Status / Details
- Special Fee $275
Born ~2012, M, Brown Tabby & White Maine Coon
9/8/18 Update: Sammie, Spooner’s brother, has a medical issue and until that is resolved his bio has been taken off the website. These boys will be adopted separately.
Well My Goodness!! What fun. Look at this big guy. Spooner and his brother Sammie 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 two big kitties in your home. They are like small sheep. I wonder if perhaps their mom or dad passed away so they were then brought in. They are clearly loved and are in great, albeit plump, shape. Their coats are brushed , their ears immaculate.
You won’t be surprised to hear they were too big to fit in the standard cat cage at the shelter. Where 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. Spooner is very curious and wants to explore all of his foster home.
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. Heavy cats need to lose weight slowly and steadily. 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 available everywhere . Spooner is on Blue Buffalo Weight Loss food. We give him small wet treats to keep him happy. Spooner is smaller than his brother. He is remarkably agile and active for his size. He stands on his hind legs King Kong style batting at a feather. He was initially more outgoing in the new situation of his foster home though Sammie caught up quickly. Like his brother he is the essence of mellow and good nature. He is ready to try to accompany you out a door and see what else his foster home offers. He can move quickly. All sorts of exercise would be good for him.
Spooner is cat friendly if he is given an appropriate introduction to get to know a kitty. I don’t know how he is with dogs. He certainly is going to lose a game of chase with a dog but for how long will that be true? Since he has been with us he has been losing weight constantly and surprisingly quickly. He is down to 18 pounds from 22. Spooner would be fine with children who are loving and respectful of them (NO riding on his back!!! Appealing though that may sound, and funny, that will hurt him.) His new family must want to protect him and take great, tender care of him. He is a great family cat. He just brings a grin to your face.
Some family will be so lucky to have this amiable boy.
Spooner 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!