Pictures of my three cats. For everyone who loves cats, Oriental Longhairs, Maine Coons and Oriental Shorthairs.
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Sambucca,

Sambucca,

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We are watching you.
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We are watching you.

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Gabriel didn’t feel like modeling today. Good thing we still have some back up. ;) This was already our last day with him. See you again next time!

Gabriel didn’t feel like modeling today. Good thing we still have some back up. ;) This was already our last day with him. See you again next time!

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memprime asked: Are you kitty-sitting again? How do your cats get along with other cats and dogs, or other animals?

Yep! Gabriel’s owners went on another little trip and I am checking up on him while they are away. So he’s staying at their place, he’s not living with us (in case people were wondering) :).

Blake seems to really enjoy the company of other cats straight away, or at least doesn’t care if there is a “new” cat. I have that theory that he just loves anything kitten sized and turns into a “super mom” cat. He was that way with Sambucca and Faolan. 

When we moved to Amsterdam, he met our neighbour’s cat one day. Pretty little white thing, who lived just upstairs. He was very friendly with her until he ignored her and just went straight past her into the neighbour’s flat and raided her foodbowls without any notion of shame… <__<

Sambucca on the other hand seems very territorial. Boy, was she displeased when Faolan arrived! Blake on the other hand she didn’t really seem to mind, but he was there first so that might be why. With Faolan she would hiss and glare and make the scariest faces, I’ve never seen her so angry. But it only took a couple of days and then everything was fine, lots of cuddles and playtime. :P

When she saw the white kitty, she immediately started to hiss and growl, too and take a threatening stance at the bottom of the stairs, so the other cat wouldn’t dare come closer. ^^

For Faolan, hm. He never really met another cat. My guess is similar to Sambucca but less threatening. When he joined us, he immediately liked Sambucca and bugged her all the time, kinda like a big sister and he didn’t take her defensiveness very seriously. For Blake… he was just so big, I don’t think Faolan even classified him as a cat. He seemed always a bit at a loss who or what that guy was.

Sambucca went missing one time and spent the night at a shelter, when we brought her back Faolan was all growly towards her, probably because of the foreign smell. So I think, that would most likely be his immediate reaction to another cat.

For any other animals, interactions were either very limited or non existent. :P They saw some dogs from far a couple of times, which usually makes them quite scared, probably also because it was not in their normal environment. I think it would be different, if for example a puppy would be introduced to them at home with plenty of time.

In general I think they need some time for adjustment then they are most likely fine with anything.

We used to have fish tanks, which they liked. :)

And that’s about it. Some little birds and mice met their death, so those don’t make for great company. ;)

"Meeeeeeh. Is it weekend yet?"
Gabriel — Maine Coon

"Meeeeeeh. Is it weekend yet?"

Gabriel — Maine Coon

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"I am the ball."
Gabriel — Maine Coon

"I am the ball."

Gabriel — Maine Coon

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Hello again.
Gabriel — Maine Coon

Hello again.

Gabriel — Maine Coon

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Hey Faolan, you look different today. Did you do something with your hair? Hah! Wrong. This is not Faolan! Well&#8230; it is. But not our Faolan! It&#8217;s another Faolan. And yes, he is an Oriental Cat as well. An Oriental Longhair though (just like Sambucca). And he is a black smoke, too! And (of course) his name is also Faolan. Amazing. 
This pretty boy is a stud from the cattery Kap Ca Mau. This photo is posted with permission from © Katharina Henrich.

Hey Faolan, you look different today. Did you do something with your hair? Hah! Wrong. This is not Faolan! Well… it is. But not our Faolan! It’s another Faolan. And yes, he is an Oriental Cat as well. An Oriental Longhair though (just like Sambucca). And he is a black smoke, too! And (of course) his name is also Faolan. Amazing. 

This pretty boy is a stud from the cattery Kap Ca Mau. This photo is posted with permission from © Katharina Henrich.

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Blake, my household mini tiger.
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Blake, my household mini tiger.

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f-ck-the-reality asked: Oh my god your cats are so cute!

:D Thanks! I very much share your opinion. ;)