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Marko Ramius

Posted on 2010.04.01 at 21:45
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Poledouris - The Hunt for Red October
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WHEN GENTLE GIANTS ROAMED THE EARTH

"Yes." I said before catttitude had even finished her sentence. All I'd heard was "Petsmart" and "Maine Coon." Two hours later, Marko Ramius walked amongst us.

Marko Ramius
You see, Squeegie was supposed to have been my cat. "The Ghost of Daisy" and all that. But nooooooo - she goes and bonds with my wife, and my wife with her. So there I was, left cleaning the litter box.


Once more, we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary.
Look at the freaking mits on him! And I'd forgotten how soft a Maine Coon was - not quite Bengal soft, but nearly as luxurious. And he stands just like a Maine Coon too. Its so funny having one back in the house again - so very different from Squeegie. But rather than fight, the two of them entered peace negotiations as soon as they became aware of each other.

I affectionately call Squeegie "Smushy-Face" due to her short snout.
I've never seen a cat acclimate so quickly to new surroundings. I take this as a sign that Marko Ramius is an awesome cat, and that we're going to have a great partnership he and I. Marko Ramius was born in 2008, so I hope this means we have many, many years together. He kinda makes me miss my Daisy though, too. But that's not all bad.

He doesn't react well to bullets.

Comments:


Tanya
panacea42 at 2010-04-02 03:14 (UTC) (Link)
Awesome cat! He looks quite formidable :-) But incredibly cuddly at the same time...how the heck do cats manage to do that ?!?
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 11:37 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't been able to figure out yet whether its the breed (this is my second Maine Coon) or because he's male (I've not had a male cat before) but you're right, he does have a presence about him. It reminds me of the heady days of Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin...
Richard Rasner (Unique Nudes™)
uniqueblog at 2010-04-02 03:36 (UTC) (Link)
My cat Bartleby is a Maine Coon/Siamese mix. He's the color of a Russian Blue (with white marks), is nearly 3 feet long, weighs 14 lbs (and is lean and still growing) and sounds like an air raid siren when he meows (which is always, since he is part-siamese.)

(Notice here his size-comparison to my torso... I'm 5'10 and weigh 225)
http://twitpic.com/15aexy
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 11:40 (UTC) (Link)
What a mix! What a CAT! (And my wife *loves* your cat's name...) Does he get along with Hedgie?
irulan_amy at 2010-04-02 06:47 (UTC) (Link)
Look at those paws, yeesh. I'm glad you've found a new cat.

I want a Maine Coon. A lot.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 11:51 (UTC) (Link)
I'm quite sure you've spoken those exact words on here somewhere before.

When the time is right, and more importantly, the cat is right, I feel certain it will happen.
~JungMee~
sacredyuja at 2010-04-02 13:19 (UTC) (Link)
awh kitties!

My ex has a siberian which was majorly expensive and that cat had the hugest paws ever, also shed everywheerreee, hated that but supposidly is the only cat that won't cause cat allergies. *shrugs*

My best friend has a bengel mix, that cat is crazzyyyyy but strangly since she's moved the cat has really calmed down and is kinda nice. Sat in my lap the other night infact, first time in years she's done that and not cause she wanted to attack me, haha

Your cats are both lovely looking, the 2nd pic is the best!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 13:44 (UTC) (Link)
Oh I bet that Siberian was drop dead gorgeous! I've had to reconcile my desires (long-haired high-maintenance kitties) with my abilities (travel, working, no time for daily brushings) and have just been pleased as punch with Maine Coons. I've had Bengals, and while uber-soft, somebritinmass accurately refers to them as "Razor blades in fur coats."

Sadly, mine were (presumably) eaten by Coyotes.

Glad you like the Russian Naval hat pic - I can almost see him giving that speech!
Misha
dawaioser at 2010-04-02 13:58 (UTC) (Link)
That is one fabulous cat. When I visit again I shall give it some luvin's.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 14:05 (UTC) (Link)
He's a real lover boy, and he knows it. Fortunately, a side of awesome is attached to that kind of self-confidence.

Personally, I think he's going to like your new hair :P
mr_dowg
mr_dowg at 2010-04-02 14:12 (UTC) (Link)
Very handsome cat E! Can't wait to come over and meet him, so far all of your cats seem to like me, hopefully he is the same way!

ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 14:42 (UTC) (Link)
Oh I just know you two are going to get along famously. He's pretty confident about being petted. I think the cats like you because you have a kind face!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-04-02 15:57 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations on your latest acquisition!!! May you both live long and prosper.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 16:14 (UTC) (Link)
That's the idea! He's going to someday TAKE OVER THE WORLD. He's a stalwart personification of righteousness. He battles evil.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-04-02 18:24 (UTC) (Link)
oh, he is just gorgeous... enjoy your new friend :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-02 18:49 (UTC) (Link)
*BEAM*

He's my special boy!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-04-03 10:03 (UTC) (Link)
I wish I weren't so allergic to the kitehs. But he is...commanding in his visage. Mighty. He looks like good ol' Sean. LOL. I'm Marko... Marko Ramius. Shaken not stirred. A Fairy Bomb perhaps?
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-03 14:38 (UTC) (Link)
Yes! He's quite stern looking isn't he?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-04-04 05:51 (UTC) (Link)
I think Q could take Marko Ramius in a fight.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-04 13:35 (UTC) (Link)
Different weight class :P
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ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-09 15:36 (UTC) (Link)
MUNCH MUNCH MUNCH! Marko Ramius is welcomed addition to our household. The kids love him because not only he is more laid-back than Squeegie, he's also more personable :P
Codekitten
codekitten at 2010-04-19 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
oh he looks SO soft! i love big paws too...there is nothing cuter :)

that's fantastic that the kitties get along so well already...it almost never works out that way (so fast)!!!

more kitty pics please!!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-19 18:40 (UTC) (Link)
Squeegie laid down on her back, spread-eagled making eye-contact with Marko Ramius, who was perched on the back of the sofa spying on her. As soon as she looked away, he leapt down atop her and they wrestled that cat-wrestle that young cats do, because he's still a young cat at two. Twice they did this, but I had my camera on and rolling for the third attack...which never came :(

I miss all the good shots/video.
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