People and their pets – Jodie and Nickovf

Jodie Marshall with Nickovf.

Jodie Marshall describes six year old Maine Coon, Lord Nickovitch or Nickovf for short, as a ‘furry toddler’.

“They’re the coolest breed of cats,” she said, “They are the largest domestic cat in the world.  They like water – they swim, they sit, they stay, they fetch … it’s a cat-dog.”

Maine Coons bond with one person in a manner that is almost obsessive.  Nickovf has bonded strongly with Jodie.

“When we sleep at night he has to lie longways next to me; I have to pat his belly and he has to be touching me at all times.”

“I thought it was just a Nickovf thing but apparently it’s the breed.”

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