Sad to say he passed away afer 20 years. Someone told me a litter of kitten we dumped down the road. He found his way to our house across a cemetery, a highway, 2 huge ditches and a field.His ears were so full of mites.
We cleaned him up and he was part of our family. He was the tamest-wildcat you ever seen. Several people who came over said-That Cat is a Main Coon!
I was a dog person, never around a cat before. I soon realize Makita was No ordinary cat. He would play and chase me like a dog, climb trees 80' tall and come down head first. He would go in the swimming pool, shower and pond. Hunt mice, rabbits, squirrels, snakes, birds and once brought a deer leg home, someone probably poached.
So many stories and memories. I believe He saved My Life.