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The Demon Eyed Cat by RaNuit The Demon Eyed Cat by RaNuit
This is my cat. He has always been very photogenic and extremely posable when you want to take the photo. His big oddity is that whether he has light on him, around him or in a room he is in, his eyes always glow this way. This photo is NOT retouched. His eyes are brighter then normal here due to the light in the background.
This is his rendition of being a rug and normally how you can find him.

Pure Bred MaineCoon, 9 yrs old, 25 + pounds ( we are convinced though, it is mostly fur )
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iucandi Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
for a second there, I thought I posted this picture. You see, I have a mainecoon that is identical to yours. His favorite way to lay is like that. He isn't quite 25 pounds yet, though. He is at 15 pounds and is about 2 years. The funny thing is that he doesn't realize that his size is a hunting/fighting benefit. He is the most passive cat I've ever been in contact with. He would never survive as an outdoor kitty. He is great and I love him so much. Anyways, nice picture.
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
chuckles... yes indeed. MaineCoon are supposed to be out door hunt it and kill it micer's ... eyes tigger, he hides from the mice and I chase them. He just turned 10 this last Feb, and I switched his food to the Purina One for Sensitive Systems. He has lost alot of the excess weight and is a lot more playful and looks younger.
This last week though he has been rather sick. So if you feed him any kind of hair ball treatment, I seriously recommend that it is not that kind that looks like molasses, it will give them the runs. Watch out for tummy problems past age 5. Keep close watch on the teeth too, I had to pay 300 bucks to make tig's better.. but he was more then worth it.
Hugs... pets for the kitty...
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iucandi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Hey again. Sorry about Tigger being sick. Chief just got over some stomach problems. Oh man, it was not pretty for either of us. I took him to the vet and they told me to put him on baby food, which has been going great. Chief loves to eat- from catnip to treats, to tuna juice (water), to any dry or wet food I give him. But because of his stomach problems and the pet food scare, I have been hesitant to buy him anything that isn't healthy. I didn't know that Mainecoons had teeth problems. What was the matter with Tigger's? I bought some kitty toothpaste and toothbrush a long time ago and only used it, I think twice. I guess I should start up again. How did you get Tigger to lose weight? I love cats but nothing beats a cute, cuddly, fat/chubby, soft cat. This is why I love Mainecoons!!!

-me
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Chuckles at the loving to eat. They all seem to have great appetites. Tig doesn't eat it though unless its tuna or dry food. He won't eat canned anything or any other kind of fish or seafood... have you ever seen a cat turn its nose up at shrimp, lobster and crab not to mention other kinds of fish... tigger swats it across the room.As for the weight switching his food out a little more then three-four months ago from Special Kitty ( boy oh boy i'm glad I did cause its on the list of recalls ) to the Purina One Sensitive Systems, he simply was getting a better balance. Less fats more actual proteins and seemingly it made him want to run around the house more and sleep better too, so the weight came off on its own, he was fuller longer and didn't eat as much or as often. As per the teeth, you might have seen the commercials where they have the dogs mouth for dentabone... well same thing for cats except thier teeth in the back turn to a pumkin orange color and will erode away to nothing. Never really was sure why it happened. Best treats I have found to help with it though are the tartar control crunchies or even the ones that one of the companies came out with that are meaty on the inside and crunchy on the out.

By the way if Chief is having tummy problems, you might want to lay off the catnip. When tig was about his age he used to be big into the catnip, sadly though it used to cause stomach problems. He would throw up more or go to the bathroom more.
But, I'm with you.. I Love Mainecoons!!!
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iucandi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Wow! I can't believe he doesn't like sea food or wet food! That is so weird!! Haha, I can just picture him swatting his food and it flying across the room. That is so funny!!

I guess I should start giving him harder treats. I haven't gotten him those for so long because I found that he likes the soft ones a lot better. After reading your reply I went to PetCo and bough more kitty toothpaste and brushed both of my cat's teeth. I made Chief's gums bleed. Do you suspect it is just because I was either brushing too hard or because he hasn't had his teeth brushed often? I didn't notice any orange in his mouth, just bad breath! lol....

About the catnip thing... I never thought that his stomach problem could be an effect of that! You said that Tig used to love it, did he used to eat it out of the catnip tub? Seriously, chief is obsessed with it! He hasn't had it in a while, I think because I keep forgetting to give it to him, but come to think of it, he hasn't had a stomach problem since i stopped giving him catnip and because I changed his food from cheap crap to Max Cat Gourmet Classics Lite and baby food. I used to give him wet food practically every night, do you think that could have been a factor? I stopped giving it to him when he was diarrheaing everywhere. In fact, I still have 20 cans out of the 24 and I bought it a long time ago. I'm a little hesitant to give it to him anymore, what do you think? It is Friskies canned wet food...

Thanks for all the info!

So how did you come to owning Tigger?
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
well thier teeth and gums are alot like ours only they take harder punishment. so I'm sure you were not scraping the teeth, try next time to just ease up slightly on the pressure and see if it makes a difference. As for the treats, alot of cats like the softer ones, which if they prefer them to the harder it usually indicates a sensitivity in the mouth. But its okay, like I said I give tig the ones with the crunch on the outter and the soft on the inner... Pounce i think it is.
Catnip.. yea, i had the tubs of it and even grew it myself for a while. I'd put a little in a bowl for him and next thing I knew I had a cat rolling around on the floor with a bowl on his head and catnip from one end of him to the other...

Tigger was a fluke find. A Lady in my town had put an add " Free to Good Home " without realizing she had a major investment she was giving for free. When I got there she had three of the seven kittens left. Told me he was weened off the mom and eating food and using a litter box... never believe what they say. She told me he was the only one left and no one wanted him cause he was the runt of the littler.. HELLO YEA RIGHT!!! Runt to this, I'd hate to see the others if he was the runt. But I took him home that night not realizing he was the breed that he was. Took his first pic that next day with a new toy ( stuffed snowman ) that I got him, he loved that thing... wouldn't let it outta his sight. I finally managed to make it disappear and put a different snowman out... he took the ploy of the new one, only after he chewed its nose off. Thing is though, I almost lost him that week too. The people giving him away didn't tell me he was only a month old, he wouldn't eat or drink, never went potty. AND to top it off I had to wear overalls cause he wouldn't sleep unless it was in the pocket of the front of them. Took him to the vet and was told to force feed him a tube of this gooey junk, doc told me another day he would have died. But here we are 10 yrs later and he's still going.
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iucandi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
wow, what a story! I'm glad he survived!

I too, got my mainecoon from a lady in my town who put an ad in the paper that also said "free to good home." He was the last one of three brothers and she told me that she thought he was the cutest. She got him neutered and they lived inside her garage but always played outside in the bushes. The mother was still around and I felt terrible taking him away from her but knew that I could provide him a great, caring home. He was this little poof ball with big green eyes and huge ears. He too, had a toy that he never parted with (one of those catnip mouse toys) and I had to get him a couple because he kept ruining them. Now his favorite toys are the soft fabric balls. He always puts them in his water bowl!!! He isn't as playful anymore because over the past year I got another cat (turkish angora) who LOVES to play and dominates the toys whenever I roll them around. Sometimes I have to push Dante (the turkish angora) away so that chief will play but it doesn't always work. One thing, though, is that Chief LOVES to play fetch... this is the one game he still plays and Dante never gets in the way.

So you said that the lady who gave you Tig had a "major investment she was giving for free..." are there breeds expensive? Whenever I take chief to the vet, this lady who works there always gets really excited about him because he is a mainecoon. I've never bought a cat from a breeder- Cheif I got for free and Dante I picked up at the Humane Shelter (who would give up a Turkish Angora??! I dont know!), so I'm not sure how much the idfferent breeds cost. Or did you mean that Tig was a major investment because he is so loving and cute and cuddly??

Anyways, i have to get my boyfriend from class! I think I'm also going ot pick up some Pounce treats. THANKS for the info!!!

-me
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have heard about the other breed but never actually seen one. Mainecoons are a very highly sought after breed. They are awesome with kids, very protective of thier owners, clean and kind animals. The breeders ask anywhere from 500 dollars US to, i think the highest i've seen is 2500.00 US. These are one of the few breeds of cat that never get angry unless provoked. Hence the protector thing. Tigger won't let anyone out of his sight that he doesn't know. He inspects shoes, coats, purses, pockets and anything else he can get into ...
here is the funny thing though... Tig plays fetch also. Has since he was a baby, though back then he had these huge melt your heart sapphire blue eyes... He still plays fetch though after about the age of two the breed does calm down in how much they bounce around...
He also used to play soccer LOL... i would ball up a peice of paper and he would go from one end of the house to the other batting it like a soccer player would...
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Sooper-Husky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
:wow: 25+ Lbs.? That's half of my Husky! Was he banned from the gym? ;)
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RaNuit Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
chuckles... no, hes just really big.. about 5 feet head through tail
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