went looking for some photos to send him, and found a couple of photos of my kitty Oberon's grandfather that I hadn't seen before. Oh my!


Obie's other grandfather and grandmother:



Oberon can fill a chair pretty well, but he's got four years of growing yet to do:


another now famous Maine Coon photo:

Maine Coon with an average sized cat:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:08 PM
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1. Giant, long haired pussies!
think of the fur balls they must produce!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:11 PM
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5. Oberon has produced a couple
that you wouldn't want to step on with bare feet. Ewwww!

Right now, he's a SHAVED PUSSY! I had to have him shaved because of 11 days without electricy..in Florida..in August (we were hit by Charley).
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:35 AM
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41. Very important during the summer months
to keep your pussy shaved!

Hope everything is OK for you now in Florida.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:09 PM
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2. Yikes! Criminally bad photoshops!!
:P
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:13 PM
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8. Not at all
Oberon's only half grown, and weighs 14 pounds already!

The largest Maine Coon (world record holder for largest domestic cat) is 46 pounds! You can see him at the Guiness website.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:18 PM
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12. Those things are mutants!
:D
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short bus president Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:20 PM
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15. 46 pounds of pussy?
Yar... tis no cat. 'Tis a remorseless eating machine.



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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:29 PM
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20. Riiiiiiight....
You just keep tellin' yourself that, luv... ;)
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:41 PM
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22. Go to
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 10:47 PM by Jen6
www.mainlysilver.com or http://www.congocoon.com/cat.html to check out the facts for yourself!

Obie can reach above my waist when he stands on his hind legs, and I'm nearly 5'8". He's got 3-4 years of growing to do, so who knows how big he'll be!

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SiouxJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:12 PM
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47. I will testify that photos of Oberon are not Photoshopped!
I've held him and he is one big beautiful kitty! It is common knowledge among cat lovers that Maine Coon Cats are huge.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 02:13 PM
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49. Thanks SiouxJ!
And your Goddesskitten thanks you too! :hi:
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tXr Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:10 PM
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3. to restate the obvious...
those cats are big!!!
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:10 PM
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4. I had the pleasure of seeing 5 tiger kittens this past weekend
They play like small kittens but they grow to be hundreds of pounds. So CUTE!!!!!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:19 PM
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14. Oh man, tiger kittens are awesome!
we had some at our animation studio when we were working on the movie "Aladdin". They would indeed crawl under your desk and romp around like any other kitten. So cute!
If you ever visit Tampa, you MUST visit Big Cat Rescue. You can play with bobcat, lynx, sevals, and Caracals, plus feed dozens of tigers, lions, leopards, etc. It's a wonderful time for any wildlife lover!
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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:23 PM
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17. thanks for the tip.......
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 12:55 PM
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46. Link:
www.bigcatrescue.org

I recommend the all day "safari". Pricey, but an experience you'll never forget!
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:11 PM
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6. So does he use a litterbox?
Or do you just throw some gravel in the bathtub? ;-)
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:15 PM
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9. Heheh
We recently (all three cats and I) had to stay with friends because of the hurricane. I brought a covered litterbox (thinking it would be less offensive) but had to remove the cover because Oberon wouldn't fit in it!
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:11 PM
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7. Good god. What a cuddle monster.
I'm speechless...
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:16 PM
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10. Maine Coons are very cool cats. nt
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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:18 PM
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11. I have one too!
His name is Mr. Rum Tum Tugger and he's huge and a huge wuss! he's the sweetest big guy I have. He was 11 pounds at 7 months old, now he weighs in at an incredible 22 pounds of pure love. Although he doesn't take to kindly to our new kitten!

Here a link to his pic:
That's Mr. Tugger to you!
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BlackVelvetElvis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:19 PM
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13. Pretty boy!
Good luck with the kitten.
Share more pics!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:28 PM
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19. He's a stunner!
that's one beautiful animal you have there!

Obie is a total wuss too, but he LOVES my other two cats.



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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:02 AM
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30. I'm such a sap
Can't resist more kittens! A co-worker dropped her in hubby's lap and said, "If you don't take her, she will go to the pound!"

Needless to say. "done deal".

Tugger just wasn't ready for "babysitting duty" but I think he will get used to her. He's not mean, but tells her that he's not interested. She is most brave however and takes the "put 'em up put 'em up!" stance.

She's quickly become mama's girl and sits on my lap while I'm on the computer and just purrs away. Funny how they worm their way into your heart so quickly!

I'm the proud mama of 4 wonderful kitties: Mr. Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Pouncival (both names from the musical), Mr. Merlin (my gorgeous jet black boy with bright green eyes, he's my man! Don't tell hubby!) and the newbie Lil' Miss Oreo. I lost one recently to a fox in the area R.I.P. Miss Sketchers I miss you so much!


PS. I'll see what I can do for more pics!
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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:14 AM
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31. OK
I figured that I'd just link to my yahoo briefcase and you could see all my kitties!

Forgot to mention that Pouncival and Merlin are brothers! We used to call them yin and yang because they'd sleep in that position and they're black and well, peach LOL Guess momma "got around".

Here's the link:

My Kitty Babies
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:39 AM
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33. What adorable kitties!
interesting that Merlin and Pouncival are brothers; one looks like a semi-longhair, the other a DSH.

You're very pretty too, BTW. You remind me of an actress, I just can't think of which one!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:03 AM
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37. I love their names!
I'm down to just one cat :-(

and will stay that way until I live somewhere else; we're really cramped here and before I brought in another cat I'd have to figure out how to make the yard escape proof. My current cat came with the place; she's always lived here, and she knows how to negotiate the environment.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:32 AM
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32. Sorry to hear about Miss Sketchers
but are you sure it was a fox? They aren't much bigger than cats, and they aren't known to go after other preditors unless they're rabid or have other serious illnesses like distemper (unlike a coyote, which will kill cats, foxes, and small dogs). If you're sure it was a fox, please call fish and wildlife ASAP before you've got an epidemic on your hands!
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Psst_Im_Not_Here Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:26 AM
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40. We're pretty sure it was a fox.
They are known for cat killings in these parts and one was holed up behind our house at the school. He was relocated though. She wasn't a big cat at all, maybe 5 pounds tops. There was another kitty victim as well.

Here in Colorado, it can be a dangerous place for kittys.

Thanks for the compliment by the way.
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:21 PM
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16. are those horses or cats? Is that orange one about 30 lbs?
oh they are SO BEAUTIFUL! I love all cats. I have 4. I looked at the first picture and it reminded me of a cat named "Big" I had many years ago...a large, sweet as pie, grey longhair.

I didn't know Maine coons could be orange also. OHHHH, they all look so laid back. Just like pussies should be. You must be a good kittymommy. Hug those babies for me. Oh and the last photo of the white and orange cat with the "horsie" cat in the basket sleeping together, too sweet, too sweet.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:51 PM
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23. I don't know how much he weighs
but I read somewhere that the girl is petite (around 5"3" or so). MCs come in all colors. I think the only color not recognized by CFA is sealpoint.

Check out the congocoons link above to see a whole range of MC colors. :-)
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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:25 PM
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18. Are you telling me the cats in these pictures are not PhotoShopped!?
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 10:28 PM by KzooDem
Holy Mary Mother Of God...is that really the size of these cats? I've never heard of this breed, nor seen photos.

I'm not a cat person, but if you're gonna have a cat these look like pretty cool cats. Hell, they could scare away a burglar!

Wow...learn something new everyday.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:31 PM
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21. Absolutely not photoshopped
there are several Maine Coon owners on DU, and they'll back me up here. If you really want proof, go to an all breed cat show. If they have categories for cats over the age of three, you'll see all the proof you'll need!
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 10:55 PM
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24. What Beauties!
I love Maine Coons, but I'd hate to see your food bill!
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 11:04 PM
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26. He's a real nibbler
doesn't eat like my domestic short hair (Miro), whose nicknames are "Lardbutt", "Puddin' San" and "Jabbacat". 26 pounds at his heaviest! (Now down to 17, thank goodness...)
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Bat Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 11:02 PM
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25. Yes, Maine Coons get huge...
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 11:02 PM by mkuhl
My Dad has four of them. If they were any smarter we'd all be in trouble.

And yes, there is some Photoshop here.

A few things to look for...

In the fourth picture down, look at the area where her hands meet the cat's fur. There is some blurring at exactly that point. This is done to mask the obvious imperfections created when you drop a layer onto another.

Now, look at the other pictures. Notice the areas where the blurring shows up. The bottom picture, where the two cats meet, for example.

Very clearly Photoshopped.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 11:08 PM
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27. Um, I know these people, and I have one of
these cat's offspring. There's NO PHOTOSHOP HERE! Jesus, I HATE being called a liar! The reason the photos are blurred is because they are aliased from being downloaded into my crappy picturetrial account.

I swear to God, there's so much CT stuff going on here, that half the people on DU think EVERYTHING is a clever hoax!
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Bat Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 11:17 PM
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28. Mea Culpa
I found one of your photos, confirmed genuine...

Scroll down a bit.

http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Howto.htm

My heartfelt apologies.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 11:26 PM
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29. No problem
Thanks for the link! Riley's only 2 years old? Yowza-two and a half more years of growing yet! He won't grow more than a few extra pounds, but it'll be noticible.

Hey, I wouldn't have believed the photos either if I hadn't already gotten to know the cats! ;-)
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 05:37 AM
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34. Good Lord!
What do you say to someone who gives you a Maine Coon as a gift? Thanks for the puma! Those cats are huge, and very cute.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 06:57 AM
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35. Why do these oversized pussies have Spock ears?!
:crazy:

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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 08:31 AM
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36. Long, long ago
(around the 1750s) longhaired cats from France and Norway interbred with "local" cats in Maine...farm cats, plus bobcat and lynx (once thought to be a myth, but recent DNA tests prove it). They still maintain the heavy bone structure and "lynx tips" of those early breedings (plus large ears are preferred by breeders these days).
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:56 AM
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42. Bobcat/ MC comparison;
Edited on Tue Aug-31-04 09:57 AM by Jen6
Plenty of similarities beyond the ears. Note the muzzle shape:
Bobcat:

My kitty Oberon (at nine months):


Kitten with prominent lynx tips:
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liontamer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:16 AM
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38. mein gott
I had no idea they could get that big! How do you keep your home cat hair free?!?
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 10:17 AM
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43. Dyson
Best. Vacuum. Ever.


(He only sheds in the Spring, but that makes up for the rest of the year)!
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auburngrad82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 09:21 AM
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39. I WANT ONE!
I've never seen a cat that big.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 10:19 AM
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44. Try Petfinder for an adoptable one
www.petfinder.com . They have some beautiful big kitties!

Otherwise, a reputable breeder is the only way to go. Oberon has new brothers and sisters at www.heartshaven.com, if you're interested.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 11:21 AM
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45. Holy sh!t!
Those are huge.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 01:19 PM
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48. Thanks for posting those!
Your cat is beautiful!

I love those cats... used to want one but have too many as it is. :)
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 05:51 PM
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50. Evening kick for kitty lovers
who need relief from the RNC media lovefest!
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