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Rudy the Maine Coon

by Jim
(Ontario, Canada)

Rudy dressed for Christmas

Rudy dressed for Christmas

Rudy is our handsome cat. He definately has Maine Coon in him, but probably 100%.

He has an amazing gentle personality and is about 3-4 yrs old. He was a true "shelter find". We've never had a cat before but are so glad that he's part of our family now.

When I saw somewhere that Maine Coons are intelligent I thought I would try to teach Rudy a few tricks. Here's some proof of what he's learned with a youtube video that we did.

Maine Coons are the best!

Jim



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Dec 02, 2016
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www.mainecoon nation NEW
by: Anonymous

Amazing!You are both blessed .Merry Christmas Rudy😻

Jun 20, 2016
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by: Anonymous

I try k star live to seev what tricks has learned.

Apr 04, 2016
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Luke is our'circus' cat! NEW
by: Sarah

Loved the Rudy video. We have an 8 year old, 25 pound all black Maine Coon. Luke was a shelter kitten and we are so blessed to have him in our life! As for his 'circus act', he sits up, comes from anywhere in the house when called, rolls over on command, loves his bath and gives kisses along with his VERY loud trill when he is extremely pleased! Love our Luke!

Dec 25, 2015
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RUDY
by: Danielle A Reid

I am totally in LOVE with Rudy! My cat looks just like him....I wish I could get my ModdyCat to do those tricks. The only tricks my ModdyCat does is eat, sleep, poop and pee! How about THAT for talent. I love you RUDY the MAINECOON!! >^..^<

Nov 27, 2015
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Awesome!
by: Kelly in Illinois

I can se that you have really worked with Rudy! Love it!

Oct 02, 2015
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Leash training was easy for my rescue "Coonie"
by: Deonia

Hi Jim, Rudy is as beautiful as Leo! I wasn't able to view the whole video but one of the posters said they wanted to train their coonie to walk on leash. I had only a small problem when I trained my "Tazzy" to walk on a leash. She totally resisted at first but as soon as she realized that if she let me put the halter on her that she was going to get to go outside, she is very happy to see the leash come out now LOL. Right now I'm looking into getting one of the figure 8 halters I've seen online,but I just got her one of the halters that fits around the neck and under her arms and it works well,BUT she learned how to back out of it if it got caught on something and now I have to really watch her close. She prances around in the vet's office like a queen bee when we go there and all the people are amazed at how she acts just like a dog when it's on leash. Just be patient with your cat, let him/her get used to the halter first and then adding the leash will be easy. Especially when they see they get to go outside. That's reward enough for a Coonie LOL

Sep 11, 2015
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rudy is beautiful
by: kay

what a great cat. that is a amazing cat! that took a lot of time, i love it!

Oct 04, 2014
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Leash training
by: Anonymous

Hi there, We've never attempted leash training but it sounds like it would be fun if Nemo cooperated. I know that there are videos on youtube that might be helpful for you with your endeavour............hope it goes well for you :)

Oct 03, 2014
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Leash training
by: Capt. Nemo's crew

I am the "crew" of a new kitten. His name is Capt. Nemo, so named because he disappeared in my house and the friends who helped me locate him said it was like the movie "Fnding Nemo." I would like to train him to walk on a leash with me to show up all the neighbors who walk with their dogs daily. What is the best kind of harness to get for him, and how do I go about training the little guy? None of my other cats were leash trainable. If I put a harness on them they pretended their bones dissolved and they flopped onto their sides. I know they were lying and nothing was wrong with them, but the process was a real drag.

Sep 19, 2014
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The "M"
by: Marty

I see one of the responders is still under the impression that the "M" on the forehead means a cat is a Maine Coon. I had a Siberian with a nice "M" on his forehead. I've had just plain old house cats with "M's" on their foreheads. The "M" is just the mark of any tabby marked cat.

Aug 11, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Hi, I had to adjust some settings on youtube, the video should now work......thanks for the note and I hope you enjoy. :)

Aug 11, 2014
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by: Anonymous

Couldn't see the video due to a statement, "This video is private." Could you please check out why this is happening? I would love to see your beautiful kitty in action!

May 26, 2014
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Thanks for your comments
by: Jim

Thanks very much for your comment. If your new kitten is anything like Rudy, you will have not only a pet but a real smart companion. I never would have guessed as to how loving and personable the Maine Coon variety are. May you have many years of enjoyment with your new kitten.

May 26, 2014
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Amazing!
by: Anonymous

That is one amazing Cat! We just adopted a little 8 wk old kitten that has Maine Coon in him. He has the traditional M on his forehead. We have had him 2 days and can already tell that he is VERY intelligent! He is also very loving and sweet. We are looking forward to many years with him! :)

May 02, 2014
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Another Rudy Maine Coon
by: skatzinhatz

Our rescued golden, super-fluffy angora (tummy hair is over 4 inches long) Maine Coon kitten, Rudy Stilton, is 10 months old, already weighs 18 pounds and is absolutely amazing! When asked, he 'kisses,' 'high fives,' 'catches,' and knows and responds correctly to the vebal commands, 'off,' 'come,' and, 'not to bite!' He also is learning to dance on his hind legs, and to fetch. He can execute a perfect back-flip but only for his own amusement, not on command, and seems to enjoy doing so!

These cats are truly wonderful pets, intelligent, gentle, loving and always, always entertaining.

May 04, 2013
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They are truly such fun !
by: Debra

Thank you for sharing how intelligent your Rudy is! These Maine Coons are truly amazing & so much fun to have around! My Miss Kitty was always doing something that simply astounded us! She was an extrodinary hunter--she had been feral for a couple of years, but had been raised by a nice hippie lady, so evidentally she missed having people to boss around! :) We were always given very loud notice when she would conquer any sort of vermin! I'll post a story of "Mouse Killer Extrodinaire!" You'll enjoy it! Thanks for sharing that awesome video of Rudy! Debra

Jan 18, 2013
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Amazed
by: Susan

When my Sammy first came to my home he had a hard time at night. So I would stay up with him. One of those nights I tried getting him to do a few tricks and in 3 hours I had him sitting, giving me his paw and doing what I call up. Basically him " standing on his rear paws". It took a lot of treats! Now when I grab a bag of treats he makes a beeline right to the kitchen! And sounds like a train wreck if he's running up and down a flight of stairs!

Jan 16, 2013
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new coon kitten
by: Anonymous

I adopted our Maine Coon Cat mix when she was 4 months old. She had been dropped off the top of a bunk bed by a child and was left a quadraplegic. That family then gave her to a shelter and the shelter was going to euthanized her. The vet said her spine was fractured and she would never walk. I found out about her from a shelter volunteer who is my friend. She was in pretty bad shape but as soon as I heard her sweet purring she had me. I adopted her without knowing if she would ever recover and did intensive physical therapy and improved nutrition. That was 5 weeks ago. She's now walking, running, jumping and playing. Her back end shakes a bit but she's come a long way and may eventually recover totally. The vet is astonished. I named her Eva. The name means Life.

Dec 09, 2012
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Training Rudy
by: Jim

Hi and thanks for your comments. It sounds like you have a wonderfully smart cat there too. Rudy just seemed to know by instinct what to do. I would like to take credit for it but a few treats and some repeating the process seemed to do it. He's working on a new trick called "stop, drop and roll" which I will try to post once perfected. I'm really pleased that you are enjoying your new cat. Thanks again for checking out the video, and best of luck with your new kitty!

Dec 03, 2012
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What a smart cat Rudy is!
by: Anonymous

I just got a four month old Maine coon / mix from a humane society. He is very sweet and smart. He watched me fill his automatic food dish the first time and than lifted the top to show me he knew how I did it. He comes to me when I call his name. I was wondering how you first started to teach Rudy to do tricks?

Sep 15, 2012
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Nice tricks
by: Anonymous

My coonie -Simba walks on a leash . Rings the bells hanging on the backdoor when he wants to go out into the backyard ; brushes his hair when told to go brush his hair [ not a very job though ] but he will walk back and forth under the brush . He knows to sit when i prepare his dinner treat or he doesn't get i. He is quite the character .

Mar 03, 2012
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Well-trained
by: Anonymous

Hi there. I've worked with my cat for many months, carefully rewarding her when she does as expected, and I am proud to report that my wife and I are now about as perfectly trained as any cat can hope for (and so many cats say humans can't be trained- pshaw).

Feb 25, 2012
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Love it
by: Anonymous

Love your video of your beautiful cat. I, too, have a Maine Coon Cat named Murray. He's more like a dog that a cat. When the door bell rings, he will "knock" you down to get to the door. I love him so much!

Jan 04, 2012
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thanks for your comments
by: Jim

Hi....I'm really glad that you've been adopted by Alex, that's how it worked with us, Rudy seemed to pick us out right away and made it pretty clear that he was ready for a home other than the shelter. Rudy doesn't hug so much but loves to lick fingers. I wish you lots of luck with working on some little tricks with Alex, to be honest Rudy seemed to know exactly what to do from early along, so I give him real credit. Enjoy your new buddy, he will bring you a lifetime of pleasure.
Cheers
Jim

Jan 03, 2012
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What an intelligent cat Rudy is!
by: Jan and Jim

Thank you for your wonderful video! We are the new proud parents of a six month old 8.6 lb Maine Coon mix rescue kitty we just adopted December 9th. Your Rudy is absolutely adorable and obviously very, very intelligent. Our Alex is so lovable and lives to please it seems. He was fetching toys from the first week he was with us. They are truly wonderful, loving, amazing kitties. We will see if Alex will learn some of Rudy's tricks too. He was giving us kisses from the very beginning which was so very precious. Does Rudy put his arms around your neck and hug you? Alex did that to my husband when we met him at the shelter and there was no doubt that he was coming with us to his "forever home" after that.

Nov 11, 2011
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treats for tricks
by: Jim

Hi thanks for checking out Rudy's tricks. I used Greenies, but I think any cat treats seem to work for him.....good luck!

Nov 10, 2011
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Thinking of training mine!
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm thinking of training my Maine Coon to do a few tricks, what food did you use to reward your cat?

Oct 06, 2011
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Rudy's tricks
by: Jim

Hi and thanks for your comment. He picked up the tricks pretty fast, within a couple of days I would say......now if I could just teach hime how to wash windows and do the dishes I'd be all set :)

Oct 06, 2011
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Cool Cat
by: Anonymous

What a cool cat! How long did it take to teach him those sweet tricks?

Dec 03, 2010
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Thanks for the comments
by: Jim

Hi too everyone who've checked out the video. It was lots of fun making it and I'm really pleased that it's been enjoyed. I was just as surprised as anyone when Rudy was picking up these little tricks. Rudy has brought plenty of happiness to our house and we are happy to share that with you. Thanks to Maine Coon Cat Nation for the great website.

Dec 02, 2010
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Hi...
by: Renee

I just love that cat, I had to share the video on my facebook page, I hope you didn't mind. My cat is starting the paw trick :)

Dec 02, 2010
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Wow...
by: Renee

They make awesome pets :) I loved the video. I'm trying to teach my coon Tulu tricks now!

Nov 09, 2010
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Cool!
by: Anonymous

Very neat, I bet you he fetches too..

Jul 31, 2010
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smart
by: Shirley

Hi Jim.. What a smart cat.. He is beautiful.
We have a 10 month old that we got at the shelter.
She is very smart..think I will try to teach
her tricks too.

Jun 05, 2010
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Perfect !
by: meowcat10

What a smart kitty ! You did a great job teaching him his tricks! Continue to enjoy his company, and thanks for sharing the video !

Jun 05, 2010
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Almost like a dog ;)
by: Pit

I love the video. I am more of a dog person but I am amazed with this cat, never thought they could do tricks. Great video!

May 20, 2010
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WOW
by: Anonymous

Great picture and video. We have had two Maine- Coon cats, both lived 20 years. They were both very smart, and brought years of pleasure to us. Thanks for posting .

May 19, 2010
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Rudy doing tricks
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What a beautiful smart cat. I didn't know you could teach a cat, dog tricks. He must be such a pleasure to have in your family.

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