Saturday, August 30, 2008

Camera Critters - Post 68


Twenty-five pounds of Cat in a Ten-Pound Box
My daughter's Maine Coon cat, Arthur, one of the most loving cats I've ever been around. He was adopted from the Colorado Springs Animal Shelter as a tiny kitten, and specifically chosen because he had huge paws! As you can see, the rest of him caught up with his feet!
Photo by Jean Moser
Camera Critters is the creation of Misty Dawn. To see others' photos for this week, visit here.

37 comments:

Lapa37 said...

He just may be the prettiest cat I have ever seen. His paws are huge.

ratmammy said...

oh my god!!!! he is bigger than our blackie, also a maine coon! your daughter's cat looks a lot like our old cat gertie (she passed away a few years ago - seems like yesterday)...

Sioux said...

If this Maine Coon were ginger, I would think he was posing as Crookshanks! I do love Maine Coon Cats...especially their lovely tails!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Beautiful cat. Since I am new at your post, where will I find chapters 1-2-3 and 4?

Digital Polaroids said...

I just can't stop loving cats...

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Wow! 25 pounds and I thought my Ralphy was big. He sure is a handsome boy. Lisa

Cátia said...

Wonderful cat!very nice

bobbie said...

25 pounds is a LOT of cat! I had one that big once.
I love the pose in the box.

April said...

What a great big beautiful cat!

Countrygirl said...

He's a beautiful cat! Great picture too.

onangelwings said...

That cat is beautiful.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

queen of sheba, if ever there was one. (i loved the book SMALL ISLAND - i hope you do too)

CrazyCath said...

Eez my box.
Mine.
Got dat?
Good.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I love the Coon Cats! He is just gorgeous and maybe just a little magical sitting in that box! He also outweighs my dogs! lol

Have a wonderful weekend!
My Camera Critters Here and Here

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Arthur is one handsome kitty! I would just love to give him a pet and a hug. ;-)

Kelly said...

Arthur is definitely the biggest cat that I've ever seen! I'm glad to hear that he is as sweet as he is big! His breed was so interesting and unknown to me, that I googled Maine Coon Cat, and read all about them. They are fascinating cats! I'm so glad that you shared this story of Arthur with us! I will always remember his story!! GREAT POST!!!!

Hildegarde said...

Coming out of a Harry Potter box, well with his looks he would fit in the story very well too.

Rhea said...

He is huge, but what incredible coloring! Truly gorgeous! I love that he's in the Harry Potter box. lol

i beati said...

I have one named Darlin yours is bigger, and mine doesn't like boxes oddly enough sandy

babooshka said...

He really does look like the cat that got the cream. Great psoe.

Louise said...

BEAUTIFUL cat. We got a stray about a year ago that was partly Maine Coon cat. The sweetest cat in the world. We had to give it away because we were already at our pet limit. My husband works with the new home of the cat, and they love it. It was a mixed breed so not quite as big, but still gained about 10 pounds after they got it.

Indrani said...

Huge cat! He is a handsome one too!

Christy said...

Very cute cat. When my Cocker Spaniel Chloe was a puppy everyone commented on her paw size and occasionally now someone says something. They always said how big she would be. From the sounds of it she isn't much bigger than your cat you have posted here. She weighs in at 30lbs.

Tootie said...

I love kitties!

Aileni said...

Quite brilliant. Great fun.

twobarkingdogs said...

Great photo! Thanks for sharing. Stop by and visit with my Camera Critter, too!

Denise said...

He's a beauty. And this is a lovely photo. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the nice comment. Have a Happy Sunday.

Misty Dawn said...

This shot is absolutely priceless! I love it!

Hilary said...

Aww he's a beauty!

healingmagichands said...

I think I want a Maine Coon cat for my next kitty. I love this big guy.

storyteller said...

I just learned about these amazing big cats recently … what GREAT eyes and perfect ‘expression’ on his face. My Camera Critters post is up at Small Reflections (along with a bunch of other stuph) … featuring Molly and Ms. Kitty interacting … sort of.
Hugs and blessings,

Twinville said...

Looks like a bonus Harry Potter gift! I'll take it! I love big cats, too.

Country Girl said...

Ha! That is one funny photo, Pat! Loved it.

Ladynred said...

That's adorable cat!

Minkydo said...

He's purrty, but he doesn't look thrilled at the moment :)

Critter post

JC said...

The expression on the cat's face tells it all. Priceless. Beautiful cat, love those eyes.

Mimi Lenox said...

Now that's some cat! I've come with an invitation.


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