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Maine Coon from <a href='http://www.catchannel.com/local/NC/Statesville/club-members.aspx' title='Statesville, NC'>Statesville, NC</a>

Rufus: This is his Memorial Page

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Active within 120 Days

Hi! My name is Rufus: This is his Memorial Page

I am a Maine Coon from Statesville, NC

Nicknames: Wide Load!

Age: 21 years old

Gender: M

Coat: long haired

Education: He started walking on a leash at a very young age. He also survived being a disposed pet and found a good home through a Pet Smart adoption fair.

My favorite tricks and treats are: He thinks it's beneath his dignity. ;-) and Senior cat treats, hip action. hairball tubes

Where I hang out: Middle of the couch. Everyone else must sit on the edge!

My favorite grubs: Purina Cat Chow Naturals. ANY canned food.

My pet peeves: Being bothered when he tries to sleep and having his ears or teeth cleaned.

What I love about my owners: Good natured, affectionate, funny.

My cat hobbies: Sleep.
Eat.
Sleep.
Treats.

Pet motto: There's no problem that a good nap won't fix!

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How We Met

Was looking for a yellow Maine Coon but his foster mom talked me into holding him at adoption fair. He was so relaxed and sweet.

My Cat Stats

I've had 813 friends visit me.

I'm the 39,524th member on CatChannel.com.

27 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Cat!

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Due to a change in website platforms, a necessary step to enhance and update the CAT FANCY magazine website, it will no longer be possible to host Club Cat. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, Club Cat will close and members will no longer be able to accrue points. Members with sufficient reward points have until Jan. 10, 2014, to redeem their points for any of the cat products currently available in the Club Cat Rewards Catalog. On Jan. 15, 2014, Club Cat members with 25 reward points or higher will be automatically entered into a raffle to win special prizes. Raffle prize winners will be notified after Jan. 31, 2014. Points for the final Cat of the Day will be awarded on Jan. 1, 2014. New programs similar to Cat of the Day will be announced with the launch of the new website, so look for further announcements. Thank you to everyone who joined Club Cat! 01/31/2014 12:00.00 AM
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God speed Rufus
Such a beautiful boy you are. So sorry to hear that you're so sick.
Safe passage to the rainbow Bridge and rest in peace.

Snowy

Come visit me, Snowy.

11/15/2012 07:38.34 AM Report This Comment
Reflection in words
I am sorry about your recent news. We surround you with all our love.

***Stars fall and shoot
In keen November;
And night is long
And cold is strong
In bleak December." - Christina Giorgina Rossetti

***"It is autumn; not without
But within me is the cold.
Youth and spring are all about;
It is I that have grown old."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Autumn Within

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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe shares short poems

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

11/13/2012 05:59.36 PM Report This Comment
Please pray for gentle Rufus
Rufus has CRF and arthritis and is not doing very well, and may have to be euthanized. My heart is breaking. Please say a prayer for Rufus that he will either get better, or will have a peaceful crossing over to that big heavenly field of golden grass where he can just lie and watch the clouds all day. We will surely miss him so much. :(

Come visit me, Rufus: This is his Memorial Page & Miss Priss.

11/12/2012 04:22.25 PM Report This Comment
Walking one foot in front of the other--Foot facts
“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” -Henry David Thoreau
.......²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²²². ......
1. The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles.
2. Your feet mirror your general health. Conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in the feet --so foot ailments can be our first sign of more serious medical problems. Biomechanical fault and strain affect the knees, joints and L5.
3. There are 250,000 sweat glands in a pair of feet. Sweat glands in the foot excrete as musch as a half pint of moisture a day.
4. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 115,000 miles ove a lifetime. That's enough to go around the circumference of the earth four times.
Source: www.foot.com
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe's Step this way VOTE

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

04/29/2012 05:56.03 PM Report This Comment
April showers bring ......
"A gush of bird song, a patter of dew
A cloud and a rainbow's warning;
Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue
An APRIL day in the morning!"

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Two poems by -Harriet Prescott Spofford
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"Ah, happy world, where all things live
...Creatures of one great law, indeed;
Bound by strong roots, the splendid flower,—
...Swept by great seas, the drifting seed!"

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(,,) - (,,)-Chloe's Wonderous April Morning VOTE

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

04/11/2012 07:14.23 PM Report This Comment
Here's to you having a terrific week & February
•::•--•::••::Advice from an EAGLE•::•--•::••::
Let your spirit soar.........See the big picture
Cherish freedom .........Honor the earth and sky
Keep your goals in sight ........Bald is beautiful
Fly high!
•::•--•::••::Advice from a HAWK•::•--•::••::
Soar to new heights ..........Be a keen observer
Swoop down on opportunities....Rise above it all
Spread your wings ......Find a field that suits you
The sky's the limit!

•::•--•::••::Advice from a HERON•::•--•::••::
Wade into life ............Keep a keen lookout
Don't be afraid to get your feet wet
Be patient ...............Look below the surface
Enjoy a good reed ....................Go Fish!
•::•--•::••::Advice from a LOON•::•--•::••::
Spend time at the lake ......Enjoy a good swim
Call your friends.............Enjoy time alone
A little color goes a long way
Surround yourself with beauty ......Dive into life!

(> ” ” <)SUNDAY's Free flight VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

02/12/2012 04:24.25 PM Report This Comment
Hungry as a ....Busy as a ....Clever as a .....??
¦.•°*”˜˜”*°•. Advice from a BEAR.•°*”˜˜”*°•*¦
Live large ...................Climb beyond your limitations
When life gets hairy, grin and bear it
Eat well ......................Live with the seasons
Take a good, long nap ...........Look after your honey!
"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it; the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."-First Nations
Idioms: Bear hug, a bear market, grin & bear it, to have a bear by the tail.

¦.•°*”˜˜”*°•. Advice from a BEAVER.•°*”˜˜”*°•*¦
Keep busy .....................Be constructive
Chew your food well ................Work together
Be eager ......................Build on your dreams
Don't be a stick in the mud!
"Beavers, clever engineers, do more to shape their landscape than any other mammal except for human beings, and their ancestors were building dams ten million years ago." -Alice Outwater

¦.•°*”˜˜”*°•. Advice from a FOX.•°*”˜˜”*°•*¦
Rely on your instincts ...........Have a playful spirit
Be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Find a cozy den ...........Stop, look and listen
Be light on your feet ..........Have good scents!
The symbol of strength, power, and speed.
Idiom: "Don't let the fox guard the hen house."

(> ” ” <)SATURDAY's Wildlife VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

02/04/2012 09:48.02 PM Report This Comment
Frosty winter, snow, ice...glitters nice
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Rhyme Time>>> angry father = mad, dad
1. happy boy = **a*, **d
2. muscular tune = ***o**, **n*
3. close fright = *e**, **a*
4. sneaky insect = **y, *l*
5. humorous rabbit = *u***, ****y

*****Falling Snow*****
"See the pretty snowflakes
Falling from the sky;
On the wall and housetops
Soft and thick they lie.
On the window ledges,
On the branches bare;
Now how fast they gather,
Filling all the air.
Look into the garden,
Where the grass was green;
Covered by the snowflakes,
Not a blade is seen." -Author Unknown
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(> ” ” <)...Salt of the Earth SUNDAY VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

1. glad lad 2. strong song 3. near fear
4. sly fly 5. funny bunny

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

01/15/2012 08:33.03 PM Report This Comment
Two poems for our FurFriends
Catch a Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam
Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme
...I set it on the floor
...but it ran right out the door
......I chased it on my bicycle
......but it melted to an icicle
..........I scooped it up in my hat
..........but it turned into a cat
I caught it by the tail
but it stretched into a whale
...I followed it in a boat
...but it changed into a goat
......When I fed it tin and paper
......it became a tall skyscraper
..........Then it grew into a kite
..........and flew far out of sight...
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Still I Rise by Maya Angelou (variation in CAPS)
...Just like moons and like suns,
......With the certainty of tides,
.........Just like hopes springing high,
............Still I'll rise.
...Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
......I rise
............Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the FELINE.
...I rise
......I rise
.........I rise.

(> ” ” <)...FRIDAY's ----{,_,"> <",_,}--- VOTE
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

12/23/2011 10:35.23 PM Report This Comment
Riddled by mystery
“The questions are always more important than the answers. Never lose the child-like wonder.” - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture (Amazing book)
..*•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•*.

I am within as white as snow,
....without as green as herbs that grow;
I am higher than a house,
....and yet am lesser than a mouse.
What am I?................... ...Walnut on a tree

Though of great age,
.......I'm kept in a cage,
Having a long tail and one ear,
............My mouth it is round,
And when joys do abound,
.......O, then I sing wonderful clear.
What am I?.........................Bell in a steeple

Still, I am like a mirror
......Fast, I am stronger than stone.
Wet, I can burn you.
......Dry, I can keep you warm
Life, I can be a desert
......Death, I can be on the riverbank
What am I?...............................Water

Three eyes have I, all in a row;
........when the red one opens, all freeze.
What am I?............................A traffic light.

The Moon is my father,
........the Sea is my mother;
...............I have a million brothers,
.......................I die when I reach land.
What am I?.................A wave on the ocean.

(> ” ” <)........TUESDAY's =^.^= vote!
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

12/06/2011 06:50.19 PM Report This Comment
Your 12th vote
Have a superb week !!

(> ” ” <)..........Your weekend vote!
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

12/04/2011 04:02.29 AM Report This Comment
Happy Friday
I'm sorry about your "mild" kidney failure. I hope it does not get any worse. Thinking of you.

I dwell in Possibility--
A fairer House than Prose--
More numerous of Windows--
Superior--for Doors -
Of Chambers as the Cedars--
Impregnable of Eye--
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky--

Of Visitors--the fairest--
For Occupation--This--
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise--

By Emily Dickinson, 1862

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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

11/17/2011 11:35.38 PM Report This Comment
Your 9th vote
It was great to hear from you. Thank you for including my avatar in your CatHome. I will vote for you and Miss Prissy but will only leave one daily message.

So many FurFriends have helped me reached my first 100 votes since April of this year. Then on September 26th, I was selected Cat of the Day. I received over 130 messages. Look forward to the day when your photos are placed at the side of the page.

My notes are based on a historical event that occurred on the particular day, a monthly calendar observation, can either be a poem or a song, a pretty ASCII design, a riddle or any other interesting news. I am always learning from every message I receive.

(> ” ” <)...............................Here's your vote
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(,,) - (,,) - Chloe, 9/26/11 COTD

Come visit me, Team RAGDOLL PAWesome PURRsonality #235194, :¦:Chloe:•:(¯`v´¯):•- :208036:¦: & Team CHLOE, a PAWSitively PURRfect NAME #234964.

11/12/2011 06:40.03 PM Report This Comment
Getting old
Ah, dear friends I must tell you that I have just been diagnosed with kidney failure. Luckily it is rather mild at the moment. Everything slows down when you are a senior citizen, but I am making the best of it. Still living with that young whippersnapper, Priss, and we get along a bit better. Sometimes she even gives me a kiss, which I secretly enjoy! I am taking many medicines, but my owner is buying me canned food (yum) so the medicine goes down a bit easier. Best wishes to all fur persons out there. : )
'Rufus the Great'

Come visit me, Rufus: This is his Memorial Page & Miss Priss.

11/12/2011 05:30.54 PM Report This Comment
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Hi!
Welcome to CC! You are such a handsome kitty! I'm glad your mommy held you at the adoption fair! Here's a vote. Have fun on the site.

Come visit me, Jin, Kenya & Ginger (In Loving Memory).

01/21/2011 07:32.53 PM Report This Comment
Hi Rufus
We just met your sister so we decide to drop by your profile too.We left you a vote.

Come visit me, Moe, I'm an angel (#149380), McGee(#147222),Click Animal Rescue Site everyday!, Angel (#147270)R.I.P. Sweet girl 9/28/2010, Jethro(#147259),R. I.P Lady Lucy & Charger(#147262)Pray for all sick kitties..

12/20/2010 10:08.21 PM Report This Comment
This semester is almost over! Do YOU have what it takes to be Valedictorian?

There is one month left in Session 2 but it’s not too late to register. Do it today and get 1,000 Club Cat points just for joining. Prove you are the smartest cat around and you could earn a years’ worth of cat food for your favorite feline companion. Don’t delay… sign up today!
06/02/2010 02:30.26 PM
hi rufus.
my name abby and im a mainecoon also. cool moto! i couldnt agree more. you are a real hunk. and pecon is a friend of mine also. i left a vote for you . we should keep in touch, please feel free to come visit me any time. i love to talk with my friends. hope to hear from you soon. love ya , abby.

Come visit me, phoebe, opie, wheezie, oliver, tiger., ABBY & sassy.

04/29/2010 04:25.56 PM Report This Comment
Rufus,
Awwwww!
Aren't you a hansome boy!
I'm glad your mom and dad adopted you.
I love your motto.
here's a vote for you!

Warm wishes and sandpaper kisses,
Pecon

Come visit me, Pecon.

03/04/2010 06:10.32 PM Report This Comment
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