BigMonkey wrote:Wow, I just put my cat on the scale, he's fairly large but weighs only 13lbs. I didn't fully appreciate the size of Ian's cat until LoneWolf's put up his pics and mentioned the weight. After a second look I realized she's as long as the arm on the chair... That's a lot of cat.
Now that you guys have me interested in a Maine Coon...Do you give them a summer cut or do they tolerate the heat ok?
OT- LoneWolf, is that a firestorm case in your pic?
Yeah, that's a B&D Firestorm drill, 14.4v. Bought it with wedding money last year. That was back when the cat was allowed in my office (now there is a child-gate to prevent him from getting in and either wreaking static damage or possibly eating a PC screw or two).
We've had the vet/groomer give our cat a lion cut in the summer the two years we've had him...first year was really to get rid of mats in his fur. The first week is really shocking, as he looks like a shorn sheep (I promised him I'd never let it be that drastic again this time, last time we boarded him until a month after the wedding and never really saw the initial baldness). If you have central air, I wouldn't bother. I will say when he had lots of fur, he'd lie on the entryway tile or in the bathtub since the surface was cool. Now that he's cut, he never does.
Like your cat, he's quite long. If he goes up on his hind paws, he can reach the top of our TV trays, the bathroom counter, or the child gate in my office to look over them.