by Susan Melching
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":
Water Kitty? : )
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!
Chester is gorgeous
Classic Chester-Classic Coon:
These new photos are so typical of Coon poses.
Comments For "Classic Chester-Classic Coon":
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!
Chester Update - March 2012
Happy Birthday, Chester
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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