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But did your cat enjoy this activity as much as this duck seemed to? AGAIN! AGAIN!
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The cat loved this ... he would run back to me and flop on his back in front of me and meow loudly demanding I bowl him down the hallway again.


I must note .... I did not bowl my cat into a swimming pool ... I doubt he would have enjoyed that. heh heh
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The cat loved this ... he would run back to me and flop on his back in front of me and meow loudly demanding I bowl him down the hallway again.


I must note .... I did not bowl my cat into a swimming pool ... I doubt he would have enjoyed that. heh heh

What kind of cat did you have?



I owned a fluffy Maine Coon for several years, and until his passing, brought me much love and enjoyment. His formal name was Salem (we adopted him as a kitten from the animal shelter around Halloween) but he knew his alternate names of Pussy Willow, Kit-Kat, and Willow.





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while he was still in his prime.


So -- about your pussycat -- you toss-rolled your cat down a hallway? And your kitty enjoyed this play activity?
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What kind of cat did you have?

I owned a fluffy Maine Coon for several years, and until his passing, brought me much love and enjoyment. His formal name was Salem (we adopted him as a kitten from the animal shelter around Halloween) but he knew his alternate names of Pussy Willow, Kit-Kat, and Willow.



a digital portrait of Salem

while he was still in his prime.

So -- about your pussycat -- you toss-rolled your cat down a hallway? And your kitty enjoyed this play activity?

Wow, Salem aka Pussy Willow Kit Kat ala Willow was a beauty!


I too had a black tabby long haired Maine Coon similar to your beautiful boy.



My female MC was named Squeak because she didn't meow. She had the tiniest squeak and made little grunting odd noises when she was angry or upset or wanted my personal attention ... which was all the time.



She was a semi tiny yet huge cat with massive paws and a ton of fur that use to get messy around her bottom .... she would have slight accidents when she was in the litter box and the clumping sand sometimes combined with her doo doo and get stuck to her fur. She would wander around the house squeaking and whining in the oddest way to show me she had a mess on her butt and demand me to clean her.


Cleaning entailed baby wet wipes and scissors and my annoyed complaining to her while I performed surgery to her amazingly soft fur near her butt. She was such a diva!


She was a tiny cat and weighed less then a loaf of wonder bread ... but her fur was long full lush and she had a ton of it which made her look huge. When she jumped up on guests who came to my home they all were shocked at how light and delicate she was.


Maine Coon's are the coolest cats .... she loved being bowled down the hallway, or she often played "fetch" with paper balls and would bring them back to me and place the ball right in my hand so I could throw it again. Sometimes I would wake up in the morning and there would be a paper ball in my hand and she would be sitting beside me waiting patiently for play time to start again.


Coolest cat ever!


Did you P-Willow do anything unique with you and J? Who was PW's favorite between the 2 of you?



Tell me PW's secrets and how cool he was .... I know he must have been a sweetie ... MC's are awesome cats.
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Wow, Salem aka Pussy Willow Kit Kat ala Willow was a beauty!


I too had a black tabby long haired Maine Coon similar to your beautiful boy.



My female MC was named Squeak because she didn't meow. She had the tiniest squeak and made little grunting odd noises when she was angry or upset or wanted my personal attention ... which was all the time.



She was a semi tiny yet huge cat with massive paws and a ton of fur that use to get messy around her bottom .... she would have slight accidents when she was in the litter box and the clumping sand sometimes combined with her doo doo and get stuck to her fur. She would wander around the house squeaking and whining in the oddest way to show me she had a mess on her butt and demand me to clean her.


Cleaning entailed baby wet wipes and scissors and my annoyed complaining to her while I performed surgery to her amazingly soft fur near her butt. She was such a diva!


She was a tiny cat and weighed less then a loaf of wonder bread ... but her fur was long full lush and she had a ton of it which made her look huge. When she jumped up on guests who came to my home they all were shocked at how light and delicate she was.


Maine Coon's are the coolest cats .... she loved being bowled down the hallway, or she often played "fetch" with paper balls and would bring them back to me and place the ball right in my hand so I could throw it again. Sometimes I would wake up in the morning and there would be a paper ball in my hand and she would be sitting beside me waiting patiently for play time to start again.


Coolest cat ever!


Did you P-Willow do anything unique with you and J? Who was PW's favorite between the 2 of you?



Tell me PW's secrets and how cool he was .... I know he must have been a sweetie ... MC's are awesome cats.

Salem was with me at my old apartment but passed on before I met J. I needed to put him to sleep, to help him end his hind leg pain, and other health issues that he suffered from in his old pussycat age. You'd never know he was suffering so bad at the end of his years -- he'd chirp (not meow) his kitty conversations with me, and was always so bright and curious.



Salem loved to play hockey (as goalie) in the kitchen -- batting a bottle cap with his paws -- great saves!-- across the smooth tiled floor. He always got so excited when we'd cheer for him.



Another game he enjoyed paying, was the shell game -- and he'd find the treat under the correct covered bowl 8/10 times. Yes, he could track the gameplay well, but I think he also had a good nose on his side.


Salem also liked to play "fetch" -- but with a soft, crinkly cat ball. Generally he'd bring the ball back, but towards the end of our playtime, he would delight in changing things up. He would "lose track" of the ball, and slip it into my boot, instead, for me to find at a later date.



Salem was a great pal. Early on, I taught him to play with "paws, not claws" -- showing how gentle he could be. But if we really wanted to rough-house, I would slip on a pair of baking mitts, and he knew he could bite and grab the mittens with abandon (often purring as he played.)


I still miss the Pussy Willow, and have dreamt of him on occasion, giving me a slow blink, with his "Prtttt, prttt" of a greeting.


Yes, Maine Coons are attentive, humorous kitties, and can really bring a lot of love into your life.❤️️
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Salem was with me at my old apartment but passed on before I met J. I needed to put him to sleep, to help him end his hind leg pain, and other health issues that he suffered from in his old pussycat age. You'd never know he was suffering so bad at the end of his years -- he'd chirp (not meow) his kitty conversations with me, and was always so bright and curious.


Salem loved to play hockey (as goalie) in the kitchen -- batting a bottle cap with his paws -- great saves!-- across the smooth tiled floor. He always got so excited when we'd cheer for him.


Another game he enjoyed paying, was the shell game -- and he'd find the treat under the correct covered bowl 8/10 times. Yes, he could track the gameplay well, but I think he also had a good nose on his side.

Salem also liked to play "fetch" -- but with a soft, crinkly cat ball. Generally he'd bring the ball back, but towards the end of our playtime, he would delight in changing things up. He would "lose track" of the ball, and slip it into my boot, instead, for me to find at a later date.

Salem was a great pal. Early on, I taught him to play with "paws, not claws" -- showing how gentle he could be. But if we really wanted to rough-house, I would slip on a pair of baking mitts, and he knew he could bite and grab the mittens with abandon (often purring as he played.)

I still miss the Pussy Willow, and have dreamt of him on occasion, giving me a slow blink, with his "Prtttt, prttt" of a greeting.

Yes, Maine Coons are attentive, humorous kitties, and can really bring a lot of love into your life.❤️️

WOW .... Salem was a sweetie ... he acted like my maine coon and I love that he chirped almost squeaked like my little Squeaker!


They are all goalies at heart whether it be with a bottle cap or a leaf from outside or a toy or an olive! Yep ... an olive. Squeak loved salty olives and would carry one around in her mouth, drop it, bat it around pick it up and bite it and repeat for hours. It made me nauseous thinking about the dust bunny's and hair on the dang olive. LOL ... Squeak didn't mind.


I like that you let Salem kick up and bite with your oven mitts on. That is so cool ... They do love to wrestle and if you teach them at an early age to be gentle with your hands they will do so. Squeak loved to kick with her back legs and claws when we played but she was very gentle and never drew blood.


She was very odd about cleanser or the smell of bleach. I would use comet to scrub a floor on my hands and knees because I wanted the floor to be spotless. As soon as I finished scrubbing I would have to rinse the floor off with water and then a light rinse with white vinegar. If I didn't use the vinegar Squeak would roll all over the floor in a crazy manner smelling the tiles. She went crazy for bleach.


Often after I scrubbed the floor and washed my hands and sat down to relax a bit she would come over to me and attack my hands and bite lick and roll all over them in a crazy way. It was odd because I would wash my hands well after washing the floor but she knew there was the scent of bleach on them and would go nuts.


Such bizarre wonderful Kitty's the Maine Coons.


I know how you feel about missing Salem and dreaming of him still. They do possess your heart and soul with their amazing ways. I too dream of my little beauty from time to time.


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WOW .... Salem was a sweetie ... he acted like my maine coon and I love that he chirped almost squeaked like my little Squeaker!


They are all goalies at heart whether it be with a bottle cap or a leaf from outside or a toy or an olive! Yep ... an olive. Squeak loved salty olives and would carry one around in her mouth, drop it, bat it around pick it up and bite it and repeat for hours. It made me nauseous thinking about the dust bunny's and hair on the dang olive. LOL ... Squeak didn't mind.


I like that you let Salem kick up and bite with your oven mitts on. That is so cool ... They do love to wrestle and if you teach them at an early age to be gentle with your hands they will do so. Squeak loved to kick with her back legs and claws when we played but she was very gentle and never drew blood.


She was very odd about cleanser or the smell of bleach. I would use comet to scrub a floor on my hands and knees because I wanted the floor to be spotless. As soon as I finished scrubbing I would have to rinse the floor off with water and then a light rinse with white vinegar. If I didn't use the vinegar Squeak would roll all over the floor in a crazy manner smelling the tiles. She went crazy for bleach.


Often after I scrubbed the floor and washed my hands and sat down to relax a bit she would come over to me and attack my hands and bite lick and roll all over them in a crazy way. It was odd because I would wash my hands well after washing the floor but she knew there was the scent of bleach on them and would go nuts.


Such bizarre wonderful Kitty's the Maine Coons.


I know how you feel about missing Salem and dreaming of him still. They do possess your heart and soul with their amazing ways. I too dream of my little beauty from time to time.


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Salem was an efficient mouser. And took pride in this.

Although he usually left his "trophies" on the back steps for me to find, later -- his last symbolic tribute before I took him to the vet for his "long sleep" was that he brought his dead mouse into the house, and put his game into his kitty feeding bowl, and began eating it -- pointedly showing me that he was an adult, and could catch his own meal. He finished his mouse in two portions -- head and partial body in the first bites, and the second half -- leftover body and tail for his second meal -- watching Salem slurp the long tail into his mouth was chilling -- but I understood the meaning behind his actions. Yes, he could provide for himself. He was more than just a little kitten waiting for the caretaker with the can opener to always fill his feeding bowl.


Salem and I always communicated well -- for feline to human communication, that is. Very symbolic, Salem learned to indicate that he wanted to go outdoors, by reaching up over to the slide lock on the front door, from his dominate spot on the back of the top of the futon, and jingle the chain of the lock to get my attention. More effective than just staring at the door and chirping. (which was his earlier preferred style of communique for wanting to go outdoors.)



I was able to teach Salem a trick -- to shake a paw -- but he did not want to "roll over," -- instead, he layed on his side, and lazily put out a paw, figuring that shaking a paw was worth more of a treat than to roll over. I never corrected him, or tried to force him to do a roll for me after this, but laughed, thinking, "he's quite the smart kitty."


Salem was never a "lap" cat -- but if I was sleeping on the couch, he would lie the length of me with his long, furry body giving me a living kitty blanket.



Oh, and just as your kitty loved olives, Salem adored miniature marshmallows -- and would start purring when he saw the plastic bag of them brought out. I would toss one on the kitchen floor and he would "play pounce" on it, enjoying the fact that this white puffy plaything was edible as well -- after he batted it around a bit, first.



I could think of more Salem Stories worth retelling. But I'll save them for another day. The remarkable Maine Coons of our lives! How fortunate that they enriched our lives, so!
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I LOVE YOUR SALEM!


He was such a cool kitty!!!!!!!!!!!!
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