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!
My Kitten Charlie by: Anonymous
I love seeing cats perform tricks. My Charlie is a pure bred Main Coon and is 5 months old. He can shake, spin in a circle, walk between my legs as I am walking and ump through a hoop. We are currently learning how to ride a longboard together. Making great progress so far and cannot wait to progress even farther.
No longer wth us by: Jim
Hi friends, It's with a sad heart that I share the news that our Rudy passed away today. He was 15 and we had him for 13 of those years. He brought so much joy to our lives and will be greatly missed. For all who have enjoyed, commented and shared his cat tricks video, I thank you.
How old to teach a Coonie tricks? by: Genny
I have an 11 week old purebred Maine Coon (4 pounds already) who's parents came from Poland. His Dad is 28#'s How old should he be before trying to teach him tricks?...mine has no attention span as of yet to learn a trick...he could be called a kitten with ADHD. Your Rudy is about the same color as my kitten. This is my 3rd Maine Coon. I am also getting a Siberian for the first time this coming spring and cannot wait to see the differences and similarities in this breed as I love the "temperament" of the Maine Coons.
I like.Rudys tricks by: Janice. H. From. Edmonton. Canada
Our cat. Sunshine. I think is part. Maine. Coon. She is turning. 4 in. October she has the ears with fur in them she has huge paws with fur in them also she has a huge tuff beautiful tail. She shakes a paw, kisses, high five, fetches, she sits when getting her food ready, she hugs my son when he says goodnight. At night she scratches the. T. V knocks things over so she sleeps in the bathroom.she is a very loyal cat and lays by me all the time.she is beige white brown and a little black her stomach and paws are all white.
My. Cat by: Janice
My. Cat. Sunshine shakes a paw, high five gives kisses and she also fetches. Your Rudy is very smart. I'm sure my cat is part. Maine. Coon she is just turning 4 this. October and she weighs 17 lbs. the vet she sees will not say she has. Maine. Coon in her but she has the ears, paws, fur in her ears big round eyes.
Cats are sooo smart by: Lanae in Texas
Your Rudy is beautiful and so smart. I have an 8-month old silver patch MC female who weighs in at over 10.5 lbs. and loves to play fetch. No one could have told me I would be a cat mommy, but now I can't imagine not being one!
Fun Facts by: Doc
I truly enjoyed the video. Rudy is a cool cat, beautiful coloring and so intelligent. Congrats on your success with him and that he is as patient with you as you seem to be with him. I see others are asking about leash training. It's easiest the younger you begin, but depending on the cat, it probably can be done any time. Our Alley (3 weeks old when she came to us) is 9 months old and began wearing a harness around the house at 4 months old. The leash was added at 6 months and she is doing very well. She goes to work with me, to the tennis courts, to church, and running errands. Everyone loves to see her, but sometimes she gets tired of all the attention, especially when an anxious person wants to pet or hold her. She is a good judge of character (of humans), rarely gets upset (unless someone is holding her too tightly or roughly), has a motor that keeps on going, trills and chirps often, follows me everywhere, and is a joy for us every day! Her only bad habit is eating paper....
Rudy is an awsum coonie,, by: Jerry stiles
Wow,, congrats on finding Rudy,,he is a smart Kat, I found a starved and emaciated coonie last August,,,her name is Lizzie and she is Smokey black,,and she gives me her paw a on command,,
Rudy by: Anonymous
Looks just like my boy😻 I need some treats😻
Thanks Michelle by: Jim
Thanks Michelle, Wow that is a big cat! Rudy is a mix so isn't quite as large but is a big lovable boy. They sure bring pleasure into our lives! Thanks for your comment.
Maine Coons by: Michele
I enjoyed your video. I have a solid white Maine Coon and I love him to bits. He is 2 years old, weighs 20lb and is 2ft from tail base to nose. He is one big cat. He kisses and tries to lick me in the morning to wake me up. It seems that M/Cs have a finer coat in Australia, it doesn't matt, though he does get a few knots. It is obvious to me that you love your Coonie and get as much enjoyment with him as I do with mine.
Great work by: PJ
I loved the video. You obviously have worked so hard. Rudy is a smart cat to say the least. Thank you for sharing. You have given me some good ideas.
Rudy is awesome by: Anonymous
My rescue Maine coon Lily is so smart too. He knows what color birdie I tell him to fetch (yes Lily is a boy)he had a identity issues. He loves playing fetch, he wakes me up a few minutes before alarm by pawing my nose n kissing it. He plays beach volleyball (hysterical),tell him to give his birdie loving n he will roll on floor w it n I don't give him treats . I have to try the treats n see what he will do. Rudy is just soooo cute, that owner must really have patience and a awesome kitty
www.mainecoon nation by: Anonymous
Amazing!You are both blessed .Merry Christmas Rudy😻
the video won't play by: Anonymous
I try k star live to seev what tricks has learned.
Luke is our'circus' cat! 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!
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!! >^..^<
Awesome! by: Kelly in Illinois
I can se that you have really worked with Rudy! Love it!
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
rudy is beautiful by: kay
what a great cat. that is a amazing cat! that took a lot of time, i love it!
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 :)
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.
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.
Video should now play 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. :)