August 2013 Featured Coonies
Welcome to the August 2013 Photo Album - so many stunning Maine Coons to meet!
Update on Oberon Nimbis
I sent you a picture last year of my beautiful boy, he is now a year old and it's more like having a toddler than a cat...
He seems to have a weird fascination for eggs, he has recently learnt how to open the dustbin... his favourite thing to take out are eggshells which he then walks all over...
I constantly find myself asking my cat why on earth are you walking on eggshells? anyway we managed to lock the dustbin, thinking our problems were solved...
haha were we mistaken, he has now learnt to open the fridge... his favourite thing in the fridge? the eggs!! it's even better now because they fall from a height and smash on the floor... he's just lucky he's handsome... lol
I wouldn't want it any other way!
An Update On Minnie
Minnie on her cat tree
Minnie is now 2 years and 2 months old.
She's such a big part of our lives and we love her so much.
Minnie loves chasing flies and watching the world go by.
She continues to build nests all over the house. She likes high places, places with views and places you have to crawl into.
Minnie's favourite toys are feather wands. She's a bit more sedate now she's maturing but she can't resist a feather toy disappearing under the rug.
Ozzy Hanging In The Cool Shade
9 year old Ozzy. 17 lbs. Hanging in the cool shade after a 90 degree day on Long Island, NY
Black Jack Tabul Cat
He's huge! Just turned a year old and loves to get in the bathtub to drink! He also likes to 'talk' by making a very cool sound like a meow without opening his mouth :)
Kramer the Lion
Best personality on a cat I could ever ask for.
I named him after Kramer from Seinfeld :)
Mia on her perch
Mia is just a little over one year old and is our new "child" since we are now empty nesters. She's a barrel of laughs and has her affectionate moments, too.
Very smart, she will bring us her toys, no matter what floor we're on, when she wants to play, and if we happen to not notice, she lets us know with a healthy miaow. Hope you enjoy the pics...
Ready for Halloween a Little Early!
Louis feels that everything is his business. He loves to be the center of attention and if he isn't he acts like a clown in order to get an audience.
If that doesn't work, he will walk over and tap you until you pet him. He does one cute thing every minute of the day.
It is amazingly exhausting to be that cute so sometimes he takes a nap on the dining room table.
Esta es Sofi
Resting in the sink...
Kiboku - A Real Woofy Cat
Hi I'm Barbara and I am the lucky companion to a 19 lb Maine Coon.
Kiboku is a magnificent mackerel tabby and white pure-bred South African MC. His name is the Swahili word for hippopotamus and has such a lovely ring to it when we call him.
He is not just a cat but a real member of the family. My youngest son has grown up with him and refers to him as "brothercat".
Living with a MC is an incredible experience. When we picked up our 8 week-old kitten (he was already the length of my arm), the breeders gave us this list of do's and don'ts and tips about what treats to give them - looked like an overkill but was actually a real reflection of what complex kitties they are.
On water - he loves drinking from a glass and will jump onto the hand basin and tap your arm until you cup your hand under the running water of the tap so that he can drink. He sits in the birdbath in the garden in summer and also stands up to drink from it.
The most curious sight is to see him standing at the garden gate peering out the slot to see what is going on in the alley behind the wall, just like a quizzy old man.
On food - he loves the big Maine Coon kibbles from Royal Cainin but is always looking for variety. So in the mornings he chirps from his cat perch which stands at the same height as me, for his meat, which has to be cut into bite size pieces and fed to him by hand.
We have tried placing the meat or chicken in a bowl but he will not touch it unless it is hand-fed to him and then he will only have as much as he feels like before telling you that it is enough. One of the strangest things is that he will not eat fatty or greasy meat - he loves his biltong treats and catnip is to die for, especially when we use the spray on his favourite snake toy.
On playing - willing for a game any time. Best friend is a piece of string but he loves the canvas tubes where his bottom sticks out one end and his nose is near the top.
He also loves playing catch - Kiboku has treated me as his cat-friend and leapt at my leg while I was running away, leaving two deep teethmarks just below my knee - I did yowl with pain at the time but could see the funny side afterwards.
The greatest is that he realised that he hurt me and now when he gets that naughty glint and the wiggle to start chasing I just have to say NO and he still runs but does not hurt me.
On companionship - he waits at the window for my car to arrive every evening and then races me to the front door so that he can scratch to make me open it faster.
Then its a long chirpy conversation and an investigation into whatever I have brought home and a follow-my leader from room to room until I sit down - and then he cuddles up right next to me.
And yes rubbing noses is a MUST greeting and reminding you by tapping your leg when you are working at home is a must routine every hour or so.
My cat is the most wonderful companion, not intrusive, but always there and always inquisitive - it would be easy to write a book about all the little quirks such as chasing under carpets, playing pull-man around the bottom of the couch, tucking rubber mice deep under chairs and then asking you to fish them out...
He is my really special dog-cat
Harvey enjoying the first day of Spring
Meet Harvey. Harvey is the neighborhood's social king.
People walk by the house and wave hello to Harvey while Ms Jo has never met these people.
Showing off their Fur and Size
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This is just an update on Buster and Molly (who is actually a boy). Buster was a stray and Molly's mom was a stray. The orange one is Buster and the gray one is Molly, she's not quite a year old and Buster is 3 1/2.
Both of them seem to be fluffing out which is odd because it's the middle of summer. Maybe they are getting ready to shed it all before winter? I just wanted to share the new pictures.
He has to be the most loved cat ever - definitely not spoilt - just very well loved. He torments the other cats in the house - he seems to think he is the boss.
Maine Coon Black
I had a Maine Coon years ago that I fostered and loved so much that I adopted him.
He has been gone for years, but ever since I fell in love with the breed. Zeke was a recue kitty that I drove 100 miles to get (well, we were passing through the town on our way back from visiting family), I saw his picture and fell in love with his fluffy self.
We brought him home after this past Thanksgiving, he joined me and my family of 2 young girls, a dog and my husband. He had no problems adjusting to his new home, and immidiately played with our dog Peppy.
I just love how beautiful he is, anyone I show pictures of him to says he is such a beautiful cat.
Zeke (his name by the way comes from the character on the Wizard of Oz on the farm with Dorothy that later becomes the Cowardly Lion) has a broken tail which makes it so he can't lift his tail all the way, but it doesn't bother him in the least, it just makes him all the more special.
Meet (Sid) Caesar
He's a shelter adoptee who's been with us just over 3 months. We love him for his devotion to us, he stays near where ever we are. Just wish he could learn to love his housemate, our 12 YO DSH female, Misty.
He doesn't like her to play with his toys and glares and will chase if she gets too close.
We think he's very beautiful, he's well behaved with the vet and all our visitors. He also does not object to wearing a harness and leash for walks in our garden.
Charlie on his way to his new home.
Welcome to the gallery of Maine Coon cat pictures! Check out all the cats here, and click on a photo to read more about them.
These wonderful Maine Coon rescue stories are sure to brighten your day! Enjoy these happy ending "tails" about a Maine Coon or Maine Coon mix that almost didn't have a home!
He is a big boy, loving, smart, and handsome.
Greets me when I come home and follows me around the house.. got him from a no kill rescue.
Am guessing he is a Maine Coon Mix. He is the best.
I got Gizmo a few weeks ago from a friend. She and her siblings were rescued from a dangerous factory setting.
She had spent 5 weeks living in the wild, and was quite feral when I got her. Within a few days though, she was completely affectionate and friendly.
She follows me around the house, comes when I call her and even plays fetch. She doesn't have tufted ears, but she does have fur poking out between her toes. Her whiskers are also oddly curved in towards her nose and form a sort of circle shape.
She loves running around the house making chirping noises, and wakes me up in the morning by doing so. She also likes to sleep on my pillow by my head, and lick my face. She purrs really loudly, and is one of the most vocal cats I've ever seen.
Since her mother was a wild cat, and I'm not sure about her father, I have no idea what sort of cat she is. Whatever she is, Maine Coon or not, I love her anyway.
Gattino, also known as His Royal Fluffiness or 'the small fluffy person', is 5 months old and a Maine Coon cross (I'm guessing with a European shorthair.)
He's got all the Maine Coon traits, hair between the toes of his giant panws, his mane (fluffy though relatively short for now), the tail, and the talking, most of all!
He's got the linx tips but they're a bit short., though they seem to be growing, if thats possible. I'm hoping he gets longer hair across his body and becomes a small giant but I'm afraid the european short hair may have taken over on that aspect, though he does have the big tail....
Anyway, we love him tons, he's a character and keeps away the Parisian mice :)
I gave Oscar a home a few months ago. My sister found him abandoned with infected cuts and scrapes from many battles.
She got him the care he needed and had him neutered with the idea of taking him into her home but as it turned out he did not get along well with her existing cat family.
So she asked me if I'd like to have him...and although I really wasn't looking to having an animal. At the time after spending the weekend with my sister his winning personality won me over.
Oscar is like no other cat I've ever had he loves people ...I call him my greeter...he's at the door as soon as he hears someone coming...he's greets people with soft meows and lays down in front of them belly up to be rubbed...then as soon as they sit he's on their knees looking for more loving.
He demands the same kind of attention from me only more so he HAS to be wherever I am with his nose into everything...I have a hard time reading or typing he wants to be in the middle of it all.
He needs to investigate everything I've found myself apologizing to the repair men because of him. After he's done his usual greeting...he follows them around "helping" them.
He hardly ever bites and if he does it's only a soft bite.. he is a great hunter and never gives up until he gets what he's after...even if it's only the occasional spider...as you can see by the picture he has many physical traits of a Maine Coon as well.
The only trait he has that doesn't fit into the Maine Coon classification is that he doesn't like other cats...he loves dogs though. I would love to know what others think ..is he part Maine Coon...not that it matters I love him for WHO he is not for what breed he is...this is pure curiousity on my part.
Shortly after she was rescued!
Vega was a rescue that was found wandering the streets during an awful cold snap we had a few winters ago. When she was found, she was underweight, mangy, greasey and her tail was like steel wool. I figure she was probably about 6-8 months old at the time.
Once she was out of the elements and back on a steady diet (oh, and gave birth to two kittens), she started to grow. And fluff out. And grew a lot more. And got even more fluffy!
She has the softest fur I've ever experienced and it doesn't matt. She loves to have her fur brushed and will run to the brush when she knows she's about to be groomed. She absolutely adores humans and as soon as a new person comes into the house, she is sitting on their lap within minutes.
And visitors can pet her in any way and in any direction and she just soaks it all up. She never hides and is always happy to be around people. She has large paws and a really tuft of fur around her neck.
I found Rudy as a stray kitten. He was skinny and dirty, and seemed like a regular domestic short-hair orange tabby, except for his extra toes, and his fluffy tail.
It took him about two-and-a-half to three years to get to full size (and full fluff).
His proportions, toe fur, extra toes, fluffy tail, puffy bottom fur, and big paws--as well as his goofy personality--all make me think he was a Maine Coon mix.
We found this kitten outside in our backyard and the land lady said that the mother cat abandoned Syxx because she couldn't hop the fence.
It took about a week and a half but eventually Syxx warmed up to us and made me the replacement mommy. Ever since we got her we noticed a few things about her.
First, she loves water, (she hates baths, gets very vocal)but when set in a tub full of water she will just sit there. Whenever everyone else is asleep she will come up to me at about midnight and randomly start grooming me and becomes extremely affectionate.
My sister and I have also noticed that toys will randomly find their way under the futon where Syxx sleeps as if she took them under there herself, and finally I noticed that she seems to have an M on her forehead like maine coons do.
These are all reasons I believe she has at least a bit of Coon in her, however we have a bunch of strays out this way so I am not completely sure.
Younger than 2 months old
Basbosa is a playful young girl. I named her that after an Arabic dessert called "Basbosa", because she is so eatable and sweet like a basbosa. She loves being cuddled and she acts more like a human being. I raised her up since she was younger than 2 months old. She is one year and 4 months old now.
She waits for me when I arrive home from work. She talks to me directly and she knew her name very fast. She is so smart and she adopts skills very fast. She even tries eating with her own hands. She is so smart that when mom calls my elder sister she goes immediately to her and try to wake her up, by playing and jumping around her. LOL.
She is so amazing. Even when she got sick, I held her in my arms and started talking to her and telling her how a strong girl she is. She was listening to me. I know she was and as a proof, the next day she started eating and drinking water gradually until she became very healthy.
She is always curious to know everything and always wants to get attention. She is so cute and breathtaking. OH GOD I LOVE HER!
She gives so many meaningful facial expressions. This was noticeable to everyone who saw her. She even gives that look of anger and exhaustion. LOL
She is even acting jealous nowadays since I adopted a new cat who's 8 months old and almost acting the same.
I dunno what to say about her. She is simply my little girl. She is acting like my daughter. She gets everyone's attention and no one can resist her charming beauty even in pictures.
Her vet told me that she's probably a mix between Persian and American cats.
In Saudi Arabia, we don't have really much breeds experts and the most well known cats here are Persian ones.
I really find my baby acting more like human that I adopted the new little one in order for her to realize she is not. LOL
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We got Shadow from a local shelter a month ago. He behaves very differently from any other cat we've had. He's not shy at all and never has been from day one.
When we have guests he circulates to make sure he gets attention from everyone. He meows loudly to get attention (he says "WOW!!!) His head butts are like being hit by a Mack truck. He's a big boy but not fat (13 lbs.)
Our other cat isn't so sure about him but he's eager to make friends and only hisses at her if she hisses in his face. His behavior and size sure fit the Maine Coon profile!
A very high energy kitten who also enjoys being cuddled
I got a cat Clementine thats 1.5 yrs old. I think she is part Coon because she has some of the characteristics.
She's big, sorta has the head shape and definitely has the tail. I dunno maybe shes like 25% or 40% maybe.
I got Kitten at a shelter. I have a feeling he may be Maine Coon.
My cat tabby is around 18 pounds and in the photo this is recently actually taken today (I am 13) she is really big and has dog paws (big paws).
So we think she is at least half Maine Coon her fur is medium length with a rolling r meow that is loud and a hiss that sounds like a roar!
Adopted him and another kitten from the pound to keep him company. Just wondering if, in fact he's a Maine Coon Cat or did I get duped?
My son saved Mr Kitty from a shelter in Texas, where animal control picked him up off the street and his former owners did not want to pay the $100.00 charge to reclaim him, so they put him up for adoption and my son adopted him.
My son traveled too much in the Air Force, so he brought Mr Kitty to his Mom to keep, I had never had a cat, only having dogs all my life, but I could not imagine my life without him now.
He has all the traits, large, muscular build, big green eyes, tufted ears, chatter, and loving, almost acting like a dog.
My vet suspects he is a Maine Coon, but I have no way of knowing since he was between one and three years old when my son adopted him from the shelter.
A breeder says she is almost sure he is MC. I will love him no matter what, he is such a beautiful and loving cat.
I was I like to say awarded custody of Mr Kitty for my son who rescued him from a shelter in Texas where he was picked up by animal control in a county where cats are not allowed outside and the family would not pay the $100.00 fine to get him out of the shelter so they put him up for adoption.
I never had a cat before, only a lifelong Dog lover, so having a cat was somewhat new. He is my faithful companion with a very cute personality as he runs throughout the house chattering as only he can.I just lost my15 year old Havapoo, Dollybell, so MR Kitty is such a blessing to me.
Here is my Sable. He was picked up as a stray but definitely has some major Maine Coon traits. He is about nine months old in this picture.
We adopted Jerry when he was 3 years old. After seeing so many beautiful cats at the shelter we knew Jerry was the one for us.
He is such a sweetheart, he loves attention and being cuddled. He is so friendly and loving. People cannot believe his size! But the vet said he is in no danger and he is big boned.
We were wondering is he is possibly a Maine coon mix? I started looking it up because he is so large and he has 2 coats of hair ( very fuzzy belly), and meets the other characteristics... what do you think?
A Maine Coon leaves a mark on one's heart that is never forgotten. These are some beautiful tributes to amazing family members.
What is it about cats in sinks? Perhaps it's the size, the shape, the way they produce fresh water, or maybe it's just because it is so fun for a cat to be right in the way!