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post #1 of 24
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Hi, I am was/am an owner of a maine coon cat. As you all know this breed is a tough big loveable cat. I had my Maine coon for 11 years, he had to live outside for 8 of those years. I live in CT, so in the winter some nights he would come in (some people in the house have asthma) so it was tough. He was a big beautiful 18lb Maine coon. He would always catch chipmunks etc. and was always playful. It all started when we moved into our new house, a random cat came. We fed him, and eventually he became known as Hunter. He was such a happy cat and loved the outdoors. He was recently (3 months ago) killed by what we think was a fox or coyote. We live near the woods and it's somewhat understandable. The odd thing is that we've never had any of them in our yard. Hunter's body was never found, but fur was found, but no blood. We looked in the woods deep for hours and all we found was little traces of fur, but then again no blood. We continued to look until we found nothing. We have posters up etc. for him. But we believe he has been killed. The very sad thing is that Coon cats are tough. And hunter was no exception, he was very tough. He was last seen about 12:30 at night, never to be seen again. There's that thought that maybe he got away, he was just running, but after three months of looking and finding nothing. we seem to know the truth.

- We have moved on to accept that we will never have the best cat back. He had the greatest personality, and he was the best looking coon cat i've ever seen. We have recently gotten a 2 year old coon cat female. She is very beautiful. She is very adventurous and loving. We are going to care for her very well and we have a good home for her. She's an amazing cat. coon cats are some of the best cats in my opinion. While she's no hunter, were going to love her the same.

I will have pictures for you all of both of the cats soon.

thanks for listening guys.
post #2 of 24
Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Can't wait to see photos of your kitties! They sound beautiful!

Best Wishes! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #3 of 24
Welcome to TCS!
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 

Hunter (no longer with us)

post #5 of 24
Welcome to TCS! Beautiful pictures!
post #6 of 24
Hello! Welcome to TCS! Very gorgeous pics!
post #7 of 24
Hi, welcome to TCS! So glad you've joined us!
We are a wonderful community of cat lovers. I truly hope you enjoy your time here with us!
As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, I would be happy to help you.
Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name, then send a Private Message.
I will get back to you asap.

post #8 of 24
Both of them are gorgeous!
post #9 of 24
I'm so sorry to hear about Hunter

Welcome to the forum Timber is beautiful!
post #10 of 24
Aww, Timber is beautiful Welcome to TCS!!
post #11 of 24
so sorry to hear about your loss. I have been through a similar experience with coyotes, for they attacked my baby girl Sugar, pure white eskimo husky mix, and also Dudie my pigmy goat. Since then i have moved out of the country into suburban life and choose to keep my babies indoors from now on. Hammy and i plan to get a house someday but still i think i will choose to keep indoors. Its not worth the love we can lose.
post #12 of 24
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
great picĀ“s!!... thanks for share!!
See you on the forums!
post #13 of 24
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!
post #14 of 24
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #15 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
post #16 of 24
hello & welcome hehe!
post #17 of 24
Welcome to the forum. I'm do sorry that Hunter cn't be found. Maybe someone picked him up and he has a new home now.
post #18 of 24
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furbaby to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I'm so sorry to hear that you lost Hunter.
post #19 of 24
Beautiful kitties! Sorry to hear about Hunter.

Out of curiousity where are you getting the maine coon kitties from?

post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hunter just came to us, he was already neutered etc. he just stayed around our house, don't know where he was from. And Timber was given to us.
post #21 of 24
and welcome to TCS. This is the place where we cats. Well, some of us worship them. Actually many of us do. See you on the forums!
post #22 of 24
Welcome to the site and both of them are just stunning. I am sorry to hear that Hunter is gone! I hope that Timmer helps fill that hole in your heart with her love and beauty!!!
post #23 of 24
They are gorgeous...I'm so sorry about Hunter
post #24 of 24
Welcome to TCS!
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