Age: 7 Years Sex: Male Weight: 15 lbs.
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"Poophead" (what Daddy calls him), "Funny Guy" (what Mommy calls him)
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April 22nd 2006
Orange & White Tabby
His "ferret" which is a blue fuzzy toy attached to a black shoestring. His crinkle tent! The best money we ever spent on a cat toy!!
Loud noises, being covered up with a blanket, not being taken into the bathroom with you, my mini box of tin foil from my dollhouse (it's all chewed up and is the only item from the dollhouse he messes with!)
"Ferret" (blue fuzzy toy attached to a black shoestring), laser light, Crinkle Tent
Favorite Nap Spot:
Under his boy's bed, on the porch, on a pillow on mommy/daddy's bed, under the daybed
Kitten Chow, Tasty Treasures
Purrs all the time, a loving "funny guy", thinks everyone who comes to the house comes to see him and needs to be hugged/licked, makes me laugh. His "unspecial" skill is being unable to open a door when he could so easily put his paw there & open it!
We had a rough March. Our beloved cat of 16 1/2 years, Spock, went through a decline over the weekend. By Monday we knew we had to put him to sleep so he'd end his life in dignity and without suffering. We had the awful event planned for Wednesday. My parents were going to go on a boat tour of the Mount Dora canals that day. They called a boat captain that they've used before but his boat was out of order. So he recommended another captain and the arrangements were made for that Wednesday. On Tuesday, my mom called to cancel because she wanted to spend the rest of Wednesday with me when we got home from the vet from taking our Spock in. She just happened to tell the boat captain why she was cancelling. He said that he was a cat lover and that people knew this and often dumped cats and dogs off at his house because people knew that he'd take care of them. He had a kitten (he called it) that was 9 months old that had been dropped off at his house. He had gotten the cat neutered and immunized, but his other two cats didn't like him. The captain said that I was welcome to this cat and that he was very loving. On Tuesday I just didn't want to think about it, but on Wednesday afternoon I was already feeling a void without a cat in the house. I was frankly very distraught about Spock and was on missing my second day of work and on about 48 straight hours of crying. My mom called the captain from my house and he told us more about how sweet the cat was and that he was orange. Well, I'd thought about a nice orange tabby. So my parents took me and my son and my nephew (who was living with us at the time) to the captain's house. I couldn't believe when I saw the cat! He was HUGE and LONG! He was stretched out in the sun with the sun pouring on his tummy, which is funny because when we went to get our Spock, he was the same way--sleeping in the sun. I reached down to pet the cat and he licked me and purred. I scooped him and showed him to my mom, who got a good licking, too. We agreed to take him and the man was happy he'd found a good home. Here's the neat part. We are Christians and we believe that some things are "God Things." Like getting a cat the same day we lost one. And how mom didn't have to tell the captain why she was cancelling the boat tour. And how the cat was the color I'd wanted. And how the man actually had a free cat for us! And the man was a Christian, too! God does care about the sparrows and the cats, too. So we took the cat in the car and I called the vet (where we'd sadly been that morning) to bring him in for a checkup. They said we could have the "dog room" so I didn't have to go in the cat room where we'd said our goodbyes to Spock (although we did bring him home and buried him in the yard). Well, that orange cat was a handful in the car! He was here and there and everywhere! Not bad, just hyper! I knew we needed a leash so I stopped at a Pet Supermarket. I carried him in and he was so wild he ended up ON MY HEAD with me hanging on. I dashed in the store and half-shouted to the employee "I need a collar and leash NOW!" The surprised young man dropped what he was doing and took us to the cat aisle and set us up with a harness and leash. We bought some misc. supplies and headed to the vet. We needed a name and called the cat Legolas, after the elf on the Lord of the Rings movies. Our Legolas has a wispy blond tail, like the wispy long hair of the elf. Our Legolas is spirited and quick moving, too. So we took Legolas to the vet and he was quite happy to be there! During the exam, he stood on his back legs with his paws on the technicians face and licked her! He had no fleas or other problems. Everyone at the vet's office was very happy for us. He quickly grew into our hearts! He follows me around the house from room to room. He's not the same personality as Spock, but Legolas is a good fit for our home. He's playful and funny and awfully cute! When he's lonely at night, he hogs my pillow and licks my face!
I had no idea that Legolas would be a Maine Coon cat. When I saw him, I thought he was big for his age. I also thought that his nose was too big for his face and if he grew into his nose that he was going to be BIG. I kept telling him that, and sure enough, he grew and grew, and now at age 14 months, he is 12 pounds. He grew the long fur on his paws like a Maine Coon, and he has the beautiful tail of a Maine Coon. Who knew we'd get two Maine Coon babies to raise in our lifetime?
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Mommy's fuzzy orange baby
The Groups I'm In:
2007 Christmas Gift Exchange, *Super Strollers*, *** WE LOVE OUR TROOPS***, Brilliant Orange Cats Unite
The Last Forum I Posted In:
Catsters In Need of Serious Purring
I've Been On Catster Since:
|August 9th 2007
||More than 5 years!
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August 6th 2008 6:50 pm
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Well it's been a week since mommy brought home the new fursister for me. What a nuisance she is! Hogs the toys! Eats my food! Runs and plays with everything! And HEY my tail is NOT a toy!!!!!! But we are getting along just fine. I don't growl at her and I don't hiss at her. Mommy leaves us alone during the day and I still get my favorite nap spots. I guess it's not so bad to have someone else in the house during the day and at night, even it is a small cute wild furthing!
July 18th 2008 7:17 pm
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Now I lay me down to sleep. The king-size bed is soft and deep. I sleep right in the center groove. My human-being can hardly move. I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight. And here is where I pass the night. No one disturbs me or dares intrude, Till morning comes and I want food! I sneak up slowly and it begins, My nudging's on my human's chin. She wakes up slowly and smiles and shouts, "You precious pest....5 more minutes, now cut it out!" But morning's here and it's time to play. I always seem to get my way. So thank you, Lord, for giving me this human person that I see. The one who hugs and holds me tight And shares her bed with me at night. ~ author unknown ~
July 14th 2008 1:06 pm
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This morning I laid in bed with mommy and snuzzled her face for a long time! I like to rub my nose and face on her face because I love my mommy oh-so-much!
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