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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-18-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Just another cat...

Or is he? Everyone always asks me "what is he?" I always say he is just a cat. He is pretty social with people and dogs, but he hates other cats. He is not particularly big (10 lbs). I got him in January of 2011, and they estimated him to be about a year old.


This picture is from the first time I saw him. The father of a neighbor was going into a nursing home and we offered to take the cat to the shelter for them. It was kinda-sorta love at first sight, and I ended up keeping him. I don't even know what his name used to be, or where he came from before the man got him.


Within the next year, he lost his spots. That was fine, he was young when I got him. No surprise there.





I took him to college with me and made him an indoors only kitty. It was rough at first, but I hung bird feeders outside, gave him 5 cat trees, and got a dog friend for him to play with. He bonded well with us.


He also got darker again. No more spots, but definitely an interesting pattern. I have never seen that before, at least not in this color!


I moved again and was able to build him an outdoor enclosure. He goes "outside" whenever he wants now.


Him and the dog are still best buds.


Even "light" furniture is still dark next to him.


When he is happy and content, his second eyelids show and he drools. Kind of gross, and it freaked me out back in 2011, but now I know that is just how he is.

So now you have met Midas! My wonderful "just a cat".
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM
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Midas is stunning. I love his markings, when he was younger he looks like a Bengal [only white] but he still has a shadow on his coat. So cute.
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Midas is amazing! what a lovely coat... what a lovely kitty


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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 12:25 PM
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What a handsome fellow!! I would probably make up some weird breed - something truly exotic!! He's an Upper Mongolian Spotted Juntia. Pronounce it "Hoon - ya". Your friends will be impressed.

yea, that drooling is really gross. There was a cat in Charleston SC that kind of a neighborhood cat but sort of adopted us when we moved in and decided my porch was just a great place to snooze. She would jump in my lap and drool puddles on my lap. At the time I had NO clue why she did it, and it grossed me out, but after awhile I figured she was just happy and content. She started my love affair with cats!! Her name was Emma, a fat tortie.

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Midas is adorable. Lovely story, that's the way you move with a pet! They are not disposable and moving is no excuse!
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What a handsome cat. I liked your story of how well you have made him a loving home and even got him a dog!
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He's gorgeous!

If you didn't get him directly from a breeder you can't really say what breed he is for sure...but the spots coming in and darkening/lightening makes me think he's got some siamese in him. The spots are acting like a siamese coat, darkening where it's cooler. They are just the parts that have the color-changing pigments.
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He is pretty awesome! Beautiful coloring!
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He's a beauty!!!
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-22-2013, 10:12 PM
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What a cutie pie

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