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The mystery of Sammy

post #1 of 19
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One day around Halloween, 2003, a strange little cat appeared in our yard. He kept appearing, and soon he was scratching at our porch door, as if he lived here. We decided to let him in, and feed him. Our other cat didn't care much for the intrusion, but he's very passive and easy going, so he settled quickly.

He was such a beautiful, well kept stray that we at first thought he had belonged to someone. At first, we actually thought he was a she - and might even be pregnant (as we had no idea what kind of cat he was, and he was big). We never found any lost cat posters, so after a week, we decided to keep him.

Before Sammy, I had recieved Elvis as a gift for my tenth birthday from a vet center. Before litle Elvy, we had Fanny, a tabby, and her daughter, Bugsy, who both left us when I was only eight or so.

Anyway, time passed and we began to wonder what Sammy (who my sister got to name) was exactly. We decided that one of his parents must've been a Maine Coon. So I'm wondering if any of you could tell us exactly what he is.

Sammy is a cute little mutt-kitty. He's a bit weird and clumsy, and loves to drink standing water from the sink and shower, as well as roll around in the shower. He's not a lap cat and doesn't like to be held, but he will rub against you and sometimes be demanding for attention.

He also squeeks whenever he jumps upon landing, and scratches at the door. We let him out very rarely, and we make sure to follow him around. He really only chews on grass, which we know helps digestion. Unlike Elvis, he never eats people food. Not even tuna (though he licks the can). Just cat food. He also goes for his food bowl whenever someone enters the kitchen, takes a few bites, and leaves. I'm sure this isn't uncommong, but he also likes to have his own litterbox and won't use one at all if he has to share.

He has the tail (almost) of a Maine Coon, and a common pattern. His head is also very Coon-ish, but he lacks the furry ear tips, and the trademark large fur main. He's big, but nowhere near as big as purebred Maine Coons can get. He has a gentle disposition, and usually a vacant or dumb look in his eyes. He's a real sweety, and a beautiful animal, though he starts fights a lot with Elvis for territory in the house.

Sammy is probably three by now, while Elvis is 10, and very healthy for his age. Sammy also stared in an 8 minute movie I made (I'm a Photo major in college, and I've also made short films). A very nice animal. Imagine a small Maine Coon without the excess fur. We love our mutt-kitty.


Elvis looks evil when his eyes are like that, but he's very timid and a sweety.

post #2 of 19
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And if you want some dumb humor... or cute humor, I made this on a boring day in iMovie, using about 20 seconds of footage.
post #3 of 19
Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better!Let's go over to NCOTB so and your babies can receive a true TCS welcome! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!

post #4 of 19
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Well I've been running websites for years now, and a member of plenty of message boards. So luckily for me, I know how forums work.

As for my sister, she also recently got into message boards (Gaia online). She's posted pics of Sammy over there, and he's actually quite popular!

I got here just by searching for 'Cat Forums'. I've been kind of getting more into my pets recently, and decided to give my kitties some publicity.
post #5 of 19
He certainly does look like a short-haired Maine Coon - especially his face! Their eyes always give it away, I think, and his markings are right, too. I'd say he probably has plenty of that in him and little bits of other things.

He's a sweetie! I just love big cats.

And welcome to TCS!
post #6 of 19
Welcome to TCS

I personally can not help with what type of kitty Sammy may be I am sorry, but he sure is adorable and what a wonderful story on how he came to live with you!! Elvis is gorgeous too, not that I am partial to black kitties at all

its wonderful that you decided to give your kitties some publicity - we certainly will NOT hold you back here, and in fact we demand to see more and hear more

welcome again from me & my boys - we hope you become an active poster and we can get to know you, Elvis & Sammy better
post #7 of 19
Welcome to TCS!
Sammy and Elvis are adorable.
post #8 of 19
Hi and welcome to TCS!!

Thanks for posting all those pics!!, what a lovely boy
post #9 of 19
Very nice!

Ah, yes, a fuzz-tail . I need to get some newer pix of my boys ...

Welcome to TCS!
post #10 of 19
Welcome! We are glad you joined !

What cutie pies! I love that last pic
post #11 of 19
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We always get the quiet type. Here's a list of all the animals we've had during my lifetime.

Freddy - A get old, sweet mutt.
Freebie - A rescued greyhound.
Tashi - Our current dog. A young, energetic Lhasa Apso.

Fanny - A tabby given as a gift... who was pregnant when we got her.
Bugsy - The kitten we kept. Both were outdoor cats.
Elvis - A 10 year old, black american shorthair.
Sammy - 3 year old Maine Coon cross, just settled down from kitten years. Elvis and Sammy are indoor cats.

Turtle - Stanley... who doesn't do much.

I'll show my sis this site, I'm sure she'd love to post.
post #12 of 19
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

...great pic´s......excelents!!! thanks for share!!!

See you on the forums
post #13 of 19
Hi there and welcome!
post #14 of 19
Sammy! ^.^
post #15 of 19
Welcome to TCS!!
post #16 of 19
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Yeah, that's sis...
post #17 of 19
Welcome to TCS!
post #18 of 19
I just wuv Sammy! He's such a little goof ball! ^.^
post #19 of 19
wonderful furrys! Welcome! I am donna owned proudly by the incredible trio!
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