It’s a boxer thing. Short hair, not a lot of fat, fast heart rate = HATES COLD.I wonder if that is a Boxer thing. Our Boxer mix sounds very similar. Great face on your dog
Mine dog does the same shit, I swear you would think I don’t have the heat on in the house, but he’s just a little baby when it comes to temperature.
That was my guess. But sometimes they don't always look like a Main Coon. The pattern, hair length, and tufts above the ears are hallmarks.Maine coon.
Yeah, that first pic you can see the distinct face features IE: wide jaw and shape.That was my guess. But sometimes they don't always look like a Main Coon. The pattern, hair length, and tufts above the ears are hallmarks.
One of these days I'll adopt a big domestic cat. Main Coon, Ragamuffin, or Turkish Van. Turkish would probably be easier to care for being medium hair, where the other two breeds are usually Long hair breeds.
I need to give Shadow a bath, her coat is looking a bit oily and stringy.
Mice arent the problem, we have rats lol. I'm not looking for the cat to kill the rats, but if he/she does its a bonus.Shawn1112
If the cat is by itself you shouldn't have any issues with it marking its territory. For a litter box, get it set up, then set the cat in the box. It'll know exactly where to go next time. Might have to repeat once, or twice. But when I brought home the siblings they were ~10 weeks old and the first thing I did was set them in the littler box and they found it again themselves. Of course, it's a 1200sq ft house, not 2500, lol.
As for the mice part... well the best way for a cat to catch and kill the mouse is to basically really ration the cat's food, so it has to work for its meals. If you feed the cat, it'll just use the mouse as a toy. No doubt it'll catch it, but instead of killing it, it'll likely leave it at your door as a present for being such a good cat. Basically it is rewarding you for being such a good owner and caretaker. Barn cats are really good at catching mice because they are outdoor/barn cats and fend for themselves. Most of them are usually quite lean. My mom's cat was a barn cat. Weighed 7 1/2 lbs when she brought her home. In six months she was up to 13-14lbs, its breed's average weight.
My dad and stepmom have a half-chihuahua half-terrier and it fucking loves to go after mice. It'll camp out in front of cabinets for hours relentlessly, pulling out anything that is stored in it. Pots, pans, cast iron skillets, it gives no shits. If it is in her way, she's pulling it out. It's remarkable, but I guess that is where the rat terriers came from