Why is Sushi so big?

We got Sushi in August. My flatmate is a vet nurse and this super cute cat comes in unable to walk.

Owners had not gotten a pet insurance yet since he was only 7 months old. They were given the option of paying for cat scan and any unknown costs with vet telling them he'd need a surgery, give him up to the state or put him down.

They gave him up to the state. After £10k worth of money put into treatment for Sushi, owners returned and wanted him back, but didn't have the £10k to pay for the pet.

My flatmate brought him home. He spent a month in a cage on a bed rest. I didn't believe that he was 7 months old, he looked bigger than all cats I have ever had at full grown. We just thought we had received a wrong age.


At 9 or 10 months old, Sushi goes to see the vet. Sushi weighs 5.8 kgs, not over weight, vet used the words 'big boy' - he just looks solid.

Sushi's fur is like fluff at touch, but not as long haired as Persians. Fur is extra thick around the back of his neck. Ears are hairy. Long sturdy torso.

His feet feel a bit short and stumpy, paws are wider than index, middle and ring fingers combined, with long hair popping between each toe. His tail is like a raccoon's tail, long and fluffy. When he gets excited, his tail & face multiply in size. Persians I've had needed their fur brushed more or less daily, Sushi doesn't need brushing.

Sushi is now just over 1 years old (if he was 7 months old when we got him). He has grown since vet visit. Holding him, back legs bent, my arm is well below my belly button and his head blocks my eyesight.

He behaves a lot like a dog, and is actually quite a funny doofus of a cat. I toss bell balls up the stairs, he brings them back to me by grabbing them with his mouth, or pushing them down the stairs.

He sniffs everything. Always comes to the door when you come home, and while no one is home, he often sleeps on the steps near the front door. When we are home, he likes to sleep next to us.

He loves pets, hugs, kisses, and biting games. He is playful, but is also still quite young. What breed, or mix, is he?

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Sebastian


Is my cat a Maine Coon Mix?


Sebastian is not quite a year old but he is larger than my 3year old cat. Feral and found under hood of truck.

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Harvey

by Mary White
(Augusta, Ga, USA)

Harvey

Harvey

Harvey is a rescue cat that was described as a American shorthair. Our vet, however, says he appears to be a Maine coon or Maine Coon mix.

One of the most lovable and demanding cat I have ever owned or met. We are so taken with him. He is 6 months old and 9 lbs, with slightly tufted ears, slight tufting between the toes.

He has quite the long tail which is very furry, big, bold green eyes and long hair. He appears to have the beginnings of a mane.

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Maybe Maine Coon Mix?

by Darlene
(Kentucky)

This guy's mom was a stray we took in. We don't know anything about her, or his father.

He is a big boy at 9 months in the pictures, he weighs 10 pounds easy, probably closer to 15. I was just wondering if he could have Maine Coon in him.

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Chester

by Darlene
(Kentucky)

This is our boy Chester. He is 10 months old, and already weighs 12 plus pounds.

He's mom was a stray that we took in, and gave a home to. I don't know her origin, or his dads either.

I was just hoping you could give me a little insight if he has Maine Coon in him. I feel that he does. He's a clown, and full of energy. He's very loving.

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Cricket

by Cassandra
(Athens,ga )

We named him cricket because he chirps instead of meow. He is super fast & playful with the outside feral cats. He is a great hunter. He fluffs his neck hair out when he is begging for food.

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Elsie

by Karen De La Garza
(Warsaw, Missouri, United States)

Lying on my file cabinet

Lying on my file cabinet

My Precious Elsie.......Part Maine Coon????


She is now seven months old. Elsie came to as a stray that ended up in our neighborhood.

I had to work very hard to tame her and lose some her “wildness. She so gregarious and immediately fit in with our other four cats and two dogs.

She has an incredible personality and has completely stolen my heart. She is a grayish with black striping and black rings on her tail.

The bottom of each of her paws are black with hair between her toes and somewhat lynx-like ears with tufts of hair poking out. What do you think?











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Lil Phat

by Katie
(Louisville, KY, USA)

Seriously one of the cutest cats I've seen!


His name is Lil Phat. He very much resembles a Maine Coon with his long hair, big feet, large round eyes, & he's pretty big...

But not as big as the Maine Coons I've seen at cat shows. He also has the sweetest personality. He's very affectionate & cuddly.

His favorite things are food and getting petted. I love him very much!!

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