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Old 11-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

I'm the first time owner of a beautiful, ginger maine coon kitty. I have had dogs my whole life so owning a cat (or rather being owned by one lol) is pretty new to me.
Lusy is nothing like what I expected from the breed! She loves me and comes for cuddles every 6am and evenings but she pretty much hates everyone else. To be honest this is a bit of a problem and I'm hoping to get some advice here on her strange behaviour.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Eva

I've lived with cats my whole life, and one thing I have definitely noticed is that they do tend to bond with one person more strongly, to a greater or lesser degree, than with other people.

When I was younger we temporarily homed my older sister's tewo cats as well as having two in the house already: Bob was the eldest and was affectionate with me and my stepdad but indifferent to everyone else; Polly was Bob's illegitmate daughter and absolutely hated me; Chico was one of my sister's cats and was pretty indifferent to me but loved my mom; and Bongo, my sister's other cat, absolutely adored me and wouldn't leave my side. The feeling was absolutely mutual.

Our current cat is quite affectionate towards me, perhaps slightly more so than anyone else. But, I do work from home, so I'm here all the time to give him the attention he is so utterly desperate for. He'll usually sleep on my side of the bed at night and sit with me in the morning while I read my Twitter feed. He also turns on all of the cute when strangers vome over, but he's terrified of kids.

Cats are wierd.
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi,
Bello is like that too.
He has been described as kind of temperamental.
But still loving me.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure my cat Grace is part Maine Coone as well. She's very affectionate with us but not a fan of other people either, she is comfortable around people she knows well but will hide in the furnace room when people come into our home.

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Not what I expected from a Maine coon when I read up about them before getting Lucy. "gentle giant" she is not for sure!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum. My nephew is hoping to get a Maine Coon to add to his household.
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Welcome! I love the look of Maine Coons and often wondered how the name came about because it looks more like a bob cat than a coon.
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My cat Alice is pretty temperamental too, and only allows us to love on her when she just wakes up, or early in the morning. It's cute when she DOES let us love on her, but now that my husband brought in another kitten to our house, she's not been QUITE so loving to us. It makes me sad.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My cat Alice is pretty temperamental too, and only allows us to love on her when she just wakes up, or early in the morning. It's cute when she DOES let us love on her, but now that my husband brought in another kitten to our house, she's not been QUITE so loving to us. It makes me sad.
How is she with the new cat?
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just wanted to stop by and say hello
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