by Chris McHenry
King of the house!
|Anxiety - reduce it|
|FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages|
|Children and cats - important|
We took Felix in about two and a half years ago. When I first saw Felix (about two months old) he was only a kitten and appeared to have been abused (burnt whiskers). He was living under my neighbors porch and my neighbor was not a cat lover. So my wife spent about four months with him trying to gain his trust and lure him into our yard were he would be safe.
Slowly, Felix began to trust my wife by rubbing against her and eventually jumping on her lap. At that point, we decided to see if Felix trusted us enough to come into our home. We opened the back slider and Felix came inside immediately. The next step was the liter box.
Amazingly, Felix went right to the liter box as if he was using one all of his life. At that point, we knew we had a keeper. When the time was right, we had Felix neutered, and he was given all of the proper shots. He now enjoys a good life inside our home.
Two and a half years later, Felix weighs-in at 25 pounds. Stretched out, he reaches three feet in length. Measured from the top of his back to the ground, Felix is 16-inches in height. He is quite the talker, and is able to jump at least four feet or higher if need be. His head measures five-inches in circumference, and his feet are 5-inches in length.
He has become a son to me and my wife, and we both love him as if he were. It appears that he is a tabby. However, his fur is unusually thick for that breed, and because of his size, he could be of another breed. Above is a picture for your enjoyment.