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January 2012 Photo Album








Wow, it's 2012 already! Let's kick off the year with some beautiful Maine Coon Cat pictures. Enjoy getting to know them! Comments are closed in this January Album.


Mona

Mona


by: Nammone
(Bangkok)

I've got 3 lovely Maine Coons and I love them!




Sunday. 10 weeks old.


Sunday

We bought him a week past Sunday, hence his name is Sunday. He shares our home with 3 Bouvier des Flandres.

He is a very confident kitten but we lock him up at nighttime for his own safety and also when we are out.






Our Big Girl Rubyrose


by: Patti
(West Harrison, NY USA)


Rubyrose
Ah the sun is out hoorah!!!!!

She's the caretaker of the family. She watches over all of us. Always looking for a snuggle and a kiss. Never without a little tweet, she's very voicetrous.

When someone comes to the door she jumps from where ever she is and goes to see who it is, she'll greet company as they come in with a nuzzle and a few tweets.

I don't believe she knows she's a cat, I truly believe she thinks she's a Dog!! hahahaha We love our Girl so much!!

Comments:

Pat in Ocala:I loved your comments about your beautiful Rubyrose. She is a sweet kitty!





My Rescued Maine Coon


by: Crystal
(Connecticut)



I rescued her from a shelter in NY this October. She was so tiny when I got her, she is 4 months old and growing fast!

Comments:

Marg: Pretty kitty, so glad you rescued her :-)

Andrew: She is adorable! May you enjoy her companionship a long time.

Chrysanne: What a dear cat! I'm so glad you two have each other.





Toulouse


by: Lin Rustin
(Kernersville, NC)


Toulouse

Toulouse loves to be with his people!!! Loves too talk and sleep with us!! What a lover boy!!

If anyone in the house begins speaking, so does Toulouse!!

Comments:

What a handsome kitty!

industria77: How funny, Tomas O Mally is the father of my kittens!

Mary: such a handsome kitty!





Our son, Tiger


by: Kelly
(TX )

Tiger

Tiger Tiger Tiger Tiger



Our friend gave him to us when he was 4 month old, and he will be 9 this June. He has been spoiled and happy ! He is our lovely son!

Comments:

Minette: He looks just like my son Thomas, who passed away on 18 Januarie 2012, my heart is in pieces:(

GORGEOUS markings!!

Barbara: he's just like my pagan.....he's gorgeous





Pollux


by: Heidi Mathias
(Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Pollux

Pollux Pollux Pollux Pollux



Last week Pollux became two years old. He weighs 13 lbs and he is still growing. His colour is the same of his father, Seti, but he has a special pattern which is called "Harlequin".

He's very sweet and does a special thing: he´s a registered blood donor (as well as the most of my Maine Coons). As he is healthy and a big cat, it is safe to make him a blood donor and save other cats lives.

The procedures are made by vets from University Of São Paulo,Brazil, and they come to your home, so my babies don't get stressed.

They know the vets and wait impatiently to get the treats they give them after the procedure is done (small toys and special cat food).

Every three months they do this and in return I get their blood tested for almost everything. So, at the same time they save lives, they have a complete check up every three months. He loves to hang out around the house with his fur and human family.





Our boy MC!


by: Debbie Varga
(Uniontown, OH )

MC


"MC" came to us as a stray this past summer during the hot and humid days of NE Ohio.

We noticed he was coming onto our deck and found that he was trying to stay out of the heat by laying against our screen door.

We also believe he may have been originally a part of a litter that was staying under our deck about a few years ago. We like to think he has "returned" home. Such a good and loyal boy!

He loves to take us on walks around the outside of the house but still needs his "independent" kitty time around the neighborhood. He also sometimes waits for us to walk him to his litter box!

MC is more than a pet...he is a member of the family!

Comments:

Fran: This sounds exactly what happened to us! Also, was totally surprised that the first gallery photo I looked at was from someone in " our backyard". We live in Green, Ohio. We think our stray is a coon cat also. Hence locating this website. Very interesting!

Carol Dunaway: We live in Florida and inherited an abandoned stray who could pass for your cats twin. His name is "Rambo." He is afraid of nothing and loves to chase my Siberian Huskie He has a delightful personality and from what I've read he is definitely a Maine Coon. He sleeps on the ironing board, in the shower, in my flower pot, or across the top of my head on my pillow. I never know where I'll find him! He is a most amusing, Loveable companion!(:.





Talmage


by: Heather Dempsey
(Shawnee, KS USA)

Talmage

Talmage & Mason

Talmage Talmage Talmage Talmage


Talmage
Talmage sitting on the fence

Talmage is my big and black baby Maine Coon. He has the greatest personality.

He likes to sit on the fence post and look over the fence at the neighbors. He also sits on the front step and guards the house.

When I call him to come in, he has a cat door, but I still call him in at night, when the weather gets bad, or when I haven't seen him in a while, he usually shows up within 5-10 minutes.

If he wants to make sure I hear him and hold the door open for him, he has a loud trilling meow he does as he comes running. If he doesn't show up right away, I use a fake meow sound that he will answer most of the time with a similar meow sound so I know he is close by.


Comments:

Lisa C: Your Talmage looks just like my Newt!! He is the sweetest cat I've ever had!! And such a personality!! <3

Marg: Wow you have two stunning cats :-)

Hayley: Haha my cat makes that sound too. But only when he's hyper we call it his meow purr cuz it sounds like a meow and a purr!

Emmy: My Louie looks just like Talmage! We have a gray long hair, Teddy that looks like Mason too!

ZoeCraig: Omg your cats have the most beautiful coats! You can tell how much you love and take care of them!





Lucky


by: Wanda
(Livelong, Sask., Canada)

Lucky
Lucky

Lucky

This is our cat Lucky. We are not sure exactly how old she is.

She wandered into our yard the end of July 2011 and we figured she was about 5 months old, so I guess that would put her around 10 - 11 months old right now.

She fell in love with our 2 kids and they with her. We named her Lucky as she was in luck with finding our yard. We unofficially adopted her and brought her into our home.

We have another cat and it took a couple of days for them to get used to each other, but have now become best friends. Lucky is so loveable. She loves to curl up on us, and especially loves to lay up around our shoulders.

My husband and I had not heard of Maine Coon cats before and just before Christmas a friend told us that she believed that's what Lucky was. So after finding your website, we started to believe too! We love how her eyes 'glow' blue when we take her picture.



Comments:

Thasanee: How adorable she is!

Wanda: So happy to see Lucky on here! We can't even remember what it was like without her. These are definitely the most loveable cats!





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Handsome Cinnamon


by: Typhoon
(Turkey)

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Two year old Cool Man


Comments:

Melanie: My goodness, what a face!

Rita: Beautiful!





Murphy the Maine Coon


by: Dana & Chris
(Indiana)

Murphy
Murphy at 3 years
Murphy

Murphy
Murphy at 7 months

Murphy is a 3 year old Maine Coon. He's a big boy a little over 20 pounds. He loves putting his harness on and going to Petsmart and just laying in the middle of the floor until he's ready to go.Which is almost never!



Comments:

Sally: love him I had a look alike and he died so I am looking for another one.

Debra: He looks just like my 3 year old Randi! Murphy is a handsome boy!

Rita: That's my buddy! - Murphy started at my house. He is a very gentle giant except for when you take him to the vet or try to get him to leave Petsmart. He's in a wonderful home now!

Rose: Murphy is my grand cat.he thought he owned me when I went to visit last year.

Joanne: Love the bed and so glad I am not the only one that dresses them up!

Sharon: He is the twin to my boy "Coon"!...A very handsome fellow!





Zoe


by: Jessica S
(Chicago, IL)

Zoe

Sittin' Pretty

Zoe Zoe Zoe Zoe


I found Zoe when she was about 6 weeks old when I was in college. She is now 9.5 years old, and is as playful as ever! She does however forget to land on her feet from time to time...!



Comments:

Laurel: Oh, adorable - love her white paws and the little spot on her nose. She is VERY pretty!

Frances: So Pretty =(^-^)=.

Melanie: Zoe is gorgeous!

Rachel: Looks like my Maine coon/Tabby!





Stewart


by: Rich
(Pennsylvania)

Stewart

Stewart Stewart Stewart Stewart


Stewart found his way up our long country driveway when he was around 6-8 weeks old, according to our vet's estimation.

We were not big "cat people" but boy did that change. Stewart was so hungry and terribly underweight. But right from the start he was very loving and such a charming little guy.

He was soon established in our hearts and in our home. He is now about 2.5 years old and weighs about 12 pounds. I think he may have some coon in him.

He has black tufts on the tips of his ears which I tried to capture in these photos, a pretty full ruff, and plenty of extra fur between his paws. He trills more than meows.

Stewart is very affectionate and loves to be nearby. He's great company.



Comments:

Laurel: Yes, very handsome! My Theo has black on the underside of his paws too - I wonder if that is a Coonish characteristic?

Joanne: He is beautiful & looks like a connie to me!

Frances: surely coonie =(^-^)=.

Marg: Stewart is one handsome boy :-)





Mason


by: Heather Dempsey
(Shawnee, KS USA)

Mason

Mason

Mason Mason Mason


Mason is 1 1/2 years old and continues to grow. He is not quite as big as his father who also lives with me. They are both getting to be large cats.



Comments:

Wendy: He looks just like my kennedy just Grey....Kennedy is Redish.

Laura: I just adopted a kitten whom I named Max, he looks just like your little guy and from my readings they wont be full grown till they are three to four years old. What a beautiful lil boy you have :) My Max loves playing fetch... do your boys do the same?

Melanie: How handsome! And great photos too.

Marg: Awww so very handsome and very special :-)

Danna: oooooh aaaaaah

Heather: Mine don't really bring things back. Talmage, my black maine coon is 2 1/2 years old, and he like to have toys thrown to him so he can catch them out of the air especially his toy, a mouse with catnip inside. Mason likes to run after balls and sometimes he bats them back to me. Both love to chase high bounce balls. They try to pounce on them. Talmage also loves jumping straight up to catch a ribbon, usually tied to a stick. I think they are working on bird catching skills.

Sharon Duffy: Wow. He's a beauty!





My New Maine Coon Boy Scooby Doo


by: Debbie Lewis
(Heanor, Derbyshire, UK)

Scooby Doo
Rub my tummy mummy ... pleesseeeee

Beautiful VERY affectionate, loves cuddles and follows us all around like a dog, even wags his tail when he is happy, rolls onto his back for a tummy rub too, sooo cute



Comments:

Ann: He is so beautiful!

Kathy: Our Maine Coon (Buddy) absolutely loves tummy rubs! He falls asleep when getting one!

Melanie: What a sweetheart!





Our Coon Cat Boots


by: Shannon & Kayla Womack
(Helena MT USA)

Boots

Boots Boots Boots Boots


We were not sure if our cat boots was Coon or not until we visited this web site... Now we know for sure he is..

He is right under our feet when we wake up.. From the time the alarm goes off hes there to let us know its time to wake up with his most vocal meow...

He has his own room and when I go into feed him his meow just keeps singing until the last piece of cat food is poured into his dish.

He is 5 months old now and weighs about 8LBS already.From the research I and my wife Kayla have done on this site suggests we are in for a big big cat by the time hes done growing...

I was very reluctant to have a cat as a pet.. Some one left him on our door step during a movie on my wife's birthday.. We walked out to see were the meow was coming from and there was boots sitting in a pink blanket..

After checking him over we found that he has 7 toes on the front and 6 on the back, is this common? The last five months couldn't have turned out any better for all three of us..We are so attached and love the lil devil and he is and will always be a part of our family..

PS love the site and will always come back for any info on ours and other coon questions...

Sincerely Shannon & Kayla Womack Helena MT



Comments:

Kathy: We took in a cat that turned out to be a Maine Coon, there is no doubt! What a treasure and such a sweetheart!

Michelle: I loooove Maine Coons! My dream cat is an orange and white, male, polydactyl Maine Coon or seal point rag doll.

Susan: that is a definate pure breed maine coon. its the ears that give it away. wowl. gorgeous cat.

Sharon: That is quite the story! He is beautiful!

Frances: What a pressie! =(^-^)=

Rene: lol

Heather: This kitty is so cute. When mine were small the were always under foot in the kitchen, so to keep them out of the way, I brought in bar stools and set them in the middle of the kitchen floor so that the kitties could see what I was doing on the counter. Now the stools are by the table in the kitchen, but they still sit up on the stools when I am doing things in the kitchen. My youngest, Mason, did not stay on the stools very well for a time, but after I stepped on his tail a few times, not intentionally he was just underfoot, he has decided that the stool is a safer seat.

Janis: We now know our Pippa is a Maine too. She is literally under my feet 24/7 and anyone else who is in the house too. I trip over her all the time and she plants herself directly in front of my kitchen sink, to in order to do anything in the sink, I must straddle her. She won't move. Enjoy your beautiful kitty. They are the sweetest felines ever! Just magnificent looking!





Sylvie


by: Denise
(Marietta, GA)

Sylvie

Sylvie was left at a vet's office with her sister, mother, and father after her breeder died and her daughter needed to clean out her house.

A few days turned into weeks and when the vet's office called the daughter, she said to put the cats to sleep because she wasn't coming back to get them.

The vet's office went into high gear to get the cats adopted and Sylvie was the only one left when they called me because I do cat rescue and asked me if I would foster her. I said yes and went to get her.

She is a full-blood Maine Coon and was born on August 10, 2011. She settled right in at my house and is a great little companion.

After an illness that required an antibiotic shot and steroids and lots of TLC, the vet bill convinced me that there was no way I would give her up. There's something about helping a kitten through an illness that creates a bond that can't be broken.....

Unlike what many of the sites say about Maine Coons, Sylvie IS a lap kitty. She's never far away and will plop her big self (she's 6 pounds at just over 5 months of age) on my lap, even if I have a book or my iPad in my lap.

She gets along very well with my other cats and has begun to take part in their daily games.



Comments:

Pattapouff: She is an adorable girl Denise and she is extremely lucky you have saved her

Dawn: Congrats on your new baby Denise, she is beautiful! Freddie is also a lap cat and when he plonks himself on my lap he can never get comfortable because he is so big and spills over the sides! I love Maine Coons! :)

Cara: Awww What a beautiful cat! =^..^= *LOL* on how big they can be!

Joan: I'm so happy Sylvie found you, Denise!

Billy: I have 2 part Maine coons, they are brothers of the same litter. They are happy healthy and take over my bed. :)

Teresa: My Coon girl is a lap kitty. Her brother is a sit next to you kitty.

Krys: Sylie has the the perfect home now!

Heather: Every so often my Talmage comes up and wants to snuggle in my lap. I have to hold him there because his is 15 lbs now and doesn't fit like he used to. Most of the time he sits beside me in my large chair and a half. He still likes to cuddle if I am laying down and he can snuggle up to my chest like when he was little.

Karen: Glad to see there are cat lovers out there that come to the rescue. How could you put any animal to sleep just because you don't want them - Doesn't sound like she likes cats of any kind.Glad to hear Sylviie has a beautiful person to look after her.

Shannon: how do I add a picture of our coon cat on here....btw sylvia is so pretty.

Stephanie: I too have a lap Coon. He is 14 lbs and getting heavier. He is only 10 months old. Worth every cuddle!

Roseanne: Shes so attentive! Thanks for being her furever mom.

Karen: So the daughter isn't a cat lover by the sounds of this story - how could you say put them to sleep as she doesn't want them back, Glad to see their are beautiful cat people out there that do appreciate the love and laughter you give and get in return from a Maine Coon or any cat. It is good to hear they all got good homes.

Janis: Sylvie is so striking and I love her white whiskers against her black fur. God Bless Her and You Too!

Marg: Wow stunning cat, she is gorgeous :-)





The Love Of My Life, Birdie!!


by: Sabrina
(Oak Ridge, NJ)

Birdie

Birdie is my 2 year old rescue. When I rescued him they said he was he was just a medium haired domestic, well they were wrong.

He is the sweetest angel in the World he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He follows me everywhere and has to always sit on my lap. I love him to pieces.



Comments:

Laurel: Love how he sprawls on the top of the couch - that is a favorite position for one of my cats too :)

Kathy: What a great cat! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness with him!

Sharon: Very handsome boy!





Peri In Christmas Tree


by: Janis Bradley
(Sacramento, CA, USA)

Peri

Peri is almost 6 months old, the only female in a litter of four rescued by a friend. She found four starving kittens about 4 weeks old, no mother in evidence, cared for them and kept the runt (Shadow).

Two other males, Ziggy and Jasper, were given to a coworker and are doing splendidly.

All four kittens have the chirpy trill and love to play in water (Peri prefers the toilet--ick!). Peri has tufts between her toes, cleans herself fastidiously, is friendly, happy and shifts into high gear about midnight.



Comments:

Sharon: Love the picture. My Coonies are the only cats I've ever had that insisted on climbing the Christmas tree. LOL.

Laurie: she looks like our Mittens who is just over 6months, she loves water too lol only its the bathtub after someone has showered. and like yours go into high gear at midnight lol.

Heather: I tie a rope to the Christmas tree and tie it to a hook in the wall. My kitties are all too big to be in the tree now, but every so often they like to climb it.

Marg: Re' shifts into high gear about midnight.' LOL my Charlie Brown Maine Coon X still often does this at 11 years of age.... :-) I'm so glad Peri has you and vive versa :-)





Tails aka Squishy


By: Torre'
(Greeley, CO)
squishy

I found him in the humane society, he was too big to fit on his shelf and he kept rolling off into his litter box. So I brought him home!

He is one of the sweetest cats, upbeat personality, and all around a good time!! Very loved!



Comments:

Joanne: You both are truely blessed, Manie coons are awesome!

Stanley: mega-kitty!

Gloria:What a marvelous cat..

Patricia: I took a darling cat from the shelter a few months ago..she looks so much like many of the Maine Coon cats on this site..she loves sitting on my lap..

Cindy: Big Baby, Love It!

Sheryl: He is a big boy! So lovely.

Laurel: Wow, what an armful - so gorgeous!

Marg: Wow what two handsome boys...... I bet they are best mates too :-)

Janis: What a big kitty! Lovely and So sweet!

Marg (tiggers mum): I wonder if all Coons lie in your arms like this? Mine just stretches himself out full length upside down and loves being held in this way. This is a precious shot xoxox

Torre: He loves laying around on his back! I enjoy it too because his size always amazes me! Thing I'm trying to learn is how to maintain his coat a little better he is such a fluff ball!





Pippa at 9 Months Old


by: Janis
(Berlin, NJ)

Pippa

Pippa Pippa Pippa Pippa


Here's an update from our sweet little Pippa, now 9 months old. She loves to fetch, and loves to hide in bag. She's such a joy!



Comments:

Laurel: Adorable!





My Tigger


by: Marg Thomson
( Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Tigger

Tigger Tigger Tigger Tigger


I was at the shelter petting the kitties for the third year in a row after my tuxedo died unexpectedly from congestive heart failure.

I had a little grey kittie in my hand when, overwhelmed by the extremely loud purring from behind me, I turned to find these eyes just gazing at me.

I fell head over heels in love with my Tigger and adopted him on the spot. He came home, a scrappy wee unloved bundle and turned into this majestic, maned little lion man who owns my heart.

He climbs trees. In seconds. He swims. He has huge tufts of fur between his paws. He's huge and he hasn't stopped growing at over 14 months... He's totally eccentric. He talks to the birds. He has this tail which has its own name because I swear its a separate entity! LOL! I love him to bits...



Comments:

Stephanie: Aww..Tigger is a very handsome kitty. Your story reminds me of how i met my maine coon! He also loved to talk to the birds and twitch his tail. I wish everyone had the joy of getting to know this breed. They will truly change your life.

Sharon: So beautiful! Looks a bit like my Marley. He is a lucky boy. I am so sorry about your tuxedo cat :-(

Susan: I see why the eyes got you!

Karen: He's gorgeous

Heidi: Beautiful and sweet boy.I totally agree abotu the tail...Mainecoons and their tails are born together but they are two separate entities..LOL!:)

Kathy: sounds like Tigger got a wonderful home with you! Enjoy!

Shirley: The day you came to the shelter was a life changing day for Mr. Tigger AND for you! He is truly a handsome boy. I just can't figure out what a cat like Mr. Tigger was doing in the shelter. How could anyone possibly give him up? Mr. Tigger certainly has an "angel."

Heather: My maine coon Mason has hit so much stuff and knocked it off of whatever he climbed onto, with his tail I can't believe that he doesn't realize how strong the tail is, (or maybe he doesn't care). Not at all alike my Birman. She is climbing onto everything and nothing is ever displaced.

Janis: He is so gorgeous! Oh my so handsome!

Victoria: Beautiful

Laurel: Haha - so funny about the tail and so true - very handsome boy!

Marg: thank you all so very much - I thought about giving his tail a separate name LOL!





Our Two Boys


by: Doug Willaims
(St Louis)

Two Boys

Here is their 2011 Christmas Picture.



Comments:

Janis: What a lovely pair to call your own! Just beautiful!

Kathy: WOW! So photogenic!

Anita: Aaawww....What a pair! You are blessed!





Wiley and Coyote


by: Beth Davis
(Ransomville NY)

Wiley and Coyote

Wiley and Coyote Wiley and Coyote Wiley and Coyote


Two 6 month old cameo brothers came from Hollowcoonz-Maine-Coons In PA.

They are the love of my life. They love each other a lot. Wiley, the one in front is my trouble maker into everything and the big boy, Coyote in back is my sweet love bug.



Comments:

Shirley: They are beautiful! Don't you LOVE....LOVE....LOVE Maine Coons! Nothing like them!

Janis: They are wonderful! I love Maine Coons! What color are they?

Beth: Thanks, I got them after I lost my 10yr old coonie to cancer and my other to heart problems all in one year 6 months from each other.

Joanne: They are so beautiful and seem to love eachother so much! I rescued 2 about the same age, wait until they are 20 pounds and teenagers, lol! They are still awesome!

Mary: So adorable! congrats!

Marg: Wow your furry babies are sooooo adorable. :-)

Mary: they are sooooo sweet! they remind me of my shelter cat who passed away 6 mos ago. He was the best, and his passing led to me adopting two Maine Coon boys. I wish you much happiness with Wiley and Coyote!





Liam Neeson - Holiday Photos


by: Jacob Cruze
(Tennessee)

Liam Neeson

Santa costume - Christmas!

Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam Neeson Liam Neeson


Liam Neeson has grown quite a bit since my last submission in the October album.

He is now 5 months old and seems to get bigger every day! I love him sooo much! We love to go outside and have adventures.

He's also quite fond of jumping on my shoulders. He really enjoyed his first Christmas and New Years. He only climbed up the tree five times!

We are looking forward to having a wonderful winter together.



Comments:

Shirley: Jacob, Liam is really a cutie. Love the costumes and am astounded that a cat will let you put these on him. Looks like he doesn't mind at all. Adorable! Love the tiger look. Post more.....

Victoria: Love the Santa costume!

Melanie: I love his New Year's Day portrait!

Katie: awe!





Big Boy


by: Carolyn Panzarella
(Texas)

Big Boy

He started hanging around by the window where Kitty sat. Every night at around 8 Kitty would get all excited to see her new friend.

Then I noticed he would be sleeping under the window in the morning and I realized this poor thing was either lost or worse abandoned.

I slowly coaxed him by shaking food and knew he hadn't eaten for some time. I began feeding him and realized he adopted me. So affectionate and it was love.

I did this for about a week and then on one particular day there was a big storm and although he was on my patio, he was so afraid of the water I needed to get him inside. I grabbed a towel, picked him up and brought him in and set up a place for him on my back patio, which is enclosed. He was a mess.

I took him to the vet the next day and had all his shots done. He had an intestinal problem, a flea infestation, ear mites, and despite all that still affectionate. I fell in love again and now he is ours. Mr Big Boy got neutered and lives in a loving comfy home.

Kitty has a new brother and although it has been a challenge for her in accepting him, it is getting better everyday. I just love my cats and they chose me..



Comments:

Shirley: What a beautiful story. I'm sure, since you live with cats, you already know that we do not own them........they own us and allow us to live with them. I live with two....one big Maine Coon named Max (picture at left) and his best bud, JoeJoe....a darling little grey guy from our neighborhood shelter. They both love one another and even though Max is more than twice Joe Joe's size I don't think either of them know it.

Gabriel: so cute

Debra: This is so cool!





Maine Coon "Larva" Kitten


by: Diane
(California)

Larva Kitten

Happy Foster Kitten:

This is day one when I found my tiny kitten abandoned at 3 weeks in a box and had to bottle feed him. He is healthy and happy now at four months.



Comments:

Laurel: How could anyone abandon such a sweet little creature and so happy you found him - would love to see how he is doing!

Shirley: You are a kitty angel to have found and loved this little beauty. How adorable. You should post some more current pictures too.

Barbara: I am so happy he has a home, Thanks for being so kind.

Joann: adorable little one!

Sharon: awwe:-)

Laura: Looks like he is smiling :)

Vickie: Ahhhh, what a sweetie!





My Maine Coon Cat Mix, "Pookie"


by: Sharon Duffy
(Sarasota, Florida)

Pookie

I got "Pookie" from the Humane Society at 5 1/2 yrs old. (Too late to change his name.)

I saw his picture online, on an adoption page, and went to get him. I fell in love with this black cat with huge golden eyes.

He's about 7 yrs old now. He showed up on someones doorstep, and they took him to the shelter. He's loving, and trusting, and follows me everywhere.

He cries if he can't find anyone around. His little voice is chirpy and sweet. Pookie has ear tufts, and toe tufts, a full ruff, and for the most part medium length fur, with triple layers, extra soft. His chest hairs and belly hairs though, are extremely long, and mixed with creamy colors.

I think he is beautiful, and knew he was special, even though he had a "lion cut" in his adoption picture. (What were they thinking?) His cage was on the bottom, with three tiers on top of him. Not a good way to get a black cat adopted.

I feel so lucky to have him, and although he is not a lap cat, he comes to bed with us at night, and looks for his full body rub, and then cuddles at my side or feet. Wherever I am, Pookie is lying nearby me.

He loves kids and is fine with other cats, as long as they don't pounce him, like my teenage cat "Toby" does. Toby will get pounced back.

If Pookie has had enough petting, he will gently capture your fingers in a death grip of claws. As soon as you relax your hand, he removes his paw without ever scratching you.

We have great communication, and mutual respect for each other. I just love him. Glad I found your page, cause I had no idea what he was. After looking at all your photos, I believe Pookie has some Coon Cat in his genes.



Comments:

Richard: POOKIE, that is my daughter's nickname, has been for almost 18 years. COOL NAME! :0) PEACE.

Sharon: It does kind of grow on you.

Laura: What a beautiful baby! Looks like my little Max who is four months old and (I believe Max is a mix also, just like your Pookie).

Debra: Pookie is a beauty!

Sharon: Thank you. His pictures don't really do him justice, except for the eyes. What you can't see, is his " Walrus like" long black whiskers, and shiny, soft fur. He's more kitten like, than my younger cats too.





Charlie


by: Jeanette Lee
(Galax, VA.)

Charlie

Our beautiful Charlie

Charlie Charlie Charlie Charlie


Greetings!

I was beyond thrilled to have found this site after many years of wondering just what breed (if any) our beautiful cat Charlie is. And now we finally know!

Charlie was brought to us over seven years ago as a tiny kitten from his Dad's farm up on the mountain. My son brought him to us just before he went into the Navy.

We immediately fell in love with this fluffy kitten with the beautiful eyes. For quite some time, I thought he was a "she" and had even named him "Chelsie" (yes, pink collar and all).. until brushing him one day and realized he was indeed, a "Charlie"!!!

I'm convinced now, that this gorgeous cat of ours is a Maine Coon... or at the very least has a heck of a lot of Maine Coon in him.

What say you?



Comments:

Marg: He looks Maine Coon X to me at least and yes he is a very handsome boy. :-)

Sharon: What a beauty. His huge tail and fluffiness are evidence of Coon cat genes, not to mention his ears. He looks so sweet.

Victoria: Beautiful

Rebecca: I have that exact story about my "charlie" except his name was Charlotte when I thought he was a girl!






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Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For January:


Jax!!!!


by: Amber
(Hoschton, Ga)

Jax

I have a female cat and she got outside and got pregnant by this huge fluffy brown n black beautiful cat.

She had two beautiful kittens, Princess who received a new home and Jax whom I gave a loving home too. Jax is so playful and is a huge fluffy energetic kitten. At 6 months old I took him to the vet to get fixed and at 6 months old he was already 9.5lbs now that he is almost a year old and I have shown off pictures of him they seem to think that Jax is mixed with Maine Coon...

He loves to play with his food and chase my lil girl around the house and is always looking outside wanting to catch the birds he sees in the yard a side from his hunting personality an being hyper he is very laid back only likes me and he follows me around the house, where ever I am he is.

So I'm wondering if he could be mixed with Maine Coon. He has the ears the fluffiness and all of this particular breed.





I was sold a supposed "Maine Coon-Ragdoll" mixed kitten today...


by: Destiny
(Los Angeles, California)


I was sold a supposed "Maine Coon-Ragdoll" mixed kitten today for $60. Now, I'm well aware of the asking rates for both of these purebred breeds so I thought I had found a bargain.

I rushed right out to buy my lovely little girl but am only just now stopping to reconsider whether or not she's actually as the owners say she is.

They didn't show me any proof of pedigree (I didn't ask) or other paperwork. Could I have really found such a deal or could the owners be mistaken.

Here's a link to the sight where I was sold my kitten: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/pet/2824684557.html

Thank you ahead of time,

Destiny


Comments:

Michele: She is beautiful anyway. Just love her!





Jaxson :)


by: Katie
(Canada)

Jaxon
Jaxon

Hey guys I adopted a 1 year old male cat about 6 months ago (so he is about a year and half old now)

He sure looks like he is part maine coon and has a lot of the characteristics.

He's 15 pounds, very pretty, has a huge tail, extremely strong and simply hilarious. He can be very clumsy at times. He is also very loud! he is constantly meowing, howling, purring, and trilling.

I think he is only quite when he is sleeping lol. He also still acts very kitten like but his eyes are very big and intelligent like some articles said. You can tell he has some intelligence but then the kitten in him comes out and he does something funny and clumsy.

Well what do you guys think? I believe he is part maine coon but maybe I just have a massive loud cat on my hands aha

I tried to get a photo that showed of both his size and tail.


Comments:

Frances: Judging by the chair, he looks about the size of my 18mth pure coonie but Oscar has a lot hairier head, ears and ruff, that when he tries to wash, he can't tip his head back far enuogh to get the hair off of his tounge. He looks wonderful and you are lucky to have each other. =(^-^)=

Rose: As I look at my coones feetsies right in front of me and see the same tufts on the toes Jazon has many of the characteristics. I know they are hard to photograph does he have the lynx fur in the ears as well? Give him time hes just a kid right now.





Our Sassy


by: Mary Brown
(Curtiss, Wisconsin)


Sassy

We've had her for 3 months now and she is very funny and sweet. We cannot get enough of her. She gets along with our older cats and our three dogs.

My husband found her outside in late October eating out of a garbage bag. He brought her home and I fell in love with her immediatly Could somepone reply. We're not sure if she's a Maine Coon or not. She has the big fluffy tail, and the telltale noises she makes. could someone tell us if she is a maine coon or not?


Comments:

Frances: She looks as if she'e got some coon in her, but her coat isn't long enough to be a full (unless it's still warm where you are!)

Mary: we live in northern Wisconsin





Fuzzy


by: Vicki
(Wyano PA)


Fuzzy

We adopted Fuzzy from the humane society 3 months ago. She is 6 months old. We just love her. She has enriched our lives.






Is my cat a Maine Coon (Pagan)


by: Barbara
(Manchester)

Pagan

Pagan Pagan Pagan


Had Pagan since she was 8wks old... was wondering if she is part Maine Coon....

She is 9 months old and weighs 9.9lbs she is 2 feet in length and her tail is as long and bushy as her body..... Her legs are thick and strong and has fur underneath her paws and tufts coming out of her toes she is long haired and has a long main of fur around her neck.......

I would be very interested to hear from people about their comments...thank you


Comments:

Robin: I do beleive you have a maine coon, I just bought one from a breeder in chattanooga and his name is simon says and he will be 4 months in 2 weeks and he looks just like your cat from head to toe, all markings everything.

Barbara: Thanks robin...would love to see a photo of your cat on here ..

Jenn C.: The pic with the pink robe/towel.. I have a spitting image of my cat looking JUST like Pagan here, except Talia is on my linoleum floor!






Nagira...Maine Coon Or Not???


by: Dana
(Indiana)


Nagira

This is Nagira, we adopted her from a shelter. Vet says she is around 4 1/2 months old.

She weighed in at 6.02 pounds at her vet visit, she has smaller tufts of hair growing from her ears, huge feet and hair growing out of her paws a big fluffy tail and amazing gold eyes.

She looks like a Maine Coon, acts like a Maine Coon and talks like a Maine Coon.. But is she a Maine Coon? I need some feedback on this one. What do you guys think? Thanks for your help.

Comments:

Marg: I think Maine Coon mix as my adorable boy is :-) She is one gorgeous girl. :-)






Because Tiggers Are Wonderful Things


by: Sherma
(Tennessee)

Tigger

Tigger Tigger Tigger Tigger


Tigger found us the past 4th of July. We live in a semi tourist area, so I've often wondered if she became separated from a tourist family. She's never acted afraid, and appeared well taken care of.

They're difficult to see in the photos, but she has "lynx tufts" beginning to show. They match the dark shade of her coat.

In the picture with the birds, she's playing with Pogo, while Cuervo is trying to grab her (swishing) tail. That's also closes to her natural color.

The bean bag chair is "hers". She has 5 toes on each paw in front and 4 in back and tufts between them.

In the outdoor shot, the sun makes her coat appear lighter in color. She had spotted something and the tail was in motion!

The last picture is one of my favs. She's so playful and was trying to take my camera. It also shows the color of her eyes.

She follows my every step. When I'm at the computer, she's on the stand beside me. She makes these soft, short "oww" like sounds, and when excited, her mouth opens and just purr/vibrates! She also has to help load/unload the dishwasher, clothes dryer, etc. I love her so much that I plan to get her a MCC playmate very soon!







Mr. Mow at 2 Months


by: Sandra
(Canada , Ontario)

Mow
2 months old

Okay so I bought my kitten in a pet store, and he was 2 months, but I found him really big. Now hes 7 months and hes bigger than our 5 year old regular female cat.

He has his own personality and is extremely playful and really hyper, can somebody help me out and let me know if you think he might be?

He has a medium fur and its VERY shaggy. He weights about 10 pounds already and he's only 7 months! And his paws .. well are MASSIVE. I also call him my guard cat, (he's better at it than the dog)



Comments:

Sharon: How beautiful. Love his Lynx tips and markings. I see a little martini glass with a straw, for his nose. Just precious.





Max


SG McKemy
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

Max

Max Max Max Max


Max is a large, loving, fluffy cat with hair tufts between his toes, and hair coming out of his ears. He has a very large fluffy tail that looks like a raccoon tail and a lion like ruff around his neck. He also has the LONGEST whiskers I have ever seen on a cat

He follows us from room to room, like a puppy dog and wants to be where ever we are. He was very playful when younger, now as he is older not quite as much, but still plays every now and then.

He runs when he hears the door bell or a knock at the door, but will come back to main room when company is there... in his own timing.

He talks back to us when we talk to him, but has really never been much on "meows".

We are not sure of his exact weight right now, but pretty sure it is over 15 pounds.

He was at a local shelter for a year before we found him. The shelter said it was unusual for them to keep a cat that long (unfortunately, they are a kill shelter), but there was just something "special" about him - and we agree!


Comments:

Frances: looks like my Oscar in summer coat, but i guess its warm where you are

Hayley: He looks like my 6 month old Coonie but bigger!





My Rescue Maybe Maine Coon


(Mobile, AL)


Well my girl friend was driving about 3 years ago by our local college, The University of South Alabama. She noticed a little fur ball on the side of the road that had just been clipped by a truck.

Well, she gets out and runs after it, and grabs the little guy up right before running into a street gutter.

We brought him home the poor guy bled from his mouth for a few days but is now in perfect health and now is a permanent house cat. He is like our blood child and acts just like one of us humans.

He follows every trait I have read online and the looks are dead on.

So I'm sharing my mystery Maine Coon with the world to see what ya'll think!!



Comments:

Kathy: Good for you for rescuing him. He will bring you a lot of happiness! Maine Coons are the best!

Alex: Thank you very much. His name is Sugar Bear. I'm assuming he is a full Maine Coon. But either way we love him dearly.





Obi Cat


by: Milt Tinis
(Mt Dora, FL)

Obi
Jumpin for Cheerios
Obi
Me be a bear

Obi came to us at 8 days old with eyes still closed. He was left for dead by his mother and rescued by our youngest daughter.

At first we thought he was Siamese with all the point markings. However, as he aged his fur grew, his paws grew, his tail grew and he grew to 20 pounds.

Obi loves water, stuffed animals that he carries around and talks to, and he chirps like a bird. Who would have thought that such a large cat has such a little voice.

Obi loves to eat and one of his favorite foods is plain Cheerios as you see him jumping for one. Obi also stands up like a bear on his hinds and can beg.

Obi had two serious illnesses, pancreatitus at 2 and hepatic lepidosis when he was 10. The lepidosis was a spin off of a fever of unknown origin that occurred after his annual vacinations and it necessitated placing a feeding tube to save him.

Anyway, Obi is good as new at 11 and we think him to be of the Maine Coon clan but just can't prove it.

What say you?



Comments:

Marg: I bet Obi is so very precious to you, he is stunning. :-) I bet he is very precious too. I have had my little prince since he had his eyes half open. Charlie Brown's Dad was Maine Coon with a stray shorthair Mum. He was born along with a brother and sister in my carport 11 years ago. CB has FUTD which I came very close to losing him to at 3 years of age and asthma. Charlie Brown is on the Hills CD diet only and the Aerokat mask for his asthma medication.

Vera: Obi Cat is such a handsome fellow!





Princess Grace Kelly aka Gracie


by: Christine Hogan
(New York, N.Y.)

Gracie

Gracie-1, the Bear-0

Gracie Gracie Gracie Gracie


My cat is so awesome! I got her from a couple I know that rescues cats on a lake in Upstate NY.

She was born to a litter of three females and they are all calico coon mixes. Her Mom is a Maine Coon and her dad is a domestic short hair.

I kept her official name of Princess Grace Kelly (given to her by the couple that rescued her) because she completely fits that title. She is known as Gracie to everyone else. She lives with me in my studio apartment in Manhattan. She also travels to her "country house" in Long Island to visit my Mom and Dad, who spoil her rotten.

She is unlike any other cat that I've known (and I've grown up with 2 females cats). She is afraid of heights, barely meows, prefers beef over fish and seafood, and does not like human food!

She is skiddish and gets scared easily, but once she feels comfortable with you she is an utter sweetheart. She loves to be rubbed, scratched, and have her picture taken. She loves to lay around the apt and frequently throws her head over her shoulder when I call her name for her "model pose".

She enjoys the good life to say the least! She has changed my life in so many positive ways. I will love and take care of her for the rest of her life.



Comments:

Marg: Princess Grace is one beautiful girl, you are both blessed to have one another. :-)

Melanie: Sweet name for a sweet girl!





Sparkles The Maine Coon Mix?


by: Heather
(Louisiana)

Sparkles
Sparkles

I had been looking for a kitten for my daughter for a couple months but couldn't find the right one.

Sparkles

Then one night I gave one of the women I work with a ride home. she had a bunch of cats outside her house, so I asked if she had a kitten she would like to give away. She said she had one left, and handed me a tiny ball of fluff.

I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect kitten. beautiful, smart, funny, playful, and very very vocal. She follows us everywhere. She even sits on the edge of the tub while I take a shower.

The other day a woman came to my house to bring me my new foster kitty. When she saw Sparkles her eyes lit up and she asked where I got her. I told her from a friend at work. She said she looked like a Maine Coon and that I was lucky to find her.

So I looked up Maine Coons and she does indeed look like she may have some Maine Coon in her. We love her so much, she is a perfect fit for our family.



Comments:

Laurel: Whoa, look at those paws, and ear tufts! Definitely a beauty and very coonish!

Karen: Sparkles is so cute, my girl also sits on the edge of the tub whilst I am in the shower, she will be in the bahroom if I am in there, wont leave me alone, so funny when they play in water.

Marg: Sparkles is absolutely beautiful. I bet her personality sparkles.... :-)

Janis: Oh Sparkles is so huggable! I love her beautiful eyes!

Melanie: What a cutie-pie!

Sharon: Pretty girl!

Heather: Thanks everyone, we love her more every day.





Abbie - Beautiful, Friendly...Maine Coon?


by: Laurie Harris
(Deerfield, NH)

Abbie
Abbie
Abbie
Abbie too

Abbie came to live with us three years ago in a roundabout way.

She was given to a woman who had COPD and could not cope with Abbie's long hair (after only a few days!). Her former "owner" had her spayed and microchipped.

We took her in and have always wondered if she is a Coon. We are unsure of her age when we got her, although we think maybe she was 1 - 1 1/2 years old. She has grown so much over the last few years!!! She is so long when she stretches out.

She has put on weight and continued to grow, although she is by no means fat. Her coat may make her seem that way, but she isn't!

She's got a charming personality, and runs to greet visitors at the door. Abbie will let you pick her up, place her paws on your face and "nose" you. You can hold her for a short time, but then she's off!

She'll follow you around like a dog and when she wants your attention, she'll politely keep tapping you with her paw!

She also never meows....just short little chirps and trills...at first we thought maybe someone had hurt her vocal cords in some way. Abbie is always curious and has incredible bouts of energy in the morning and evening.

We let her be an outside cat when we first got her, but due to the fact that we live in the country "where the wild things are" we decided to make her an indoor cat, much to her dismay.

I've looked at pictures online and have found many pictures of Coon tabbies that look like her (if her coat were brushed down). These aren't the best pictures of her, but they are a start. Thanks!







Beatrice and Nikita (sisters)-
Maine Coon Mix, Perhaps?


by: Vera
(San Francisco, CA, USA)

Beatrice

Beatrice

Beatrice Beatrice Nikita Nikita


We adopted two out of four sisters that were brought into our veterinary office after a customer trapped them in her yard.

Beatrice was the only one of light coloring and her hair is long, silky and very wavy around her belly area- the rest were blackish.

Nikita is still pretty black w/a light wash of grey/white under her neck, a spot of white (very wavy)around her belly and randomly dispersed single greys/whites along her tail, etc. (From what we've heard, the other two sisters' coats started turning grey.)

They are about 1 1/2yrs old but don't seem to be fully grown. They both have long arcs of hair coming out of their ears as well as between their toes.

Their bodies are very long, with short/stout/strong legs and have long, low-hanging, bushy tails.



Comments:

Sharon: Oh, that upside down pose is so endearing. All my ME Coons do that, it is so cute. I'd guess they might be a mix.

Laurel: The fur texture is very coonish and that upside down pose is so appealing! Congratulations, beautiful kitties!

Frances: Everything is better upsidedown, maybe you have our best bits, but my tail is usually like a flag pole.

Heidi: Hi, Vera, Beatrice and Nikita are beautiful and they are lucky to have you as their new mom...They seem like Mainecoon mix, for sure





Milo (the Marvelous!)


by: Heather
(Fullerton, CA, USA)

Milo

Milo Milo Milo Milo


Milo came to us as a kitten; we've had him for almost 4 months now. He was given to my boyfriend's mom as a gift but she couldn't keep him so to save him from the shelter, we took him in.

He has become the love of our lives. He is sooo sweet, expressive and intelligent. He lets our 6 year old son play with him like a doll! He LOVES water... we've had to learn to keep the lid of the toilet down.

After reading your wonderful site, I'm going to buy him a fountain. I know he'll love it! He plays constantly, with his toys, strings, leaves, twist ties, really everything. But he's also perfectly content to just lay on my chest and cuddle.

His origins are a bit of a mystery; we don't know how old he is or whether or not he is a purebred (or even a Maine Coon I suppose), but he sure looks like the photos I've seen and he matches the personality descriptions very well).

PLEASE comment on my photos! I'd love to know what you think about our new baby. We love him so much and hope you do too!

P.S. I read somewhere that spots are a disqualification for Maine Coons that are show cats. Are the spots they mention the ones Milo has?



Comments:

Maine Coon Cat Nation: Hi Heather, I'm so glad you and Milo have found happiness together! Whether he's a full Coonie, mix, or look-alike, he is just perfect! I'm by no means an expert in showing cats, but I do think his spots are the ones mentioned. Regardless, Milo is a darling. I'm sure he'll LOVE a fountain, too!

laurel: LOVE him - that tail is just like my Theo's, he is just delightful!

Marg: Milo is as cute as and I'm glad he has such a great home. :-)

Joanne: When I rescued my two Main Coon kittens I found a book at pet smart from the editior of cat fancy all about Maine coons and characteristcs for showing them. Check it out, maybe that will help? Seems like they had pictures of cats that have the same markings?
PS: They weighted 6.5 lbs at 6 months now my boys are weighing in around 20!
PSS: He is beautuful! Does he have 5 toes on the front paws and 4 on the back?





Angel girl, Norwegian Forest cat, or Maine Coon mix?


by: Sharon Duffy
(Sarasota, Florida)

Angel

This is my lovely Angel. I took her & her brother Oscar home, when a patient of mine, the original owner, passed away in 2008.

Oscar was the best cat I ever had, but we believe he was taken by a Bobcat. Angel, who my Dad adopted, came back to me when my dad passed away, in 2009.

She is lovable, sweet, gentle, but shy. She will come to you when she wants to be petted and scratched. She will roll over and want her long haired belly rubbed.

She has all the markings of Maine Coon genes, from the long hair tips on her ears, all the tufts, full chest bib, and pretty feather duster, for a tail. Someone said she's a Weegie, short for Norwegian Forest cat. Whatever she is, she's adorable.

She loves to climb up on and jump off of all the plant shelves in the house, as her two brothers, Pookie and Toby do. She's a cuddle bunny in bed, but don't reach down to pet her before she's ready, or she will slink away, dipping her back low, as if to say " No, No, I didn't say you could do that!" (can't figure that one out) She has a distinct sounding voice, that I can't describe.

She is not as talkative as my males, but when she and I are alone, she will follow me around, jump up to my face level, and want to chat away.

None of us can hold her for more than a minute, but my granddaughter can carry her around all day, and she is fine with it. They sleep together every night. She is the perfect fit for our household.



Comments:

Melanie: What a sweetie!





Could Gryphen be a Maine Coon?


by: Bobbi
(Bismarck, ND)

Gryphen
Gryphen
Gryphen
feet - look at that toe hair!
Gryphen
tail - it's huge!

Gryphen is the first female cat I've owned, and she's also the largest!

At a little over one year, she's about 9 pounds, but looks like 15 with all the fur she has. She's got long hair between her toes, the largest tail I've seen on any cat I've had, and a ruff a lion would be jealous of.

Normally her eyes are large and round, and she's got about 50 different expressions.

She trills a lot, but doesn't actually meow much.

She is also the boldest of all the cats I've had...the doorbell rings, the others hide. She greets the person at the door. She loves to lie upside down and stretch out, and she has a never-ending fascination with water. She loves to play chase...you chase her, she chases you. She's smart, too...tell her something once, and she's got it. She must also smell and touch everything, though she rarely 'tastes' or eats things.

I found her as a stray in Washington state...complete with two collars, but no tags. She was only about 6 or 7 weeks old, and even though I posted fliers everywhere, no one claimed her. I fell in love immediately...she was a walking cotton ball with 4 legs, and will never give her up now.

The main reason I'd like to know if she's Maine Coon (or a mix) is that someone recently told me she looks fat. But, even though she looks large, once I pat all the fur down, there is an indent between her ribs and hips, so she does have a waist. In all the years I've had cats, that was the main way to tell if they were too heavy.

She's got all the "traits" from every website I've looked at. And I'd love to counter when this friend says she's chubby, with "She's a Maine Coon, she should be big." Ha!

What do you think?



Comments:

Joanne: Maine Coon 100% and she is beautiful!

Victoria: Love the white tip of the tail, so cute :)





My Dog-Cat Max


by: Sally
(Boston, MA)

Max

he is very long!

Max Max Max Max


Max fits the description of a Maine Coon to a T.

He is loyal and sweet, greeting me at the door when I come home but not a lap cat per se- he prefers to sit near me, or above me.

He is about 18 lbs, extremely long, has the extremely large, fluffy feet, ears with the tufts of fur, easily maintained by fluffy undercoat, and straighter top coat.

He is quite a character. He adores boxes, suitcases, anything too small for him to fit in, he'll cram himself in anyways. He also has a real thing for plastic- biting, licking, whatever.

He is 9 years old with the personality of a kitten, very attentive and affectionate with people, less thrilled with other animals.

I am very sure he is at least part Maine Coon, and have yet to see a Maine Coon attribute that he does not have, but I am also aware that without a pedigree, he is never going to be called a purebred Maine Coon. He is a shelter cat, and I don't know anything about his parents. But even a purebred Maine Coon can get loose or dumped at a shelter and have babies... maybe that is what happened to Max.

In fact, the pedigree is not important to me. I was happy to rescue him and am thrilled with how he has turned out. Best dog-cat ever (he even makes barking noises when he gets excited.) But I do believe there is at least some Maine Coon in him.



Comments:

Joanne: I have two rescues that fit the same discription, I am trying to figure out if they are Maine Coon (most likely), Norwegien Forest cats or Siberians! Hope I didn't confuse the issue -).

Marg: Your Max has maximum adorability. :-)

Joann: Max indeed is a long cat!

Teresa: I think Max is a lovely black smoke domestic long hair. My 8 month old Maine Coon boy is almost 14 pounds. Max's ears and tail do not look at all Maine Coon. He is a beautiful boy. You can enjoy him for the cat he is. I love that he chirps like a Maine Coon! (you can see my Maine Coon at twomainthings.blogspot.com).





Jasper


by: Maggie
(Idaho)


Jasper

Adopted him about a month ago from the Humane Society. He was 8 months old then.

He was rescued 2 minutes before the gas chamber at the pound.

The Humane society said they had him for over 2 months and nobody seemed to want him. I can't understand why. He is so cool. I saw his picture online and called right away and picked him up the next day. The vet papers state he is a Maine Coon/tabby mix. But who knows.

The mane around his neck has gotten longer this past month and he is getting more fur in his ears. It has taken him awhile, but he getting more affectionate and he seems to easily train us. He does not shy away from anyone or anything.



Comments:

Sharon: He's beautiful! I love the eyes, and his very masculine demeanor. I see some Coonie looks in there

Marg: I'm so glad Jasper found a loving home with you. :-)

Joann: Jasper is a very handsome guy!





Obie


by: Sam

Obie

Obie Obie Obie Obie


I found this cat (or he found me...) by chance, and he was quite a mess, skinny, matted and covered with burrs.

I cleaned him up and in the process of finding him a home, his huge personality really captivated me so I kept him.

He has all of the traits, including slight ear tip tufting. All the other traits are pretty clear - long ear hair, the mane, the tail, the huge bone structure, the tufted feet, the purry-trilly speech, and lots of it, and the doglike behavior. He carries things from room to room in his mouth.

I think he has a significant amount of Maine Coon in him.



Comments:

Sharon: Obie is a big boy. He maybe A full Coon Cat, that got lost. Thank goodness he found you. Wow look at those feet. He's magnificent!

Laurel: Beautiful cat - so happy you found each other! My Theo looks very similar - same black markings, same trilling sounds. Enjoy!

Samantha: awww thanks guys! I took him to a vet today and they think he is allor most MC so I was pleased to hear that! He weighed in at 15 lbs and they guessed him to be about 3-4 years old. I would have said younger! he has minimal tufting in the ear tips but everthing else is there including the weird sounds. But can anyone tell me what chirping sounds like? Youtube videos vary greatly. He definitely trills, and is very vocal.

Marg: I agree, he is gorgeous. I bet Obie is a real character :-)

Joann: Obie is very lucky to have you for his family





Is Dutch a Coon?


by: Ms. Praschnik
(Miami, Fl, USA)

Dutch

5 weeks

Dutch Dutch Dutch Dutch


Hello!

My name is Dutchinson Von Poultry. I am a 10 week old rescue kitten. My daddy found me in an abandoned lot by his construction site when I was two weeks old.

I was still wandering around my dead, feral mommy and litter who all died as a result of being attacked by the guard dogs from the construction site.

My daddy claimed that my biological mommy was an enormous cat. He scooped me up, wiped the gunk from my eyes (one of them was still closed), and took me home to my new mommy.

Since I have been home, I have grown at an alarming rate! I have long meowing conversations with anyone who will listen, and love to cuddle with my mom, dad, and min-pin sibling.

I have very large paws, black lynx like tufts of hair that grow from the tops of my large ears, and tufts that also grow in between my toes. I can get little crazy sometime, running around the house and growling much like my sister Princess.

My mommy actually thought I was some sort of wildcat (bobcat, lynx, etc.) when I was smaller because I am so different from any other cat she had had in the past.

Please help us with your opinion, my mommy is very curious and would love to say HA! to her skeptical husband.

Thanks!

-Dutch



Comments:

Marg: Apart from the different colouring Dutch reminds me of my Maine Coon X and his two siblings when they were all kittens. :-)

Henry: Thanks! Coon or not he has stolen our hearts

Joann: what a cutie!

Marg: Henry, my Charlie Brown stole my heart at around 2 weeks of age when I found him, his sister and brother in my carport. Well they all did but I was only able to keep my beautiful boy. I put my hand down to pick him up and he hissed at me, the only time in his life he has. :-) Coonies are definately heart stealers....

Karen: Dutch is so so cute, I just want to cuddle him. His colouring is much the same as my little girl

Dutch looks so so cute, What a beautiful little face, so cute when they are so small, He has the same colouring and the white feet and paws just like my little girl.





Loki


by: Melanie
(California)

Loki
Loki at 6 months curled up on my desk
Loki
On the wooden floor

We got Loki when he was five months, but he was so big, with this huge, long tail, I thought he must be eight or nine months old.

Now that he is eight months old, his tail has grown to 13" long. Then there are his big paws with the fur on the bottom.

Loki
On my lap at 8 months

When he chases a ball down our wood floor hall, he slides and crashes into things all the way--not that it stops him.

The other thing about him is his voice. He's very talkative, but nothing he says remotely resembles "meow." There's squeaks and trills and chattering at the birds, and when I call him, he comes running in saying a little, "ep-ep!"

He also loves to be at the center of things, laying on the kitchen floor while we're making dinner, greeting new arrivals at the door, checking out everyone's laps in turn if we're seated for any length of time. He'll also fall asleep in your lap and let you rub his tummy and hold his paws.

It was because of all these (to me) unusual characteristics and because my daughter said he he looked a little like a Maine Coon that I started reading up on "Coon" traits. I've been surprised at how many he seems to have, though we don't care what he is, we're just glad he's ours!



Comments:

Marg: Loki is a truly handsome boy :-)

Joann: Loki is one beautiful guy!





My 9 mo. Black Smoke Coon - How Will He Mature?


by: Christine
(Reston, VA)

Caspian

Caspian Caspian Caspian Caspian


He is a mystery, because he is very Maine Coon-like, however I think he is small for his age. Also, in the 2 months we've had him his fur seems to be changing. I'd love to hear from the group what people think...

The story starts with his history from the shelter at 5 months old. His paper work said he was hissing and scared.

He was soiled from chronic diarrhea. Finally after 2 months he was found to have food allergies and he improved with only canned duck food. We got him at 7 months old.

I called the shelter to see if there was any info on who dropped him off, or if he was a stray. The county shelter said he was dropped off "by a breeder who did not have time to deal with him" (this is what the shelter lady had in her records). They could offer no other details.

So, now that he has proper nutrition from his food and can grow (poor guy!) he has been making up for lost time.

He is Coon-like because he: follows us from room to room; is cuddly and loving; clever; can fetch; is prone to goofy antics; chirps, talks and croons; chases a laser; has tufted paws; flops at our feet like a big dog; gives kisses; has boxy/square body shape.

He was an all-black cat when we got him, but now his markings seem like a black smoke coon (dark black on top and silver gray undercoat fluff), but he has a few chocolate dots (only visible really in the sunshine).

He also has a rust hue sometimes in the sun. His fur is silky smooth with a gray ruff getting bigger every day. This fur is a different texture but still soft. His silver belly hair is like goose down.

Oh, the rug picture is Caspian at 7 months (see how he is darker) and his tail tip was shaved I think. The other pics are current.

-Is he a Coon/mix despite his smaller size?
-Will he grow and catch up in size (seems to be already)?
-Did a breeder really give him up, would they if he had a spot of chocolate? or chronic diarrhea?
-For a Coon, what is a normal size now? I'd say he's about 6 lbs., but it's a guess.

Sorry this is long, but he has an interesting history, and I hope this might also help someone else who has a kitten with diarrhea.



Comments:

Sharon: He is surely growing into a gorgeous creature, as can be seen from the 2nd pictrue. Smokey, with darker legs. My Pookie has the diarrhea thing going on too, whenever we change his food. My vet gave us some great medicine for him, when that happens. Stops it right away. Pookie looks just exactly like a mature Caspian. When I rescued him from the shelter, he had a Lion cut. ( probably because of his condition) His pictures are in the November or December albums. They're lovable kitties aren't they?

Marg: Wow what a stunning looking cat. I love his beautiful eyes. :-) My Charlie Brown is Maine Coon X and he did not fully mature till he was over three years of age. He is now 11 yrs old and still has 'hypo kitten moments' in spite of his asthma :-)

Melanie: He's beautiful and lucky he found you!

Joann: Love his coloring and his eyes are great!

Jacob: haha, love the airborn picture!

Joanne: My 2 maine coons that I rescued at 6 months only weighted 7 pounds each, now they both weigh around 20! I think it was the diarrhea is why the breeder gave him up. He is so beautiful there can't be anyother reason! PS: Mine kept growing until 3 yrs+.

sheecatt: Beautiful baby!!!! My baby Mystique looks IDENTICAL! She's 9 months old. She plays fetch, gives kisses, and loves to look out the window into the Wild... >^..^<










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