Let photographer Robert Sijka introduce you to Maine Coons - domesticated big cat breed that sure will leave you in awe. These fluffy cats are basically the closest thing to a lynx that you can share your home with, without worrying too much about your well-being.

Sijka always saw Maine Coon cats as majestic, almost mythical, not overly cute cats and now he came up with a way to share that image with the rest of us: "My passions are cats and photography, I do my best to combine these two things as good as possible," the photographer shares on his website. And he managed to combine those passions perfectly in his royal-like Maine Coon cat photo series.

He got the inspiration from a "photo of Dolce Vita and De La Loo - two of the most majestic black Maine Coon kittens photographed beautifully on a simple black background," Robert told Cat Behaviourist. And ever since that moment, he was creating these mesmerizing portraits himself.

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Ellen Ford
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4 years ago

I want this cat!

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

OMG!

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Well,,,,, I'm in love!!????

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Tanya VanSantvoort
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4 years ago

Beautiful

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

GORGEOUS!

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Kimberly Killian
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4 years ago

Big boys..

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Энжигэ Энхмандах
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4 years ago

Awww

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Exquisitel

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Lucia Eldridge
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4 years ago

My dream cat!

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Natasha Hill
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4 years ago

Magical!

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Lucia Eldridge
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4 years ago

Beautiful eyes

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cherry4nub
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4 years ago

look at the character in that face!

Becky Dorricott
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4 years ago

I think I would always be half expecting to hear him say something profoundly wise rather than just *meow*

Nanci Sperl
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4 years ago

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Connie Colombo
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4 years ago

I haven't seen a coon cat as close as these! They are truly majestic creatures! The resemblance with the lion is so remarkable impressive! I have been a cat lover all my life, they make a house a home in my book. Thank you so very much for sharing these beautiful creatures with us, and the photography of a true professional! Very talented!

Candace Wise
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4 years ago

I had a Maine Coon. Duke. He was the best cat This photo is a copy of a copy before digital. Image-2-57...badc52.jpg Image-2-57ae407badc52.jpg

Gabriela Maseyk
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4 years ago

Stunning!

Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

Sturn and strong

Tiffany Rivera
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4 years ago

mine lol 12744006_6...0261eb.jpg 12744006_622666944557072_3777390207013809174_n-57b380c0261eb.jpg

Pita Frog
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4 years ago

Looks like a big Tom cat!

Beatrice E Clark
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2 years ago

I think its the colors are or seem more profound,and the tuffs of hair just sets the face PERFECT OH HECK, I JUST LOVE THEM .

Louise Annucci
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3 years ago

Hi baby

Beverley Retjos
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3 years ago

These are the best companions. We had two, our Sasha lived with us for 21 wonderful years and actually went into mourning when her litter mare Misha died.

Fred Smiff
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3 years ago

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Mostafa Kamel
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4 years ago

good article theprintinglife.com

Robyn Merrett
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Roland Champagne
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4 years ago

Beautiful.

Leigh Cruce
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4 years ago

they r beautiful

Becky Techau
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4 years ago

Love it!

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
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4 years ago

love

Lisa Bishop
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4 years ago

One of my favorite musicals is CATS. After viewing these beautiful photos, I believe I now know Old Deuteronomy's breed. "In [T.S.] Eliot's original poem, Old Deuteronomy is described as an ancient, wise cat who has "lived many lives in succession" and is respected by the other cats and humans (and perhaps even dogs) in his environment."~ Wikipedia

Lisa Bishop
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4 years ago

Wow! You have captured these lovely felines in all their regal glory. Thank you.

Francine Spinosi
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4 years ago

This is my Minky, a male black Maine Coon who was only 4 weeks old in this picture. He is now 13 months old. Gotta love those ear tips! 116A8910-5...0e17e3.jpg 116A8910-57b72680e17e3.jpg

Francine Spinosi
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4 years ago

Wanted to add that Minky has is own Facebook page.....Minky The Black Maine Coon. Baby-Minky...7de1b2.jpg Baby-Minky-57b72797de1b2.jpg

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Rhonda DiCarlo
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4 years ago

I want this one

Kathy LeCompte
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4 years ago

They are beautiful cats, but none of them look like our "TuTu", who was a full blooded Maine Coon.

Liane Kerting-Vick
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4 years ago

Some of the European lines have this look, the more square jaws, long oblique and closer set ears.

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Jill Long
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4 years ago

Stunning picture

Oma Neal
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4 years ago

do they all have golden eyes?

Lyudmila Westrik
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4 years ago

mine is better ayaJVMSlXs...58179f.jpg ayaJVMSlXso-57b1d1858179f.jpg

Kelley Shelton
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4 years ago

omgggg... look at his expression!

John Backus
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4 years ago

When he talks, everyone listens ......

Harriet Johson
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4 years ago

Awesome

Margot Miller
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4 years ago

Such personality!

Sarah Kemp
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4 years ago

sweet

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

adoption is good also

Liane Kerting-Vick
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4 years ago

If you can find one.

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Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

I would like to find out where can I find a Maine Coon Cat, would love to purchase one

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

Jacob

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

Each one has its own personality written in its face.

Luis Perez
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4 years ago

There's something almost human about his face.

Cindy Haner
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4 years ago

This one looks like the devil. Scarry

Chris Dickey
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4 years ago

His face reminds me of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz.

Christine Mercier
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4 years ago

Don't look at me like that

Monique Ross
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4 years ago

He's got such an expressive face! You'd almost think by looking at him that he's part Lynx!

Mary Henrich
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4 years ago

In the next blockbuster fantasy movie, I want to the character who is assigned to carry all the culture's wisdom to be presented as a Maine Coon. Instead of Yoda. Yoda was ok, but no one will talk back to one of these guys!

Sunny Killingsworth
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4 years ago

Love them all. They are very majestic

Jean Schweibish
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4 years ago

Part lynx, part human!

Alyssa Miles
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4 years ago

My dad found a litter of stray kittens a number of years ago. He never saw the mom so he assumed they were abandoned. He took them to the shelter and kept one himself. It turned out that they were maincoon kittens. The girl we kept weighs a bit over 15 lbs and looks a lot like the grey car pictured here but with a pointier face.

Marion Friedl
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4 years ago

Adorable Coons, my shorthaired Coon mix Thori´s daddy looked like them, was a tabby Coon, or is - don´t know if he´s still alive because I adopted Thori at the age of almost 6 in May of 2013 from his former owners, and they had got him from a family who lived about 150 miles away from here.....

Deb Goodwin Potter
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4 years ago

Love the Cattitude!

Cathleen Young
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4 years ago

indeed they're fabulous, but breeding must not be encouraged; rather outlawed. Thank you.

Liane Kerting-Vick
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4 years ago

These are responsible breeders.

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Shawn Carter
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4 years ago

Stunning, I think i have found the type of pet i have always wanted.

Elizabeth Spencer
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4 years ago

one word...MAJESTISTIC

Altheia Jack
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4 years ago

So proud

Belinda Bonifacio
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4 years ago

amoooooooo gatossssss

Leslie Cole
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4 years ago

Those ears! I can't stop looking at those ears!

Judy Downey
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4 years ago

Stately!

Shirley Battie
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4 years ago

fabulous photos, all of them

Shirley Battie
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4 years ago

the thinker

Patricia Sirois
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4 years ago

Mischevious and appraising, those beautiful eyes!

Rhon
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4 years ago

Looks like he's expecting something!

Rickie Acton
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4 years ago

These are beautiful photos Robert, you have shown this breed in its true nature, they are amazing.

Sharon Sybrandt
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4 years ago

My aunt's Maine coon, Kipper, who has since died. :( 481122_102...218a9d.jpg 481122_10201686295501206_1591422072_n-57ae988218a9d.jpg

Richard Graf
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4 years ago

The one that I had was a male who was de-clawed by his previous holder. I don't remember the circumstances of how I cam to have him in my household, but he was quite incredible as a family member. But he shed so bad and needed grooming perpetually. When he came into my house in Waukesha, WI, he was afraid of everyone because the other people wanted to "make him theirs". I knew that the last thing that a feline wants is for YOU to come to HIM. So I didn't chase him. I just watched him from afar and, lo and behold, one night he leaped into my lap and then I could never keep him away from me. THAT is not totally desirable! But because he was de-clawed, he never inflicted claw marks on me, which every other cat that I ever had did, but he LIKED to play and BITE! He even baited me to play with him! But during the time he was in my household, I had lots of bites and tooth marks on my hands for years. Yet a more affectionate cat I have never had! Most cats are affectionate a lot!

Rickie Acton
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4 years ago

I have a half maine coon and he is such a stinker, he was a stray but now he is a lush and sleeps on my bed, he claws like the devil because he is so strong, he doesn't know his own strength but I love him so much. And same as you, I had to let him come to me and we will be friends until the end.

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Blondeau Marie-france
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4 years ago

wow for all of them magnifique, to bad it is in the state

Phyllis Rosen-Rieser
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4 years ago

Fantastic. I love them so much!

Bonnie Towle
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4 years ago

Beautiful cats!!! Beautiful photographs. Very professional.

Adeline Bondoc
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4 years ago

Why they all look like human to me with different facial expression

Cherie
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4 years ago

Little bobcat baby

Ruby Keiner
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4 years ago

BE U TI FUL

Candi Eddy
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4 years ago

#9 is my favorie

Hayley Vigar
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4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful. I want one!!!!!

Leslie Munson
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4 years ago

All these photos are just outstanding. I'm a Siamese lover but these big fellows could hook me fast.

Akshita Mamgain
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4 years ago

Did u blow dry them??

Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

So okay. You now have my attention. What do you want?

Susan Corlies
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4 years ago

These are all beautiful Coons, beautifully photographed. My MC is a brown tiger, with solid black along his spine and on his paws, and orange ruff and tummy. I spend a lot of time marveling at his beauty. He's not just a pretty face - he is quite smart and very talkative. I'll bet this one and all the others pictured have lots going for them too! Enjoyed the gallery immensely... thanks.

Irene Walton
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4 years ago

that face <3

Katerina Markova
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4 years ago

Meet Amelie, my lovely mainecoon (@ameliethefox on Instagram)! sousouni-2...bddd2f.jpg sousouni-2-2-57adebfbddd2f.jpg

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Maisa Chaves
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4 years ago

my half main coon looked like this when he was a kitten. =D

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

Those feet are serious I'd not want to be on the receiving end of those

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Gwenyth Mumford
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4 years ago

First time I saw my favorite, I thought it was #18. It's #22. This one!

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Ingeborg Børch
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4 years ago

Paws!

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Stef Fini
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4 years ago

What a regal girl!!

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Lell Gee
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4 years ago

Beautiful....

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Frances Landers Perez
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4 years ago

I see you...

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Maisa Chaves
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4 years ago

You purring to me?

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Mechelle Boyd
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4 years ago

Gorgeous! !!

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Hi you

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Marijana
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4 years ago

????

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Rather royal looking :D

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

More then enough claws wow

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Sharni Alexander
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4 years ago

Stunning

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Lovely

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

Trouble!

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Susanna Lowaffles
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4 years ago

Wow!

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Cynthia Campbell
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4 years ago

Magical, shiny black Leopard

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Jorune Jorune
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4 years ago

look at those paws!!

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Debi Miller
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4 years ago

What' Do You Want !!!

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Susanna Lowaffles
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4 years ago

Beautiful sleek fur

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Marie Boisvert
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Christine Kommersmith
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4 years ago

even ity bity most likely still larger than my 20 pounder - soo cute

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Purrr at me

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Karen Harmonson
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4 years ago

Twins

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Fae Colby
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4 years ago

So majestic

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Jennifer Ton
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4 years ago

Stealthy

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Wow

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

How adorable!?

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Amanda Ballew
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4 years ago

Want...

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J Duryee
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4 years ago

Love it!

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Jolleen Hoecherl
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4 years ago

Solitude sweet solitude

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Kristina Meredith
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4 years ago

This is a beautiful cat.

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Christine Kommersmith
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4 years ago

what is that? is that a toy? bring it here !!!

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Lori Voiles
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4 years ago

gorgeous

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Teresa Parks
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4 years ago

Love the black face against the gray. So photogenic

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Don Von Ebers
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4 years ago

The middle one looks angry...ha!

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Jean Martin
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4 years ago

This is how it is done

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Wow

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Hannah Kobayashi
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4 years ago

I want you! <3