I know how you feel.. my kitten walks just like a tiny panther but she always stops and darts across the floor when I try to record it.Does he strut? The thing about Pantera is that she doesn't walk like most cats. She has a 'head low to the ground' and shoulders forward way of movement that is more like the jaguars and leopards of youtube than normal cats. If only I could get that on video...
I have a red MC who is quite fluffy, majestic ruff and tail BUT NO EAR TUFTS! only ear furnishings.Luna got spayed last week - she's getting bigger by the day. She's now just over 6 months old, as long as our 10 year old cat and weighs more than 1/2 of what the older one does
Her coat is starting to come in more too. There seems to be 2 variations of Maine Coons as I'm learning - some tend to be a lot more fluffy when young and others sleeker and more refined looking. Luna is the latter so I'm assuming her full coat won't show up for quite some time; but she is getting a nice neck ruff starting. Her fur has also become much more black but is still probably considered black smoke as the under coat is silvery, and when the light hits right her ruff shows off that lighter tone in it as does her back britches.
A couple of pix from tonight
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I saw your photos, gorgeous impressive cat but being he has no pedigree, he's a domestic longhair. To my eyes, he looks like he might be a mix of Persian and MC, so the lack of ear tufts wouldn't be surprising.I have a red MC who is quite fluffy, majestic ruff and tail BUT NO EAR TUFTS! only ear furnishings.
I just happened to come across an article about photographing black cats - I wish I had remembered to save it! I'll have to remember to look it up again! But really it's so true. Sometimes they wind up looking like martians or something LOL
I wish you all the best!!! God, I know how scared you must be!Panthera (my avatar) is now ca 14 years old and I had to take him to the vet yesterday because he had been vomiting up liquid stuff in the middle of the night several times during the last week. Otherwise he was fine, ate and pooped etc etc. but I wanted to make sure. The vet found some kind of mass, took an xray but still not conclusive. So he stayed overnight, fasting which I am sure he did not like as he demands his breakfast loudly every morning, for an ultrasound and blood test. Haven't heard anything yet, it could be just a cyst as he does not appear to be in pain and has not acted in any way differently. I am prepared for anything.
I've lost 4 cats (between 2014-2018) from different cancers so I really feel for you. All you can do is continue to love him while he's here. Hugs xxHe will not be with me much longer. The ultrasound showed several cysts on his liver, pancreas and kidneys and one of them is cancerous and inoperable. So as long as he is comfortable nothing will be done although he does have meds against the nausea.