• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Anyone have a Norwegian Forest Cat?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Anyone have a Norwegian Forest Cat?

    Just curious. I'd love one- checking the rescue groups but they are hard to find.

  • #2
    My grandparents had one or at least one that looked like one. He was found as a kitten in the middle of no where at an oil well by my uncle. After the 2nd/3rd time finding him there, Uncle brought him home. Very cool cat and very tough. Would chase coyotes out of the farm yard. Went through a dryer cycle- grand ma didn't know he had jumped in. Took on an owl - did get a bit of an eye owie from that.

    Super cool independant cat but also loved his cuddles.

    P.
    A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

    Comment


    • #3
      It is more likely that cat was part Bobcat since Norweigian Forest's are extremely rare.
      Last edited by Calamber; Feb. 1, 2015, 08:13 PM.
      "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK

      Comment


      • #4
        Mukluk--does the cat have to be registered?

        There's a female kitty up for adoption near me that the rescue is calling a "Maine Coon", but I doubt she is--but she sure looks like she might be part. I don't think she's going to end up weighing ten pounds, tops. I had one of these cats and she was a joy! I'd like to have this one but it's not a good time for me. The rescue calls her "Foxy" but she deserves a more glamorous name... She's a grey, semi-longhair tabby--no white markings that I could see--pretty face. I think they want $60. for her (that may include spaying).

        If you want the contact info for the rescue, say the word. I don't know where you are located--I'm in Lancaster Co., PA.

        I got another kitten from my hay person that had the same build and look (but different color)--my vet at the time called them "barn Persians", but they had pretty faces with cute noses... It's been years, but I'm sure they have more...

        Have you checked Petfinder? What they call Maine Coon or Noreweigians probably aren't but are close enough look alikes...

        Good luck!
        "I'm not much into conspiracy theories but if everyone thinks alike you don't need a plot!" ~person from another bulletin board whose name has been long forgotten~

        Comment

        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks Cherry, I'm in CA so afraid that would be too far.

          Comment


          • #6
            Well, check out Petfinder for your area! Punch in "Maine Coon" for breed and you'll probably get some semi-longhairs that look like what you want.

            The two look-alikes I had were relatively small (around ten pounds), beautiful with bushy tails and friendly, loving personalities.

            Good luck!
            "I'm not much into conspiracy theories but if everyone thinks alike you don't need a plot!" ~person from another bulletin board whose name has been long forgotten~

            Comment


            • #7
              I don't know if this thread is still active, but I was hunting for some wedgie forums for a friend who thinks she might have one. I'm not 100% sure on that one. But I have a wedgie so I figured I'd look around for a group for myself anyway.

              Comment


              • #8
                I had Norwegian Forest Cats growing up. They are very beautiful and I hope to have another in the future.

                Comment

                • Original Poster

                  #9
                  Well I ended up with a Maine Coon cat. He's a lot of fun- very very loveable.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I have a cat Punky that my guess is half Maine Coon cat. She is not very loveable. She had a rough start to life so that might have contributed. Her daughter Sasha is very sweet. (Don't worry I spay/neuter my pets. I rescued Mom and most of her litter) I love their coats. Long enough to be different and pretty but fairly minimal maintenance.
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                      Well I ended up with a Maine Coon cat. He's a lot of fun- very very loveable.
                      Is he big?

                      My Johnny is a red tabby/Maine Coon and he's a big, dumb hunk of gorgeous. He's not really dumb, just very trusting and friendly with anyone that crosses his path. His long fur is very soft so very easy for him to groom and maintain, lots of hair balls up chucked all over the place though.
                      Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women.

                      Willful Ignorance = Tactical Stupidity. Hypocrisy:the practice of claiming to have beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.

                      Comment

                      • Original Poster

                        #12
                        I think he's close to 20 pounds at 2 years old. He gets combed out every day or sometimes twice a day which is easy since he likes it (and he comes into the bathroom to be combed while I'm in a sitting position as it were...). He's as soft as a bunny. The funniest thing is, for being so big, he has this high pitched little mew (not sure if he's ever going to sound "manly)."

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Do we get a name and pictures?

                          Johnny has a large bone frame and weighs 17lbs but he's all bone and muscle with very little fat. Ralph is has a smaller bone frame than Johnny but outweighs him by almost 5lbs, not overweight according to the vet, just solid and built like a tank.
                          Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women.

                          Willful Ignorance = Tactical Stupidity. Hypocrisy:the practice of claiming to have beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                            The funniest thing is, for being so big, he has this high pitched little mew (not sure if he's ever going to sound "manly)."
                            My parent's cats have been like that. Big, hulking long-haired toms with a tiny, almost squeaky meow. On the other hand, my tiny female Siamese that had a low, gravelly voice reminiscent of Selma or Patty on the Simpson's.
                            Visit my Spoonflower shop

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have a big-framed orange male cat. He's friendly as heck and probably weighs 12-15 pounds...he's got a big loud purr but a surprisingly teeny high pitched meow, like a cartoon lady cat's meow. Not manly in the least.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by rockymouse View Post
                                I have a big-framed orange male cat. He's friendly as heck and probably weighs 12-15 pounds...he's got a big loud purr but a surprisingly teeny high pitched meow, like a cartoon lady cat's meow. Not manly in the least.
                                Lol...you can hear Johnny purring from the next room. When I'm cuddling with him he'll be purring then start sniffing my ear(he has an ear smell fetish) while purring which results in a piggy snort....drives me right up the wall and makes me squirm.
                                Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women.

                                Willful Ignorance = Tactical Stupidity. Hypocrisy:the practice of claiming to have beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.

                                Comment

                                • Original Poster

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by CanadianTrotter View Post
                                  Do we get a name and pictures?
                                  I'm not sure how to post pictures- any advice?

                                  His name is Rocky.
                                  As in
                                  "Rocky Maine Coon"
                                  a take on the Beatle's Song
                                  "Rocky Racoon."
                                  Which is on the Beatles White Album.

                                  But lots of times I call him "Junior" since he is the youngest cat in the household.
                                  He is a very entertaining cat.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Mukluk View Post

                                    I'm not sure how to post pictures- any advice?

                                    His name is Rocky.
                                    As in
                                    "Rocky Maine Coon"
                                    a take on the Beatle's Song
                                    "Rocky Racoon."
                                    Which is on the Beatles White Album.

                                    But lots of times I call him "Junior" since he is the youngest cat in the household.
                                    He is a very entertaining cat.
                                    It depends where your pictures are. If they're on the device you're using to post on here click on the camera icon in the top right hand of the response box and it will show how to download the pictures. I take pictures on my phone, send myself an email to my iPad, download to my picture files then click on the camera icon on here and download. Hope this is helpful because I'm not very good at computer stuff.
                                    Mean Girls grow up to be Mean Women.

                                    Willful Ignorance = Tactical Stupidity. Hypocrisy:the practice of claiming to have beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform.

                                    Comment

                                    Working...
                                    X