Maine Coon cat crowned winner of Queens Critters contest

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Carol Imandt said her husband took this picture of Wyatt in his favorite "hiding spot." Photo courtesy August Melish
Murphy is 10 years old and was rescued from the streets when he was five months old. He lives in Flushing/Fresh Meadows with his Mom and Pop-pop, Angela and Brian Steinhauser. Photo courtesy Angela and Brian Steinhauser
Bayside residents Mikesha, Kaaya and Sahana Withanachchi sent in this photo of their four-month-old CAVAPOO (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Poodle) puppy Casper. Photo courtesy Mikesha, Kaaya & Sahana Withanachchi
Arianna Olivieri sent in this photo of her pup Rascal from Whitestone. Photo courtesy Arianna Olivieri
Joseph Bennett sent in this photo of his two-year-old dog Ziggy. Photo courtesy Joseph Bennett
Maxi, a Bichon Frise Poodle mix, is nine years old, and she’s figured out how to go for walks without touching the ground. Her owner said she is named Maxi because she was supposed to be getting a boy from the litter and was set to name him Max but the biggest/strongest of the litter was a girl and so needed a female name. Maxi was a Christmas present, brought home just minutes after midnight Christmas Eve 2002. Photo courtesy Alicia Burns
Krista Olivieri sent in this photo of six-year-old Rascal from Whitestone. Photo courtesy Krista Olivieri

Wyatt, a 7-year-old Maine Coon cat from Flushing, is the winner of this edition of the TimesLedger Newspapers’ Queens Critter contest. He is leash-trained and loves going outside in the backyard, his owner Carol Imandt said.

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Posted 7:03 pm, March 3, 2012
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