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My little boy's growing up

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Demetri is now 6 1/2 months old, and getting naughtier by the day

Happy in his hut


Sleeping with Boris, Sylvester & Kennelly


Getting a cuddle and tummy rub from 3yr old nephew Liam


Keeping an eye on Frank & Steve with Jasper


Ohhh ribbons


Terrible lighting but I don't get many of him just standing




Smelling tom cat spray with Jasper
post #2 of 28
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Rolling around


Sure, I can climb that




All stretched out
post #3 of 28
Awwwwwwww I know what you mean - one day you look and WOW your not that little baby kitten. He's looking good.

And he's going into the teen stage now - Charlie's still in it - hope they get out of it soon. He's really a brat at times
post #4 of 28
What a handsome little guy! I love that pile of sleeping kitties pic!
post #5 of 28
I like the picture with the 2 watching the bird What a handsome boy he is!
post #6 of 28
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What a handsome little guy! I love that pile of sleeping kitties pic!



And it makes me wonder: how many cats to I have to adopt before I can get a sleeping cat pile?



I love the "rolling around" pic - please give him some belly rubs from me!!!
post #7 of 28
Awww, he is a beauty! I love the sleeping pile of cats photo - I can only hope that my day will come!
post #8 of 28
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Thanks for the comments everyone

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And it makes me wonder: how many cats to I have to adopt before I can get a sleeping cat pile?
You need at least 6, there seems to be a rule that all cat's cannot be in the same place at once so the more you have the higher the chance of a kitty pile
post #9 of 28
How many cats is equivalant to a labrador ?
post #10 of 28
What a handsome boy!
post #11 of 28
We LOVE Demetri!!!! Don't worry about him being naughty...just be patient because this does change. Sadie is now 1.5 years old and she's finally starting to slow down (ok, just a little bit) and wants to sit on your lap for cuddles. (But, now must admit that I'm missing her naughtiness. It was pure entertainment)
post #12 of 28
Amanda,

How much does Demetri weigh now? Charlie's 11 months old and 10 solid pounds
post #13 of 28
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You need at least 6, there seems to be a rule that all cat's cannot be in the same place at once so the more you have the higher the chance of a kitty pile
Ahhh....but I've got 6 & even now I don't have any sleeping cat piles! I think you might need ten or more....

Demetri is a doll.....he looks so big & muscular.
post #14 of 28
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Amanda,

How much does Demetri weigh now? Charlie's 11 months old and 10 solid pounds
Not sure, the kitchen scale only goes up to 4kg (8lbs) and he passed that at 5 1/2 months
He turned 7 months yesterday, I must buy a human scale and let you know
post #15 of 28
When I weigh Charlie I hold him in my arms and weigh us both. Then let him down and weigh myself and subtract the difference. Its not 100% accurate but its probably pretty close.

If he was over 8 lbs at 5 1/2 months - how big are her cats????? Oz cats are bigger it seems. Email her and ask what the average is for her males and females.

Over here the Oci females are 8-10 lbs and males 9-13. Charlie was about 6 - 6 1/2 lbs at that age.
post #16 of 28
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Email sent

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When I weigh Charlie I hold him in my arms and weigh us both. Then let him down and weigh myself and subtract the difference. Its not 100% accurate but its probably pretty close.
I've done that with past cats, but only have the kitchen scale here. I really must get a human scale so I can keep track of his weight.
post #17 of 28
The kitty and nephew picture is my favorite, double trouble, what cuties!
post #18 of 28
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Thanks coco, wcl, lore and my darling Sadielicious

GK- Nolas boys weigh from 5-8kg (11-17.5lbs) I took D to my mums today and used her scale, let him explore the house much to her disgust "you're getting CAT everywhere!!" He walked around with his tail high in the air, and of course he jumped into her lap and tried to lick her face

Anyway, he's 5.5kg or 12lbs. Very solid and muscular.
post #19 of 28
Geezzzz, and I thought Charlie will be big at 12 lbs when grown. I knew those Oz Oci's looked bigger - I cannot imagine a 15-17 lb Oci. Charlie must be the size of the female Oci's over there
post #20 of 28
How cow, Demetri is a monster-size Oci. I can't believe he's heavier than Charlie. Sadie is weighing in at a svelte 9 lbs and she's 1.5 yrs. Boy oh boy your guys are heavy (and ever so handsome!!!!)
post #21 of 28
Sadie, I figured out why the Oz Oci's are bigger then the American/Canadian (even if the 1st ones there were our size).

They outcross to their Abys over there and their Abys are bigger then American ones - so it stands to reason you will get larger Oci's within a few generations.

Demetri may be too big for American standards in the rings if shown over here.

And Sadie's the average size for girls - 8-10 lbs
post #22 of 28
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).They outcross to their Abys over there and their Abys are bigger then American ones - so it stands to reason you will get larger Oci's within a few generations.
But, that does not explain why ALL cat breeds are bigger here and smaller in Japan.
post #23 of 28
That's easy, the Japanese are smaller people - they can't carry big cats

I don't know Amanda, but it makes sense in my book that bigger abys in the background would produce larger Oci's. I know from ACFA judges who've been to Oz in judging they've mentioned about the size difference in several of the breeds - abys, cornish rexes, orientals.

Japan has always be more fasinated with "small" things - like the bonsai trees - take a normal tree seed and by special pruning you have a miniture tree over the years. So they would extend it to cats, dogs, etc.
post #24 of 28
Well, IMO, regardless of their size and weight, the three of us are so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful Ocis!!!!
post #25 of 28
Very true, but don't forget our newest (2 oci) Ocicat owners in California - he has the M/F Chocolate-Silvers
post #26 of 28
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Very true, but don't forget our newest (2 oci) Ocicat owners in California - he has the M/F Chocolate-Silvers
I'm so sorry to have forgotten the newest California-based Ocis!!!! My apologies, you're lucky to have Ocis too!
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
That's easy, the Japanese are smaller people - they can't carry big cats

I don't know Amanda, but it makes sense in my book that bigger abys in the background would produce larger Oci's. I know from ACFA judges who've been to Oz in judging they've mentioned about the size difference in several of the breeds - abys, cornish rexes, orientals.

Japan has always be more fasinated with "small" things - like the bonsai trees - take a normal tree seed and by special pruning you have a miniture tree over the years. So they would extend it to cats, dogs, etc.

Ahhhh - but here's the kicker - why is it that Maine Coons are more or less the same size all over the world?
post #28 of 28
Because MC's are not outcrossed with any other breed - you import them big, they stay big
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