If I must.......
Suspecting my Bailey was (at least) part Coon I discovered this site and now I am convinced that I was lucky enough to have stumbled across one of these glorious creatures. Diagnosed with a heart murmur on his first visit to the vet, I was warned that Bailey would probably be fairly inactive, would not live terribly long and be of stunted growth
Only one of those proved to be true!
Blessed with one of the prettiest, most musical meows I have ever heard he was affectionate and playful around me, although he hated visitors. My 'stunted growth' boy weighed in at 16.5lb and was a good 14"+ from shoulder to tail. He loved getting wet then being rubbed down and groomed and lap time to him meant he laid down and kinda draped himself over me, or snored in the crook of my arm.
Alas, I fear that he eventually outgrew his already weak heart, and after going missing was eventually found this week, sleeping peacefully and forever.
Thanks for the memories beautiful boy xxx