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Classic Chester

by Susan Melching
(Longmont, CO)


Chester came into our lives at 7 months old.

We adopted him from our neighbors who were moving and could not take him with them. He is a pure-bred Maine Coon and gorgeous!

He stole our hearts immediately. At 10 months now, he is 12 lbs and 27" long. We are smitten with this kitten!

Comments For "Meet Chester":

by: Anonymous

Wow what an absutely beautiful cat, he is gorgeous :-)

Water Kitty? : )
by: Heather CT

Chester looks adorable! and how funny to see him in the shower.. our orange M/C runs into the bathroom as soon as he hears the water go on, and sits in the shower as soon as it goes off. Such the water cat! I think he is part Golden Retriever! Enjoy your new addition!

Chester, too!
by: Susan Melching

Chester does the exact same thing! H loves to watch the water dripping down the sides of the shower. Of course, he ends up really wet on the underside and tail!

The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat
The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat

The Care & Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat: It's hard to describe the love between a Maine Coon and their family. I know you understand! With such special family members often come special, breed-specific questions and concerns. Your loving Maine Coon is very unique, both physically and in purrsonality.

Update On Chester:


Chester is now 16 months old. He is 36" long and 16lbs.

He is the best bug hunter and brings all his toys upstairs every night just hoping for play at 3:00 am!

Although not a cuddle cat, he always has to be near one of us. And TALK! Oh my, Chester meows like you wouldn't believe when he wants something and chirps and trills every time you pass by him, even in the dark.

He adds so much life to our home, especially since we are empty nesters. It's amazing how quickly they get into your blood. We couldn't imagine life without him now.

Comments For "Update On Chester":

Not empty nesters anymore!
by: LP

Oh he's just precious. You're in trouble now though because he clearly needs a friend!!;-)

by: Anonymous
What a lovely looking boy you have there, he sounds just like our new little one.

by: Helen

Don't you just love the way a MCC can twist himself into a question mark? My Bezzer Buzzer does this all the time. Chester is beautiful.

Chester is gorgeous
by: Linda

Your big boy is so beautiful. I love his lynx tips. He has the sweetest expression on his face. You will have years of pleasure with your sweet Maine Coon cat.

Classic Chester-Classic Coon:


These new photos are so typical of Coon poses.
Chester is indeed the master of the house!

Comments For "Classic Chester-Classic Coon":

Grand CC
by: Helen

What a beauty! Chester has those big square whisker pads that make him so handsome and MALE.
You are lucky to have such a good specimen of the breed.

by: Judy UK

No-one could mistake your handsome boy for anything else but a Maine Coon. He has the boxy jaw of a Coonie , without beingnslightly narrow, like a Norwegian Forest or a Turkish Van.

It would be great to see how he progresses thru' the years.

What a beauty!
by: Heather

What a cutie Chester is! I LOVE his "painted" nose! enjoy!

by: Susan

Thanks Heather- so do I. I also love the bit of tan under his chin. I'm glad we're not the only ones who think he is handsome.

Chester Update - March 2012


Happy Birthday, Chester

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Chester, our magnificent Coonie just turned 2 years old! He is still growing, although not as big as we had hoped. He is very long, but slender. We discovered in his wellness exam that he was suffering from a UTI and a kidney was very enlarged. Upon Xray,it was revealed that he only has one kidney.

In his previous home, he was attacked by a raccoon in his own back yard at 6 months old (we adopted him at 7 months). He suffered a nasty bite to the base of his tail. We have done some research and found an article about Leptospirosis in cats. He was treated with antibiotics at the time, but that could have been the cause of the kidney atophy.

So his visits to the back yard are over and his diet is wet food food only with a little kibble as a treat. This is proving challenging as we only choose low phosphoric content, high quality food and he is soooooo picky!

If anyone has any information that may help or had a similar experience, we would love to hear from you.

In the meantime, I just had to share a couple of beautiful photo of our dear Chester.


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