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LUCKY is sweet, humongous and smart! We recently introducted two new kittens into our family and he has taken to watching over them but sometimes, they really "work his nerve" to the max.
Lucky jumped into daddy's lap when that happened and it was like he was saying.....ok....I've had all I cans take and I can't takes no more! We love him to death.
Lucky always slept on the bed with us and when the two new kittens (non coon) came into our lives they wanted to sleep with us as well. Lucky at first gave up "his spot".
I picked him up and placed him on his spot...to let him know we had not replaced him. He now shares the bed with the kittens and only occasionally hisses at them when they push just a little too far to suit him. We love Lucky!
He's so patient with my 3 dogs (all three are smaller than he is)
Smokey is such a character
Our KAZMYR and Merlyn are beautiful, funny and so loveable.
Pookieman was an angel -- the perfect cat! He was gentle, amiable, and beautiful! He was our vets "Poster Cat" for diabetes as he did super with his treatments. I treated him for about a year and a half, giving him daily injections and hydrating him when needed. But his beautiful little self just couldn't deal with the illness any longer and we lost him on 9-11-06. He left us on a date we can never forget. I was hoping to be able to put a photo of him here in remembrance of my Pookie.
I love my Maine Coons because of so many reasons. They are so in tune with my moods - from celebrating with puppy-like dances at my happiness to comforting my sadness with gentle snuggles and coos.
Whenever I've been ill, they take vigil at the foot of my bed (as if watching the door like guard dogs.) during such time, they seem to be as undemanding as possible, content with an occasional ear scratch when they check on me in turn, and are vigilant in escorting me to the bathroom or kitchen then back to bed again.
As soon as they sense I am well again, their energy seems to kick into overdrive - eager to make up for the fun times we may have missed!
Where do I start? Fat Cat was picked up from a shelter...my daughter had just lost her cat to an accident, so I went to Petsmart and looked around...thought I had one picked out....then a worker brought in the ONE. Placed Fat Cat in a cage..he never made a sound, just looked around without a care in the world.
I called my daughter to come to the store...without telling her which cat I thought she'd like, she immediately picked Fat Cat. He was our first Maine Coon...and I'll never have another breed. He loves anything in the shape of a circle. I keep different color/size rubberbands in a ziploc sandwich bag....when he finds the bag he knocks it to the ground and plays with it.
If he gets a band out, he plays with it until he manages to lose it under something. When I come home from work I usually get on the computer immediately. He comes to me and talks to me. If I don't respond, he'll jump in my lap. If he doesn't get an appropriate response, he'll jump on the keyboard.
He loves to groom us, especially my son. If my son (who was 15 when we got him) makes the mistake of laying on the floor, Fat Cat will go to his head, put his paw on his head 'to hold him down,' and proceed to groom him. And if you've ever seen the cartoon "Garfield", he eats like him. He'll lay in front of his food bowl and reach out with his paw and pull it to him....while he lays on the floor. I love his trilling...he talks constantly...
I didn't know a thing about Maine Coons when we adopted him, but he certainly fits the descriptions I've read...what amazed me most was how 'dog like' he was....until I read that the breed is the closest thing to a dog that a cat can be, I used to tell my family he must've been a dog in his former life (kidding of course).
Love Like None Other
My Maine Coon is quite the cat who thinks shes a dog! Yoda is 12 1/2 yrs, even as a senior she follows me everywhere. Goes outside with the dogs as often as she can, mostly when I'm playing with all three.
We have our morning snuggle time, anout 15 min of loud purrs. Oh, she cam purr, her motor is so loud and comforting. She is so smart and intuitive. Knows when we need her, when sick, sad or lonely, she is the first there. I wish she could live a lot longer, but I feel her pain. Hips, back, and legs. She walks a lot slower now, has her favorite spot by the fireplace. I love her so.
I also have three other kitties that are rescues and two dogs. She gets along with all. In my golden years I may get another Coonie, for the love they give is compared to none.
Sunny is able to go out when ever she wants . It is so funny to watch her play with leaves, run up and down the trees. She is such a sweet baby. Our old cat LA loves her. He is with her all the time.
He is always there to greet me when I come home from work. He loves to play. Our living room looks like a 2-year-old child lives here and Prince is just over 7 months old.
We have many games that we play and when he's done, he sits still. I crawl over to him and scratch his head and neck. His purr starts then and he closes his eyes, turns over on his back and eventually falls asleep! What a treasure my Lil' Handsome Prince is to me!
I love my Maine Coon because she is so gentle and laid back! She runs to the door to great us when we get home. to let us know she missed us! She is so gentle with my 4 year old grand daughter, playing with her and sleeping with her.
She truly is an amazing creature. She is 4 years old and seems she will be one of the "dainty maine coons" Such a little lady! We are blessed to have her in our family !
My Sunny is the cat I've waited my entire life for. So gentle and endearing. 23 pounds of love. He was so worth the wait!
He so fun, playful and loving! We bought our black "domestic long hair" from our local humane society. Not realizing he was actually a Maine Coon. We have always said he thinks he's a dog! He loves water too!
He's just absolutely gorgeous to look at! We chose him for our family of three because he was so playful in his cage (at Petsmart--they bring cats in on Saturdays). He is the purrfect addition to our small family. He lets my dad three dress him in doll clothes and he plays with her readily.
I love that he head butts me to get me to rub his ears! He also follows me wherever I go just to be with me. Maine Coons are truly a great breed of cats!!
Couldn't Live Without Him
He is the most lovable, playful cat that I ever owned. We adopted Herbie at the humane society, I had no idea what a Maine Coon breed was and after having his company for 3 years, I could not live without him.
He looks at me like he understands every word I say.
He feels when you are sad
All these ten are absolutely exact to our new baby Sugar!!!!!!!! OMG We r enjoying & loving her!!!! ;-))))
They're loving and very playful.
She is very smart Shelby will go in the bedroom every night at 9:pm & wake my wife up to take her meds
She is like a Little child Sometimes she says words like yes no Shelby is loveable ,she sleeps on my tummy & she is always around me when Iam away & come home she gives heck & meows then she jumps on my lap & cuddles then falls a sleep afters she eats treats.
I have no kids Shelby is my kid and a part of our family wel love Shelby very much
It loves me...sometimes more than my dog
Best Cats Ever
Athena is the just best cat I've ever had. She is such a SWEETHEART. So affectionate & needy in a sweet way, & vocal with me (her little chirps and silent meows are the cutest thing EVER)...
She loves to have her big ole paws rubbed, and I talk to her constantly (especially when I come in the door and am feeding her). She hides her mice and even plays fetch with me! So funny when I turn the water on too!
I seriously don't think I'll ever have anything other than a Maine Coon again. BEST CATS EVER
Even When Naughty
He can do no wrong, even when he's naughty!
They are all what the above has said.. follow me where ever I go... love it when I am outside in the garden then proceed to kill my plants and love hide and seek.
Caring, Loyal, Affectionate
Caring, Loyal, Affectionate
Sense of Humor
He has a sense of humor and is creative. He is forever creating new games… new ways for us to communicate and new chores for me.
I love my Maine Coon, Fresco, because he is always there for me. When I wake up he is chirping at me from far away and runs up to me, he follows me in the bathroom.
When I make my morning coffee, he is right there getting his morning snacks. He is confident and smart, and truly is devoted to me and my two daughters. He respects his father, and loves his mother. Nothing could ever keep me away from my Maine Coonie.
Plus I have like 50 different nicknames for him. He is like the softest teddy bear in the world when I give him a hug. He lets my daughters put him in baby strollers and drive him around the house. He is the cat of my life. I love Fresco!
Spoiled With Love
He is very much like our child. My husband thinks he is a spoiled-rotten-child, and I guess he is. After all, why else have a dearly-loved family pet if not to spoil and love.
My Cleo is only part Maine, we think, but she has so many of the characteristics. She knows when I am sick or sad and is there by my side nonstop, as if she can fix things.
She has learned to play peekaboo and will hide behind the couch. We also made up a game she knows by name... Behind the door. I simply open the door and bit and put a string between the cracks.
She will go behind the door when I call the game by name. I ask if she wants to walk and she goes to the end of the sidewalk. I have had cats my entire 50 years and never one as smart as she is. If she is only half, I wonder what a full one is like? Can't wait to find out!
My Maine fur friend says goodbye to me at the door when I leave and is usually right by the door when I come home.
The most endearing thing he does is when I am petting and talking to him, he will purr and purr and then flop on his side - this is funny and I call it cat tipping because he looks like someone just tipped him over.
...he makes me love coming home to my apartment after a very long and trying day in graduate school and work. He sleeps near the door and waits for me to come through it.
He has a special meow that he only uses with me and for me. He comes when called and even struts next to me when we walk down the hall to the laundry room. He is beyond silly and his goofiness gives me the hearty laugh and feeling of parental-like love at the end of every day.
Affectionate and Loving
He is so affectionate and loving!!! And to touch that silky fur makes me feel loved and rich:) The fact that he sometimes can chirp like a bird is fascination.
He helps me with everything
Lost Without Them
We have 3, two males and a female. Our house is their home and we are their servants, entertainers, family and friends.
Misty is the old deaf girl who thinks she is the boss. Shadrach is the ginger and cream hunk. Ted is the youngster who keeps the other two on their toes. The boys come when they are called. Misty comes when she smells food.
All are keen to assist round the house and investigate visitors. We would be lost without them.
My Izzy follows me everywhere...shes such a part of my life that I would be so lonely without her...
She sits in my lap and cuddles and always runs to greet me when I come home... I love her little "chirp" when she says "hello" in the morning.. also she's 4 years old and still loves to play!
Picasso is one quirky eater! When he is eating he lays down next to the bowl of dry food and chomps away, however, if the center of the bowl is empty he will not eat until I put more in or move it from the side to the center.
He also loves his plain Greek yogurt for breakfast. He is not crazy about canned food but loves roast turkey (without seasonings, of course). He use his paw as a fork and takes the food that way or drags it onto the floor and eats it. And he gets distracted while eating, and does not always finish his meal unless I offer "room service" and bring it to him wherever he is resting and he will finish it. He has me trained!!
Saved My Life
He literally saved my life emotionally. If I didn't have him in my life, I'd probably be in an institution!! >^..^< ModdyCat
I went with a friend to rescue her, her brothers and mom. She was hiding behind everyone. I am not sure who spotted who first, but she and I connected instantly.
My husband asked if there was one I connected with (we where debating on a second for our Katy). I told him the connection and the next night went to our friends to pick her up.
Her name is Dixie and she has been part of our family for three years. Been around cats all my life, but never around a coonie. She is so friendly, out going, follows me around the house, such a love bug. Loves to give me head butts. Glad to be introduced to this "gentle giant".
He's my best friend
She's crazy! Nadia is the head of the house, in charge of two humans, one cat and one border collie. She bombs the collie when he least expects it and makes him jump, I suspect paying him back from when they were little growing up together and he used to drag her round the kitchen - she loved it, as I said , crazy! Still, a little payback now and again is called for.
She lays across doorways and he won't try and pass u til she moves. Yup, she's got us all where she wants us!!!
TinTin aka Mau, is charged with unbelievable wits. The lovable, honored family member, stressbuster and a realtime entertainer.
She is such a sweet girl! She loves sleeping on my lap, and we often nap together. She is a beautiful girl, with her big white ruff, lynx-like ears, and magnificent tail!
I went all the way to Chester County here in PA to get her from the breeder. There were other cuties, but her pretty face won me over! She has a lovely little trill, very faint, but I can hear her!
He is my buddy, my best friend, my boon companion. Always by my side, smart as a whip, and twice as affectionate. He is simply the love of my life.
Pookins is very sensitive, she sleeps in bed with who ever is upset at the moment. Her dedication to family members is remarkable. I have never been so in love with a pet as her. She is my baby girl. She also loves rid our house of all summer time bugs...Good girl Pookins!
Makes Me Laugh
He makes me laugh every day.
One Of The Pack
Because she is one of the pack. I have 2 dogs and 3 cats. My main coon is the only cat aloud in my room with the dogs. She loves my dogs and they know it.
When he kneads and purrs to make himself a napping spot, he kneads with three paws! He looks like he's riding a bicycle! It's hilarious but don't you dare laugh at him! You'll hurt his feelings!
I loved my Maine coon. Sadly I lost her 3 weeks ago, to stomach cancer. It was such a shock. She was so so special. She was always with me. Loved to be cuddled, and loved being with my two German shepherd dogs. She was only 8years of age a tortie tabby. I have another Maine coon, but Fudge was special.
My daughter really wants a Maine Coon and I can't decide to get her one or not I've been doing a lot of research on maine coons and I've seen that they have a lot of anger issues is this true and could this cat injure my daughter.
Wakes Me Up
She wakes me up every morning by curling up on my chest...all 13 pounds of her... and licks my face until I start to pet her.
Because she is so smart and playful and I trained her to sit on my shoulders! Too much fun!
Funny and Loving
He is completely mad and so funny he loves playing with my other cat Sid who is a normal moggy (sort of) my Sid who is approaching 1 gets on so well with Alex who is 11 weeks old they are just so cute, funny and loving
we actually talk to each other, he understands and responds. He is also a gourmand. He eats almost any type of human food.
Reason To Live
I don't know if my first post made it. If it didn't, I just wanted to say that my Polly gives me a reason to live. Three years ago I didn't want to live. I had some tremendous losses that I still struggle with.
Then Polly got very ill and went into kidney failure. We never really knew what happened. She was at the university for three weeks before she turned around. She is my best friend and I love her and her rescue buddy more than anything in the world. She's my constant companion and gets a bit jealous if I'm on the phone or computer.
She has so much love to give. But every now and then, if for some reason I overdo it on the loving and petting, she might nip or swipe at me just so I will know my place! Her big bushy tail never stops and she loves shredded cheese. It has to be sharp and she prefers the Wal Mart generic brand--I kid you not--she is that particular.
Goofy, Sweet & Smart
I love my Maine Coon Tortie Tinker because. She is so goofy, sweet & smart. Jumps to the top of the refrigerator from the counter talking all of the time when it is time for her canned food treat in the evening.
My Polly is the most faithful little friend I could ever ask for. While her buddy (a white domestic) is snoozing away, Polly will never leave my side. BUT every now and then when I just can't seem to cuddle her enough, she will tell me she's had it by a nip or a swipe of her paw.
And although her buddy, the domestic, weighs much more, Polly is the boss. She can be a little jealous, I guess. My cats are the loves of my life. I never knew what a Main Coon was until my Polly came along. She's simply the best.
She's my best friend!
Makes Me Laugh
Juliette makes me laugh. She loves to run and hide in an open brown grocery bag. She has made a hole in the top and sticks her paw out for me to play with.
Shiloh is 4 months. His dad is a very impressive Maine Coon and his mum is half Maine Coon and half Ragdoll. Shiloh looks exactly like his father. He is silver and grey with a beautiful shaggy mane and already huge feet.
My vet was shocked when i said he is 3/4 Coon and 1/4 Ragdoll then laughed and said I was going to have a huge cat that flops. That is the only trait from his mum that he has, he is floppy.
Having read about Maine Coons he is exhibiting all of the examples of a true blood Coon. He is friendly, so loving and so funny. I have 2 Ragdoll cats aged 16 and 18 months old and they are so lovely but Shiloh is showing different types of personality than they do or any other cat I have had. He 'fetches' when I throw toys for him, he lies on me, he sleeps next to me and he is always at the other side of a closed door if I am in that room without him.My other cats are Lollypop and Bobby Blu.
Lolly is a bit of a loner so Shiloh always goes to her but doesn't stay long but he is cheeky and I have caught him many times tripping her up and running off. But he adores Bobby. Always following him everywhere. He lies on his back making 'puddings' with his claws and just generally getting on Bobs nerves, but being a super cat himself, rarely stops him. As much as I would have liked to have gotten a full Maine Coon, Shiloh could not have been beaten,he is truly a lovely cat and I am so looking forward to his growing up and I can be 'wowed' with each phase of his maturing. I will try to send a pic of him so you can see how handsome he is.
She is so lovable, friendly and actually makes eye contact like a person.....affectionate and talks to me whenever I touch her. I've only had her 4 wks. and couldn't love her more
Such A Lover
He's such a lover!!! He sleeps with me every night and has to touch me with his paw or lay his head on my hand. He gives me kisses and nibbles on my nose and fingers. He is my baby and only 1 year old.
I have no words to express how amazing my 6 year old Maine Coon is named Ozzy! He is just the most adorable thing and is meowing right next to me at the moment(he knows im writing about him). He is always around me and always wants to be petted! He is the love of my life and I would not trade him for the world.
Our Maine Coon, Hellen of Troy, is a real survivor. In June of 2008, the Cedar River began an unprecedented rise. We thought little of it and were told to leave our home. We thought that we would be back the next day.
We were back in two weeks. We left our two cats in the house, much to our regret. One of our Coonies was rescued and taken to shelter. The second cat, Hellen of Troy, was clever enough to hide even when the National Guard people were in and out of the house and looked for her.
Anyway, after two weeks we came back and found her. She needed hydration and one of her eyes needed treatment. She is over five years old now and in good condition. The second Maine Coon, who was a really stunning beauty, didn't live long after this experience. Hellen is a tough little girl and a real sturdy Maine type of creature! Thanks
She Adopted Me
She was a stray, lost or abandoned, and she adopted me! She has been an absolute joy, so full of love, a lap cat indeed!
Because he is adorable, gives lots of cuddles, when he needs something, he will not take no for a answer, wants it right there and now, but I would not be without him for anything, he is my best mate.xx
Big Furry Cuddler
I love my Maine Coone Pretty because he is laying bedside me now purring to high heaven because is as close to his mommy as possible. He is such a big furry cuddler.
Our, LUKE, Maine Coon cat learned to do tricks faster than our Golden Retriever.. his favorite, roll over. He also loves to 'sit up on back paws' to beg for treats. FUNNY ALL THE TIME!!!
Love my big boy..and even tho we are an 8 member family..Luke is MY CAT..follows me everywhere and sleeps ON MY PILLOW at night.. even tho I 'start' him at the foot of the bed..wake every a.m., to me almost falling out of the bed and Luke happily splayed out taking 3/4's of the bed..
He is a true friend
Simba is my love as I am his, he goes everywhere with me. When I come home from work he meets me and leads the way to the kettle. Even when we have visitors he greets them then takes his place next to me.
Precious and Sweet
Little Oliver is the most precious and sweet cat I have ever owned. He sleeps next to me and when my door is closed he waits by the door until I Come out. He gives kisses and loves to follow me everywhere I go.
The noises he makes and the way he sprawls out on the floor crack me up everyday. He is never in a bad mood and lightens my day everyday.
Helper and Companion
Leo always helps to make up our bed each day! He waits on me every day; when I come home from work at the door. He likes to play and he likes to sleep under the dryer in a drawer.
Littleman has been one of the most loving animals I have ever been fortunate to own. We rescued him from between a wall in a barn. He was so little he still had one eye closed. I hand fed him with a eye dropper and he only has eyes for "mom" , who is me.
If I let him sleep with me, he actually puts his paw around me and holds me. He breathes my air, falls asleep then about 10 - 15 minutes later he goes to end of bed. He would lay on my lap for hours if I would let him. This is why I have been looking into getting another one.
We also own an American Ragdoll. Now she on the other hand clearly states, Don't touch me. I'm beautiful and I know it. They are like daylight and darkness. Littleman is huge compared to Emmie but you would never know it. He will always side step around her. Love both my babies!
My Maine Coon was very loving. HE WAS FRIENDLY. he followed me everywhere. He loved to sleep with me. He was mysterious on things he did.
She gives unconditional love and compaionship. We have conversations. She wants to please and learn. So easy to be with. Can't live with out her....
"I Love My Maine Coon because he has such a personality and has become a prominent family member and very loving to the kids. He likes his special time with me when I wind down and watch TV or check email in the evening.
I love his unique chirping and meows, nothing like anything I have hears. he also is so clean regarding his large litter box. I love my sweet boy, Mr Kitty
Love To Be Involved
They are involved in everything I do. They eagerly let me know how important it is to them that they can be with me. I just love having conversations with them.
She is so loving and beautiful. I can't imagine our family without her now. She also loves to play and my husband says he never knew a cat could be like her. Gizmo rocks!
She fills my home with her amazing personality.
He is so silly! He takes my kids' little toys and drops them into our shoes, his food dish, and even the toilet!
Not A Witchy Woman
She is smart, and amazes me with a new attitude, trick or behaviour every day! I rescued Sunshine from a shelter, where she had been for six months...and had been labeled "unlovable," "unadoptable," and "bipolar, approach with caution!" They had named her "Witchy Woman."
They waived the adoption fee for me because I was this cat's only hope of having a forever home. On the two hour journey home she only "meeped" a couple of times. When I let her out of her carrier I steered clear of her, letting her adjust to the new environs at her pace...and those eyes of her's watched my every movement.
Within an hour she was up on my lap...and she followed me around like a puppy when I wasn't sitting and she was occupying my lap. At bedtime she claimed the pillow next to mine. I fell to sleep that night wondering if "Witchy Woman" was going to drop her "company manners" and attack me in my sleep.
The next morning as I arose from my bed, there was this chirping, dancing, prancing cat at my feet. That's when I first said, "Good morning, Sunshine!" When people visit, she is right at the door, awaiting to welcome, and be welcomed. Every morning when I mist the Boston Fern over my table she is there, prancing around and loving her daily showering!
And she scared the devil out of me the first time she jumped into the shower with me! A cat that likes water? Amazing! My part-Coonie has some issues from her abandonment. But what a cat! My girlfriend has always had Siamese cats. My father had a Manx. I thought they were "smarties!" Until my part-Coonie started exposing me to her many multi-talented and multifaceted personality!
She is seriously my best friend. Always by my side she's so smart she can cense my feelings lets me hold her hug her pick her up gives me kisses...
I got her when she was already ten yrs old and still able to teach her tricks the love I feel and receive from her is AMAZING. When I talk to her she listens comes when called and knows what certain words mean. Maine Coons really are like dogs. We sleep together every night not to mention spend every waking min together.
She truly has been my guardian angel I love her more then life its self and spoil her to the fullest my Susie q IS THE CATS MEOW
Be is big like I am - not to mention cuddly, beautiful, loving, sweet and affectionate!! As a 6'2" female, I wanted a substantial cat that matched me in size!! I really don't think I could ever own another breed now. I am totally spoiled.
She is the smartest cat I've ever known. Her favorite treat is pringles and she refuses anything seafood flavor. Never have I ever had a cat with so much personality.
She has many different sounds, one for when she needs help (i.e. tried to jump into the cubbards above the washing machine and then fell into the empty washing machine having the lid close behind her.needless to say I keep that closed at all times now.) to right before she throws up a hairball.
I've learned to recognize all of her sounds and what they mean. She has learned how to open drawers and cubbards by watching me. She is now trying to learn how to open doors. It is really quite amazing. And boy when she feels as if she hasn't had enough attention she will get it, by jumping from the floor up onto my shoulders, no matter if I'm sitting or standing.
Did I mention she was a hidden miracle? I went to the animal shelter to adopt a cat one day and found her. In a corner cage where she couldn't really be seen and instantly fell in love not knowing she was not 2yrs old or a Maine Coon yet.
I found out she was a full fledge maine coon when I was filling out her paper work. She had been returned twice already and they didn't want her taken again because someone wanted a maine coon, they wanted someone who would take her for her and not return her when she wasn't what they expected.
Then when I brought her to the vet that week, he told me she was only 8months and not 2yrs old! Imagine my surprise. But I am incredibly blessed by Eleanor. She has her forever home now and she knows it. Loves to cuddle with me all the time and is always guarding me in my sleep. Truly a precious gift from above.
Well I think she's a mix but she has many of the Coon traits and I love her because she is always there to greet me when I come home.
If I go to the store during the day she follows to the end of the block and waits for me until I get back home. Cookie walks my son every morning to the end of the block when he leaves for school.
She is gentle and tolerant, she has beed spayed and never been a mother but when I got my chihuahua pup she made sure to care for him played and bathed him( although he didn't quite like being held down for his grooming sessions)they still love each other very much. They are six now.
She likes to hunt/play with both the dogs. They end up rolling on the grass at times which is pretty funny if ya ask me.
Acts Like A Dog
He acts like a dog. I call him cat-dog, he is so funny. Follows me everywhere, sits at my feet, stares at me like he adores me and he comes when I call him. He is amazing to me.
I have had cats all my life and Coco by far is the best cat that I have ever had the pleasure of sharing my life. I have two, but unfortunately I think Cody was abused (he was a rescue) because he hides and doesn't like loud noises or strangers. But he's still a beautiful cat and gets along we'll with Coco.
Daffy and Daisy
"Daffy" (Daphne) and Daisy are Maine Coon mix, born to a feral tabby cat, but they have very Maine Coon tendencies as sisters while having very different personalities.
"Daffy" is very petite although she looks pure Maine Coon. Daisy has the build and facial structure but not the long fur. They both follow me around the house and never miss a single change.
They take their "responsibilities" seriously but have a great sense of humor. Daisy adores being brushed and pampered while Daffy prefers the hands-off handling while loving the laser toys and interactive wand toys. She totally surprised me at the vet's last fall when she turned to me and intimated that she wanted me to hold her! I'm hoping that scenario will be repeated at this year's appointment.
Gus is my best, faithful buddy. He has been a rejected cat for many years but I only crossed paths with him last year. I am told that he is about 15 years old.
He took to me and I didn't think he would survive the winter, so I brought him in a couple of months ago. My step daughter identified him as a Maine Coon cat.
I have loved many other cats in my life, but Gus is special. Bruce
Gentle and Patient
He is gentle with the other house cats and puts up with the rowdie kittens, although ferocious with the barn cats. I do wish he'd let me brush him but he's determined to do it himself.
First, I'm his favorite human in the family. No matter where I sit, he is never more than 2ft. away. The chirping is like having a conversation with him. Acrobatic? He can push off his hind legs 5 feet off the floor when my son wiggles his fingers against the wall.
He gets winded easily when chasing the laser for a half an hour. Then he pants like a dog.
He's such a goofball!
Greeter and Helper
He keeps tabs on me all the time! He welcomes me home from work every day wanting his usual petting and stroking! He helps with chores around the house and always seems to have time for a game of tag before bed time!
She chirps out a whole conversation with me every morning. Everyday it's different topic. She's the best
He is SO Much Fun!
My Coon Cat, Rascal ,is Crazy fun! I rescued him when he was about one year old, he is now, I believe three.
Whoever had him before had his front claws removed, not something I would do, But, I think he forgets, He will come Running into a room and be halfway up the door casing and suddenly look at me as if to say."Rats!, I ahve no claws!", and slide to the floor.
I don't think I have ever enjoyed a cat as much as I do Rascal!
My Boi is deaf, but so vocal! I love my Boi Beezers cuz of his sweet coo's when he see's me or after I wake him up. He even wakes me up in the morning, standing on me & will belt out one big rrrrooww ewwwwwww wow!
Big Little Buddy
He's my big little buddy.
Layla is the sweetest cat and has brought so much joy to our life! For someone who didn't want a cat she stole my heart. My son loves her to peices. I love her-she brightens every day.
She waits for us to come home and greets us at the door. She almost talks. She loves to lay beside you but not on you. She makes the cutest little sounds. Loves to play and follows us around the house. She has us wrapped around her little paws including my husbands.
I Love My Maine Coon because...
He is quite the talker and I love having conversations with him!
Henry's so affectionate, he's my hero, he's always with me in the house, follows me, cuddles with me, even talks to me. I love big cats... I love his soft paws..... his tender eyes....
He is adorable... He runs and jumps on me to greet me when I come home from work, he wants me near him while he eats and for just being close to me on those grey days.. laying by feet or on my bed alongside me.... He is my Coonie..... actually our baby
He is so devoted to me. He follows me everywhere I go. He is always checking out things I bring home, whether its groceries or whatever. He is right in the midst of whatever I am doing. He is just the cat's meow and I love love love him to pieces.
Oh and did I mention how beautiful and smart he is? I get a belly laugh from him all the time. He's my best furfriend in the world. I've had other pets, but I love love love him the best of all. Bar none.
He is my best friend! He wants to be in involved in everything I do. He is so smart, affectionate and beautiful. He's my baby!
Loving and Loyal
My babies love me more. They cuddle with me when I am sick and give me kisses when I am sad. What I love most is that they always there waiting for me when I get home.
I love my Maine Coon because he is highly entertaining. He loves to play with paper. He growls like a dog. He jumps on my back when I am exercising. He is beautiful, affectionate and a great companion.
They Give Happiness
My Maine Coons kittens give me happiness! Got them from my daughter as a Christmas gift!! Her knowing I needed something in my life for I have depression and anxiety!
The kittens have made me feel so happy and have not felt sad and has made my anxiety much better. I have 2 Sara and Simon they are the best medicine, they are loving, make me laugh, they are my best friends!!
They Are The Light Of My Life!
I love my maine coons because - they are the light of my life! First I have Mouse (called Mousie normally) a pure white maine coon with hazel eyes.. and bright pink ears! XD He is nearly 8 months old and 11 lbs of pure love XD.
This boy has been the light of my entire life .... filling up the house with such a presence. I had no idea how much personality a Maine Coon could have. I have owned only Persians and one tabby before in my life - I had no idea what I was missing. <3
Mouse has such an amazing personality, and continually every day finds new ways to delight us :) I think he is crazy ... he loves everything . Box duty (making sure the boxes are easily jump-in-able... making sure the traction is good .. can't be sliding around all the time when you jump in now can you?), helping us put away groceries (he thinks he is helping when he touches everything *nods*), helping us cook (gotta get on the counter and watch every movement to make sure we do it all just right), and other general zany things.
He also has this out of ordinary fascination with his water fountain. Yes I have heard that maine coons love running water - but he likes to sleep on the bowl. It gets his fur all soaking wet and ... knatty but he really loves it. It seems like it calms him - and he has been doing it since he was very little :) The thing I love the most about this little guy - is our special relationship. My husband said it doesn't happen to him at all, so it must be something reserved just for me.
When I am sleeping in the middle of a night , all of a sudden out of nowhere mouse will get on the bed, find where my arms are and FORCE himself into them so I'm cuddling him tight .. he will always place his head under my chin and continually move and squirm so that his head is against my heart or near my face in multiple ways XD This cuddle is such a strange thing - but so amazing to me XD And then once he has stopped moving around so much .. he falls fast asleep cuddled in my arms like a child. :) I talk so much about Mouse - that I can't forget Foxy :)
Foxy is our 8.5 lbs 6 month old Tortie colored Maine Coon that we bought as a companion for mouse. He just seemed too lonely, and sadly the other occupant of this house is a 10 year old persian who is very standoffish and won't have anything to do with him. So after we talked to Mouse's breeder, we decided to bring in another little girl from a different litter to grow up with him. She is a sweet heart XD She has quirks of her own, thought she does seem more 'normal' and laid back like other cats I've know. One cute thing she loves to do is play with her food. She will nab a piece out of the bowl with her paw and then play with it for a bit - batting it like a toy before gobbling it up. Rinse and repeat XD Hah XD She is also a big cuddler, but we don't have the special cuddle times that Mouse decides is a routine now. <3 I think she is mostly a daddy's girl - choosing to spend all of her time with him all snuggled up.
Every night she comes up .. walks up his leg, into his arms demanding for him to reposition his body to be perfect for her to lay down :) Both kittens love eachother. I'm so glad for that - they really really love each other! Grooming, playing, sleeping cuddled up together. It is a perfect relationship for them and I couldn't want more :)
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They are the greatest breed I have ever been blessed to be owned by smiles
Each of my coon furkids have been rescues. Milky Toast made me so fall in love with him, and I got a great bond going from the time he was born. His mommy was a feral or wild kitty that came in to bless us with Milky Toast and his sister (who I stupidly admit I found a home for) not really knowing the breed at all at that time.
Milky has so opened my eyes to the awesomeness of the breed. I consider Milky Toast to be a feral throughbreed as he is the 3rd generation of them that occupied my yard when I got him. To make a long story short, his mommy had been attacked by what we think was a raccoon and had the whole back of her leg torn up. She found her way into our basement and when we found her she let us help repair the damage to her leg until she was totally better.
When she gave birth to Milky Toast and his sister she really didn't know what she was doing as she didn't take the birth sac off of them which I did, tied it and then cut it off, so that is where and how Milky Toast and I got so permently bonded.
Milky Toast was also born with a birth defect that I have been told by vets that is very common of the Maine Coons which is his eye balls are too small to kick the third eye lid back so Milky Toast only sees out of the top half of his eyes.
It was suggested that i had the third eyelid cut out but I declined as the vet told me that he was light sensitive, so I felt that God made him that way for a specific reason and Milky Toast gets along great, the only thing is he don't like little things touching his toes. He has so stolen my heart with all his antics and loveabilty to the max.
I am 55 years old and have had kitties my whole life and never had met one like a Coon. I also worked in a homeless kitty shelter for over 7 years and although I loved each of them, none stole my heart like the Coon did. I am now a proud ower of 6 part or full Coons that I have rescued, which one day I will share about each of them with all your readers along with their pictures. They are all such remarkable lovebugs to the max.
She's Loyal and Proud
I Love My Coonie. She lies nearby, she sleeps on the top of her cat tree and I had better greet her when I see her after we have been apart. She runs like a little Kitty, she weighs 17 pounds, and if I am not around she is a scoundrel to my daughter. Ha, she's the best cat ever.
He has even made my grouchy, don't touch me cat a little more affectionate.
Sam & Susie
We have an old cat the doesn't want anyone to touch her at any time.
Since we got Sam he will not leave her alone wanting to snuggle and play with her. She has finally come out of her grouchy self and started being a little loving and playful.
Gia is 15 years old and has definitely bonded to me. I adopted her from a shelter. However-due to economic situations I had to move in with my parents for a few months. The first time I left her alone with them she pretty much went ballistic if they tried to approach her. I never realized before but she just loves to sit and stare at me and purr. Lovely little girl-her bond to me is amazing!!!
I love my Maine Coon because she is as devoted to me as I am to her. Every day when I come home from work all she wants to do is get in my lap and snuggle. (Unless of course it's snowing out)
He was my buddy, my pal and even a best friend. He sadly passed away at 16 1/2 & I don't believe I will ever truly heal. He meant everything to me. We felt so empty without him that we went out at purchased a pure bred little gal & named her Emily. We see an awful lot of similarities at 2 months old already!
My Maine Coon is so friendly, but has a hard time parting with me when I am done with His massages. He talks to me and sometimes I think (if he was human he would be a awesome friend)
Bear Is So Sweet
Our probably Maine Coon, Bear, is such a lovely big sweetie. He's curious, wants to be in the center of the action, and pretty spoiled having chose our home last year.
I had a cold last winter, and Bear posted himself by my shoulder the entire night for about 4 days. Sometimes I would wake to his paw on my cheek or forehead. My husband has been enduring an ordeal with his family for the past few years, and when he is particularly upset, Bear leaps at him and forces him to sit (with 20# Bear in his lap) for an hour or more. Bear generally has good table manners, but he can be a little stinker.
Today, he wanted to change seats at the table. Instead of jumping down, walking around and getting into the chair across the table, he looked me in the eye, walked up onto and across the table and down into the opposite chair. Defiant boy pushing the limits but so cute and cocky that we just ignored it. Trouble ahead? Probably not, because he is such a real sweetheart.
We love his tiny voice and chirping like a bird even though he is bigger than our neighbor's dog! We are glad he claimed us as his people and our home as his.
I love My Maine Coon because.......
He is the most lovable cat I've ever had. I adopted my MoMo August 2012, I was a bit concerned, because he was 5 years old.
But, the bond that was there from day one of meeting him, was amazing, it is like I've had him since he was a kitten. There is more of a loving bond, than I had with my DSH that passed after 14 years.
If I'm sitting, he's on my lap, if I'm laying down he's cuddled right next to me (if not on me), he follows me all over.
She's a Diva and she loves me
Tippy was my mother's cat. I inherited her this year. She is the BEST. Not a lap cat but always close by. Very smart and I had better speak to her when we've been apart she always acknowledges me with her Coonie Chirp.
When I don't wake up early enough she stands by my bedroom door and puts her paw underneath it and reaches into my room. I Love My Tippy.
Through his amazing eyes, My Beannie's wonderful
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