Maine Coon/Maine Coon
Picture of Rhade, a male Maine Coon/Maine Coon

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Home:Colorado Springs, CO  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Catrate Kid, Energizer Kitty, Junior,Jaws

Kitty Complexion:
sleepyvery active
not curiousvery curious
not vocalvery vocal

Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound cat

July 28th 2004


Running, wrestling, knocking things off tables, washing his "brother"

Getting his nails trimmed, being hot, Strange cats, too much noise

Favorite Toy:
His brother Neelix, metallic pom poms, lazer pointer, pipe cleaners, ping pong balls

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anyplace cool, in my lap while I'm on the computer or in my chair, fluffy mat in his "bedroom",top of sofa or chairs

Favorite Food:
Chicken Soup for the Kitten Lovers Soul, Sophisticat canned food any flavor

Athletic leaps over long distances, cuddling with mom, running very fast, sliding down banister coming down the stairs


Arrival Story:
I saw him at the humane society but he was sick with an upper resp. infection but I thought he was awfully cute even when he didn't feel well. At that time I had no intention of adopting him since I already had five cats. But then, I noticed that my older cats wouldn't play with my kitten Neelix except for Uly who would play but not as long as Neelix would like. Rhade and Neelix bonded immediately, at last, someone who likes to play, wrestle,and run even more than Neelix does. Nirvana for Rhade who couldn't stand being quiet for so long. Once he gets some of his exercise he comes for a cuddle with meowmy(when he's not running across my chest on the way to another exciting adventure). He can be very loving staring up at me with those trusting green eyes and leaning against me. He "helps" me tie the laces on my snow boots. When he's feeling really loving he either energetically rubs my face with his head or bites my nose (OUCH!) Just got neutered today 12/28/04 and boy is he HAPPY to be home again. He is two months younger than his pal Neelix and already the same size in length. The vet keeps saying that he is going to be a BIG kitty.

He is getting bigger and bigger all the time and I understand Maine Coons keep growing till they are four years old. Here's hoping he'll be a guard cat cause only one of my dogs bark when strangers come to the door. I'm crazy about his dark gray color and the white blaze on his nose. He's named after a character on "Andromeda" and right now he can be ruthless when he wrestles, at least till he learns to bite more gently. He's very athletic just like the character he's named after. Lots of "cat"rate moves and leaps. I get tired just watching him. Hopefully he will slow down a little bit now that he's neutered. He's also got to learn what a pained meow from a kitty or an owww from mom means. As well as NO! and Down Rhade. He's a real character and has quickly learned to play King of the House up on top of the cat tree. He's also challenging Stahsh for the position of Alpha Cat aka King of Everything!! he surveys.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Never Give Up, I WILL be Alpha!!!!

I've Been On Catster Since:
November 27th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Rhade's Ruminations

Cat Show's are SO SCARY!

April 30th 2005 4:11 pm
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It's so noisy, there are so many strange cats they got on my nerves and I hissed and growled at them to go away!!! Then there's the matter of all these strange people picking me up and putting me down and touching me without permission. There was only one lady that I liked and she gave me a rosette for sixth best HHP (at least that's what mom said they are called). The rest of these people gave me toys (a much better deal in MY humble opinion) and sent me back to the cage that I spent most of the day in. Plus I got ribbons too from them. But mom says they give those out just because mom entered me.
I got so upset that I bit mom really hard on the forearm twice. Fortunately, mom had a long sleeve shirt on Saturday, and a long sleeve shirt and sweatshirt on Sunday, so that she was just sore for the most of the past week.
This Show stuff is just not for me! Even though one of the judges said that if I hadn't been so scared, or tried to bite the judges I would have been one of the top ranked cats in the HHP division. Mom was tempted to get Rescue Remedy and try giving it to me at the next show. But she decided to try entering my "brother" Neelix(and give him rescue remedy) for the next show. Because, my behavior aside she met some nice people and thinks she would have fun with Neelix who is much calmer and easier to groom than I am.
On the plus side the Show Photographer had a nice quiet room away from all the noise and strange cats and I didn't mind that at all. Mom says he took 30 wonderful photo's of me. Which she is going to put on my page as soon as she gets new software to resize the pictures so that they will fit . So come back and check my page out in two weeks or so. Mom says this photographer did a super job on capturing my beautiful self.


I Love Open Windows!!!

April 7th 2005 4:33 pm
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It's wonderful! it's been warm enough some days that Mom has been opening windows. I love the fresh air and being able to hear the birds chirping and singing. Been running from the upstairs windows to the downstairs windows watching the birds and squirrels welcoming in the spring.
The only bad thing that's happend came at night. These loud booming sounds really scared me. I ran and hid under the bed downstairs. Mom says they are fireworks! There is a resort nearby that has seminars, and other kinds of human get togethers and at the end of some of them they fire off all kinds of beautiful fireworks(so mom says). But they sure scared me and bothered my ears, my brother Neelix hid with me. I sure hope that there aren't any more.


I love my (canine)brother Stretch

March 19th 2005 3:19 pm
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Stretch is just the greatest!! I love sleeping between his front and back legs. It's so warm and cozy there and I can hear his heartbeat. He sniffs me to see if I'm O.K. and he doesn't mind if I wash him before I nap. Yesterday I lay between his front legs and rubbed and rubbed him but he wasn't quite sure what to make of this so he lay on his side and went off to sleep. I don't have to worry about him, he's so calm and friendly. Guess part of it is that he's 11yrs old and his arthritis bothers him, but mom says he's always liked cats since he came to live with her at 2 yrs old. He has been friendly since the day I came to live with mom and the rest of the fur family. Stretch liked me right away, while the senior cats hissed at me and swatted me for the first three months.
Even Scarlett liked me but Roxy wasn't sure if I wasn't critter she should chase. But now after almost five months Roxy plays with me sometimes, it's fun.
Mom finally found a collar I couldn't take off drat it!!!! Yesterday mom took it off though. She said that she'd like to enter me in a Cat Show. I don't know what that is but if it means mom will leave my collar off I'm all for it. After all I am microchipped whatever that is. Mom says she'd like to see if other people think I'm as handsome as she does and maybe she'll make some human friends too while we are at the cat show. This could be an interesting adventure. I'll see. Ta Ta

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