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  • Cat Before and After pictures

    It being kitten season, some pictures of "fits in a large coffee cup" babies and my large cat fetish adds up to just one thing:

    The need for Baby and Behemoth pictures.

    I find it hard to believe that a baby cat you would use as a tennis ball turns into a beast that could cause you some lower back pain to carry around.

    So show me the pictorial proof you have. And, as always, I want to see what the Behemoth cats or Spindly Snake cats look like as freshly minted babies.
    The armchair saddler
    Politically Pro-Cat

  • #2
    Hmm, not sure our little mutt kitten qualifies.

    Last year, there was a terrible scene in nearby city after a psychopath mutilated a mama cat and her litter of kittens in an apartment complex. The city sent out a truck to help with clean up after the AC and police did their jobs. They brought the truck back to city hall parking next to the park. Hubby and I were having a picnic with our son a few days later and we saw a couple of city workers were trying to catch something stuck in the undercarriage of the truck. They had a come along and were having trouble so we thought it was a snake. We stopped and watched until one young lady reached up and pulled out a kitten! The little thing was terrifed. Hissing but not fighting. Our son yelled out,"A kitten!" They turned and immediately offered it to him, LOL! We hemmed and hawed until I saw how scared the little thing was. No more than five weeks and absolutley terrified. His whiskers were cut/burned, probably from the engine of the truck. They told us he probably crawled into the truck while they were at the crime scene because that was last time it was used and they heard the mewing the next morning. It took them several days to get him out and didn't use the truck in the meantime. They said he looked like the rest of the litter of kittens that was killed.

    Wouldn't you take a tiny crime victim in need? Anyway, he came around and is wonderful with our family. He adores our son but runs away and hides from guests.

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    • #3
      Sorry, no pics, but a friend & I took kittens from the same litter.

      My little girl remained a Petite Princess all her life - topped out at maybe 8#.

      His morphed into near 30# of Catzilla.
      When his canines came in they were doubled - a grand total of 8 fangs, four of which dropped out by themselves, but he was one wicked-looking beast until they did.

      Proof a litter can have more than one BabyDaddy.
      *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
      Steppin' Out 1988-2004
      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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        #4
        Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
        Sorry, no pics, but a friend & I took kittens from the same litter.

        My little girl remained a Petite Princess all her life - topped out at maybe 8#.

        His morphed into near 30# of Catzilla.
        When his canines came in they were doubled - a grand total of 8 fangs, four of which dropped out by themselves, but he was one wicked-looking beast until they did.

        Proof a litter can have more than one BabyDaddy.
        8 fangs and no pictures?

        Dude.
        The armchair saddler
        Politically Pro-Cat

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        • #5
          The day I brought him home....

          http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps77ffa75a.jpg

          One year later....... (same dog)

          http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/DSCF1305.jpg

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wraper2 View Post
            All I can say is............... O M G !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by JumpQH View Post
              All I can say is............... O M G !!!!!!!!!!!!!
              Can anyone top that? I mean, the sheer size of the After Cat is impressive, but that took just a year?

              If you had known that was going to happen, you should have tied the cat up (to make him like a growing plant) and done time-lapse photography. That would have made an excellent movie.
              The armchair saddler
              Politically Pro-Cat

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              • #8
                microbovine: Well, now I feel bad b/c my cats do not have a castle. I loved your story & glad he has a castle!

                Wraper2: your giant cat pic made me weepy for my BEAST of a cat. 32 lbs & a yard + long when fully stretched with his legs out behind him like a dog.

                I measured him & had my wildlife bio friend look up his stats. Not only was he was officially bobcat sized, he was on the far end of the normal range for the larger northern subspecies

                why that made me so proud, I will never understand. Maybe like growing the biggest pumpkin at the fair?

                Once I took him for vaccinations & he had already been weighed by tech, but was back in his carrier when vet came in. He looks at records & tells me he is too heavy (I agree, just about no other cat has any business being this size). New vet tells me he needs to lose weight. I hear myself saying "he is really big boned" (ugh, really!!)

                Then I take him out of carrier & new vet is just about speechless. "Wow, he really is a big boy"

                The absolute best part: he was orange & fluffy. Damn if he didn't rocked the lion cut!

                I don't have before and after pix, though. I got him as an adult. He was the best cat I have every had & I still miss him every day. So give your big fluffy a big SQUEEZE and cheek rub for me.

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                • #9
                  Here's the most recent photo of Rocky. He's about a year old now. I thought he was going to be really big because of his feet, but he's not THAT big...yet. the other kitty is five year old Audrey. She was dumped behind our vet's clinic and given to us as a kitten.

                  “Pray, hope, and don't worry.”

                  St. Padre Pio

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Wraper2 View Post
                    Where did you get the Miracle Grow to put on that one?!

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                    • #11
                      Here is my Toby the day we got him, he was approximately 7 weeks old...please note, for size perspective, the coffee pot behind him is the small 5-cup Mr. Coffee machine:
                      http://flic.kr/p/ej84PP

                      And, here he is now - 6 years old. Kind of hard to judge his size, but that's my very-tall-for-an-8yo DS holding him:
                      http://flic.kr/p/e1qhAC
                      And, again, on my son's bed (he picked my son as his person):
                      http://flic.kr/p/ejdNwU
                      “Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire. It is a grand passion.” ~Emerson

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Wraper2 View Post
                        Holy cow. You win.

                        Maine Coon-ish?
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                        • #13
                          Siamese Mafia then and now

                          Siamese Mafia at 10 weeks

                          http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa6c8cccb.jpg

                          As adults
                          http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...n/IMG_3188.jpg



                          and one of them...
                          King Kamehameha at 8 years
                          http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...mtn/DAKING.jpg

                          Ya.big boy is on a diet..
                          the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by macmtn View Post
                            Siamese Mafia at 10 weeks

                            http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa6c8cccb.jpg

                            As adults
                            http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...n/IMG_3188.jpg



                            and one of them...
                            King Kamehameha at 8 years
                            http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...mtn/DAKING.jpg

                            Ya.big boy is on a diet..
                            You kept the whole litter?! There must be a story here! Such cute kittens!!!
                            Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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                            • #15
                              Parents were 100% pure barn cats. Apparently there is a rule that if you send your horse off to the trainers you cannot get it back unless you take a kitten.

                              CeeCee was about 5 weeks when I got him. (saved from a pack of dogs that had been seen in the area) The night I brought him home my Boxer, Kira, fell head over heels for him. As he grew up he fell for her too. He has little use for me, unless I have goodies or Kira is not around to fix a 'bad itch'.

                              Maybe 6 months old here:
                              http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/DSCF1286.jpg

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by macmtn View Post
                                Siamese Mafia at 10 weeks

                                http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...psa6c8cccb.jpg

                                As adults
                                http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...n/IMG_3188.jpg



                                and one of them...
                                King Kamehameha at 8 years
                                http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...mtn/DAKING.jpg

                                Ya.big boy is on a diet..
                                Ummm.... You do realize there are more cats in the adult picture than the kitten pic, right?

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                                • #17
                                  Here is Junior the day we brought him home. He was 5 weeks old and weighed less than a pound.
                                  http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ps580613f1.jpg

                                  Here he is as an adult, filling up the market basket. He weight about 15 pounds now.

                                  http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ps7f8b8c6b.jpg
                                  Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

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                                  • #18
                                    Well, my photos aren't overly shocking in size difference considering my kitteh is 10 weeks old right now. (stupid windows 8 randomly gives and taketh away the ability to use 'enter' and paragraphs on forums, sorry) Here's her progression so far: And now that she's home:
                                    You jump in the saddle,
                                    Hold onto the bridle!
                                    Jump in the line!
                                    ...Belefonte

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Ruth0552 View Post
                                      Ummm.... You do realize there are more cats in the adult picture than the kitten pic, right?
                                      That's the mysterious cat multiplication thingy, as any cat lady can tell you.

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                                      • #20
                                        Siamese Mafia back story

                                        There are actually 7 members of the Siamese Mafia.
                                        http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...amesemafia.jpg
                                        kona..Mom cat
                                        boomer...daddycat
                                        the kids
                                        Meeka
                                        hana
                                        kunani
                                        miss waimaia
                                        king kamehameha

                                        we brought home both the parents as kittens. The plan was, was, as all good plans are, to raise them up and have 1 litter. Keep 1 or 2 kittens and spay the lot as we are not in the cat breeding business. Homes would be easy to find for the rest.

                                        The last time we did this...raising a litter to keep, the cats lived to be between 15 and 22 years old. And mr macmtn actually gave up one! Kitten before demanding we keep the rest. We ended up with 6 cats. Time passes, they grow old and pass over the bridge.

                                        Part 1 went well. Kona and Boomer grew up and have their one litter.
                                        Strangely, Boomer was more of a mother than Kona..he slept with them, washed and cuddled the babies, kept them from roaming too far and would have nursed them had he the right...equipment. As soon as kona left the kitten bed flash! he was in there making sure his babies were ok. Kona...had to ask permission to get back in bed with them all. Once they were weaned...kona dropped them like a hot potato. No more feeding, washing, etc she was DONE. Boomer...still cuddles them all today.
                                        http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...psc0bfc3c4.jpg

                                        So.. at ten weeks..its time to start making choices. Mr macmtn was told to find one or two to keep. This became an impossible choice for him. Ok...find the ones you can live without. Also impossible choice.
                                        What if we were to keep them all honey? Snort...
                                        Hm...but seven inside only cats??!?. If that is what you want...you must take litter box duty. Ok..no problem. And here they are...all 7.
                                        its rare to get a picture of all together unless they are lined up for treats like shrimp. kona does not associate or sleep with the riffraff...she is mr macmtn's personal cat.

                                        Gathered for a shrimp feed
                                        http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o...rforshrimp.jpg
                                        the NOT!! Spoiled!! Arabian Protectavest poster pony lives on in my heart

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