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coon cat,

name for a breed of large domestic catscat,
name applied broadly to the carnivorous mammals constituting the family Felidae, and specifically to the domestic cat, Felis catus. The great roaring cats, the lion, tiger, and leopard are anatomically very similar to one another and constitute the genus
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 (also called Maine cats), for the coatimundicoatimundi
or coati
, omnivore of North and South America related to the raccoon. The coatimundi has a long snout, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail banded with dark rings. The coat color varies from yellowish brown or reddish brown to black.
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, and for the cacomistlecacomistle
, small New World mammal, genus Bassaricus, related to the raccoon. There are two species, one found in Mexico and the SW United States, the other in Central America. The North American cacomistle, B.
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In 2010 there followed Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage, which charted the renovation of the home Denis re-bought with Catherine - years after moving out in the wake of Toby Jug's death - and introduced us to his new Main Coon cats.
Tinie won best Maine Coon cat 2013 in Western Europe and Supreme Grand Champion.
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Evergreen Circle, lost male Maine coon cat with black collar.
She was also a prolific reader who especially loved a good detective novel while sharing the company of her adored Maine Coon Cat, "Cassie".
He took great pleasure in raising a select breed of bantam chickens, and tending to his exotic fish; but most especially he enjoyed the companionship of his Maine Coon cat, Nick, who was with him throughout his illness.
Ivy Drive, Lancaster, missing Maine Coon cat, 17 to 18 pounds, smoky gray.
She was the past president of the Maine Coon Cat Association and a member of the Cat Fanciers Federation.
Maine Coon cats will be among the most attractive participants.
On a personal level, colleagues describe Rouse as a calming presence, someone who is an honest broker and treats lower-level staff members well; he is single and famously fond of the Maine coon cats he keeps as pets,.
It's nice to come home to relax and find a dog who's happy to see you and looks at you with those eyes of love," said Brintnall, who also cares for two Maine Coon cats, O'Mally and Amy.