Got a new member in the family the other day. It’s a Maine Coon kitten about 12 weeks old and his name is Ralphie. No, he’s not named after the little boy int he movie A Christmas Story, he’s named after my hubby’s grandpa who used to love cats.
I’d show you all a picture but he’s a little shy right now. He was semi-feral and though he’s not the least bit aggressive, he is scared terrified of people. My hubby (aka. the Cat Whisperer) and I are working hard with him, in only one day we were able to get him to trust us enough to let him scratch his belly!
But at the end of the day, the moment we let him loose he runs for the nearest hiding spot–behind the toilet in the bathroom. Oh well, we knew it would be a battle before we took him in so that was no suprise. And we are confident that with lots of love and attention he’ll soon come to be the well-socialized, carefree, lovable furry feline he was born to be.
BTW, did you know that the average male Main Coon cat can grow up to 17 to 25 lbs? At least he won’t be able to fit behind the toilet when he gets older!