Friday, October 23, 2009
Fabulous Friday on Frequently Feline: Meet Tucker
The other day a friend from Maine emailed me with an attached photo of Tucker, his daughter Heather's 16 month- old Maine Coon mixed breed. In this photo, Tucker is being held by Heather's fiance, Dave who may be doing some weight lifting exercises.,
Heather rescued Shadow, (Tucker's mother) from the street in New Haven, as a scraggly and very underweight cat. After much needed veterinary care, and some tender love in her new home, Heather noticed that Shadow was putting on weight in her belly area.
Sure enough Shadow was pregant and soon gave birth to three adorable kittens. Two were shorthairs, and the longhaired kitten, a special baby kit, was named Tucker. His two sisters were adopted by a friend, but Tucker had woven his magic spell into her heart and home.
Tucker has many Maine Coon traits and loves to play in water. He and his mother communicate with the famous Maine Coon " coos". And while Tucker is by no means a small cat, since Maine Coons can take up to 5 years to fully mature, Heather thinks that Tucker may get "even more enormous".
Shadow must have been putting out those "rescue me" vibes and Heather heeded the calls. NowTucker and Shadow are absolutely adored in the way that all cats deserve.
Tucker is our Pet of the Week so please leave a round of aPAWs, conCATulating Tucker and his caring human "mom" as well by leaving a comment for them.