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Frenchy May 24th, 2009 12:17 PM

Silver Main Coon needs a family ! Montreal area
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A member here was nice enough to save a cat from euthanasia :thumbs up Nino is now ready to find his forever family. Montreal area but , we could find transport for the right/perfect family , in this province or Ontario.

Nino is 5 years old, FULLY DECLAWED, therefore is an indoor ONLY cat. He is a silver mixed Main Coon tabby and weighs in at 15 pounds. He is on CD Science Diet, due to crystals in his urine, from 2 years ago. He is timid at first with you, with some hissing and growling, but will come around and let you pet him. He DOES NOT like other cats and would be best as an ONLY cat.

Frenchy May 24th, 2009 12:18 PM

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Here's another pic because , well , he's so darn adorable !

14+kitties May 24th, 2009 12:43 PM

What an absolutely gorgeous cat he is too! I would take him in a heartbeat if I thought he would get along with my other ones and I could sneak him past my hubby (not)! He is so handsome. :cloud9:
How is he with dogs? Would he do okay with one or two of them?

lUvMyLaB<3 May 24th, 2009 12:56 PM

OOooooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOo Could he learn to like kitties and come live in manitoba with me!?!? He is so darn GORGEOUS!!!! Someone is going to be darn lucky to have him for a son!

MommaKat May 24th, 2009 03:26 PM

He's such a beauty :cloud9: I remember this story , it sounds like he is doing a little better. I will :fingerscr that he goes to his forever family soon, he really deserves .

chico2 May 24th, 2009 03:33 PM

Awww Frenchy,what a beautiful cat Nino is,I think I said so before,was hoping he would have a home by now:sad:
Poor little boy,I hope a home is found soon:pray:

hazelrunpack May 24th, 2009 09:16 PM

He's such a gorgeous boy! :flirt: I wonder if he's as soft as he looks :cat:

:goodvibes: for the perfect home to come along soon!

Dee-O-Gee May 24th, 2009 10:21 PM

Nino is absolutely georgous. :cloud9:

I would scoop him up in a heartbeart but, unfortunately, Kitty and Nino would have some words :eek:

Hope he finds his forever home soon. :fingerscr

pattymac May 25th, 2009 01:13 AM

I would love to take him but since he doesn't get along with other cats, he probably wouldn't be happy with us. And a dog too!! I showed my mom his pic and she thinks he's just stunning. Ah well, it's likely better he go to a home where he can be the star kitty attraction!! With those looks I'm sure he'll find a home soon

Frenchy May 27th, 2009 07:56 PM

How is he with dogs? Would he do okay with one or two of them?[/QUOTE]

we don't know but .... in his case , I wouldn't try. We have to find a forever home for him. And 14+ , I think hubby would notice the new fluffyness in the house :laughing:

[QUOTE=lUvMyLaB<3;782555]OOooooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOo Could he learn to like kitties and come live in manitoba with me!?!? [/QUOTE]

I'm sorry :sad:

Nino will be on petfinder soon , lets hope it opens up a door for him :fingerscr

rainbow May 27th, 2009 08:04 PM

Nino is such a gorgeous boy. :cloud9:

Hopefully he will find his forever home soon. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

14+kitties May 27th, 2009 09:58 PM

[QUOTE=Frenchy;784249]we don't know but .... in his case , I wouldn't try. We have to find a forever home for him. And 14+ , I think hubby would notice the new fluffyness in the house :laughing:[/QUOTE]

Nooooooo mf, wasn't thinking about [B]my[/B] doggies. Nino would still have the five kitties in the house here. And hubby definitely would notice a beauty like him. There is no way that would work. I was thinking that if someone with dogs would like to adopt him it would be nice to know how he got along with them.

chico2 May 28th, 2009 07:25 AM

Frenchy,I was thinking of any of my friends,but they all have animals already.
Is it certain he does not like other cats?
Or is it just the way he reacts when he sees a strange cat,the way all my 3 would react,which is only normal:confused:
He is an incredibly beautiful boy,the fact he's fully declawed makes me really sad for him:sad:

ancientgirl May 28th, 2009 08:35 AM

He's just stunning! I hope he finds a good home too. I'm with Chico, is it that he doesn't like strange cats? Has he been introduced to others slowly?

Frenchy May 28th, 2009 07:17 PM

His rescuer / foster mom has 6 other cats. Nino was slowly introduce to them a couple times but it didn't work out. :cat:


rg_girlca May 29th, 2009 08:03 PM

Hi, I am Nino's foster Mom, Lorraine.

Thank you so very much Frenchy:angel: for all you are doing to help me find a new home for Nino.

I would like to give a little update on him. Health wise, he is doing well. He was tested for Feline Aids/Leukemia which was negative. He's eating & drinking well, with no diarrhea. I made a mistake on his brand of food though. It isn't Science diet, it's Hill's Prescription Diet C/D. This week he will be going to the vets for his vaccinations and a check up.

When I first got Nino, which was May 12th, you couldn't get near him without him hissing & growling at you, now this past week, he has become so loveable. The minute you walk into the room he starts purring and bunts up against you wanting petties. Like Frenchy said, I tried several times to introduce him to my crew, which didn't turn out well. I have a high trellis that I put up between the doors, so he can smell and see the other cats, but he just kept hissing & growling at them and swatting at the trellis. I know this is normal behaviour, so I gave him a few days rest. I always have at least 2-4 of my cats laying outside my door and I noticed this past week that Nino hasn't hissed or growled once when sitting at the door looking through the window pane at them. So I am going to start working on the intro's again. I am going to take 2 of my most passive cats and put the others in my sons room and see how that goes. I think that Nino is just too overwhelmed with the amount of cats I have, plus the 2 foster kittens, which makes 8 all together.
I also think it would be easier to place him in a home with 1-2 cats at the most rather than a herd like I have. LOL!!!
Oh, I also have a dog, a little Lhasa Apso who is 16 years old, but Nino hasn't see him yet.
I'm sorry this is a little long, but thank you for reading it and I will keep you updated on how the intro's go.

chico2 May 30th, 2009 07:38 AM

Thank you for giving this beautiful kitty a chance:cat:
Yes,Frenchy is an:angel2:for sure.
I just hope someone out there,will give him the home he deserves:pray:
The fact he's declawed on ALL paws,is very unsettling to me:evil:,but maybe it will make him more desirable to SOME people.
Hi former moron for an owner,probably wanted this beauty as part of her decor..
I am certain with some more time,he will calm down and realize he is in a much better place now before:cat:

Frenchy May 30th, 2009 11:28 AM

rg_girlca , you're doing a great job with Nino :thumbs up

We do have someone who's very interested but is concern about the food cost. I suggested raw but since she never heard about it , is kind of scared about feeding that. I will research for a cheaper way , I'm sure we can find some other food , with maybe some natural supplements that could keep Nino healthy. :fingerscr

chico2 May 30th, 2009 01:01 PM

Frenchy,if she's concerned about food-cost,what if Nino gets sick:sad:

rg_girlca May 30th, 2009 04:03 PM

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on Nino. He is one beauty that's for sure and yes hazelrunpack, he is as soft as he looks.

Frenchy, don't get me wrong, I really appreciate you helping in finding a home for Nino more than you know, but I rescued him from one person who couldn't afford his food anymore or to be vetted, I'm not about to give him to someone else with the same problems.:sorry:

14+kitties May 30th, 2009 04:12 PM

Does he have to remain on the CD Science Diet or would a good quality canned food not be better for him? Science Diet is outragously priced. I would hesitate taking a cat for that reason too. Can't help but feel Wellness or something equal would be better.

pattymac May 30th, 2009 07:44 PM

Thanks for the update on Nino! Hmm, maybe he would be able to fit in. Both my boys are very mellow. I took Coco in as an adult and he was the only kitty and no dogs. He's done very well and is a very happy boy..likes to tell me exactly what I should be doing for him!! Now when I brought Coco home, I let him stay in our front porch, which is like another room. He came out in his own time, hmm I think about a week.

As for expenses, well let's just say all my critters eat very well and have regular vet visits. The cats have been on Wellness dry and Natural Balance canned for a long time now and do very well on it.

rg_girlca May 30th, 2009 10:41 PM

Well, I did the trellis thing again today and left out my 3 most mellow cats and put the rest in my sons room. There was lots of nose smelling and no hissing or growling at all from Nino. Good boy.:thumbs up
After a few minutes, he did swat out, but not in an aggressive way. I left the trellis up for about an hour and my cats, plus Nino, just went back to sleeping. Nino on my bed and the 3 cats in the hallway. So, I think that was a good start.

Oh pattymac, where do you live and when would you like to come and meet Nino???? HUH!!!! When!!!! LOL!!! Just joshin with ya, but if you are really interested, you can e-mail me at [email][/email]

pattymac May 30th, 2009 11:58 PM

Hi RG, I'm at work now but will drop you an email tomorrow. Sounds like he just needs a bit of time to adjust. Hehe, I even have 4 litterboxes set up. I'll talk to my Mom about him again, I think she fell in love the 2nd she saw his pictures.

chico2 May 31st, 2009 07:41 AM

Pattymac,:fingerscrNino will have a forever home soon:fingerscr
I think we all fell in love with him,he is so very beautiful:lovestruck:
I have never bought vet-food,I have no idea what it costs:confused:

erykah1310 May 31st, 2009 08:21 AM

He is stunning, I really hope he finds a home soon.
Mr.Floyd had crystals and stones and was at the vets for a week a couple months ago, I could not with a clear concience feed him the prescription diet they insisted he needed, raw has been working great for him and even his last urinalysis results were great.
I'm certain this boy will make someones dreams come true. He is gorgeous.

Frenchy May 31st, 2009 10:32 AM

[QUOTE=rg_girlca;785823] There was lots of nose smelling and no hissing or growling at all from Nino. Good boy.:thumbs up

woohooo Nino ! God job rg_girlca ! :thumbs up

[QUOTE=pattymac;785858]I'll talk to my Mom about him again, I think she fell in love the 2nd she saw his pictures.[/QUOTE]

That would be awesome !!!! :fingerscr

[QUOTE=erykah1310;785941] raw has been working great for him and even his last urinalysis results were great.

Same here , the boys had Uti's last year , then I put them on raw and never had that problem again. Unfortunately , with 4 kitties now and Chloe's condition , I don't have time for the raw thing anymore :sad: I do want to get them back on it though.

[QUOTE=chico2;785933] I have never bought vet-food,I have no idea what it costs:confused:[/QUOTE]

Chico2 , vet food is all corn base. It amazes me how expensive they are selling it , IMO , it's almost as bad as Pedigree but more $$$$.

I must admit that , when my goldens had many gastros in spring time, the Gastro food formula did work , but there are alternatives that I tried so I wont have to go back to the vet food. Same with cats with UTI's , the urinary SO formula does work. :shrug: but it is still yucky food. :o

pattymac May 31st, 2009 11:22 AM

My Bobee (Manx) had a bit of a problem a year or so ago. Since they've been eating Wellness, no issues which is good because they're both older. The vet gave me a can of food, not the Hills one but the one from the company that makes Royal Canin, he wouldn't eat it.

rainbow May 31st, 2009 11:46 AM

[QUOTE=pattymac;785962]My Bobee (Manx) had a bit of a problem a year or so ago. Since they've been eating Wellness, no issues which is good because they're both older. The vet gave me a can of food, not the Hills one but the one from the company that makes Royal Canin, he wouldn't eat it.[/QUOTE]

Smart cat. :thumbs up

I really hope that Nino is a good match for you .....good luck. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

rg_girlca May 31st, 2009 03:16 PM

I normally don't buy vet food either, but since Nino has been on this food for the past 2 years, I had to get it for him. A 20 lb bag for $83.00.:eek: When I was trying to give him his medication when I first got him, I tried hiding it in wet food. I tried, Tuna, Salmon, Friskies, Fancy Feast, Whiskas and even Gerber's Baby food. He wanted nothing to do with any of it at all. I even took up his normal food for the night and he still wouldn't touch any of the wet food.

In regards to trying the better foods for Nino, Frenchy gave me a few choices. Wellness, no fish flavor, Innova Evo 95% meat, and Nature's Variety Instinct, but I can't find those anywhere. I've been to various pet shops around my area and Mondou's. So if you can tell me where I can find this Wellness food I keep hearing about or any other food that you can recommend, I would really appreciate it. Also, is there a link where I can read up on the raw diet? I also remember reading that the Wellness is expensive. How much more so than the other brands?

I had to go to Mondou's today to pick up some litter and I saw this cat food named Holistic Select, Chicken & Lamb formula. It's a Holistic natural cat food with added minerals and vitamins. Has anyone heard of this and if so, do you recommend it. It's just a small tin, net Wt., 5.5oz @ $1.29.

poodletalk May 31st, 2009 03:51 PM

RJ Girlca, in Verdun there's couple of places where you can buy Wellness.
Near 5th avenue, there's a groomer who sells variety of of hollistic foods. Also, check near the Verdun Library, there's a food store there, maybe they sell it.

If you go to Nun's Island, I know there's a little place in the mall that sells it.

I pick up my food on Sherbrooke st.West, a store called Natural Animal or Bark and Fitz.

pattymac May 31st, 2009 03:53 PM

I've bought a few cans of it, my boys don't really like it. They really like Natural Balance it's anywhere from a 1.45 to 1.75 ( ya they're spoiled) They don't like Wellness canned much either but like the Wellness Indoor cat dry.

I tried to go the raw route with them. The only one who would even take a lick and actually eat some was Baxter, he passed away last year. I don't think Bobee and Coco even think that it's food!

pattymac May 31st, 2009 03:56 PM

I get the largest bag of Wellness for 42.00 here and the store I go to has a loyalty thing going, so this month I picked up my free bag too. A bag lasts me 2 months.

Mackitty September 19th, 2009 08:55 PM


I just wanted to mention that you can buy "Wellness, Innova Evo, and Nature's Variety Instinct"
At Little Bear on Ste Catherine near Greene Avenue.
It's my local animal food shop.. they have quite the extensive selection.

They Deliver as well, not sure what the boundaries are but call them and see.

Adorable cat I hope he finds a home!

pattymac September 21st, 2009 08:00 PM

Yes Mr. Nino has a home! He's been living with us since early July and he's becoming a real love bug...he likes to make it difficult to watch tv lately. We weren't sure at first how he'd be with his new roomies, 2 cats and a dog but he's doing very nicely and I haven't heard his 'bobcat' style scream in a long time now.

pbpatti September 21st, 2009 08:20 PM

yay pattimac, what a beautiful edition to your family, pic's please, we need to see that he is well taken care of and not being spoiled too badly :D:lovestruck:

pattymac September 21st, 2009 10:42 PM

I must admit I'm a lousy one for taking pics so I only have the pics that were posted here of him. Oh he's spoiled all right!! I'm glad I got him, there were a few times when we wondered if he would be able to fit in but he has. Took him quite a while but the wait and patience paid off. He still has the odd grumpy moment with the 2 other boys but he's figuring out that no one will hurt or hit or even yell at him.

ancientgirl September 22nd, 2009 07:02 AM

What a lovely ending to Nico's story.:lovestruck:

chico2 September 22nd, 2009 08:13 AM

pattymac,I am sooooo happy you have Nino,he is one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen:lovestruck:with the personality to match:cat:
I had to read the posts from the beginning,but when I saw Frenchys pics of him I remembered.
Maine Coons are known for an even laid back temperament,maybe he was just scared in the beginning.
I hope he has a long happy life with you and we would really love some pics if possible:fingerscr

pattymac September 23rd, 2009 04:18 PM

Once we move and get settled I promise pics and maybe I can even get some video. Hehe this afternoon we were taking a break from packing and Bobee was on my lap and Nino decided to join us!! Well, there was no snarling or grumbling but also ok like my lap isn't quite big enough for both. Nino could probably fit except for that tail of his!! It's sooo thick and full and he just loves smacking you in the head with it! He doesn't really like your lap either he'd rather lay across your chest and with all his hair you just can't see the tv!

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