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RIP Naps

by Rebecca
(Bedford, Ohio)

Naps (Weegie, Coon, Poly!)



This was my cat of 5 years. I believe he was either pure Coon, or a mix of Norwegian Forest and Coon. He was also a Poly, he had 3 extra thumbs on each front paw, and 1 extra toe on the back.

He died in my arms on 9/17 from what 3 vets told me was heart failure. I did not have that confirmed because I buried him in the back yard. I loved him to death. He was a total clown and unlike any other cat I've ever owned.

He weighed about 18 lbs. He was a tuxedo, he had huge paws and tufts coming out of them, also he had furry years. If you Google "Norweigan Forest Cat" his image comes up, and I mean identical. But his personality seems much more like a Coon.

He loved to climb, and this was a stray I found in a ditch near a condo I owned. He would run to me when I called him, he was smart, active, extremely funny and playful. He would somersault down our hallway. He was not a lap cat but would let me hold him. He was very playful, loved his scratching post. There were times when he would chirp, and you cold hear him purring up to 4ft away.

He would sit on his hind legs when begging. He would rest his paws on my knee when he wanted petted. He would "headbutt" me. He would rub onto my leg and swing his butt high up in the air, I'm not really sure why, but it was funny. He would want to be "near" me most of the time, but never really wanted to be in my lap.

His mouth always reminded me of a rabbit face, hard to explain. It had a bunny like shape. He was fiesty and agressive, but I'm not sure if that had to do with him being outside before he adopted me.

At night, when he ran through the house, you'd swear it was a raccoon. Please tell me what you think. I cannot believe how much this cat stole my heart. And I know I will never find another quite like this special boy. I miss him terribly.

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Feb 05, 2014
MISSING MY CAT
by: SUNNY

I know exactly how you feel. I lost my fur baby last summer and I know I will never find another kitty like her. RIP Naps.

Oct 21, 2012
sorry for your loss
by: joy

So sorry to for your loss. You have such lovely memories of a beautiful and happy cat, they truly leave a paw print on your heart. He is lucky that he found you and that you loved each other so much

Oct 20, 2012
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much to all who commented. I don't think a day will go by that I won't miss this cat, and it is so nice to know others love/loved their fur babies as much as I did. They truly are special and bring so much joy to life and family.

Oct 20, 2012
Sorry
by: Carol

So sorry. Our boys knew we loved them....

Oct 20, 2012
My Scrappy
by: carol

We too lost our wonderful Scrappy a year ago Nov 1. I still cry everytime I think of him. Everyday...He too had heart disease. He went into heart failure after his cancer surgery. He got his cancer from his shots...He fought the good fight for 6 months....Get you coonie checked for heart disease by 5 years old. I'm so sorry Scrappy I didn't know......................

Oct 20, 2012
So sorry
by: Katie

I had a friend who had a Maine coon mix. He died when he was about 3 years old, due to cardiomyopathy. He did have an autopsy done to confirm for his own piece of mind. The vet told him a lot of Maine coons suffer from heart problems, especially the males. I'm so sorry for your loss, he was a beautiful cat. Please rest easy knowing the vets were probably correct for the cause.

Oct 20, 2012
With deepest sympathy
by: Alyce

So sorry for your loss. But know that you did all you could for Naps and that he had a wonderful home.

Oct 20, 2012
Coonie
by: Tanny

I am so sorry for your loss ! I also lost my Coonie two days ago ... also because of heartdisease ... at the end he can`t hardly breath and after one day with him getting more worse every hour, I decided to sent him to the land behind the rainbow. I almost died with him, I loved this to death - seeing him so sick just ripped my heart out. I miss him so much - so I can really understand how you feel !
I think, your Naps was a Coonie, they behave like dogs siometimes =) when I read your article, I thought, you know my Brenner - and he was a pure Maine Coon.
There will never be one like him - and Naps. But you and me will find another cat to love - different but nevertheless lovely and specia - I am sure ! Greetz from Germany, Tanny <3

Oct 19, 2012
RIP Nips
by: Anonymous

So sorry you lost your boy. We lost our Dodee who we think was a Coon mix and like your Naps we think he died of heart complications brought on by his hyperthyroidism, which he was being treated for. He will never be replaced, but Bones our new rescue MC mix is helping to heal the pain. He has extra toes on his front paws and likes to accompany us on walks! Hope you find another lovely MC to share your life with. xx

Oct 19, 2012
In Sympathy
by: Karen Conner-Beck

So sorry for your loss! He was a beautiful boy!

Oct 19, 2012
So sorry
by: Jim

I am so sorry for the loss of your Naps . I lost my cat of seventeen years six months ago and I know just how you feel . I wish our pets lived a hundred years ! Peace..Jim

Oct 19, 2012
With sympathy!!
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss!

Oct 19, 2012
With sympathy!!
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss!

Oct 19, 2012
Sooo sorry!
by: Jeanne

I was so sorry to read about your losing Naps. I lost my Maine Coon "Max" just about a year ago. It still hurts and I still miss him. I hope you can find comfort in your memories and pictures.

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