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January 2013 Maine Coon Cat Pictures








Welcome to the January Photo Album of Maine Coon Cat pictures! Happy New Year to all the beautiful Coonies and their families! (Comments are closed in this January Album).



Zeusifer is what we call him.
Wiley's new play mate

By: Beth Davis in Ransomville NY

Zeusifer

Zeusifer Zeusifer Zeusifer Wiley

Zeusifer is his name, he is a very spunky little guy always on the move.

He has helped us all get over the loss of Coyote, especially Wiley - he was so depressed after his bother was gone, Wiley took to Zeus from day one they have a brotherly bond and Wiley is happy again.

Thanks to the wonderful breeder's from Hollowcoonz Maine Coons.
Thanks Dennis and Linda

Comments:

Jodie: He is beautiful...looks so soft and cuddley.

Monica A. Heal: We have Zeusifers brother, his name is Remington and is a red Coonie as well.So nice to hear you love your little guy as much as we do ours.

Anonymous: found the perfect cat to take the place of your last Coonie.





PAWSitive Passages!


PAWSitive Passages!


Sheba

By: Bob G. in Campobello, SC

Sheba was a feral cat that was from a litter born near my home. She came out of some woods near my home one day and came right to me. She was about 3 to 4 weeks old.


She was so friendly that I decided to keep her. Brought her to the Humane Society to be spayed at 3 months. She weighed 5.2 lbs, she is now 5 months and is 8 lbs.

We started to notice she had many features of a Maine Coon. She chirps and makes many other other sounds. Also the tuffs in her ears and her coat so long and thick with her huge tail.

Whatever she is she has turned out to be a very affectionate, funny cat. This photo taken at 4 months 1 week.

(Note from editor: Bob, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. Since you didn't leave an email address, I was unable to let you know.)




Atlas

By: Megan S. in Antioch, California

Atlas

Atlas Atlas Atlas

Atlas is a 3 year old ball of fluff that I got at a shelter. He knows I am very affectionate and tries to put up with my kisses and hugs. :) He waits for me to get home from work, greets me at the door, and follows me throughout the house!

He is very playful and goofy, albeit sometimes bratty. When he doesn't get his way, he stares me in the eye while smacking the door stoppers! It's actually pretty funny that he's acting like a kid during his Terrible Two's. He knows his mommy loves him to pieces though, and he is literally the softest thing in the house!!

Comments:

Connie: Megan - you're a great Mom! Atlas is a very lucky kitty!

Leslie: So cute! My Oliver loves to lie on his back just like that!




Trixie Girl

By: Becky Hoffer in Franklin OH

We adopted Trixie in 2002 from our local animal shelter; they estimated her to be 3yrs old. We had gone that day with the intentions of adopting a kitten.

I saw Trixie in her cage on my way to look at the kittens and fell in love. Husband reminded me that we were there to get a kitten not a cat so we went on to look at kittens and he asked which one I wanted. I said "I want Trixie!"

He had concerns about all her hair, shedding everywhere and that the shelter had a sign on her cage about can only go to a 1 animal household. She had been adopted previously for 1 day and was returned because she didnt play well with others. Trixie came home with us that day!

13 years later she is the queen of the house. She is vocal a tends to be a little Diva sometimes and will let you know when she needs more treats or food bowl isnt full enough and if you are sitting where she wants to sit she will let you know that you need to move but she is also very loving, friendly and a very treasured member of our family.

Comments:

Linda Porritt: What a beautiful girl. Now how could anyone take a cat back after 1 day, perhaps she needed to settle in? She ended up in the right home where she is the Queen-with human slaves. Great story..

Tonia: adorable kitty.....

Anonymous: Looks like she had no problem becoming a member of your family. So lucky for her and you.




Rex Buchanan, A Big Boy

By: Elaine Clark in Baltimore, MD

Rex is our first Maine Coon cat, he is almost one year old. He is named after Rex Buchanan, from One Life To Live on TV. Used to be.

He is a crazy fun loving kitty and stand a head taller then our other (2) four year Ragdolls.

(Note from editor: Elaine, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. Since you didn't leave an email address, I was unable to let you know.)




Jaguar chillin

By: Jennifer in Wilton, NY
Jaguar
Just Relaxin'

Jaguar is a 11 month old male Coon cat. He is the best lap cat and loves to snuggle on anything that is laying on the floor (coats, towels, blankets).

If you need companionship while reading a book by the fire, he's your man. One funny thing he does is hide behind the curtains and really thinks you can't see him even though half of his body is hanging out.

Comments:

Ellie: Must be a coonie trait, the hiding! My cat has a habit of going under the side table with his butt and tail sticking out from the tablecloth, and we're sure he thinks he's hiding! Beautiful cat :) seems like a pleasure to have in the family.

Laura: Haha! My coonie is 45" long and hides under a sewing box I have that is about 25" long. His tail, head and legs all hang out. He closes his eyes and thinks no one can see him.

nitasneeder: He looks so much like my Vandy, I lost him to cancer 2 yrs ago. I miss him so much. He was 14 yrs old.

Deborah: We have two male Coonies...Big Cat hides behind the shower curtain. we think the same, he thinks he is hiding...is that a Coonie Trait?

Karen in Indianapolis, IN: Jaguar is the spitting image of our ten-month-old kitten, Princess Tessa Tabitha Cake ("Tabby")! We think she's a Maine Coon mix, because her mama was a black domestic short hair. She lies on her back the exact same way as Jaguar, who sounds like a big sweetie. Thanks for sharing him. :)

Anonymous: Sounds like a sweetheart to me.




Sugar
Sugar Sleeping

Sugar

By: Dusti in Denver


I always wondered what breed my girl Sugar was and it looks like she's close to this breed.

Comments:

Vicki A: What a little beauty! Looks almost exactly like my two-year-old Amelie, who I'm almost positive is a Coonie.

Anonymous: Looks like you have a real cutie.




Zephyr, my little (big!) young king!

By: Shawna Chicago in IL

Zephyr

Zephyr Zephyr

Zephyr is my best friend. He greets me at the door.

Wakes me in the morning. And we play tag throughout the house, chasing each other.

I've never been happier, so glad to have a Coon in my life! (He is now 8 months)




Loki & Libby - Oh you're awake!

By: Christina in Tretten, Norway

Loki & Libby
Loki & Libby

I took this picture today when I was almost out of bed. They spent almost 2 hours taking turns to try to get me up, and for what? So I could play with the very broken but very much loved fish on a stick.

Loki and Libby are brother and sister. They will be two years old on the 4th of July. I've had them since they were 12 weeks old and after having had them in my life I can honestly say I will always have a Maine Coon Cat, because they are just the most awesome cats I've ever known. They are smart, playful (when they're not being lazy, which is most of the time,) and very loving. They are my constant shadows, and I couldn't imagine life without them (which is why they flew with me from America to Norway when I moved here this last fall.)

*Loki is the brown tabby, Libby is the silver tabby.*

Comments:

Teresa: We also have brother and sister Maine Coons, so much fun! Your Coons are beautiful.

Ruth W: Your Libby is beautiful! She looks like my Lambchop who is also in the January kitties. She will be 2 in April. We couldn't image living with her either.




Big Viper In The Snow

By: Jill - R'dam, Holland
Viper

He is a silly boy.
Sometimes he looks at you real mad and other times very shy.
When he is sitting on the table/coutch or at the top of a arm chair he looks and act like the Lion King.

But he also loves it to sit with you and gets his cuddles.

Comments:

Teresa: Wow! He is gorgeous! We call our Maine Coon boy the Lion King, too. It's all about cattitude!

Robin: What an amazingly beautiful cat! I would love to have a silver tabby.

Deanna: Wow, this is a very strong beautiful cat. I just got my Charm - she looks a lot like him. I sure hope she looks as beautiful. Any tips?




Beautiful Maisey - Maine Coon

By: Michelle in Gloucestershire

Maisey

Maisey Maisey Maisey Maisey

We had Maisey from a kitten, she is now nearly 4 years old and is a real character.

She loves playing in our garden and sleeping in lots of cosy places. She can be aloof but when it suits her is very affectionate to her owners.

We think of her as 'the queen' she is a gentle giant and we feel really lucky to have found such an intelligent, inquisitive and interesting cat ;-)

Comments:

Tif: So pretty!

Elaine Clark: What a beautiful kitty, I love the color and her big ear tips

Rachel Wiltshire: Yes, I agree, she's really friendly and affectionate!

Arlene M. Baladi: What a gorgeous little fur-ball Maisey is...all the best with her!

Barb: Beautiful Maisey is a beauty alright!!

Penny in South Africa: This cat is breathtaking wish I could steal her. LOL

Norma Thayer: Maisey is absolutely gorgeous! She reminds me so much of our Dukie. He is the brown/black color where she is the silvery, gray color. Even sounds like the things he does. You certainly have a treasure!




Minni!

By: Terri in San Antonio, TX
Minni
>Minni!

Adopted at 2 months and 2 pounds.

She was the runt and ended up weighing in at 16 pounds! I should have named her Biggie!

She's a snuggle bug with an ornery side. I love both sides!




Wanda and Viking

By: Russell Clarke in Auckland, New Zealand
Wanda and Viking

Our kitty cats! Wanda (on the left) is 7 months old and Viking is 1 month her senior. They're our first Coons, and we're both delighted by their intelligence, playfulness and of course their absolute beauty!

Viking was hand-reared as his mother abandoned him when he was tiny. We're working through a few health issues with him, and getting there slowly, but he's definitely a big strong lad, and growing quickly! He's already bigger than our 16-year-old Tigger (may he RIP.)

Wanda is petite, beautifully-furred with an amazing tail (you can see it in the photo,) and such a cute meow, but she's actually the troublemaker extraordinaire!

Together they have taken our house, and our hearts, by storm.




Sweet Dreams Baby Coon..

By: Dennis in South Dakota
Garvy

Garvy is our first full blood Maine Coon. He was born Oct.19th 2012 and this picture was taken around Jan. 17, 2013.

We have owned a number of cats and I have to say this Maine Coon kitten is different than a standard kitten in a number of ways.

He acts more like a dog would than a cat. He has to be in the same room, he comes to the door when I get home, he is not skittish at all, loud noises don't bother him.

He won't take off and hide when new people come around and he doesn't mind being held by anyone. How could someone not love a face like that.

Comments:

Tasha: Vic and Bob are 10 days older than Garvy but like you, I was surprised by how dog like they are. Garvy is beautiful, playful and most probably a bit mental like ours!

Jeanne: Such a cutie! We have a Coonie named Murphy who looks just like him. That sweet picture reminds me of Murphy when he was that age.




Sasha Pearl, a blessing we're thankful for each day

By: Dela in Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Sasha

Beautiful Sasha Pearl

Sasha Sasha Sasha Sasha

Sasha Pearl was born 7/3/12 and adopted by my husband and I, 8/16/12. She was so tiny and a bundle of energy! She was so tiny, that she could sit in our shoes.

Sasha loves to follow us throughout the house and sleep beside us. She is happiest when she can see both of us. We have always wanted a Maine Coon, and we feel so lucky to have Sasha. She is a delight every single day!

Her favorite toy is a little mouse with a long puffy tail. She carries it everywhere. But it takes a backseat if we give her a paperbag! She will hide, pounce and attack the bag until it's in tatters. She enjoys taking car rides and loves to look at the scenery.

Enjoy the pictures and feel free to leave a comment, if you choose.

Comments:

Arlene M. Baladi: What a lovely coon kitten Sasha is...you are very lucky to have her!




My baby boy, Romeo!

By: Summer in Pittsburgh, PA

Romeo

He loves to play!

Romeo Romeo Romeo Romeo

Our precious baby Romeo was a rescue from the woods behind our home! Actually, he rescued us! He is the most adorable cat ever! So talkative and playful!

I just love him with all my heart. I've never had a cat before, but Romeo has won me over with his curious nature, loving personality, and beauty! I love my Maine Coon mix!




Tenshi Mikoto

By: Alicia in Seattle, WA

Tenshi Mikoto

looking regal like the prince he is

Tenshi Mikoto Tenshi Mikoto Tenshi Mikoto Tenshi Mikoto

Got him in 2005 as a Birthday present. I had jokingly told a neighbor that I wanted a kitten as a present from her.

On the day of my birthday there she is knocking on the door with a shoe box and this adorable little kitten crying in it. She told me that he is a half Maine Coon and that if I didn't want him she would take him back. I immediately took him and fell in love.

I've had him seven years now and love to have daily conversations with him. His name means angel prince in japanese, which is fitting, since he acts like a prince, but not always an angel. He loves opening cupboards and drawers and being in the same room as his humans.




Our Beautiful Mainecoon Babies!!

By: Angel Dashno in Burlington Vermont

Tubby

Tubby

Tubby Charlotte Mojo Boo~Boo

My husband and I have 4 Mainecoon's, Tubby and Mojo are our boys, Charlotte and Boo~Boo are our girls!

They are such loving and sweet cats. I wouldn't trade any one of them for the world!! Our family are truly Mainecoon dedicated!!

PS: I some how forgot to mention that Tubby, Mojo, Charlotte and Boo~Boo and a year and a month old.




Mr. Hailey

By: Terese in Metairie, LA

Mr. Hailey

Mr. Hailey Mr. Hailey Mr. Hailey Mr. Hailey

Mr. Hailey

Mr. Hailey was rescued when he was only 3 days old. We named him Hailey thinking he was a girl but the vet was quick to tell us otherwise! So now he is just Mr. Hailey :-)

We don't think his is a full bred Maine Coon but he certainly has a lot of the characteristics.

He is 2 years old now and the boss of our 2 older cats. He has a stuffed puppy dog that he has been carrying around since he was little.

He is very playful and likes to play fetch and hide and go seek. Everyone loves Mr. Hailey :-)

Comments:

Debbie: What a beautiful boy!




My Boy Red

By: Joe
Red



Meet Mopsy

By: Marchegiano Family in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Mopsy

We took Mopsy in as part of our trap-neuter-release program.

He was about four months old, was underweight, covered in lice and gad a bad case of ear mites. He spent the first month behind the toilet and the second month under the bed.

He now rules the roost. He has quickly stolen our hearts and brings us joy and laughter each day!

Comments:

Debbie: What a handsome boy! He looks a lot like my Max. :0)

Laura Mobile, AL: He is gorgeous!




My Sara

By: Nataly in Izola

Sara

Sara Sara Sara


Since I've always wanted to have a Maine Coon.

My Sara is adopted kitty. I got it when she was 4 years old. She is very sweet, gentle girl.

Very interesting is that she eats and drinks with paw, she sleep almost all day, but at night she likes to play. It is a very large kitty for girl, as a lion :)

Comments:

Linda: This looks just like my cat! Is she up for adoption?




Our Mr. Brady! (an update)

By: Sarah C. in Hampton NH

Mr. Brady

Mr. Brady Mr. Brady Mr. Brady Mr. Brady

This is Mr.Brady, our wonderful boy! He came to us 3 years ago and we are so blessed to have him. He brightens our life EVERYDAY and is a joy. The best thing is when we come home he is always waiting for us at the door, trilling away in his sweet voice. He is a member of the family, more than a pet.

We got him at at Sebago Mist Maine Coons and they are a great family! I would reccomend them to anyone looking for a Maine Coon. Check out their page.

Mr. Brady is a blue solid, and growing everyday. He is the friendliest and most happy cat I have every seen, and loves to have his humans around! He easily gets lonely, that is why my husband hasnt spent one single night away from him since we brought him home.

He started out as a Brady but soon earned the title of "Mr." since he runs the household. He loves his catnip and will eat it as often as he can which is good for his belly. He has so many noises that I love, trills and meows and purrs and grumbles! We love him so so much!

Comments:

Bronwen: When I first saw Mr. Brady I thought I was looking at pictures of my cat Francoise. They are twins!

Elaine: Your Maine Coon looks just like my Smokey. I got him from the adoption center at a Pet Smart store in Medford, OR. If looks mean anything, I guess that Smokey could be(at least part) Maine Coon.




Indigo In A Regal Pose

By: Maria in Essex, UK
Indigo
A very regal pose by Indigo

Our male Maine Coon Indigo, posing patiently, for once. He loves playing, eating, sleeping...I think eating comes first though! He can be very naughty, but is calming down some.




Beautiful Beba 6 Months Old

By: Natasha in Devon, UK

Beba

Beba Beba

This is Beba. She's a 6mth old Maine Coon, she's such a sweet natured little girl and already rules the roost with her best friend Catsby (our 8yr old Bengal).

Comments:

Lisa: what a gorgeous kitten.

Laura: Oh, shes just gorgeous!! love her markings.




Finding Kato

By: Sharon Hengstman in Niagara Falls, Ontario


After having our beloved tortoise-shell Muggs for over 20 years, she found a new home "over the Rainbow Bridge".

Out of respect, my husband a I decided to go catless for 6 months. When we started looking for a new cat our first thought was the local SPCA.

Although there were many nice cats in the Niagara Falls shelter, there was no one special. Someone had to "speak" to me. After visiting the shelters daily for a week we decided to expand our search area to include Ft. Erie, 1/2 hour drive away.

We walked through 6 rooms. So many beautiful and deserving cats but I wasn't even tempted to hold one. We were told that there was one more room that we could look into but these kitties were in isolation as they all had medical issues.

With almost no expectations of finding a new family member, we entered. I looked around but nobody caught my eye. I heard a lot of mews and one real loud MEOW. Looking at me was a grey ball of fur. Two Meows later I asked to hold the noisy one.

As soon as I put my hands on the fur ball a VERY loud purr could be heard by all. Despite a lot of sneezing (due to a respitory ailment) we bonded. Kato came home that same day.

He was 3 months old, a grey tiger and 3/4 Maine Coon. My husband claims that he was the best B-Day gift ever. We've had Kato for 10 months now. He has gained 8lbs and is still growing. He is a little character but we love him dearly.

(Note from editor: Sharon, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. Since you didn't leave an email address, I was unable to let you know.)




This is Snuffy Alfonso. The best looking, most loved and cherished, most incredible Maine Coon that ever existed.

By: Debbie Alfonso in Miami, FL
Snuffy

My Maine Coon showed up at my house as a kitten when my mother was in hospice in our home. As I took care of her and was in a state of despondency and sadness, this cat entered my life.

We are a dog family. When this cat appeared, our family included five dogs and we never had a cat. After a strong storm, I found the kitten on my roof and used a ladder to help him. I held out my arms and he came to me.

That was over 12 years ago and the last day he was allowed to roam free. There's no question that he was a purchased cat and was allowed to roam the streets, which was a shame because he was in danger. Whoever lost him will never know that he has had the best life with this dog family.

He is the most beloved and pampered pet in existence and because of him, I now have an incredible appreciation and love of all cats. I'm still a dog person, but my family is now diverse!

Comments:

Joanna Funkhouser: Bless you!! I too keep my cats inside for safety. We have coyotes who roam our neighborhood as well as a fairly well traveled street. Do not let anyone make you feel bad for keep your loved and cherished kitty inside. He will live a much longer and more healthy life because of it. As long as you play with him every day so he can get exercise...he will be happy!!




Kalliope..."o, hiiiii I didn't see you there"

By: Kim in Boynton Beach, FL

O helloooo dahlinggg

I adopted Kalliope from a rescue at a pet store, this past July-she was about 3 months. A ball of soft fur with big round eyes-she would up having some fleas and worms, conjunctivitis and an upper res infection....fantastic.

After all the medication was finished I now have a smart, crazy fuzz ball running around the apt. Kalliope is a lefty and will stand on her hind legs and paw treats into her mouth from my hand, as if she had fingers!

She lets me know she wants to play by puffing up that extravagant coonie tail, arches her back and menacingly hops sideways-- No store bought toys for her, she's happiest with foil balls and used toilet paper rolls-infact NO cardboard is safe, and she'll even play fetch w. the ball and bring it back for you to throw!

Kalliope also likes to be the ONLY thing on the coffee table, nothing is safe-pens, change, bottle caps, cups of water all wind up swatted on the floor. She's my babygirl, I'm looking forward to so many yrs together




Sweet Harley

By: Cathy in WA
Harley

Harley (formerly known as Desta) found me while I was visiting a local cageless cat shelter.

I went looking for a young cat to be a companion to one of my girls, who was feeling lonely with the other 2 being a bonded pair. While visiting the young females, this HUGE long haired orange older boy kept coming and sitting on my lap. Every time I'd bend down to pet a kitty, he was there.

When I knelt to pet a young kitten, Harley climbed my back to my shoulder and started nibbling on my hair.

When I asked the shelter staff about him they told me he'd been there almost 2 years and they had been told he was Maine Coon. He rarely ever approached a visitor. They'd never seen him demand attention the way he was doing with me.

He was a surrender who's owner had passed away. He had never moved beyond the grief of losing his person and home so suddenly. That settled it. Harley came home with me instead of the young girl I had been planning on.

It worked out really well for the whole family. He's already made friends with all 3 of my other kitties and spends much of his time with my lonely girl. He follows me around, talks to me, sleeps on me, sits at the end of the tub when I shower, and brings me whatever he finds around the house to play with.

Harley is 4 years old and the softest, fluffiest, most amazing cat I've ever seen. He's been a member of our family for only a week but I can't imagine not waking up to his gentle touches and loving eyes every morning.

Comments:

Arlene M. Baladi: What a handsome devil your red boy Harley is, he is so lucky to have found you!

Tracey: OMGosh - beautiful ... reminds me of my Gordon (rip) ....

Kim Schieven: Loved your story...reminds me of my cappu"chino" who my daughter spotted at the shelter. I swore I'd never get a long hair or male but this guy has my heart. Love my girls too but he, like your harley, is such a special guy...and he looks alot like him too.

Lisa: What a beautiful cat! You are very lucky! He looks just like my Louie was was also a rescue. Louie's story was posted on here on the 9th. Isn't it something how cats choose us and not us choosing the cats?




Zeke


Zeke

By: Melina Fuxinger in Sweden

This is our beloved Maine Coon named Zeke.

We've adopted him from a catcenter.

He's wild and strong but has the greatest heart.

We love him so much.

Comments:

Sue: I have just brought home my 12 week old brown and white Maine Coon. If he grows up to look like Zeke I will be over the moon.

Nicole: What a beautiful cat,looks big,love the green eyes :-)

Joa: He is too beautiful !!!

Marilyn Flynn: Zeke looks more like my Stevie than any cat I've seen on this site.

Marybeth Mills: He's adorable




Here's Kali doing her 'cover of Vogue' :-)

By: Rosie Platts in Leamington Spa, UK

Kali

Kali was 3 yesterday. She is a talkative and friendly girl who loves to be brushed. Here sister Chloe thinks she's a pain though ;-)

(Note from editor: Check out Kali & Chloe in our 2010 album to see how much Kali's grown!)




O'Malley

By: Laura in Mobile, AL

O'Malley

O'Malley waiting for his dinner!!

O'Malley O'Malley O'Malley

Maxwell O'Malley is a 2 1/2 year old male black and white Maine Coon. He is a big sweetheart.

He is a thin 20 pounds and quite long. About 45" tip of nose to tip of tail. He is gorgeous and affectionately takes care of our 10 pound Shitz tzu/Maltese mix and rescue kitten who could pass for his twin, just smaller :)

Comments:

Judy Glancy: He looks just like my Ethel, i got her at the animal shelter in oskaloosa iowa, she was found walking down hwy 92--as soon as i saw her, that was it ! she is almost 7 months old




Heaven Sent

By: Lynnette Harmon in North Fort Myers, Florida


Not realy wanting another cat, my husband begged me to view this kitty he found on line. Well, there was this stragilly charcole colored Maine Coon cat. My husband encouraged me to call the rescue shelter to inquire about this ball of fluff.

They explained to me that he was in quarentine due to sever ring worm and fleas,and was mated due to all the baths they had to give him.

He was treated very bad by his owners, and left outside to fend for himself, (WITH NO CLAWS on all 4 paws.) He just sat there in his pen staring at us as if to say, please get me out of here.

We had to wait 30 days before we could pick him up.

The day finally came, and we brought him home. We named him Tuff Guy because he toughed it out till he got better. TG for short.

He was a little skidish at first and hardly made a sound. We have had TG for 7 months now and he has all his fur back and then some. He talks and sings to us on a regular basis.

He has also in a way changed my life,(I have learned to smile again.) TG has become our heaven sent angel.

(Note from editor: Lynnette, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. I also sent you an email to let you know.)




Peanut Update

By: Andy in Mohnton, PA

Peanut

Peanut Peanut Peanut Peanut

Adopted Peanut when she was 3 months old. Feel strongly that she is at least part Maine Coon.

She has all the characteristics except size. Which is fine with me. She is now a little over 7 pounds at 8 months . Loves her treats. Likes my lap and getting on my feet when I walk around the house. Loves looking out the window.

She is very playful and a great replacement for the cat that we lost. I am happy that I adopted her as a kitten so that I have total responsibility for her upbringing. Totally spoiled!

Comments:

Andy: Thanks Maggie for the comment on Peanut. She is my little GIRL!

Maggie: My bet is you don't have to worry about Peanut's size as I have had or known many Maine Coons and some of them don't go through their huge growth spurt until they hit the 3 year mark , Maine Coons do not hit maturity till they are 4 years old and believe me thier size can change drastically in that time period of their lives.. My bet is You will still be most pleased when Peanut hits his maturity of becoming a cat rather than a kitten. He is most beautiful smiles and stay blessed.






Loki

By: Taylor in Greenville

Loki

He's Laying Down

Loki Loki Loki

Loki is a spunky little guy who likes Fancy Feast and the fact that he's bigger than his 6 month old adopted brother. He tends to sleep on top of my hedgehog's cage and he eats all of the food.




My Ozzy

By: Tamara Kreisler in Buford, GA USA

Ozzy

Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy Ozzy


Ozzy

Ozzy is my 9 month old male Maine Coon, he loves to play fetch with little wadded up paper balls, he's also a fan of hide and seek.

His favorite game is definitely the paper balls though, I'm amazed at how smart he is, when he's ready to play he bring his wadded paper balls whereever I am and puts them down and them looks at me, I'm ready!

We got him from a Breeder after our beloved "Zcat" had to leave us after 12 years due to chronic kidney disease and eventual kidney failure. He is definitely a pure bred Maine Coon with pronounced tufted ears and all the other characteristics.

We were shown his Momma and Daddy who were so large and gorgeous. I knew immediately when I saw Ozzy he was the cat for me, what a great choice!

Update: I posted a picture of Oz but I wanted to share a few more. I love this cat, he's funny, playful and watches everything i do especially, when i'm ín the kitchen he wants to be a part of everything I do. To Ozzy fetch is his all time favorite game!




Nash

Nash


By: Psy ChoDelik

Hi, this is my maine coon tomcat named "Nash" chilling in the seat next to me.

I really enjoy seeing all the beautiful cats on your page. Keep up all the good posts and pics.




My Jo Jo

By: Kelly in FL
Jo Jo

Well, I got my Jo Jo about 2 yrs ago from a near by shelter. They said she was 8 months but, she was with the older cats. I think she may be 3 yrs. I went with my daughter who is 16. Jo Jo picked her. LOL.

I have to say I have always had cats that just flocked to me. Not that my cats don't like me but, they seem to favor her and just follow me around because I'm busy all the time.

I have another cat named Dude. A short haired black domestic. He is more my cat but still is standoffish. I don't get it. I treat my cats so well and never have hit them or even raised my voice yet they seem unsettled around me. Jo Jo has even bit me a couple of time because I was petting her (I guess) maybe too much to her taste.

I need some advice. How do I get my kittys to be more affectionate towards me? I have always been a cat lover and love all animals. I'm kind and gentle with them and Jo Jo even sleeps on her back. Maybe I'm looking too into this, I don't know.

I just know I had a very close relationship with a kitty at one time and since then my other cats have seemed not to like me as much. Am I being silly? Just some feedback I'd appreciate. TY for listening. :)

Comments:

Opal Rae: Dear Kelly, my boy Horatio hissed at me when we first got him and was never truely affectionate for nine, yes nine years, until last summer when our Westie passed away. Now Horatio wont let me out of his sight. I believe he was both attached-to and jealous of our Westie Cosmo.

Cindy: I was told that cats bite affectionately and not to worry. I have the same issues.




Louis - Red and White Maine Coon - Gentle Giant

By: Janice Silver in New York City

Louis

Louis

Louis Louis Louis Louis

I found Louis the red and white Maine Coon cat in a pet store.

He was the last kitten of the last litter before the breeder retired. I had to get him! He was 9 weeks old and weighed one pound. Now he is 3 and weighs 17 pounds.

He lives with a Persian cat named Leo. He loves Leo. Leo reluctantly agrees to have Louis in the same house but thinks he is a bit of a clown.

Comments:

Barb: big and beautiful!!

Carol Bradord: My Simon looks just like Louis! Got him as a baby barn cat!




Element

By: Kat in Deep Brook, NS, Canada

Element

Element Element

Or Elementium as my son started calling him as a kitten. He graciously lets us live in his house with his bestest 4 legged buddy Aura a Wolf Husky Valley Bull dog mix!

He will be 8 in February... and has personality PLUS. Love that he follows us and lays in the room we are in... quite often on his back spread eagle!

He lets us know when he wants something for sure. "picking" at our leg... or nosing us in bed!

And he loves his bath!

He is one of a kind and we wouldn't trade him for anything!

Comments:

Pat Waldron: Your element could be a twin to my Omar...beautiful!

Janine: Looks like my Chuck Bass. Element seems just as large. My Chuck loves our Parson Russell Terrier, Frisky, and now about the same size.

Arlene M. Baladi: What a gorgeous cat he is...you are SO lucky to have him!




Hammy

Hammy

By: Kodie in Bellgham

Nice Cat

Comments:

Jo: What a regal face!

Cindy: What a nice story...thanks so much!




Lambchop Adopted Us!

By: Ruth W in Baton Rouge, LA

Lambchop

Feeding them downstairs

Lambchop Lambchop Lambchop Lambchop

August of 2011 a mama Maine Coon and her two 4-5 month old kitties showed up at our apartment building. We started feeding them and eventually Mama and the girl kitty started coming in to eat. The brother kitty prefered to eat outside.

Mama would eat and go outside, but little Lambchop would eat and make herself comfortable. She would lay under a chair or on the couch and would not want to go outside. She had adopted us and we didn't realize it!

When the weather started to turn cold we let her have her way and she stayed in with us all night (even sleeping in the bed with us) but in the morning she would fuss when she had to back outside.

On March 3, 2012 we made it official and let her stay. She was spayed and got all her vaccines and all the things a cat should have in a happy home. She has been a complete joy to us and even goes on vacation with us.

She is the sweetest most talkative cat we have ever seen, and extremely well behaved (she doesn't get on the table or the counters). She will sit in the window and chirp with the birds, she fusses if we get out of the bed and she is not ready to get up. She will wake my husband up with nose nudges if she is hungry. She will not eat if she doesn't get brushed first. She is so smart she understands at least 20 words/commands.

Now at 1 & 1/2 years old she weighs 12 pounds and has beautiful fur that feels soft like rabbit fur. She may not be full Maine Coon, but she is close enough for us and she is so sweet and special that we can't imagine being without her. She is a part of our family!

(Mama kitty, Mrs. Beasley, was adopted by a friend of ours and brother, Butch, is still outside. We feed him and make sure he has water and give him attention but he prefers to live outside.)

Comments:

Christina: Oh she's lovely! I saw your comment about my Libby (who is just shy of 17 lbs), and had to come check your furkid out. :)

Cheri: An awesome story! So proud to have Lambchops mommy Ms Beasley

Arlene M. Baladi: What a little sweetie you have in Lamb chop...wish I could find my own Maine Coon cats!

Carolyn Donaldson: Very sweet story about you Mamma Kitty and her kids!







Misc. Comments:

Scott Pool: I have a cat Muffin at home. He's a Maine Coon four years old and cute white and black : - )


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Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For January:



Rescue  Sophie  Is she part Maine Coon?

By: Amy in Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada

Sophie

Sophie Sophie Sophie

Sophie came from my local SPCA in Canada. They guess she was a year and a half when I adopted her but she is still growing a year later.

Her coat is shorter on her back and sides, silky, but longer/softer on the stomach, ruff, and bottom. She also had tuffs of hair between her toes but no tuffs on her ears.

She is very vocal, trilling never meowing. She is confident always meeting company at the door and wants to be in the middle of everything. She loves to play in water. If you want to occupy her leave a tap dripping. She also had a habit of standing on her back feet to see out a window with her front paws by her side. She has extra toes front and back.

Could she be part Maine Coon?




Wendy and Jackson

By: Wendy in Washington DC
Jackson

I'm really not sure what the mother nor father was of my new kitten, Jackson. He is already six months old and very adorable.

From many people, vet, friends that had Maine Coons, think he is a Maine Coon or at least part. Some of have even said maybe a Norweigan Forest Cat. Jackson has many of the traits mentioned.

When I adopted him he was about eight weeks old, grew up outdoors his first few weeks. The mother escaped outside and got her self pregnant and brought all the kittens to the mother's owner's house.

She is very petite and swirls of circles and brown and grey and tan. He is getting ready to be neutered. I don't have a lot of information but he's already 7 pounds! Long in length but not very tall. Here is a picture of us! Thanks!
Wendy

Comments:

Brenda Miller: Love him, so fuzzy and cute!!!




Old Joe Clark Had a Yaller Cat

By: Jessy in Orlando, FL


So do I--two, in fact. Fufluns is pushing 16--a she, by the way, despite the name--and I used to jokingly call her my "miniature Maine Coon" for he long hair and plumy tail, but I never actually thought she was part MC.

Jasper, OTOH, is not only at over 12 lbs twice her size, but he has developed most of the MC characteristics except for the ruff. He has grown into a rectangular cat with bronzy eyes and that distinctive boxy muzzle, lynx tips, plumy tail &c. In repose he stretches out into what looks like one of the New York Public Library lions. His best buddy is a Meezer, Thai Foon (pronounced like "typhoon"), who unaccountably also has the lynx tips but not the big furry feet. They were acquired within weeks of each other and are both about the same age, currently a little over two years.

Sorry, I still haven't learned how to put photos on the Web, but my daughter started a Facebook account for them under the name "Minz and Maunz."

Fufluns, I'm sorry to say, hates the pair of them.




Please Help, Curiosity Is Killing Me!


Cavi & his mom

Hello my name is Brenda, and my tabby got out before I fixed her. She had kittens - they all came out really furry with very prominent M's on their heads, but didn't know about Maine Coons so I just thought they were beautiful.

When I took him to get fixed the vet told me I had a gorgeous Maine Coon. I started looking into the breed and his characteristics are strong as well as his traits. Can you look at him and give me your opinion please? My baby's name is Cavi. Thank you.




Bullwinkle

Bullwinkle

By: Jackie Eno in N. Swanzey, NH USA

Bullwinkle is a beautiful boy that I got from my friend and co-worker Peter.

About 15 years ago I got a short-haired tabby kitten also from Peter named Jasper. He was a great cat, but we lost him unfortunately, and I was very heartbroken.

A few months after losing Jasper, Peter announced that his cat was going to have a litter and offered me one of the kittens.. Read more




Tigger

By: Jessica in Fort Drum, New York

Tigger

Tigger Tigger Tigger

I got Tigger at the animal shelter. They told me he was about 5 months old. He's now 8 months old.

The best way to describe Tigger is that I'm pretty sure he thinks he's a dog. He follows me everywhere! He carries his toys in his mouth while walking around the house.

He's very playful, maybe even a little too playful lol. Sometimes he jumps at my legs while I'm walking. He gets very excited when I come home & when I wake up in the morning he's at my face licking me wanting me to hurry up & get up.

The attention has to be on him or he'll find a way to get all eyes on him. He's pretty clumsy. He's always running & sliding off the coffee table. He also has huge paws! & an extra toe on his front paws, which is one of the reasons I got him!

Hopefully someone can tell me if Tigger is a Maine Coon or not. Thank you (:

Comments:

Tif: Awwww....sweet!




Our Black Jack boy...he's gotta be at least part Maine Coon right? :O)

By: Tif in Maryland

Black Jack

Black Jack Black Jack Black Jack Black Jack

This is Black Jack Tabul Tack! :O) These are some recent photos we took of him. He is just about 7 months old. My daughter wanted a kitten for CHRISTmas and I went all around our town looking for any "free to good home kitties".

I went to our local grooming salon and asked the owner if she knew anyone who had a kitten they wanted to give away. She said "No, but I have a beautiful boy who is a little older than what you are looking for, but such a sweetie!"

She had a photo of him (which did not do him justice) but none the less we decided to pick him up several days later at the salon. He is a big boy (long I should say). His tail alone is about 16 inches. Very beautiful markings and super duper soft!

Best part about him is, he loves his 6 year old "Mommy". Great with her! He waits at the door for us to come home, loves to play and today as a matter of fact, he got a bath in the sink and loved it! Even go his hair blew dry on low :) I was just waiting on him to ask for the curling iron next! Haha!

The lady who owned him first said she found him and his litter mates outside in the wilderness and his parents were feral cats so she rescued them right up. She also had a photo of his brother who looked just like him but was orange and white. So whatta ya'll think? IS he at least part Maine Coon? Thanks for all your help! GOD bless you :) PRAISE JESUS :)

Sincerely,
Tif

Comments:

Leslie K: soooo cute!

:) Sweet boy!




Ashton the Coon???

By: Sharree' Dame in Auburn, WA

Ashton

Ashton Ashton Ashton Ashton

This is Ashton. I got him when he was about 6-7 weeks old, and he has been my pal since. He is such a sweet, loving, adorable kitten. Currently, he is about 6 months old.

When I got him, I thought he was just a long haired tabby. Even the vet decided that is what he is. But after researching and finding out about Maine Coon Cats, I really think this is what he is.

He has the physical traits - as I assume he weighs at least 8-10 lbs, broad build and bushy tail; as well as the characteristics. I love his tenderness, love that he gives me and mellow temperment. I really would like to know what he is, can anyone confirm this for me?

Here are some pics, two of when he was a tiny kitten, and two that are more recent. Look at that tail!! Doesn't that look like a Coon tail?!?!

I am excited to hear some feedback on this.
Thanks everyone! Even if he is not a Coon, I will still love him just the same! :)




Simba - Part Maine Coon?

By: Amy in Alabama
Simba

Could we have a part Maine Coon?

This is Simba. He was found on our back porch in March 2011. He was a skin and bones kitten with a chipped cainine tooth. My husband brought him into the garage and fed him.

From that moment on he was ours. After a check by the vet he was found to be five months old and it was obvious someone had thrown him out.

We slowly brought him into our home with two other male cats. A tabby named Tigger whose was originally adopted from the local League of Animal Welfare by my sister-in-law and who eventually picked her brother/my husband as his favorite human.

Tigger came to live with us at the age of two and is now 14 years old. Our other cat is a half siamese half black domestic short haired cat named Tippy who we adopted from the local League of Animal Welfare in 2007 as a Christmas gift for our oldest son who is now twelve. Tippy is now 5 years old.

Simba seems to have attached himself to our seven year old son and will sleep in the bed with him every night. He chirps when he meows or talks. Has the bushy tail, tuffs in his ears and between his toes. He also likea to sleep on his back. Simba doesn't like to be held much and will only come to you when he wants attention. He greets us at the door every day.

Simba is now two years old.....

Comments:

Carol Gillo: Yes I think he is part Maine Coon! He has a lot of the characteristics and certainly looks like one. He is beautiful!




Farris

By: Alexis in Denver, CO

Farris

Baby Farris

Farris Farris Farris Farris

Hello!
My cat's name is Farris. We rescued him in April, 2011 and at the time the vet estimated he was about 3 weeks old. He was found in an alley behind a co-worker's house and as you'll see in the first picture he was so cute my boyfriend and I couldn't resist. He was so small at the time they couldn't determine gender so we thought he was a she and named him Chloe, which a few weeks later turned into Farris.

I have never owned a cat so wasn't familiar with cat behaviors. Farris is an awesome cat. Although mischievous and rambunctious, he is also very affectionate. His favorite things to do are to play in his water fountain bowl and wrestle with my dog (Tatum is a Westie). He makes really crazy sounds, when he's playing with other cats he makes a loud trill sound and when he's hungry I swear he's screaming "Mom" at me. He also sounds like he's saying "no" really loud when I tell him to stop doing something he shouldn't be (which is often).

Everything I've read on this site about maine coons sounds just like Farris. I'm hoping if you could give me an idea if he has some Maine Coon in him.
Thank you!
Alexis




Ollie

By: Leslie in Longmont, CO

Ollie

Baby Ollie

Ollie Ollie Ollie Ollie

I got Oliver when he was about 10 months old from one of my mom's friends that had some feral kittens around her house. She was taking care of them but was leaving town and had to get rid of the kittens. As soon as I saw a picture of him I knew he had to be mine.

I started thinking he may be part Mine Coon when I was reading through a cat breed book, describing his looks and other characteristics. He is all smoky grey, including his paw pads and his nose.

Oliver has always had a large "mane" and in that aspect resembles a lion. Although he doesn't have definitive points to the tips of his ears, he does have very large furry feet and everything else describes him perfectly!

He is such a lover-boy and will always greet me at the door when I come home, like a dog! He even comes when he is called!

Oliver is definitely the boss, the alpha-male. Even when he was living with my family's other cats, he was very dominant. He is also very playful. He seems to have tons of energy and is always running around the house and climbing the cat tree.

He is a very big cat. Although he is only 2 years old he is at 13 pounds. My vet even called him fat! I have read that Maine Coons are large cats, especially the males. He doesn't seem fat to me and doesn't over eat.




Maximillion (possibly Maine Coon Mix)

By: Nancy in Toronto, Ontario
Maximillion

Max is 22 lbs, has the ruff around his neck, tuffs on his paws. Likes to follow you around the house and rounds you up at bed time, almost upset until everyone is in bed. Loves to play and sits beside or close to the humans whenever possible. Has a lady meow considering his size and chirps.

We got him from the Humane Society where he certainly stood out amongst the others, quite the teddy bear. A very gentle soul, never bites. Loves to be patted never enough pats in a day.

He's a grey/white (the grey almost looks blue) with mint green eyes which is a different colour combo from alot of the pictures I see here. Not sure if coons come in this colour combo.

What do you think?

Comments:

Carol Jeffreys: He is definitely a Maine Coon! He behaves and is big as my MC Blue Boy Andre! They are sweethearts these type cats and add so much to our lives!

Joanne Liley: Hi Max looks very much like my Blue and White Norwegian Forest Cat :)




Elli...she is the most gorgeous kitten we have ever owned..personality plus

By: Trina in Portland, Or USA

Elli

Elli Elli Elli Elli

Elli was adopted from our local Humane Society as a surprise for my Son. She weighed 2 lbs and was 8 weeks old. She was brought in as a stray.

She was at an off site Doggie Day care center and had been spayed the day I got her and was stressed due to all the barking. She was brought in as a stray and was named Elliot..believed to be a boy.

Her first night with me she was leary but once she realized I was just laying next to the dresser she was under she came out a few times to see me for a brief moment..but the next few days the "real Elli" came out.

Her demeanor is she is very sweet and very affectionate. She is also very rambunctious and playful. She loves to puff up and look big..which is hilarious. She loves to play hide and seek.

She is quite the table top fuze ball player although her idea is to stand in the game but she does make many goals. Everyone who sees her cannot believe how beautiful she is. People who visit are taken by her..even my Son's Dad picks her up to pet her when he is here and he is not a cat person.

She is very sweet while having a mind of her own..persistent when she wants to do something we don't want her to do. She loves to tap your face with her paws..sometimes sitting on our shoulder and when we look at her she "slaps us". She loves to attack my hair and rip out my clips.

She thinks if she wants to be held and you are standing up she can crawl up your body. She loves to be in on everything...doesn't want to miss any excitement. She loves to be on her hind legs with her paws batting..She loves to jump to catch things we swing for her to get. She loves to be underfoot.

She purrs constantly when being petted and likes to lay on your neck and the closer she can have her fact to yours the happier she is. She has been a gift to my Son and myself..we think she looks like a Maine Coon. There is a picture on your website which has about 10 kittens who all look the same and Elli looks just like them

Comments:

Dawn: What a pretty girl! She looks just like my kids...right down to the fluffy fur! They are both now 9-10 lbs at 8 months old!




Mira the Maine Mix?

By: Tammy in Western Australia

Mira

Love that tail.

Mira Mira Mira Mira

Mira is our larger than life baby of the house. He is nearly 5 years old but has outsized his mummy for a few years now.

He is our household greeter and you don't get to visit unless checked out by Mira. All my friends know not to put your handbag down unless you want to take it home with fur attached.

Mira lays on the back of the lounge so he can watch out the window for when 'Dad' gets home from work and will tell him off if he doesn't go straight in to say hello.

We often joke about our guard cat on duty. He has got to know everything that is going on.

Mira is about 9-10kg (18-20+ pounds) but is not overweight according to our vet.

We gained Mira when his mum got out of the cat-run and disappeared for a week. Mira is our miracle, one and only survivor, of the litter. And a much loved addition to our feline family. Do you think he is a Maine Mix?




Meet a unique mix - Maine Coon with an American Bobtail - hence name "Boone"

By: Barry in Ohio

Boone

Boone Boone Boone Boone

Got her from Humane society - what a find! We lost our previous Coon to old age and just had to find another.

Skeptical at first because she had a stubbed tail but has all the other Coon traits - Ruff, Tuffs from ears and paws, eyes, face, and of course personality.

Both types of breed are extremely similar in traits, behavior so I think we got the best of both worlds....what do you think?




The Boys

By: Sandy in Wisconsin

Sam

Sam

Sam Willie

Willie is our black & white mix Maine Coon and Ragdoll. We bought him from a breeder as a playmate for Sam, our huge goldie cat that we think has some 'Coonie' in him.

Sam was adopted from a Minnesota humane society as a companion for an elderly relative. When that relative died, Sam came to live with us.

He is now about nine years old and doesn't always appreciate his playmate Willie. Sam is my husband's cat and puts up with me. Willie is my baby and puts up with my husband. All in all a good arrangement!




Is Missy a Coon?

By: Angela Kitching in Blandford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Missy & Mittens

Missy & Mittens -other than being tabbies..so different for siblings

Missy & Mittens Missy

We picked up 2 kittens at an SPCA in Liverpool, Nova Scotia thinking they were brother and sister tabbies. They were born April 15, 2011 to a stray.

The more I look into Maine Coons the more I think that is strong in our female Missy. However.. if these two are truly brother and sister..the fellow Mittens is nowhere near a Coon.

Missy's tail is awesome! She is filling out more over time. The tail is getting thicker and her feet are getting bigger with the fluffs sticking out between the toes. And her fur is silkier than any cat I ever touched. Not bothered by knots much at all.

Both cats make their little noises but aren't overly vocal. But their noises are different from what past cats have made. And they are not overly loving...Mittens (the gray) is moreso than Missy the fluffyball :-)
Thoughts?

Comments:

Mary Ann K: I have the exact opposite of yours. They are also brother and sister. My girl looks like Mitten (almost exactly) and my boy looks like Missy. After looking up Maine Coons and all their different features, I believe they are both Maine Coons. They bother have the trill when they talk to you and their temperment is very friendly. Mine are Toby and Hannah and Toby has the huge racoon tail and tuffbetween is toes and as they are only 7mo kittens they don't have all the fur growth yet. But I love them so much as is. They could be twins with yours.




Is my cat a Maine Coon or Maine Coon mix?

By: Kandie O'Connor in Indiana
Yowler
Yowler

He is 2 years old and I am picking him up tomorrow from a lady who took him in. He was abandoned when the people moved out.

The lady says he loves to talk and is really vocal. He loves attention. She said he was Maine coon and I was wondering what you think.




Is my cat, Baby, part Maine Coon?

By: Nicole in Hamilton, NJ, USA

Baby

Baby on floor

Baby Baby Baby Baby

This is my lovely girl, Baby. She about 3 1/2 years old and I adopted her from a rescue group.

I never thought she was a Maine Coon or mix until I started to read up on maine coons and their traits. She has a lot of similar physical and personality traits of Maine Coons.

I know the possibility of her being purebred is not likely, but I think she very well could be mix. She is super friendly and loves to cuddle with her mama and purrs really really loudly. She also loooooves to eat!!




Kitty

Is my kitty a Maine Coon mix?

By: Ebonie


I have an all white cat with a tiny gray spot on the top of his head. He has long hair and a very bushy tail! He's as cute as he want to be!




Is my adopted shelter cat a Maine Coon?

By: Cheryl in NJ
Natasha
Natasha

We adopted Natasha around Thanksgiving. They estimated her to be about a year. Right from the moment we met her she was quite different.

She was second cat we saw, the first ran from us so I asked what about that cat in cage. She came right up to us at shelter, purring and rubbing against us! We have three young kids she is very good with.

Unlike any cat I have ever owned she is NOT aloof. She is literally in the center of whatever we do, all the time. If we are on one level of house, there she is. When I shower, guess who is standing outside the shower door. If we go to bathroom she will be tapping on door trying to open it and meowing. She will walk around next to your leg, looking up at you, almost keeping the pace to you like a dog heels, it is odd to me.

She isn't particularly 'needy' once she sees you, it is more she wants to make her prescence known and be right near. When we come home she comes running up to us, then rolls, over and over and meows. You then must rub her belly for a few minutes.

She will also make a sound that I think can be the trill I read about, she does this a lot, will come up to you and it is a kind of growly purry meow sound. When we have guests over instead of hiding she is right there with us, right smack in the middle of it all, noise, etc doesn't seem phased.

At night when we put the kids to bed she waits in hallway outside the rooms. As soon as we walk down if say my husband sits on couch but I don't because I am cleaning up kitchen, she will follow me meowing in an insistant way, I can tell it is kind of like hey go sit down on the couch. She will do this til I sit then come to our laps, knead them then go lay near us on couch.

Physically she is fluffy on belly and tail and a bit around neck. Her back and legs are more medium/shortish. She has tufts of fur between toes and tufts out ears. Curious what you all thought. Thanks!!




Indiana J

By: Robert Neise in Westminster, CO

Indiana J.

Indiana J. Indiana J. Indiana J. Indiana J.

While driving down a local highway that has a speed limit of 50 mph with a semi truck in front of me I noticed the wind draft of the truck spun an object around in the acceleration lane.

To my disbelief the object was a kitten. I hit the brakes and pulled over. I then ran to the kitten, when she saw me she ran about 15 feet into the grass. I then walked over to her and she was just laying there shaking and crying.

I then scooped her up and brought her home. She had lost a lot of her hair on her tail and skin was showing on the last several inches of her tail.

The next day we took her to the vet and he guessed her age at 5 to 6 weeks. She only weighed in at 1.3 pounds. My wife and I decided right then that she had used 8 of her 9 lives and we would keep her.

We named her Indiana J because the name of the street was Indiana. She is about 12 weeks old in the photos. The Coon markings are becoming more prevalent everyday.

She even has the ear tufts though they are white and hard to see. One thing for sure is that she is a sweet heart. She picked up on the litter box thing within 4 hours of me bringing her home.

She is very smart and affectionate and makes the strange noise instead of the standard meow. What are the chances that she is a purebred?

Comments:

Arlene M. Baladi: Thank you SO much for stopping to save Indiana! Who in their right mind would throw a poor kitten onto a highway like that?

Sharon Holt: I had a similar experience when I found my cat. I was at a red light and saw something running across the street, cars from the opposite direction were coming and the kitten almost got hit twice. He was about 2 months old then and he's 31/2 now, and the nicest cat I could ever want.I didn't realize it then but he is definetely a Maine Coon.

Kim Schieven: God bless you for getting her and giving her a home...lovely story...adorable little girl.

Sandi Camargo: Ty so much for saving Indiana, what a beautiful kittie....who in their righ mind would throw a beautiful kitten out the window driving down the highway? I can not believe how beautiful she is...thank you so much for giving her a furever home <3!




Maine Coon Kitten

By: Shauna in New York

Dalia

Dalia Dalia Dalia Dalia

I picked her up at the shelter at 8 weeks old, and I've never owned a cat before.

However, someone saw a picture of her and asked if she was a Maine Coon. I have trained her to basically be a dog she sits on command and does roll over and a few more tricks.

She is 8 months now and probably weighs about 8-10lbs. So is Dalia a Maine Coon?




Killian...Maine Coon....or wannabe??

By: Cassie in Lakeland, FL


We rescued Killian from a shelter in June of last lear. After lots of searching we met him and knew he was THE one!! After 7 months there is still no doubt. He is awesome!!

The first time he ran through the house making his strange little noises is when I started doing research on Maine Coons and thier traits.

Every time you enter (or even walk toward) the bathroom he jumps in the sink and expects you to turn the water on for his enjoyment. It's unlikely for you to take a shower where he's not sitting on the toilet seat watching.

His 1st birthday is in March and he's already 10 lbs with an 11 inch tail. He's also got the tufts in his ears and the fur between his toes.

I think the only thing he's missing is pedigree papers :) He has been a wonderful addition to our family. Maine Coon???? Believe it....or not.

(Note from editor: Cassie, your picture(s) didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. Since you didn't leave an email address, I was unable to let you know.)




Is My Sassy Little Izzy a Maine Coon?

By: Lori Robinson in Henderson, KY
Izzy

I just got Issabella 2 days ago and she is so loving, fun, crazy and hyper. She makes these little squiky noices and sounds like a bird when I pet her, and her tail - wow it's really the biggest tail I have ever seen and fluffy.

We have another cat to and she wants to be friends with him so bad and wants to play with him!! She is the sweetest cat ever and she is only 6 months old!! Someone gave her to me - I got her from the paper.

Comments:

Jenn: looks like a Ragdoll Cat!

Amy: Izzy looks a lot like my Rascal (in the December photo album). Rascal is a Lynx-point Siamese with some Maine Coon in there. Izzy is precious.




Is he part Coon?

By: Dawn in Altamonte Springs, FL

Oreo

Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo

This is Oreo. He was found in bushes at school at just 7 wks old. He is extremely loving and playful although he does get really rough at times. Loves to cuddle around neck and sit on shoulder. He's just turned 4 months!




Hotah "Sioux" For White Warrior

By: Richard Rickerd in CA

Hotah
what breed is this Maine Coon mix?

Not real sure of the the mix

Comments:

Jenny Taylor: Beautiful kitty! Look up photos for Snowshoe Cat. The face is similar.

Kim Schieven: What a different looking kitty. I'm no expert but I am guessing some Siamese as it looks blue eyed, some Maine Coon mix as it has the ear tufts along with some other indications....great name.




Part Coon?

By: Amanda in Syracuse, Indiana

Kratos & Lucifer

This Is Kratos and Lucifer. As you can tell they are major cuddle buddies!

Kratos & Lucifer Kratos & Lucifer Kratos & Lucifer

I've got 2 cats that I got from a friend when they were just babies. There names are Kratos and Lucifer. They are almost 2 years old now and are the most loving cats I've ever seen.

I had never even heard of the Maine Coon breed until I went to the vet. I had to take Lucifer over and the vet asked me if he was a Maine Coon and I had no idea what she was talking about and she suggested I look it up on the internet.

I know that neither of them are pure breed, but I have a feeling they may be a mix. They have such a rare personality! They play fetch! I can throw a mouse toy and they keep bringing it back over and over.

I was also told that cats usually don't like their bellies rubbed and mine can't get enough of it! They are constant companions I can't do anything without them interfering. Even watching a movie is a task in itself since Kratos finds the need to sit on the tv and stick his tail, head or paw in front of the screen.

In the picture I've uploaded you can see the massive furry tails and its hard to tell in the picture but Lucifer has a large ruff around his neck it almost reminds me of a lion.

They also have longer fur that sticks out on their paws between their claws. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!




My Very Beautiful Cat

By: Dan Wietzel in Port Orange, Florida


About 3 years ago, as a much smaller cat, I allowed this awesome cat to live in my workshed. Ah, Shedley.

After about a year of bringing into my home to live with me, I had to have him "fixed" to keep him from trying to escape, and succeeding most of the time.

After I found him in the back of a animal control vehicle, and begging the police officer for my cat back, Shedley seemingly found his way and decided to be nice and stay home. Thank god.

He is by far, the most wonderful cat friend I have ever had. He is at 19 lbs now, so affectionate, loving so much to have his belly rubbed, laying in my arms like a little baby.

He will let me know when he wants attention, he knows what buttons to push I guess is the best way of explaining it. I would certainly recommend this kind of cat to any family wishing to have a great cat to live with.

He loves to be with me in any room of the house and almost always is. Not so much as a "lapcat" but just wants to be near me, and at 19 lbs, that can be a good thing. He loves his treats.

I have put areas close to a lot of windows in my home because he will sit for hours looking outside. Very clean. How such a large cat can talk so much but is almost as quiet as a whisper. (and he does whisper) Anyway, I love him so much and couldn't be happier with his personality.

(Note from editor: Dan, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again. Since you didn't leave an email address, I wasn't able to let you know.)




Am I A Maine Coon Or Just Act Like One?

By: Brittney Lopez in Millbury, MA
Girl Cat

So I got my cat when she was a small kitten, in the photo provided she is four months old and is a lot bigger than any four month old cat I have ever had.

When I came across the large breed of the Maine Coon the more I read the more it makes me believe she is atleast part. She's always right on the tub watching my children take a bath hanging out with them and is right in the tub getting her fur wet after it is drained.

To my surprise when I had to give her a bath before, she didn't struggle to jump out and the biggest surprise came when she started to purr! She likes to play in the sink also.

Her fur is so silky and she is always looking for someone to pet her. If she jumps on me when I'm busy and I put her back on the floor she comes right back up until she gets what she wants.

She purrs as soon as I come in the door and the second I pet her and she loves to cuddle. With all of that she also has all of the markings described, color, and eye color. I know it's close to impossible but she makes me think that I could be one of the 1%.

(It also made me laugh when I read the part about always tripping over them because I always say I'm going to squish her one day because she's always right under my feet!!!) lastly she is very playful and bats at our feet when we walk and loves to chase balls and play with her toys. What do you think?




Maine Coon or Mix?

By: Pearl in the UK
Mendax

This is Mendax, he's been my lovely cat since November when we found him as a stray.

When we first had him he was short haired, and a mix of tabby and ginger. We had him registered at the vets as a Tabby, but in about a month he started showing Maine Coon personality traits and appearances.

He has a very bushy tail, along with tufts of fur on his ears and between his paws, and prefers to sleep and interact with the dogs rather than our other cats.

He's now quite big and only about 18 months old. So was wondering if he is a Maine Coon, or just has some Maine Coon in him?

Comments:

Opal: Hi Pearl. Your beautiful, fluffy Mendax looks like a Coon to me. Pure-breds tend to have very long hair, the bushiest of tails, an M-darker-hair marking between the ears, and of course the tufts of hair between the toes, and usually at the tips of the ears. Yours is a beauty.




Like no other cat I've ever had

By: Aimee R. in Los Angeles, CA

Walter

Lounging on the couch

Walter Walter Walter

This cat kept showing up at my door looking for food so naturally I would put out some kibble for him. This continued on for a couple of months, he was in pretty rough shape, very thin.

He had a collar and after looking around for an answer to where this guy came from, it turned out he belonged to a family that had moved away and left him behind.

So after about a month of feeding him and slowly gaining his trust, he became a regular at my house and started following me around anytime I was outside. When I would close the front door, he would just sit there and meow, meow meow until I went back outside to visit him. And what a funny grumpy little meow he has!

Needless to say, I took him in and now he is living happily in the house. He is so curious! Whatever I do, he needs to inspect it. When people come over, the other cats hide and here comes Walter to check out the scene. He looks everyone over, walks right up and greets them.

He is very vocal, uses his paws like no other cat I've owned. He follows me around wherever I am in the house. When I return home after running errands all day he comes running up to me like a dog!

And he has grown so much that you can here him running though the house like a gallop. He tries to play with my other cats but I think his size freaks them out! He's very playful but he's so big he's just kinda clumsy when he plays. But he is always very gentle when he starts to bat at us with those giant fluffy paws.

When I took him to get neutered the vet said he was about a year old, and since I took him in not only has he plumped up but he has gotten fluffier and taller. He just keeps growing, we joke that he is like Clifford the big red dog...he's gonna outgrow our house! Here are some pics of my Walter

Comments:

Barbara: Definitely, Maine Coon mix characteristics. A lot of what you describe is exactly like my 2-year-old female mix. Very very curious and has to check everyone out. Walter is a beauty!!!




Maine Coon mix??

By: TamE in Ste. Genevieve, MO, USA

Danger

Danger Danger Danger

His name is Danger. He is very affectionate, he loves to lick your hands and face. He also will grab your hand with his paws and put his paws on your face gently.

He is not shy, he greets everyone at their feet. He loves playing fetch and will bring toys back to your feet and/or drop it in your hand every time. He does a sideways walk when he is stalking and/ or letting you know that he wants to play.

He has the hair tipped ears, long body and long tail. However, he is not fluffy and nor is his tail. I posted a few picks of him. He is 5 months old. Good size kitten :)




Maine Coon Mix?

By: Jan Heslop in Neosho Falls, KS, USA
Buddy
Buddy


We have 8 cats now and not one did we choose. They all showed up at our door. The latest showed up a few months ago. He was hypervigilant, hungry. He wouldn't allow us to touch him.

He would eat out of an old pitcher that we held and slowly we would touch. He was definitely a kitten but a huge kitten. We left food out for him every day and made a sleeping quarter. He started to grow and eventually he went in the pen we had built for the other cats.

He was beautiful. Gray striped, tuffs on his ears. We eventually were able to handle him long enough to get him to the vet and have him neutered.

His behavior changed so drastically that we have kept him in our house. He was so different that I started to read about breeds of cats and that is when I found him on the pages of the Maine Coons. I would like to see if others think so also. He is rather majestic. We have called him Buddy. I told him his name is Sir William AKA Buddy. I am going to try to upload his picture to this site. Thank you.




Do you think Oreo is a mixed Coon?

By: Dawn in Florida

Oreo was found in bush at school at about 7 weeks old, very weak first few days, then he jumped out of the box on the 3rd morning and darted up my shoulder and started purring.

He is extremely playful, but will pounce on heads and bite a lot, loving and purring one minute rubbing against you then suddenly he tries to tear you apart.

Never seen such a confused kitten! We Have an 8 year old Lab. He's pretty good with kitty, he'll sometimes let kitten lay against him, but gets annoyed when kitten swats and bite his head and tail. Same with pet rabbit, kitten loves to follow her around and jumps on her cage!

(Note from editor: Dawn, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips on our Contact Page for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again.)




Baby Clyde Is Sooo Cute!

By: Jackie in SJ CA
Clyde
Baby Clyde 2 months old

Not sure his breed is or what his Color is called... Please any info is great ;) thank you

Comments:

Michael Coyote: I thought I was the only person who would name a cat Clyde; matter of fact, all of my cats have been named Clyde, with the exception of my present partner Rufous.

Mary: Not exactly sure what kind of cat he is but his coloring is what they refer to as "smoke". Cat has a black coat with white undertones...very rare. Research the color online and see what you think. No matter what enjoy your beautiful boy and all the love he has ...very gorgeous!

Elaine Clark: he is adorable !!!!













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