Originally posted by Sig2340: I have decided that I need something to liven up my life. My solution: Adopt a bobcat.
Cool as pet bobcats probably are, the large-cat shelter near us got one that was forcibly removed from it's Virginia owner as supposedly they are not legal to keep there. Just a note. Here's a snippet from the announcement of his arrival at Carolina Tiger Rescue..
Our bobcat has a name! Ranger had his physical last week and seems to be a very healthy cat. His teeth are in excellent condition and his coat is full and thick. We are waiting on lab work results, but Ranger is almost ready to leave quarantine for his new, outdoor enclosure. He's a bit timid but comes out to say hello when keepers bring him his meals of chicken.
Ranger was rescued from a life as a pet. Because it's illegal to own a bobcat pet in Virginia, authorities confiscated the cat in March and brought him to his forever home at Carolina Tiger Rescue.
On the other hand, if you like the idea of a large feline, have you thought about a male purebred Maine Coon? Bigger than bobcats (my almost-a-year-old kitty is already 18 pounds and they keep growing till two years), smart and friendly, and a whole lot more legal in VA!
Posts: 12642 | Location: North Carolina | Registered: October 15, 2007
I had a mixed-breed Maine Coon for just shy of 17 years. His coloring was brown tabby, and his adult weight was around 24 lbs. He was the smartest and friendliest cat I've ever known! People who didn't like cats would come over and fall in love with him! He would play fetch, play hide-n-go-seek with you, and often played tag. Simply THE best cat ever!!!
Bill R. North Alabama
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Chowser between your daughter and your feline generosity, I'm overwhelmed that you open your hearts and homes for these kitties. As pictured, I'm sure there's never a dull moment in the household and tons of laughs!
Regards, Will G.
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