The other day, I received a comment that made my heart leap. In reference to my post regarding The Biggest Cat in the World, JFKat/Milo, a woman named Autumn, via her daughter, contacted me.
I saw the gray cat that was considered a coon cat and the biggest cat in the world. His picture was on a pool table and a girl holding it. I adopted a cat that I almost swear is that cat. My daughter was googling biggest cats and came across your blog. I would love to get more info. I would just like to know his back story if it was their cat at one time. He is about 16 1/2 pounds and we adopted him last summer in 2010.
I wish I could have said that these cats were the same…but they must at least be brothers. This I discovered after examining the photos subsequently later sent.
JFKat? Meet Stormy.
Photos courtesy of Autumn.
Autumn, you are right. It is shocking how closely these cats resemble one another. I can only assume that they are long-lost identical twins and we should probably arrange some sort of meeting that will be adorable and we will just have to make every attempt to collect the correct cat at the end of our afternoon together. There will also be much cake. And I suppose we should invite Dave and his family, seeing that they are JF’s true owners/caretakers/saviors.
I had been noticing lately that many, many people–around 10,000 since giving into my cat-blogging maternal instincts in October— have been drawn to my blog by google-searching things like “Maine Coon” and “Biggest Cat in the World” (also “sad cat girl”, but that’s another story). It is so, so gratifying to hear back from just one of these thousands of humans.
This made my daughter’s day! I had no idea he was a maine coon cat, but I googled about them after reading your blog and it describes Stormy to a “T”. He is a great cat and makes sure he greets me at the door. He gets on his hind legs and puts his paws up like a child to be picked up. He doesnt do this with anyone else except me. I think its so cute.
We have another cat that is 9 lbs and we thought she was big until we brought Stormy home. He is great and when called he comes to say hello. Also when I am cooking in the kitchen he always hops on the kitchen table to watch what I am doing. The funny thing is when I am reading a magazine he likes to come and lay on it. I guess he wants my attention…hehe…I just cant get over how your friends cat looks just like ours 🙂 …I am glad my daughter ran across your friends picture.
I am too!
After reading through all that, please examine this photo of JF and re-remember to what spectacular degrees these kitties are dopplegangers.
Remember how I said I’m on vacation? Well baby’s got the Internets, so don’t worry your pretty little heads, all 10,000 interested parties of you.
I am sitting here in my jammies watching Tommy Lee Jones on the TV and listening to the peaceful ocean rush outside. There are six more days of pleasantly watery/sunny bliss ahead. Remotely checking in this evening, my premium co-cat finder, oh-bearded-wonder who remains diligently in Huntingdon, writes that,
Our googles are definitely touching, I am getting ads for: cat supplies/cat heart murmur/flushable dog poop bags.
This news softens my already-squishy girl heart. Just consider it as the Internet’s way of reminding you of how largely I care for your bike-bro self. Meow meow.