Mikey, Love At First Sight
I JUST adopted my sweet Mikey - yesterday in fact. We walked into the local pet supply store to get our new Boxer baby, named Tyson (lol), food, and my daughter and I walked up to the cats that were up for adoption.
Mikey stuck his MASSIVE paw out of his little cage and tried "grabbing" at us. His "motor" was going and he was rubbing the cage. We stood there and stroked his soft fur and when my fiance came in we went for what we were after.
I kept looking over at the cats and telling my fiance that I wanted one for Christmas. We checked out and I just HAD to go back to the cats and rub them all. As I bent down to pet a Black cat called Midnight, Mikey caught my shirt with his paw.
I looked into his gorgeous yellow eyes and I fell in love. I looked over at my fiance who was patiently waiting by the door with Tyson's food in tow and told him, "I want him"!
After a few persuasive words, I got the ok. I immediately told the lady he was who I wanted, made a $50 donation to the local animal shelter, and brought Mikey home. I've owned cats throughout my life and I always say that the cat itself chooses their owner.
I am very lucky to have had Mikey choose me. He is great with my two children and has taken over the house (and my bed). I am VERY allergic to cats but that's was allergy meds are for right? lol.
He didn't take long to come out from under either the couch or the bed and now roams the house and actually follows me from room to room. He has a fascination with the toilet?
And the litter box I got for him seems a tab bit too small (I've gotta get a bigger one) and he seems to think so also since he has soiled in my laundry basket....He also loves to play at night.
My fiance has to shake his foot to relax to fall asleep and Mikey thinks he's playing. He woke us up trying to play almost every hour last night. Eventually he jumped up and laid by our heads to sleep. I think Mikey has some Maine Coon in him, he has the huge paws, and he weighs around 18 pounds, and let's not forget that beautiful tail!
My fiance didn't really know about Maine Coons and made the comment "His tail looks like a racoons." The only thing I've noticed that isn't a MC trait is I don't really think his ears are big are others?
I look forward to many years with our new family member. He's definitely going to make my life interesting. =)