July 2014 Featured Coonies
Meet our Featured Coonies for July 2014!
Tom and Jerry
Meet our two boys Tom n Jerry. They are brothers born Xmas eve 2013. Tom is a Brown Tabby and Jerry is Silver Tabby.
Amazing Tony Stark
This baby is only 5 weeks old and still with his mother, brothers and sisters.
He's an adorable lap cat, he will climb on your lap and will try to find the most comfiest position, and yet adores exploration and play. He looks like he has spectacles!
He is a cute baby lion and will be a very handsome Coon. We just can't wait!
Our New Kittens
We just added two new kittens to our family. So happy we decided to go with Maine Coons!
Lilo is a Classic Brown Tabby and Stitch is a Brown Tabby with a white chest and socks.
Both are 12 weeks old and adapting well to our family of 2 kids and 2 dogs.
Ira is 14 years old. He is my best friend! He picked me out the moment he saw me. He came over and stood on my foot. This tiny little ball of fur with a stark white nose stood on my foot, looked up and said, "PICK ME". So I did... and I am thankful every day!
Ira was just diagnosed with Kidney Disease. Of course I'll do whatever it takes to keep him comfortable and prolong his life.
I never knew a silly ol' cat could be such a HUGE part of my life!
I LOVE his curly belly hair!
Our Girls - Jessie and Molly
After the devastating loss of our 11 year old Maine Coon Cleo to a brain tumour in 2013, my husband and I, missing the company of a kitty in our home, decided to adopt 2 more girls in December - our Christmas presents to ourselves.
We contacted a few breeders in hopes of adopting some retirees, and we were lucky enough to find Jessie and Molly. Jessie is our 5 year old classic tabby with white, and Molly is our 3 year old silver tabby with white.
They both bring such joy to ours lives. Jessie is our goofy, clumsy, funny girl, who is always purring and always wants to be on our lap or riding around on our shoulders.
Molly on the other hand, although not a lap cat, she always needs to be near us, and she is so sweet and playful and does the quirkiest things.
They both have funny little chirps and tend to be on the vocal side - Jessie, just for conversations sake, while Molly likes to play fetch, and when she catches her ball, she walks it back to us meowing the entire time; it's the funniest thing!
One of the best things about the two of them is how much they love each other.
They chase each other around the house like little tornadoes, and when they are all tuckered out, they groom each other and then curl up on the couch together like best buds.
They are so absolutely adorable, and we are so happy we brought them into our lives.
Judge and Spaulding
The Judge and Spaulding
Brothers from a different litter!!
Judge is 9 months and Spaulding is 11 weeks old.
Been together for 5 days and already best of friends.
Lord Shanti is an 11-year old, shaded silver gray Maine Coon tom. True to his breed, he is highly intelligent, loving, goofy, mischievous, and as devoted to his humans as we are to him.
Lord Shanti's favorite toys are his furry mice. He pulls them out of his toy box and lines them up on the rug before tossing and chasing them.
He enjoys our visitors, sniffs at their shoes, greets them with a meow, and then offers a paw for them to kiss. He rewards me with nose-kisses and head-bonks when I serve him his breakfast and supper as well as when I snuggle and play with him.
Lord Shanti is a wonderful friend. He is my first Maine Coon and will certainly not be my last.
Thor is now 9.5 months old and growing up beautifully. (Note from editor: see Thor and Thea as kittens here.)
He is such a character and has such a funny chirp, he sometimes pads around the house chirping to himself, stops for a minute and then carries on again.
Best friends with Thea, my naughty tortie he will follow her without thinking into any kind of adventure! xx
An Update On Thea!
Now at almost 8.5 months old Thea is really growing into such a beautiful lady!
Such a Princess we call her princess Thea.
My Coonies name is Stormaggedon. We call him Stormy.
He wandered into my sister's yard when he was a wee kitten and she took him in. He is the sweetest, clumsy, clown!
My sister new I wanted him and eventually gave him to me when she realized her grandbabies had allergies to him. Lucky me!
Anyway, Stormy is a rambunctious 9 month old clown and weighs about 13 pounds. Such a handsome boy! We call him Stormy because after he's done playing, my house looks like a big Texas Tornado hit it.
He's like a dog in that he loves to greet everyone at the door! He also likes to sleep in the bed with me all the time too!
Sushi on the staircase
Our darling Sushi is 7 years old, what a character, very loving, but typical town cat, as she is mostly indoor, but loves sitting in our patio garden sunning herself, or sitting in our garage and listening to the sounds outside.
She follows us around, always comes to greet us when we have been out.
She awakens me in the morning by stroking my face with her paws, claws in! If I do not respond, she climbs into bed purring deeply and nibbles my pajama buttons.
Duncan At 3 Years
We got Duncan as a 12 week old kitten from Granduar Maine Coons in Brampton. He has been a real welcome to the family.
We have two other cats as well and they all get along wonderfully together.
When Duncan was just a year old, we noticed him being very very lazy which was not typical for him. We took him to his vet and she said that she thought he had a broken leg.
We then took him to the animal hospital where we live and after X-rays they confirmed that in his rear ball and socket joint the ball had broken. Duncan had surgery and they removed it.
We were told that in large male cats after they have been fixed, the blood supply to that area is somewhat compromised and this type of thing can happen. Needless to say that 3 weeks after we had his right back leg fixed, his left one broke.
Now this may sound like a bad thing but Duncan recovered very well and he is now 3 and jumps and runs just like his much smaller "sisters" you never would know that he does not have the "balls" from his ball joints.
Duncan is an indoor cat and he thinks that's just fine. This summer we decided to let him out on the back deck and he never strays off the deck.
Whoever said that Maine Coons are not lap cats does not know Duncan. He will spend hours on our lap and just purrs so loud he shakes.
Duncan has been 25 pounds for the last year and is not fat, but we think he has finally stopped growing. Here he is in his glory.
Smokey & The Bandit
Smokey & the Bandit
Smokey & the Bandit came to me one night after Smokey had eaten some clumping litter and needed to be watched while I was a volunteer at a cat shelter. They were 6 months old and we didn't want to separate them.
They both were going to spend the night in my bedroom (with litter box (non-clumping), food & water. Within 3 hours, my Siamese cats (Mittens) curiosity was too much, so we went in for a "meet & greet".
All I can remember now is waking up with all 3 in my bed and Mittens asking "Can we keep them Mom?" And, that is how our little family became 4... "My 3 Sons" and I.
Simba & Oreo (you certainly can tell which is which!)
Oreo, Simba & Vinny
We found Simba & Oreo who are brothers, but look nothing like each other. We 'rescued' them basically, from a place that calls itself a zoo, but in fact is just a wayside attraction dealing in the exotic animal trade along with petting zoo.
These two were destined for that horror, then to be killed or who knows what? They had 5 sisters there also, but we were unable to take all of them. Here's to prayers that those girls "made it out". We had to quarantine Oreo & Simba for a month (from our other cats) they had ear mites so bad and other heath issues, but I have included a picture when the were 8 weeks old. They were just 6 weeks when we got them.
At any rate, our Oreo is quite large now and extremely intelligent. Simba is so much fun and has the cutest personality & face. Oreo is a talker. He even talks back to me when he is getting into some thing he isn't supposed to. I have to do the "you wait till your father gets home!" Because he does listen to his daddy. They are best friends. He walks him outside on a leash and they sit together on the porch swing. Simba rushes to his spot to get his combings from his Dad as soon as he comes in the door from work.
I had to "baby proof" the house as if I had a toddler. From turning on the kitchen faucet to flushing the toilet, to trying to take a shower and drink out of the tub faucet, to putting chain locks on the cabinets, to plugging the electric outlets, to hiding the phone cords, to putting every thing and any thing away that they could 'get in to'. It's a constant upkeep.
My husband used to be a dog person. Now he is strictly a Maine Coonie Cat person. He absolutely loves his babes. We have always had cats, but nothing like these two.
We also aquired a rescue from the Humane Society. His name is Vincent. Vinny of course. He is a long hair also, but doesn't have the Coonie traits like our other two.
Oreo is exceptional. He is kind, smart, gentle and oh so sweet. Simba is wild and crazy when he gets to playing. We call Vinny "the fun police" because when ever Oreo & Simba start to play he has to intercept the fun.
We live in the Northwoods, and they get to see plenty of wildlife out our windows. Going out on leash is a whole other experience. Some times they have alerted us when bear or wolves are around and drag us back in the house. We only walk them right round the house and keep out of the tall grass and forest.
Our Vet will never give Oreo another shot. He had extreme reaction to them twice. We only use natural products on our kitties, if at all.
Jaxx and Jazz
They are brothers about a year old I'd reckon.
Jaxxy is the orange tabby and loves water a bit more openly than Jazzy, who is by default the brown tabby. Jazzy really lives to stare at the fish and even though he can't get them he tries very hard.
Jaxx is the quiet one and Jazz trills most of the time.
They both love to grab my hand and nibble whenever they get their pets and recently have decided they rather don't mind tummy rubs though they prefer being stroked.
My Adorable, Mischievous Furball
Lily is an extremely curious furry young lady.
She is now almost 5 years old and still a bundle of energy (with a very good appetite).
She is very good at giving facials at 2:30 a.m. She always loves a good cuddle.
Percy is our handsome cream silver maine coon. He is a very vocal boy who loves his two tabby brothers and sister.
He enjoys company and often curls up next to me in bed and is the first to greet us when we come home. A very special boy.
Scamp the Scamp
Hello! We got Scamp at the shelter, however we are pretty sure he has at least some Maine Coon in him.
He has all of the stereotypical traits and is just the perfect cat for a house with two little boys in it! He chases them around and thinks they are just big kittens.
We unfortunately live in an area with a lot of pet abandonment, so it is entirely possible that he is a pure Coon. He was found as a 5-month-old kitten, but not with a litter. He is about ten months old now, and going on 17 pounds!
The most recent photo shows him with my nearly six-year-old son. The rest of the photos are a couple of months old.
We love this sweet, funny kitty-boy who likes to spend most of his time lying on his back, paws and belly up!
Another gorgeus pic of my baby girl
Miss Allegra, at 5 months old, is out newest addition to our small family, joining her two doggy fur-siblings.
She has wrapped us around her little (well not so little) paws and has done so the minute we picked her up from the breeder to take her home. She has brought so much happiness into our lives in an incredibly short time.
She is constantly amusing us with her clown-like antics and her incredibly early morning smooches in bed :)
Sisters - Adah & Piper
Adah at 4months
George & I adopted Adah & Piper (sisters) when they were 4 months old. The lady that had the two sisters found out that her grandson was allergic to the cats. We felt like the sisters needed to stay together.
Piper the less furry one is faster than the speed of lightening and Adah is very strong. They loved to play and are indoor cats for life.
Adah and Piper both like to watch the Dog Channel on TV and watch the birds at the bird-feeder outside through the sliding glass doors. They are very loving kittens as well.
My Old Boy Stormy
This is Stormy. My boy is now in his 13th year.
He's slowing down a little but still loves to cuddle. His favorite thing has always been playing fetch with a little fuzzy ball, he plays so long you finally would have to put it away.We've had him since he was 10 weeks old and can't imagine how hard it will be when he crosses over that rainbow bridge.
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My baby! He's 2 years old, was adopted from a shelter at 12 weeks.
He's 11.4 lbs and has been that size for several months. He's got many of the characteristics of a Maine Coon, in both personality and appearance.
I wonder if he's a mix, I'm pretty sure he's at least part because of coat type.
The main support for being a mix would be, besides being from a shelter, the size, but I know they don't mature fully until 3-5 years.
Is Nova a Maine Coon?
Nova's on the bed.
Nova is an energetic, 1-year old kitty. She's delightfully large and sports a massive, fluffy tail. She has quite a unique personality; one my family has never experienced in a cat.
She loves jumping in the shower, playing in the sink, walking along narrow handrails, and, of course, eating. She's extremely friendly and seems to love guests.
She appears to have Maine Coon traits: the huge tail, massive size, tufted ears and paws, and similar markings. We got her from the local county shelter, and they told us she is simply a mix. We'd love to know what you guys think!
Just got this two month old little guy from the Austin Humane Society yesterday, and he's already terrorizing my dog.
He purrs the second you pick him up, and meows when he wants attention (every 20 minutes). The ears were the biggest clue to me, they're huge on his head and he has the telltale tufts.
That being said, his coat is showing signs of being long (he's shaggy), but its not fully grown in yet. I'm not sure how long it takes for Coons to get poofy.
No matter what, he's awesome!
My cats name is Ace he is 8 months old he is huge!!!!.....he has huge paws and a buff chest he is brown with black stripes he even has a big bushy tail.
My Molly Girl... Part Maine Coon??
My fiance and I were given our kitten Molly when she was very young. But she adapted so quickly.
Once we got her to the house she never once whined or whimpered.. she is so loving and loves to have her belly rubbed... and to give lots of kisses..
I have read a lot about Maine Coon traits and she fits them to a T. We know that she isn't a purbred because she was found under a porch with her 3 litter mates 2 are long haired and look JUST like her and then there was one short haired with white socks.. I just wanted to know what others think about Miss Molly..
Some of her MC traits
We absolutly adore and lover our Molly so so much. We were both very much so "dog people" but since getting her we cant say that at all anymore. She is very much so our child and she knows it she is very spoiled.. please let us know what yall think we are very curious about if she does have some Maine Coon in her.
Her mother is a short haired petite cat..if you need anymore info just ask please..
Veronica, Michael, & Molly
Pretty Sure He's Maine Coon
He has so many traits of this breed would love to know what you think.
Is Floyd a Maine Coon?
Floyd was rescued last week right before he was about to cross a busy street. When the rescuer pulled up to the curb she opened the passenger door first and called out to him. Much to her surprise, he hopped right in.
I feel like Floyd might be a kitten who accidentally got out and ran away from home. He is far too much too trusting and affectionate have been a stray for too long.
The woman who rescued him has put signs up everywhere and at the shelters. I adopted yesterday.
Floyd has a long furry tail, long hair and HUGE paws. His little face is throwing me off, though. It looks so unusual to me. Could he be a Maine Coon mix? I know it's not likely he's a full breed, but if he did escape, I think there is a chance. So I'm curious...
He's basically a total stud. But he is more like a dog I feel like.
He follows me everywhere, plays fetch like a champion, runs around the house with me (he attacks me by jumping up and smacking my butt), follows me around outside, wakes me up every morning because he gets bored (he's smart, he hides in my closet and meows at me because i can't get him with a pillow in there).
What else...he pulls my wet towels down and sleeps on them. He sucks at jumping and climbing. We have long conversations. Usually it's just normal meows from him, but if he's really happy/comfy sometimes he'll chirp (though it doesn't happen very often)but it's super cute.
Merlin A Part Maine Coon
Before fully grown
Merlin was given to me when he was too young, he was tiny but followed me everywhere, as he got bigger and bigger I noticed he didnt meow like other cats he chitterd like a squirrel.
And when in the mood he would talk, I still now find him sleeping in the bathroom sink, he sits on the edge of the bath when I have a shower, and plays with water, somtimes sleeps inside my cupboards too.
He comes and tells me loudly when he has gone to the litter or wants something, I talk to him and he answers me back.
He is a little bigger than 25cm in length, without the tale, very robust and fluffy, and I just luv him ta bitz, hes a clown somtimes, and is always at my side, I cant even go to the loo in peace.
"Whiskey" was found late at night in the middle of a country road in Ohio by my niece.
The poor little thing was scared to death and his eyes were matted shut. There were no other kittens/cats around and no one could figure out how he got there.
He wasn't more than 3 weeks old. He was fed by an eye dropper for a week or so. I took him home to Texas a couple weeks later.
I could tell he was going to be a big cat by the length of his tail when he was still a kitten. He was 8lbs. at 6 months old, long and thin.
He is now 6 years old and 23lbs. He is very muscular and agile for his size. It never occured to me that he could be a Maine Coon or a mix. I just thought he was a BIG cat.
His fur seems right, he has a large chest, he speaks to me in a very distinct language, he likes water and has been known to jump in the shower with me, he acts more like a dog than a cat, he waits at the door for me to come home, he is very gentle and loves everyone, and demands attention. He has to be at least a mix, right? Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Two of the pics are when he was 6 months old and 8lbs. The other 2 are recent.
Winston - Our Curious Little Boy With The Amazing Tail
Winston is now 9 months old and it has been suggested that he might be part Maine Coon. The reason for posting here I guess is to see if any of you agree.
He has the amazing HUGE tail which is at present as wide as his body is and about as long as his body.
He has the tufts under his paws and between his toes. He loves water, has ended up in the bath many times due to this and when he is taken out on a harness into the garden always manages to get at least 2 pawn into our pond.
Winston is quite vocal but never says a usual meow he seems to have a his own way of talking. He is very friendly to those he knows but cautious of strangers. He will not accept a stranger approaching him but that could be more to do with the fact that we have a small circle of visitors.
He loves playing and will find a way to play with just about anything but one of his favorite things to do is chase flies and little flying bugs.
Aslan and Mystique
My cats' mum is Russian Blue, we definitely know that because when we went to see them, the mum cat was there with the babies.
We have been told that these kittens are mixed with Persian. But their personalities are not like Persians, so we started to do a little bit research about the breeds, and found about the Maine Coons.
Then we started to think that our kittens may be mixed with Maine Coon. This is probably a very low probability as I think Maine Coons are not very common in Australia.
We think that they may have mixed with Maine Coon because of the following reasons:
They have large pointy ears with long tufts coming out of them. Their tale is also very fluffy. We sometimes call the girl cat 'squirrel'.
The boy cat, Aslan always seeks for attention, and he is very talkative. My little girl Mystique is talkative too, but not as much as her brother, Aslan.
He doesn't like being left out, when we are home, he always wants to be around us. He can be extremely affectionate if he wants food, but otherwise, he actually doesn't really like being touched. He is almost 8 months, and we think that he is big for his age.
We sometimes think that he acts like a dog. He wants to play all the time, and he wants to eat all the time. My girl, Mystique is also very keen on food. They could just eat all day if I let them do so.
They are also very intelligent. Mystique plays a lot with the balls, she carries them upstairs and puts them in my boots and tries to catch them inside the boot. They also sleep with us all the time. They actually sleep on my pillow half of the night. When they want affectionate, they look right into my eyes, and makes a very distinct meow sound which tells us that it is cuddle time.
They are indoor cats and they've never been outside by themselves. But even when I take them out in the garden for a walk with their harnesses, they love it, and they make funny noises.
So here are the photos, what do you think? These photos are not very best shots though. Aslan, my darling boy, is the black and white one.
Is Sasha A Maine Coon Mix?
She's a big girl when I look at her I think "sturdy" she's 22lbs but not fat.
She follows me around the house yelling at me because I was at work and left her with the dog.
She plays fetch, gives high fives and dances on her back legs. She is extremely smart. She only uses her claws on her tower of doom. Her tail is as long if not longer than her body.
She is super affectionate.
Enjoying the cat tree!
He is now 14 months old and weighs 9.5 lbs. Is he underweight for his age?
All male mixed cats I have had were between 15 and 20 lbs. I'm hoping he is still growing and will add some more weight as I can feel his hips and spine.
My female is overweight so I don't do free feeding anymore, I just feed them 3 times a day. He doesn't act like he's hungry between feedings.
Would this little guy have Maine Coon in him?
Oliver at 8 weeks
We recently adopted this kitten from a rescue.
He was around 8 weeks old when we got him and he had tights on his paws, fluffy ears and even a bit of a lynx tip on the ears and looked (and looked very much like the pictures of a Maine Coon kitten to our inexperienced eyes).
Now at 13 weeks, he seems to have shed a lot of his hair, so he doesn't look like that too much. Anyway, I thought I would post his pictures here for some impartial input :)
Berkley the Cat
Mom Mom Mom Momma
Momma Ma Ma Mom Mom
Berkley was found on a farm, she defied a certain death with a silo auger so my boyfriend brought her home.
She's a total spazz and getting more and more affectionate to the point that she doesn't stop loving on me all night long!
She is short haired but has the 'bob cat' ears and the M on her forehead, could she be part Coonie?
Feebe 9 weeks
Feebe is a 11 weeks old and weighs over 3 lbs. We adopted her from the local shelter, so we have no info on her parents.
One of our friends said she looks like a Maine Coon. At that time I had no idea what a Maine Coon cat looked like. So I have been researching.
She has some Maine Coon traits with her tufts in her ears, fluffy tail and paws, and a personality that matches up with a Maine Coon. What do you think from these pictures?
Squishy is our baby, he fell out of a tree and damaged his hips when he was a kitten, but that hasn't stopped him. He can't walk properly, but he's a determined little guy.
His big personality makes up for any damage caused by his fall. He's lovable, and always wants to be the center of attention. He's quite demanding - when he wants food, he gets it.
He'll sit at the back door and meow to go outside like he's one of the dogs. He'll rub up against you to get attention and wrap his tail around you like some kind of monkey. We like to think he's entirely one of a kind, but whether that's the case or not we love him all the same.
He's a rather huge cat. Most everyone that sees him says they've never seen a cat his size, last time he was weighed, he was nearly 20 lbs (I think 17 to be exact?) and he's actually nearly the same size when you see them side by side as our Corgi/Dauschund mix.
A neighbor of ours said she thought he was a Maine Coon because of his appearance and actions, and I would love to get a second opinion. (You can see him next to our Jack Russel Mix, Corgi Mix, and our old Collie Mix in one of the images. Also, the closest up picture of him is quite old. From 2009, I think)
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