"Joey" (aka: Mr. Fuzz aka: Vladimir Fuzzzzmanovic):
Facts, Urban Legends, and Myths of the “Maine Coon” have come true in our home!!
Our boy was handpicked by my husband among a litter of 7. Baby Joey was off by himself laying in front of a fish tank not caring a stitch about how his siblings were playing and showing off their cute kitten skills to the “soon-to-be new kitten owners” (us).
We played with this one and that one and then my husband asked…”what about that guy over there?” He was definitely the runt, but no doubt the most handsome of the litter with his stripes, baby soft coat, sweet little face, and his two huge front paws! Before we knew it, we were on our way home with this little “polydactyl” bundle of fur.
Our little boy has grown into a handsome, rugged, and skilled hunter. I think he’s still a little small for his ripe old age of almost 4 years but he thinks he’s the largest and smartest animal in his kingdom (aka: our house and neighborhood)
He’s bossy, opinionated, frisky, and he has trained “us” well. Joey is not overly friendly or social and only lets us love on him when “he” wants.
One of his favorite things to do is attack your feet when you least expect it. If he’s not perched in the front window looking out over his territory, he’s outside policing and clearing it of all rodents and birds.
If/when we hear the rare loud purr of his love engine; we seize every moment of it and pick him up with loving arms. He will let us hold and kiss on him for about 45 seconds before he finally gives us the Heisman stiff arm. It is the BEST 45 seconds!! He’ll rub his face all over us, lick us if we’re lucky, and he kneads dough like a crazed baker but we have to stay on guard as he will bite us when we least expect it. He’s like a bad boyfriend…gives little, takes a lot, and keeps us wanting more. He plays a good game but I know he loves us.
He follows us room to room just to be near us. Notice I said “near” us. He’s not a lap cat. He usually comes running if I call him from outside and loves being welcomed home with lots of petting and praises.
He loves his older sister, a 16 year old golden retriever, and taunts her every chance he gets just like a little brother naturally would. He’s spoiled and he loves it. We love him tons and wouldn’t change/trade him for anything!!
Our Loving (in his own way) Maine Coon Joey.
We love you!
Nik, Christine, Mia, and Kai