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- Special Fee $275
Born ~2012, M, Brown Tabby & White Maine Coon
Well My Goodness!! What fun. Look at this guy all 25 pounds of him. Sammie and his brother Spooner were owner surrendered to a shelter. We have no idea why . What happened?-it would be such a huge adjustment to suddenly not have these to big guys in your home. They are like small sheep. I wonder if perhaps their mom or dad passed away so they were brought in. They are clearly loved and are in great, albeit plump, shape. Their coats are brushed , their ears immaculate. They seem perfectly healthy except for their weight.
You won’t be surprised to hear they were too big to fit in the standard cat cage at the shelter. What could the shelter put them??? In with the dogs? The shelter called Purebreds and our President, Karen, called me. She said “Do you want two huge Maine Coon cats???” ” Yes!!!!!!!!!!!” I said immediately. I didn’t realize how much fun we were going to have. These boys have so much presence. You can thump them on their back which I love to do; they are solid and feel great. Sammie and Spooner are very curious and want to explore all of their foster home. Trying to turn them around to go back to their area makes me feel like a tug boat trying to guide an ocean liner.
They make me laugh.
Maine Coon cats are in general a large breed. These big boys have added a lot of “avoirdupois” ( weight) to their large frames. We put them on weight loss food right away. In about a year they should be down 5? 6? 8? pounds. It is hard to say. Heavy cats need to lose weight slowly or they can get in serious liver trouble. No starvation diets for them. No cutting their intake by 25 percent. Their new family needs to be wise, careful and in touch with their vets to let this weight loss happen appropriately. It will. Weight loss food, which is lower in fat, is slow but steady. We give them small wet treats to keep them happy. Sammie is the biggest. He’ll chase a feather, explore, jump on the sofa ,solicit attention rubbing against you, sleep the afternoon away. He, like his brother, is the essence of mellow and good nature.I have not yet seen him on a stairway. That might be great exercise for him. Yes he is lazy. All sorts of exercise would be good for these two. Did they lie around and eat as their invalid mom or dad lay ill on the bed unable to care for them in the recent past? . We don’t know what they have been thru.
These two boys MUST go home together. No exceptions. They are clearly bonded and make such a great pair together. Spooner is the more outgoing and active kitty and in a way takes care of Sammie. They need to stay together. I expect, but don’t know yet, that they are cat friendly. I don’t know about dogs. They certainly are going to lose a game of chase with a dog. They would be fine with children who are loving and respectful of them ( NO riding on their backs!!! Appealing though that may sound, and funny, that will hurt them.) Their new family must want to protect them and take great tender care of them. I am very protective of them – they are so vulnerable and gentle. And funny, they just bring a grin to your face.
Some family will be so lucky to have these two amiable giants.
Sammie eats wet and dry food and is litter box perfect.
His foster mom is Harriet in Santa Cruz.
Contact Harriet at (831) 336-2983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, or send an Adoption Application. If you are unable to reach Harriet by phone or email, email us at Info@purebredsplus.org.
NOTE: We prefer families with children bring them to the adoption appointment. Why? This allows interaction between the children and the cat. This helps ensure they will be a good fit for each other. A mismatch between a child and a cat is not in anyone’s best interest!