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Mr. Kitty Wompuss, tale of a Maine Coon in Minnesota

Updated on January 25, 2011

Adventures of a rescued feral stray Maine Coon Cat

Hello,

My name is Mr. Kitty Wompuss, but I also answer to Big Boy, Mr. Magoo and Lil' Thumper. I live in Minnesota with my mommy and daddy and a big love puppy pit bull named Koko.

I don't remember where I was born, but when I was little I ended up all alone and scared out in the woods. Some people found me and fed me and took me to live inside where it was warm, but I was in a foster home with a lot of other cats that where mean to me, so I really don't like other cats very much.

Then one day my mommy came to the foster home and took me to my real home. It was scary at first, there was a big scary dog that thought I was a squirrel and wanted to eat me. Now I know that I was just little and scared and that Koko would never eat me, she's a big sweetie pie and lets me sleep in her big bed.

Mr. Kitty Wompuss 2/10/09

Mr. Kitty Wompuss 2/10/09
Mr. Kitty Wompuss 2/10/09

I am a Maine Coon Cat

My new parents didn't know what kind of cat I was when they brought me home and when they took me to see the vet to get my baby check up, I heard my mommy ask the doctor if I was really only 4 months old. She thought 7 pounds was kind of big for a 4 months old kitten, but the doctor said I was just the right size for my breed.

He told mommy I was a Maine Coon cat and that I wouldn't be full grown for about 4 years, but could very likely be 25 pounds by then. Mommy took me home after a bunch of icky shots and making an appointment to get me neutered. Man, someone should have explained what neutered meant to me before the next vet visit, cuz I would have put up more of a fight, but now it's too late, the deed is done.

I really have no complaints, I have a nice warm house, all the food I can eat and daily tummy rubs, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I am Soooo Big

This is a photo of me taken on 2/10/09

I now weigh 16 pounds and I am 40 inches long from the tip of my nose to the tip of my tail.

That big guy holding me is my big brother Dustin, he weighs 190 pounds, but he's not a cat.

I'm still a growing boy so check back often to see just how big I get.

Maine Coon cats are the largest breed of domestic cat, the Guinness World Record Largest cat is a Maine Coon named Leo, who is 48 inches lomg and weighs 35 pounds.

Maine Coon Moments -1 - Kitty Contemplates the meaning of life, or maybe the flavor of mice.

BFF

My best friend is a 70 pound pit bull named Koko.

Koko is 12 years old, which is like really old for a dog, guess that's why she sleeps so much!

Still we do lots of fun stuff together. I go out and catch bunnies, then bring them home for Koko to chase around the yard. It's really funny, because she can't catch them, so it drives her crazy that I can!

Trees are scary!

When I was still little I thought maybe I could catch a bird or a squirrel if I climbed a tree after them.

But, I only ended up scared and stuck in the tree. My mommy had to call my big brother Dusty to climb a ladder and get me out. They all laughed at me and called me scaredy-cat, but trees are up high and my long body just wasn't made for climbing trees.

So now I don't climb trees anymore. There is plenty of stuff to chase on the ground anyway, I bet birds don't taste good anyways!

Brrrrrrrr...Winter sucks!

I live in Minnesota and I love to play outside, but not in the winter. Someone should have warned me about this snow stuff, yuck...maybe mommy will move somewhere warmer someday, because I hate winter!

It was -22 below zero this morning, tell me how is a kitty supposed to play outside in that kind of weather. Hey I don't mind snow too much and I even like to play in the rain, but -22 below is just too darned cold!

Mommy even got me a winter coat...that everyone likes to laugh at, but hey I think I need some boots, my paws still get cold!

Maine Coon Moments -2 - Kitty Wompuss attacks Daddy's braid!

Winter Blahs!

Being stuck in the house all the time is driving me crazy!

Mommy says I have cabin fever, I don't know what that is, but I am sooooo bored!

I just want summer back!

I pass the time trying to find new games to play with Koko, she's a lot of fun, but there is only so much we can do indoors. I know she wants summer back too, because this cold weather hurts her arthritis and she has to go potty outside. I told her she could use my box, but she's too big.

I hate the litter box, I'd rather go outside too, but I can wait until it warm up. I pee in the human toilet anyway and only use the box for poo-poos.

Bucket O'cat

Ever since I was little I've loved to climb into things like buckets and boxes and bags. Daddy thinks it's really funny and we play this game where I get in a brown grocery bag then daddy carries me around by the handles.

My favorite game is to hide in a box or bag and wait for Koko to walk by and then jump out and scare her. Then she chases me all over the house and plays hide and seek with me.

Kitty Wompuss loves eBay!

See all the cool stuff a cat can get!

Catnaps

I like to sleep in the plants, then I can pretend it's summer and I'm sleeping outside in the garden.

I can sleep just about anywhere, I'm very good at napping. I really like to nap in Koko's big fluffy dog bed, and she's so nice she just lets me sleep there any time I want. She likes to sleep on the couch best any way, so there's no reason for her big fluffy bed to be empty.

Play Time

My Mommy knows how bored I am being stuck inside all the time. So every night she spend at least 30 minutes playing with me. One of my favorite toys is just some red yarn on the end of a long stick.

Mommy needs the long stick, because when I get excited I forget how sharp my claws are. The stick keeps mommy safe while I get wild and crazy.

Mommy has catnip spray that she sprays on the yarn, that makes me super crazy. I love catnip, it smells so good that sometimes I just have to lick the yarn.

My winter Fur

When it got cold out I got lots of extra fur and finally grew the mane that Maine Coon cats are famous for, that and our big shaggy tails.

Mommy brushes me everyday, but says I still always look like I just woke up with bed hair! Actually it looks like that because I have 3 different layers of hair that grow different lengths to help me be more waterproof, that's why I don't mind playing in the rain and why I'm soft like a bunny.

Kitty Wompuss goes to the Vet

Scary place for a Maine Coon Cat!

Momy took me and Koko to the vet last week for our yearly check ups. I thought going somewhere new would be fun...but it was just really scary and the people at the vet clinic pretend to be all nice...right before they stick needles in a kitty and hurt him!

The vet doctor, was really nice though, and said I was really healthy and growing just right. He also told my mommy to start brushing my teeth, so soon maybe we'll have some photos of that.

I really don't like the vet clinic, they poked me with needles and took my temperature, which is just something no dignified cat should have to be subjected to ever!

Then they put a micro-chip in me, so Mommy can find me if I ever get lost or stolen. The best part of the trip to the vet was when they put Koko on a diet, because she's a fatty. Though it's not very funny anymore, Koko gets crabby when she's on a diet.

The worst part was the shots made me very sick for almost two whole days. My Mommy was very scared and worried and I just didn't feel good at all, but I'm all better now, and it's even warmed up here in Minnesota enough for me to play in the yard a little...Being a cat Rocks!

Maine Coon Moments-3 - Kitty shares Koko "the packrat" pit bull's dirty bed

Help Rescue Cats like me

My favorite things to do are catching mice and rabbits and playing with Koko. She's 12 years old and kind of set in her ways, so I really enjoy messing with her. I like to hide behind things and then jump out and scare her, then she chases me around and acts like a puppy.

I also love having a nice warm house to take all the catnaps I want in. I'm so lucky to have such a great home and hope that all the lost little kittens like I was, get adopted to nice homes too.

So if you have room in your house and your heart, please rescue a sweet kitty, so someday all the lost kitties have a home too.

Maine Coon Rescue is a nationwide 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to rescuing Maine Coon and Maine Coon Mix cats. We are a network of volunteers who share one love-our beloved Maine Coons. We assist in assuring that these cats are placed in carefully screened forever-homes where they will spend the rest of their lives being spoiled as they deserve

3rd Place Fresh Squid Contest Winner

February 2009

KITTY WOMPUSS WINS 3RD PLACE IN FRESH SQUID CONTEST!

Hello Everyone,

This kitty is just super honored to have been a part of the "Fresh Squid Contest".

I want to thank my mommy for helping me make this lens, (I mean really, have you ever tried typing with giant furry paws, lol.)

I Also want to thank my Daddy for being such a great inspiration to me, and for all the special treats he sneaks me, when mommy isn't looking. Of course I can't leave out thanking my BFF Koko, who puts up with my obsession of trying to catch that white tip on her tail that just never stops wagging!

Most of all, I want to Thank a_willow for all of her hard work creating and maintaining the Fresh Squid Group and the Fresh Squid Contest

a_willow is a big part of what makes Squidoo such an excellent experience!

She is every newbies Guardian Angel!

So if you are a newbie, please check in with the Fresh Squid Group It's a great place to get started in the Squidoo community!

July ~ 6 ~ 2009

Kitty Wompuss was hit by a car & died Today...

Goodbye big guy,,,

We miss you so much!

Say hello to Kitty Wompus

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Harmony, the tabby, thinks Kitty Wompus is an awesome name and she loves this lens!!

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Hi Kitty Wompuss. I love you name. And you look like you could raise a ruckus too!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations for being featured on Squidoo's 50 Cats We Love Monster Board

      Blessed by a Squidoo Angel

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      faye durham 5 years ago

      Beautiful cat and story. RIP Kitty Wompus.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I want our next cat to be a Maine Coon.

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      Addy Bell 6 years ago

      So sorry to hear about Kitty Wompus. He sounds like he was an awesome cat.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Your lens is so awesome,and yet it brought a tear to my eye because Kitty Wompus reminds me of my Maine Coon Aladdin.Like you,I did not know he was a purebred till I took him to the vet. I found him wamdering and eating out of a garbage bag! Unfortunately I had him only 9 years when he passed away from kidney failure.( a victim of the cat food poisonings a couple of years ago.I give this lens my Squidoo Angel blessing on 12/13/2010. Have a great day and Holiday!

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Beautiful!

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      This is a truly beautiful memory to Kitty Wompus. Your love for him shines through this story. I lost my favorite cat Spooky when she was only 4 years old - a black cat on a dark night, hit by a car - so I know how hard it was for you. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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      Vladimir 6 years ago from Australia

      This is a wonderful celebratory tribute. You'll see him again at the Rainbow Bridge

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      RebeccaHabel LM 7 years ago

      HI there, I am so sorry about your loss. I had a gorgeous kitty that may have been a Maine Coon. Big, furry, ginger, placid and totally beautiful. He reached almost 16lbs (7kg, but I'm not sure if I converted right) Reading about you made me remember him. He's been gone 3 years nearly, on the 11th July, after surviving to a grandfatherly 16 human years of age. Max lived in Australia

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Bambi I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When a pet dies in an accident or to illness you feel so cheated of the time you feel you should have had with them.

      But I am glad to hear about the arrival of you new puss! SquidAngel Blessings to all of you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Oh, I'm so sorry you lost him! I have one too...We found him on a boat last Summer so he's about a year old and already weighs 15lbs! I'm not sure if he's full blooded but I'm certain he's got maine coon in him...Again, sorry for your loss

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      Bambi - I'm so sorry about Kitty Wompus. He was so obviously well loved by you and your family and had a great, comfortable life thanks to your thoughtfulness and willingness to take in an abandoned pet. You did a beautiful job on this lens.

      I had an orange Persian when I was in my early twenties who was 16 lbs. I thought that was big! He was fluffy, too, and your pictures remind me a great deal of my giant, purring Willie-cat.

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      inkserotica 8 years ago

      I'm so so sorry to hear of your loss of Kitty Wompus! That's so sad :( He looked beautiful! 5*

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      OMG - I am so so so so sorry - I have tears in my eyes reading this. My heart goes out to you. I can feel your heartbreak for I had a kitty in the past get hit by a car and it was the worst thing ever.

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      Shari O'Leary 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I am so sorry about your loss. Funny, I just wrote two lenses about my two cats that died after we bought our house. You'll always have the memories and this lens. Take care!

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Very, very sorry to hear about Kitty Wompuss. He obviously had a wonderful life with you and he knew how much you loved him.

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      Oosquid 8 years ago

      I'm really sorry to read of your loss. My heart goes out to you.

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      FarAwayJoe 8 years ago

      Very sad news. One of my two cats died about 3 weeks ago, so I can really feel with you.

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      jaye3000 8 years ago

      I'm so sorry about your cat, really blows when your cats gone. I miss my Cinnamon too :(

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      atirial 8 years ago

      What a beautiful cat. My condolences to your family.

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      Vladimir 8 years ago from Australia

      So Kitty Wompuss has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. A sad day for his family and friends (I hate cars) who are now without this vital furry friend. I will add his name to my list on the Rainbow Bridge lens and he will be remembered. My condolences

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      catcaremama 8 years ago

      Hi Kitty Wompus! You have such a unique name. I have never heard of Main Coons here in Chicago but from your pics I can see that you are absolutely beautiful.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is nothing but a love story! So many photos you took. Thank you for sharing this story .... I will lensroll this to mine about cats. 5*

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      julcal 8 years ago

      that is a Great cat! I would love to have a rescue. I'll look into it!

      thanks for this lens!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I love Kitty Wompus! lensrolled to my Dog training lens and added to a Few of my favorite lenses! 5* and fave.

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      Nan 8 years ago from London, UK

      I love Main Coons. They really are the best cats. And, so very friendly.

      One thing I find endearing about the Main Coon is the little kink they have at the end of their tail.

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      Carol Goss 8 years ago

      very cute lens. I love kittys

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      Oh Kitty Wompass I think you are my favorite kitty in the world!

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Wonderful Lens! I have heard so much about mr Wompuss :) Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      jwooten80 8 years ago

      Thanks for visiting my page about my kitties and leaving a comment! I love Kitty Wompuss! He's beautiful!

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      grannysage 8 years ago

      Hi there, it is Wileykat. Just stopped by to say hello and to invite you over to visit. My mommy made a lens for me called White Cats Can’t Jump. She knows I can jump very well now, but for a while I didn’t realize that I could. I am kind of afraid of lots of things and I’ve never seen a cat as big as you before. But I am hoping you will be my friend, I have a new friend that just moved in with us. Her name is Ghost. She is not a real ghost, that is just her name. She says it is okay if you come over and look at her picture too.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      You are one of January 2009 graduates! Come by and answer few questions to show the way to those who will follow! Wish you many, many more great lenses!

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      yunsongchen 8 years ago

      hello! I have a cat too:)

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      MattTaylor LM 8 years ago

      Hi again Bambi,

      When I got the link to this lens... I first thought I was going to be sorry I asked "What is a Maine Coon Cat..." But you did such a wonderful job and wrote in Mr. Wompuss's voice... I thought that was a very nice twist... Your lens was enjoyable to read...

      Now I'm really afraid to ask this question... "But why would your vet want you to brush Mr. Wompuss's teeth?"

      Matt

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      I have 6 cats and one of them being "Fang" my Maine Coon - he is the coolest cat in my cat Gang; https://hubpages.com/animals/Cat_Gang - and he is also huge and soft and furry - gotta love them

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      shevans lm 8 years ago

      Clever and cute lens with a wonderful message. Loved it.

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      Shari O'Leary 8 years ago from Minnesota

      This is a great lens! Love the way it's told from his point of view. I wish I would have thought of that when I did mine. Anyway, you're welcome to join my Minnesota group. I'll be lensrolling and rating you.

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      Marijoyce 8 years ago

      What a great lens this is. The pics of Kitty Wompuss are spectacular. Also, really happy to hear your husband is okay now. Congrats on your 3rd place win in Fresh Squid Contest. Lots of good compeition there, so quiet an honor. Enjoyed this lens.

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      MyChildCreatesowner 8 years ago

      I really have enjoyed your lens. You have so many fantastic photos, I especially like the one of the cat running in the snow. Congratulations on your fresh squid badge!

      Please feel free to submit this lens to href="http://www.squidoo.com/top-10-new-pet-lens-and-blo... 10 new pet lens and blogs

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      SusanFaye 8 years ago

      I was so happy to see Kitty Wompuss made it to the Top Three in the Fresh Squid Contest...his lens was my PURRsonal favorite! Meow-Wow! Give him a little scratch under the chin from me...

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      Congratulations Bambi on placing 3rd in the Fresh Squid Contest! I enjoyed your lens and Mr. Kitty is the biggest domestic cat I've ever seen. I'm still reeling from the impact of your "In a flash" lens and I look forward to more lenses to come from your life experiences! 5*s

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Congrats to you and Kitty Wompuss on 3rd place in the Fresh Squid Contest

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      This lens won 3rd place in Fresh Squid Contest for January 2009. Congratulations! Your badge will come by mail! :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      That is the biggest cat I have ever seen. Oh Me! Great lens. I really enjoyed all the great pictures.

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      TribalDancer LM 8 years ago

      I thought my Hijinx was a big cat, compared to the Wompmiester, Jinky's a kitten!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      [in reply to alteredkat] Thanks Kitty Wompuss needs all the votes he can get, he entered the contest late, so he's kind of the underdog, lol

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      WOW!...now that's a big kitty! 5* and a vote for you in the Fresh Squid Contest...best of luck!

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      What a wonderful lens! Full of facts, photos, funny stories and well written. I love Mr. Kitty Wompuss. 5 stars, favorite and I'm a FAN! Bear hugs, Frankster aka Bearmeister aka Cat-Woman

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      What a beautiful kitty! Misty Blue says Hi to Mr. Kitty Wompuss.

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      Lotusland 8 years ago

      Very nice. I have a manx kitty myself.

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      Delia 8 years ago

      Oh Bambi this is a cute lens about your beautiful Kitty...thanks for the kind comments on my "feral kitty" lens...my kitty is real small she has the most wonderful fur, very thick and silky fine...she has the best personality and is very loyal...I am lensrolling your lens to mine...5*

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      RuralRoute2 8 years ago

      Dear Mr. Wompuss:

      You have a great lens. I enjoyed your stories. 5*s, Favorited, and Lensrolled.

      LeAnn

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Your kitty is a good writer. Sorry about the winters.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I enjoyed reading about kitty. The whole story and lens is put together well. That is a beautiful cat you have...for fun! :)

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      ElaineKay 8 years ago

      Great lens. I love reading about Wompuss. I want to just kiss him all over. He looks a lot like my Nicki. They are extraordinary fur-balls.

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      Mihaela Vrban 8 years ago from Croatia

      How cute! Welcome to Fresh Squid group! Glad to have among us!

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      kezan98 lm 8 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Cat Party Group, We've given you a top rating for this cat lens

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      [in reply to Margo_Arrowsmith]

      thank you

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      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      Nice newbie thread, great pictures and neat storyline ***** to you