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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Silke Hagemann
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Melody Lanzatella
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4 years ago

OMG!

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Silke Hagemann
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4 years ago

How cute! I want one please.

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

I can't stop staring at this one! Beautiful, both the cat and the photography!

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Christine Ladyman
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4 years ago

Look at those huge velvet feet!!

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

Those eyes are mesmerizing! WoW!

Cyndi Conaway
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4 years ago

I would be afraid to go to sleep at night if these guys were my pets!!

Becky Dorricott
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4 years ago

Oh I don't know, having a couple of loyal mini lions to guard me while I rest sounds quite comforting...

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Patti Costa
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3 years ago

wow, two of them together! Gorgeous!

Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

Justina Kelliher
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4 years ago

This looks kind of like my cats Thunder and Lightning. Rescues no papers except from the humane society.

Melanie Garbow
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4 years ago

I wonder if my cat is part maine coon? Bandit-Mar...38f6cd.jpg Bandit-March-2015-57ae85d38f6cd.jpg

Jennifer E.
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4 years ago

Your cat looks almost identical to MY Maine Coon!

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Deborah Traske
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3 years ago

I would love one

Stephenie Obrien
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3 years ago

Where can u buy these cats?

Robyn Merrett
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4 years ago

Omg... I am so wanting these two

Aimee Webber
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4 years ago

<3

Dora Hein-Gedeon
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4 years ago

Ah! Ces yeux! Quelle beauté!

Dee R
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4 years ago

beautiful

Angie Skidmore Hamm
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4 years ago

Love them

Stacey Bussell-Seifert
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4 years ago

gorgeous

Anthoney Ocallaghan
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4 years ago

They look so regal😮

Dearcat O'Connell
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4 years ago

The most gorgeous cats in the world. I know, I have a Maine Coon.

AJoan C Williams
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4 years ago

I believe black lions do exist..they're just rare...mankind probably almost wiped them out of existence.

Juls Robertson
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4 years ago

'Partners in crime'......they've stolen my heart!

Manuela Dubielzig
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4 years ago

I love black cats and this one is just mystically gorgeous <3 <3 <3

Jill Long
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4 years ago

Wow

Manuela Dubielzig
Community Member
4 years ago

stunning, majestic cats <3 <3 <3

Gina Richards
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4 years ago

They are so beautiful.

Kelley Shelton
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4 years ago

Beautiful!!!

Tiffany Jones
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4 years ago

These two don't take any sh@#!

Karen Hooper
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4 years ago

Are these cat's house cats? Looks like sort of a bobcat which isn't a house cat! Here in Washington state.

Liane Kerting-Vick
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4 years ago

It has been alleged that the Lynx crossed paths somewhere when they came over on the ships.

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Diane Ash
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4 years ago

twins xxx

sharon mclusky
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4 years ago

Oh I want one!!!!!

Lindsay Mcnamara
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4 years ago

Omg im in love I want um x

Betty Shepherd
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4 years ago

WOW;;;What a pair of beauties;;;

Bobbie Jeanne
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4 years ago

anyone know where I can get a pair of these??

Monica Lima
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4 years ago

eu quero!!!!! lindezas

Margot Miller
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4 years ago

Hard to believe-omg

Maureen Lattimore
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4 years ago

These two are amazing

Sarah Kemp
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4 years ago

you get drawn into those eyes

Wombat34
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4 years ago

O man these cats are excellent

Lorie Morrison
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4 years ago

Taures and Alexander

Helen Hill
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4 years ago

How do I get 1

Helen Retjos
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4 years ago

All georgeous

Linley Curbishley
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4 years ago

the black one! <3

Donna Joncas
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4 years ago

Wow what an awesome picture

Lisa Nicole
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4 years ago

Gorgeous!

Christine Mercier
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4 years ago

We make a perfect pair

Marlene Pemper-williams
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4 years ago

Beautiful

Michele Rogel
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4 years ago

they are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I would imagine them to be as soft as chinchillas, what beautiful coats!!!

Angela Drake
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4 years ago

Got to get me one of these beauties!!

Jennifer E.
Community Member
4 years ago

The fella on the left looks like my rescue Maine Coon, Skylar, except Skylar's eyes are light green. Otherwise, so similar! They have the sweetest temperaments, Maine Coons... : *)

Rico Estabrook
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4 years ago

WOW!

Laurre Breman
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4 years ago

I want this on a shirt!

Shirley Battie
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4 years ago

this is like a husband and wife photo

Qathi Hart
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4 years ago

Stadler and Waldorf!

Patricia Sirois
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4 years ago

YIKES!

Rebecca Garrett
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4 years ago

The original Metallica

Michele Cluley
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg I'm in love,,,love, love, love these two

Rhon
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4 years ago

Oh wow! What a pair!

Beth Hall
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4 years ago

Want

Erika Fawcett
Community Member
4 years ago

Live the one on the right

Kim Baker
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4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!

Vanessa Greer
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4 years ago

Gorgeous...

lakitha tolbert
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4 years ago

Are gold eyes a trait of this breed or were these just the ones how found?

Sue Brady-Cantelmo
Community Member
4 years ago

WOW!!! Beautiful!!

Melissa Rhine
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4 years ago

They are so beautiful how do I find out more about them .

Robin Ellison
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4 years ago

oh my.....

Mayra Morales
Community Member
4 years ago

so darn cute!

Alison D. Cohen
Community Member
4 years ago

What a pair!

Greg Noble
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4 years ago

Judges in "Planet of the Cats"

Beverly Hills
Community Member
4 years ago

Ohhh Myyyy God! They are so majestically beautiful. I would love to have this pair. I'm a Leo. We are kindred spirits. Maybe that's why I find them so incredibly stunning!

Claire Ward
Community Member
4 years ago

Look so like long haired Black panthers

Sheila Rabenberg
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow

Nathalie Le Maire
Community Member
4 years ago

The brothers of the black!

Hańka
Community Member
4 years ago

My favourites <3

Kimberly Killian
Community Member
4 years ago

Big boys..

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Yvonne Bernal
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4 years ago

What a little sleepy head!

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Linda C Clune
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4 years ago

Can't believe the coloring!

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Nikola Cekić
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4 years ago

Looks exactly like my Simba.

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Natasha Hill
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4 years ago

Magical!

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Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

Love that one whisker!

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cherry4nub
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4 years ago

look at the character in that face!

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

So blue eyes against the gray they almost glow... such a beautiful kitten

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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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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

There all my favorite I couldn't choose

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Laura Johnston
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4 years ago

WoW....WoW those paws!

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Tiffany Place
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4 years ago

Tortieshell maincoon

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Beannguaq Øksnebjerg
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4 years ago

Gorgeous

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Kelly Gyger
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4 years ago

Love those tufts!

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Fred Smiff
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4 years ago

Meet Merlin he was just over a year old here 10277785_6...9b3ee3.jpg 10277785_663884786982584_224987251027504060_n-57af96e9b3ee3.jpg

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Maisa Chaves
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4 years ago

You purring to me?

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Christine McNally
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4 years ago

King of beasts

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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Hi you

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Mer
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4 years ago

DEM FEETS!! Love their ginormous paws!

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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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Shirley Boisvert
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4 years ago

These cats are all so beautiful, They don't even look real. Beautiful photographs!

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Patricia Sirois
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4 years ago

Great side view!

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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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Kat Lawrence
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4 years ago

I would name him Jafar from Aladdin!

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

The toe fuzz is super cute

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Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

What ? You talking to me

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Over Opinionated
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4 years ago

It sees a mouse

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Don Von Ebers
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4 years ago

The Black ones are gorgeous but this is my favorite!

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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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Hiruya
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4 years ago

Almost like a panther

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Stunning smoky pair

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Mer
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4 years ago

"Yes...you may serve me now..."

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Clear your lap I'm on my way!

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Janice Webster
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4 years ago

Triple decker.

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Victoria Hammond
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4 years ago

How adorable!?

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Denise Doolan
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4 years ago

Back in the eighties, we had a beautiful boy with similar markings and true green eyes. We named him Pistachio. Miss him still.

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Debi Miller
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4 years ago

I Am Not Amused!!!

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Donna Gardner
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4 years ago

Sweet face

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Debbie Turner
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4 years ago

That was great

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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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Christine Kommersmith
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4 years ago

somebody hurry up and brush me please

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Bill Hantzis
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4 years ago

Lead, steel and iron

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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

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Soulforger
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4 years ago

Take my paw and let's rule the world together!

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Rhon
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4 years ago

Oh snuggle bunny!

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Trisha Clarke
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4 years ago

So dang sweet!!!!!!

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