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tigerhonaker 08-07-2016 08:09 PM

A new Maine Coon Kitten Family member (Ruff) is coming by year end ...
 
Happier Days are on the way,

below is the Thread I did not long ago when I had to have tiger put to sleep while holding him. http://www.imboc.com/forums/images/I...ace_crying.png
Link below,

http://www.audioaficionado.org/where...july-12th.html

As the Title says, we are pretty sure there will be a Maine Coon Kitten at our home by year-end. http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...pslt3x34qd.jpg

Cathy & I have discussed this now for awhile and both of us have agreed to get another Maine Coon kitten.

As I told Cathy (Wife) I would love to do that but only if I can find an owner of a Maine Coon Cattery I trust.

And folks the ones of you that are still here know that I am definitely one that does not give up easily when doing research for something.

I have spent hours upon hours, days & weeks on the computer doing nothing but researching Maine Coon Catteries that border TN.

And I can tell you for a fact that there is a lot of difference in catteries.

I'm not going to post here any examples of some of them as IMO it would serve no useful purpose.

Let's just say that if any of you ever decide to get a puppy or kitten make sure you do yourself a major favor and do the research.

In my case I did find, finally, a Maine Coon Breeder in Dublin, Ohio.

The name is, Maine Delite Cattery and the owner is, Michelle (Mickey) Cole.

After reading everything she had on her INTERNET Site multiple times I finally told Cathy I'm ready to do it.

I did the PayPal reservation for a Maine Coon kitten and very soon after that I heard from Mickey in an e-Mail.

We have exchanged multiple e-Mails since and everything I have asked she has answered completely to my satisfaction.

Her Web Site is what I would call, Professional & Totally Awesome.

I'm not 100% positive but I think in September our new male Maine Coon kitten will be born.

If that turns out to be a fact and one of the litter Mickey feels like is an excellent fit for me then probably in the month of December Cathy & I will be bringing home a new (Family) member.

This might seem like it's a bit early to some of you but those that know me know I don't procrastinate.

I am so "Fired-Up" on getting a new Maine Coon kitten from Mickey that I think it would be like one would say an expectant parent.

I would like to share with you other Pet-Lovers why I chose Maine Delite Cattery and Mickey.

This is Mickey give or take a few yrs.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psj9yr4fdf.jpg

And below are a few examples of why I chose her and her Cattery.
(I think you all will agree with me)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...psv8t3ssyv.jpg



Quote:

Passion and respect for the Maine Coon, and all creatures is what we believe in.

Quote:

We are a small Maine Coon Breeder located near Columbus, Ohio that

takes great pride in developing home raised Maine Coon Cats that are not

only bred with the intention of preserving the breed standard, but

developing valuable family treasures. Our Maine Coon breeding cats are

tested for FIV, FELV and for the MyBPC HCM. Testing methods include

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DNA sampling through the Washington State & North Carolina State

University Veterinary Cardiac Genetics Lab Cardiac Ultrasound by

Ohio State University Vet Hospital by a Board Certified Cardiologist.

Screening for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) All breeding cats

are Negative for HCM - on going testing is conducted yearly.
Quote:


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Maine Delite is a small central Ohio established 2001 in partnership with
Marilyn Bannon of Maine Glory Cattery in Indiana. All of our Maine

Coon cats are home raised and valued family members. The Maine Coon

Cattery is closed to outside breeding and we are firmly dedicated to the
health and welfare of our Maine Coons. Providing exceptional pets for
those looking for lap buddies and/or show interests. We look for animal

enthusiasts that will appreciate these great Maine Coons, and work hard

at providing loving homes for a lifetime. I have dedicated my resources

in striving to produce the best examples of these extraordinary Maine

Coons. While working hardest to maintain the above standard qualities

we all love. My children and grand children have the same passion as I
do for the Maine Coon..... we have always grown up with pets and they
will forever be family members to us.


After working as a Vet Technician for over 15 years in Indiana, and
breeding/training dogs for over 30 years, I have a huge respect for these

beautiful cats and take being a breeder as a serious responsibility. As

should pet ownership of all kinds.

Well, it's Show-Time as always when I do something important.


I don't think I will need to type any explanations to explain the pictures.


Cathy & I are ready for our soon to be new Maine Coon Kitten (Ruff) to join our Home and him as a Family member.


Ruff,


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Ruff, says, I hope you all enjoyed my pictures.



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Masterlu 08-07-2016 08:46 PM

Terry... Good for you both! You sure have lots of love in your heart to share. I am already looking forward to see Ruff's arrival. :)

The Lost Bears 08-07-2016 09:13 PM

Congratulations! Ruff is one lucky kitty. If I am not mistaken, Maine Coon cats grow to be huge and one of the very few cat breeds that love water. I can't wait to see pictures.

woodlander 08-07-2016 09:19 PM

Congratulations. I had a Maine Coon for many years and he was great cat. It looks like your kitty is a very fortunate critter and is getting a very nice home. Hopefully your cat will develop a love for music.

tigerhonaker 08-07-2016 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 796615)
Terry... Good for you both! You sure have lots of love in your heart to share. I am already looking forward to see Ruff's arrival. :)

Well that makes at least two of us that want to see him. :yes:

I'm pretty sure Mikey will be sending me up dates with pictures once he is born and as the months go by.

You can count on you guys seeing things as they progress. :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Lost Bears (Post 796620)
Congratulations! Ruff is one lucky kitty. If I am not mistaken, Maine Coon cats grow to be huge and one of the very few cat breeds that love water. I can't wait to see pictures.

Yes, Maine Coon Male cats do get very large compared to any normal house cat.

More than likely something in the range of 20 to 25 Lbs or so.

Your right they do like water and they can indeed swim if they want to.
Their coats are (Water-Proof) so water does not effect them.

They also will play in their water containers with their front paws. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodlander (Post 796621)
Congratulations. I had a Maine Coon for many years and he was great cat. It looks like your kitty is a very fortunate critter and is getting a very nice home. Hopefully your cat will develop a love for music.

Well as many of my friends have said if you get past tiger passing away. :sigh:

And you do decide at some point to get another Maine Coon he will live the life of a King. :thumbsup:

Oh, don't know what this new Maine Coon will do but tiger spent many-many hrs. right beside me on the love seat in the Home Theater.
He would even make a Loud Crying Sound at the door to the Home Theater for me to come let him up. :yes:

Here he is hanging out and I just happened to have my cell with me and quickly took a picture.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps34umfevb.jpg


http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...pslt3x34qd.jpg

jdandy 08-07-2016 11:46 PM

Terry.......Darned if you didn't make me tear up tonight. I am truly happy for you and Cathy and Ruff.

Still-One 08-08-2016 08:15 AM

Congratulations Terry!! There is no doubt that Ruff is coming to the right home.

tigerhonaker 08-08-2016 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdandy (Post 796657)
Terry.......Darned if you didn't make me tear up tonight. I am truly happy for you and Cathy and Ruff.

Dan,

Hey my man I have definitely done some tears over the passing of tiger that's a fact. :yes:

But, Cathy has kept at me to try to look ahead and give another Maine Coon kitten a loving home. :thumbsup:

So, time does heal that's for sure so finally I made the decision to move forward with getting a new kitten.

We both are very-very excited that this has now actually been put into motion.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Still-One (Post 796707)
Congratulations Terry!! There is no doubt that Ruff is coming to the right home.

Jim,

Thanks buddy. :D

I think I can agree with you for sure that the new kitten will be one very happy and content kitten at this house.

He will become an instant family member and has his own room that will be ready for him in the near future.

And of course he will have full run of the house as soon as he is comfortable to explore it.

Yes, guys that includes the Home Theater when I'm in it. :thumbsup:


Terry

PHC1 08-08-2016 11:36 AM

Terry, Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures and stories of your new family member Mickey! :thumbsup:

After many, many years of not having a cat in the house and I always considered myself to be more of a dog person, our soon to be 1 year old Siberian cat Meeka adds so much to our lives with his presence. :yes:

It is interesting that Main Coons look so much like Siberians, when I was researching the topic, it turns out that the Siberian is considered genetically ancestral to all modern long hair cats. Where it gets interesting is that The Siberian Forest cat is closely related to the Norwegian Forest cat which is logical due to geography but from there...

The generally accepted hypothesis among breeders is that the Maine Coon is descended from the pairings of local short-haired domestic cats and long-haired breeds brought overseas by English seafarers (possibly by Captain Charles Coon) or 11th-century Norsemen. The connection to the Norsemen is seen in the strong resemblance of the Maine Coon to the Norwegian Forest Cat, another breed that is said to be a descendant of cats that traveled with the Norsemen. :smoking:
The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are unknown there is only speculation and folk tales. One such folk tale involves Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, who was executed in 1793. The story goes that before her death, Antoinette attempted to escape France with the help of Captain Samuel Clough. She loaded Clough's ship with her most prized possessions, including six of her favorite Turkish Angora cats. Although she did not make it to the United States, her pets safely reached the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they bred with other short-haired breeds and developed into the modern breed of the Maine Coon.

Another folk tale involves Captain Charles Coon, an English seafarer who kept long-haired cats aboard his ships. Whenever Coon's ship would anchor in New England ports, the felines would exit the ship and mate with the local feral cat population. When long-haired kittens began appearing in the litters of the local cat population, they were referred to as one of "Coon's cats


Main Coon
http://www.maine-coon-cat-nation.com...dxFXbcgulN.jpg



Siberian
http://www.raresiberiancats.com/site...92-485x590.jpg

tigerhonaker 08-08-2016 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 796743)
Terry, Congratulations! Looking forward to pictures and stories of your new family member Mickey! :thumbsup:

After many, many years of not having a cat in the house and I always considered myself to be more of a dog person, our soon to be 1 year old Siberian cat Meeka adds so much to our lives with his presence. :yes:

It is interesting that Main Coons look so much like Siberians, when I was researching the topic, it turns out that the Siberian is considered genetically ancestral to all modern long hair cats. Where it gets interesting is that The Siberian Forest cat is closely related to the Norwegian Forest cat which is logical due to geography but from there...

The generally accepted hypothesis among breeders is that the Maine Coon is descended from the pairings of local short-haired domestic cats and long-haired breeds brought overseas by English seafarers (possibly by Captain Charles Coon) or 11th-century Norsemen. The connection to the Norsemen is seen in the strong resemblance of the Maine Coon to the Norwegian Forest Cat, another breed that is said to be a descendant of cats that traveled with the Norsemen. :smoking:
The ancestral origins of the Maine Coon are unknown there is only speculation and folk tales. One such folk tale involves Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, who was executed in 1793. The story goes that before her death, Antoinette attempted to escape France with the help of Captain Samuel Clough. She loaded Clough's ship with her most prized possessions, including six of her favorite Turkish Angora cats. Although she did not make it to the United States, her pets safely reached the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they bred with other short-haired breeds and developed into the modern breed of the Maine Coon.

Another folk tale involves Captain Charles Coon, an English seafarer who kept long-haired cats aboard his ships. Whenever Coon's ship would anchor in New England ports, the felines would exit the ship and mate with the local feral cat population. When long-haired kittens began appearing in the litters of the local cat population, they were referred to as one of "Coon's cats


Main Coon
http://www.maine-coon-cat-nation.com...dxFXbcgulN.jpg



Siberian
http://www.raresiberiancats.com/site...92-485x590.jpg

I have read what you posted above and found all of it very interesting.

I will be sure to post pictures as I get them.

Here is a book I ordered from Barnes & Noble.
It is very interesting.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps4ow8vrws.jpg


Terry


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