Nile- Rainbow Bridge 4/08

Maine Coon
Picture of Nile- Rainbow Bridge 4/08, a male Maine Coon

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Home:Old Orchard Beach, ME  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 18 lbs.

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   Leave a treat for Nile- Rainbow Bridge 4/08

Nilee, Buddha Bellycis, Big Boy, Handsome, Nilee Bone, Nilester, Mufasa, The King

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-pound cat

Brown Tabby

FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! - did I mention food?

That he can't eat all the time otherwise he's really easy going

Favorite Toy:
The laser pointer

Favorite Nap Spot:
On HIS pillow, a people goose down pillow at the head of the bed

Favorite Food:
Anything he can get his paws on but especially chicken.

He can open doors (has set off the alarm), sit and give you his paw on command, do pull ups on the steel shelving to get to the food bins


Arrival Story:
Went to the shelter looking for a long haired girl tiger cat and came home with two boys. They say they're Maine Coon cats, who am I to argue?

Nile has always been a big boy and on "diet" food all of his life. He's now about 18 pounds but once tipped the scales at 23.5. (He says he's just big boned.)

The Groups I'm In:
♥A TEAM♥, Maine Street

I've Been On Catster Since:
August 19th 2004 More than 11 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:

Meet my family
DivaFred - Rainbow
Bridge 1/10
Max - Rainbow
Bridge 2/07
Logan, Service
BaxterBowdoin Angus King

Meet my Feline Friends
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Big Cat Musings

Tribute to Nile

June 23rd 2008 7:53 pm
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My handsome big boy Nile,
I will always remember and never forget...

-how you would sit and give me your paw on command

-how you could open doors and even opened the door for me once when I was locked out

-how you good naturedly let me do impersonations with your ears; baby bunny, Yoda, butterfly, Scottish fold, American Curl

-how you tolerated the Mickey Mouse ears I made you wear from Disney

-how you licked my hair in bed to the point that I had to hide under the covers to escape the Nilemonster
-how you slept on your goose down pillow above mine at the head of the bed and usually had some part of you touching me

-how upon the first time meeting puppy Logan you growled and she immediately went into a down. We called you our dog trainer

-how at night I would hear you use the litter box and then hear the door handle as you checked it to make sure it was locked, you were our night watchman

-how you would curl up on the back of the sofa above my head

-how you loved food and how we had to have you eat in your own private "dining room" so that you wouldn't eat everyone else's

-how you were so loving and gentle at home but a holy terror at the vet's office

-how you had such a tiny meow for such a big guy

-how your tail was a barometer of how you were feeling, usually held straight up

-how soft your fur was and that it never matted, unlike your brother's. I guess you got the good genes

-how you and Fred would wrestle, boys will be boys!

-how a little while later you would be curled up sleeping together

-how I could do arm curls with you rolling down my arms, all 20+ pounds

-how you would pull yourself by your front paws on the wire shelving to get to the cat food bin

-how the top of your nose would be wet after you ate

-how you loved sleeping in the corner of the screened in porch

-how everyone would say "that's the biggest cat I've ever seen!"

You will always be in my heart.


Mom says I'm her hero!

March 13th 2005 6:03 pm
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What an exciting day! I was just lying around (as usual) thinking about food (as usual) when I heard Mom make that special sound she only makes when there are T-R-E-A-T-S! But she sounded so far away! I went to investigate and the sound was coming from the other side of the door leading into the garage.

I heard Mom yelling "Nile, open the door for Mommy" and making that sound that makes me drool with anticipation. Silly Mommy, she locked herself out! So of course I reached up and pulled the lever and Bingo! the door popped open. Mom kept telling me what a smart boy I am and gave me some TREATS! Yum!

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