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    Kitten update

    Since adopting two little orange fluffballs in May:



    They have grown and grown:



    And grown and grown and grown...



    Mango (left) is nearly 10 pounds, while Pumpkin (right) trails behind at 8 1/2 pounds. We're hoping Pumpkin catches up- he's feeling quite skinny. We don't know their ancestry (parents were feral barn cats) but we think they're part Maine Coon and part vacuum cleaner. They haz big appetites.
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    wo. mango's a big cat...

    i grew up with dogs, but i now love cats. here are a couple pics of little boo bear:





    but billy does not like cats:

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    I am still a dog person but them are cute cats.I just love how a dog will protect you and ya home

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    Ivan sez: theyz look pretty awesum kittehs.



    omg. They. Are. Beautiful.
    We went to a pet adoption fair a few years back and there were two kittehs that looked just like yours. Young long hair orange tabby brothers. They were so sweet. We held them for a while. But we have our quota of two kittehs already so we couldn't adopt them. We still talk about those brothers sometimes, hoping they found a special home.
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    Awwe. This thread makes me want a new kitty so bad. The last one we had was so small that even the smallest collar had to go around his front leg... Now he's probably 30 pounds. My other cat, who we had to put down 2 weeks ago, was super skinny all his life, and he lasted 20 years, so it's probably nothing to worry about as long as he's not super lethargic or obviously unhealthily skinny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenzFanatic View Post
    Awwe. This thread makes me want a new kitty so bad. The last one we had was so small that even the smallest collar had to go around his front leg... Now he's probably 30 pounds. My other cat, who we had to put down 2 weeks ago, was super skinny all his life, and he lasted 20 years, so it's probably nothing to worry about as long as he's not super lethargic or obviously unhealthily skinny.
    I haz a sads. One of our previous pair lasted 19 years, and never weighed more than 7 pounds.

    We're getting a little scared of Mango- if he keeps growing at this rate, we may saddle him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    I haz a sads. One of our previous pair lasted 19 years, and never weighed more than 7 pounds.
    We're getting a little scared of Mango- if he keeps growing at this rate, we may saddle him.
    whatdahell Jeff I go to find my favorite 'haz sads' meme and I find this! this whole thread is some lame attempt to get someone to find your busy work, isn't it?
    Last edited by Rx Rider; 08-28-12 at 10:57 PM. Reason: I warned you about that cat, evil evil evil.

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    here I found it . . .

    I've been growing this kitty for awhile now, almost ripe.
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    Jeff, they're adorable. Pumpkin is not too skinny, he's just right. We've become so used to seeing overwieght cats, that when we see one that is ideal body weight, we think they look too thin. Don't go overfeeding him and making him too fat (please). I'm begging you as a veterinarian.
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    Very cute. I think Mango and Pumpkin are great names, matches the color.

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    That's a pair of fine looking yard tigers.

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    Wow! Those are some beautiful cats. As far as weight goes, I had a lovely tuxedo cat named Tiger who was quite big but never heavy. He was more of a rangy cat but he ate like food was never showing up again (impossible, it was a joy calling him and showing him his fav can of food and listening to the crazy chirps he made as I set his full bowl of food in front of him). It's been 20 years since he died and I still miss him.

    Ahhh cats, they are incredible. Ok, Tiger slapped mugs off the table, he chewed the corners off my school books and punched any other cat who dared sit on my lap. Still, loved the brute!


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    They are beautiful. They look about right in the healthy range. Pixel tips the scales at ~9.5 lbs, but she looks much bigger because of all the fur....


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    Sweet kitties!
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    Eleven pounds of pure adorable:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post

    Gorgeous cats. And what fluffy tails.
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    Those long hair orange barn cats just run big. I think they have a big chunk of Maine Coon or Norwegian Wood Cat in them. I had one that ran a little over 17 pounds. If I was sitting and he wanted my attention he would reach up and tap my shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocar View Post
    Jeff, they're adorable. Pumpkin is not too skinny, he's just right. We've become so used to seeing overweight cats, that when we see one that is ideal body weight, we think they look too thin. Don't go overfeeding him and making him too fat (please). I'm begging you as a veterinarian.
    No worries. We watch what they eat (literally!). Pumpkin's super finicky at feeding time, so we have to hide his food from Mango. Mango inhales everything in sight, like a black hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rx Rider View Post
    whatdahell Jeff I go to find my favorite 'haz sads' meme and I find this! this whole thread is some lame attempt to get someone to find your busy work, isn't it?
    Dang... that looks more like Mango than Pumpkin. Definitely not one of mine, though.

    I need to put this on ICHC, but I can't figure out a caption:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
    Wow! Those are some beautiful cats. As far as weight goes, I had a lovely tuxedo cat named Tiger who was quite big but never heavy. He was more of a rangy cat but he ate like food was never showing up again (impossible, it was a joy calling him and showing him his fav can of food and listening to the crazy chirps he made as I set his full bowl of food in front of him). It's been 20 years since he died and I still miss him.

    Ahhh cats, they are incredible. Ok, Tiger slapped mugs off the table, he chewed the corners off my school books and punched any other cat who dared sit on my lap. Still, loved the brute!
    "Tiger" the cat lived in the hardware store next door to the bike shop where I worked. (B&H Cycle- as in Balk and Hagemeyer.) He was quite the town cat. When he died, he got a write-up in the LA Times:
    http://articles.latimes.com/1988-06-...1_hardware-cat
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    i want a cat but i'm allergic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Dang... that looks more like Mango than Pumpkin. Definitely not one of mine, though.
    I need to put this on ICHC, but I can't figure out a caption:
    ''I've almost got it . . . ''

    "HURRY UP!
    I think someone's coming!!"

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    When I was 4, our Siamese had a litter of kittens. One was an orange cat by named Claude. Where I got the name I have no idea. He was my cat, a constant companion for 18 years. Slept by my side nearly every night for those years. It's still hard for me to look at orange kits.
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