Is My Cat Part Maine Coon?
(New York, NY)
I found my kitty through a friend who obtained him from a shelter--my friend couldn't keep him because his roommate's girlfriend was deathly allergic.
He was six months at the time and now he's more than five... time really does pass quickly! I thought he was just a regular tabby, but noticed that he's much different from other tabbies that I had while growing up.
Aside from being incredibly long bodied, he loves water and playing fetch, and has since he was a kitten. He trills quite a lot too, is talkative and is incredibly social with strangers.
He also seems to be more affectionate, loving to climb on my stomach and lick my skin and sometimes even hair too. I had never heard of Maine Coons until recently (I always thought I was more of a dog person--after having been raised with both cats and dogs as family pets--as fate would have it, my kitty seems to have many dog like characteristics) when I made friends with someone who has one and she thought he might be a mix.