October 2011 Photo Album
Welcome to our album of Maine Coon Cat Pictures for October 2011. We have quite a few beauties here! (Comments are closed in this October Album)
Kelimcoons Candy Cane
Candy and her equally stunning brother, Murphy, have sent in lots of pictures! Since there is plenty to see and read about them, they have their own page.
Jasmine has more energy and can jump higher than any cat I have ever owned.
She is beautiful, is obsessed with sinks and tubs, and acts more like a dog than a cat.
She is great for entertaining guests and is a pleasure to have around. She rides well in the car, and she visits and stays with "her grandparents" (about an hour away) at least once a month.
I adopted Jasmine last year from the SPCA and feel as though she is lucky to now have two homes where she is loved.
Awe, she is so precious! Sounds like she has found a wonderful home with you. What a cutie!
"Sissy" and "Henry"
"Sissy" found us on our Sunday-Before-Church-Walk in Mid-July. She bounded out of a pasture and creek area after we heard her distressed cries.
I was trying to figure out how to get through 5 strands of rusty barb-wire to see what was in trouble when we saw her coming toward us....I sat down, she landed in my lap and never stopped purring!
We alreay had "Henry" our Russian Blue who was feral and not accepting of other cats so we put her in the basement...then at Church I tried to find her a home.
When I got home I told my husband I probably had a home for her and he said "no way! We have bonded!"
The next step was a visit to the vet who said it was unlikely we had a pure Maine Coon given the circumstances.....however, she had all of the traits and characteristics so if we told him we had just purchased a "Maine Coon" from a breeder he would not argue!
She was given a clean bill of health...at that time she was 4 pounds and about 2 months old. We brought her home and started the "introduction" process....it had failed in the past but we so wanted it to work this time...and we thought given the fact she was younger than others we had tried...and also female...it might just work. After about a month....it did work!
The photos I have sent show her at 5 months...Sissy loves water...even comes into the shower with me; is a pest in the kitchen; loves high places and is interested in everyone and everything.
She does not go outside but enjoys our decks and porches where she can watch the birds...she did manage to catch one that I rescued thankfully...but what a hunter she would be!
She and "Henry" are big buddies.....as you can see from the photos.
I understand from the newsletter that without papers we cannot assume she is pure-bred but by golly, we still think she is!
We live in the country and where she was found was no where near a home or houses...so we suspect someone "dumped" her. We can't wait until she is a year old....wonder how big she will get!
what a "sweetie"
Your Maine Coon is cute
My Maine-Coon Mix Kitty
Will the real kitty please stand up!
Kitty is a year old and more like a watch dog. She doesn't miss a trick.
She loves people and follows us around from room to room. She loves being brushed and expects a back massage after giving you a kiss!
Kitty, kitty, kitty?
Simba just chilling
Very loving and friendly a true lap cat, wants to be everywhere you are.
Sheila 4 months old
What classic ears!
A real winner.
What a cutie Pie, she's adorable.. Good Luck to you both!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful kitty with the rest of us!!!
(Hagerstown, Maryland, )
We live in a apartment complex. Back last winter when there was snow on the ground we saw her hanging around between the two buildings.
One day when I came home I saw her huddled down next to a bush. She would wonder away then come back.
One night my son was taking the trash out she was standing outside the glass door looking in. It broke my heart so I took her in she had scabs on her body she wasn't quite full grown.
She is truly beautiful doing great very lovable girl.
I have Beauty's twin
Your Beauty is.....
6 month old crazy critter! Loves to play fetch! =^..^=
Jake was a Whisker Rescue rescue. We, as volunteers of the Whisker Rescue organization, saw him, wanted him, but didn't act quickly enough and he was adopted to someone else.
We were happy for him but sad for us. Two weeks later, Jake scooted out the door of his new home and was lost.
We spent 6 weeks looking for him and a lot of $$$ in flyers, etc. After six weeks we thought we should try and 'let it go'....but then, that one right phone call came in...."we have your Jake"!....
After many, many calls from people with strays that weren't Jake, we were not hopeful...but these callers insisted...'we have your Jake"! We quickly got in the car and went down to check it out....'Happy Story Ending'...It was our Jake!
But, he wasn't 'our' Jake because there was the adoptive people who'd had him to consider! We knew we could not lose him...we were willing to pay big....Jake was meant to be with us and we knew it!
Whisker Rescue contacted the adoptive owners, told them the story of our long search for Jake, and they were happy to let us have him! Now Jake is ours...we love him completely!
He's our first Maine Coone and we now know what a very special breed of cat Maine Coons are!
We love our Jakeipoo!!!
Jake...meant to be ours...
Written in the stars
He is such a sweet cat. He loves attention, and loves the camera.
Our Handsome Tequila
He's just over 6 months old. He is a brown tabby with white purebred Maine Coon. He can "shake a paw" and he loves playing peek a boo.
Now those are Lynx tips
What a tail
My Sweet Boy
His lynx tips measures 1 1/4 inch in length.
Jean Baptiste Dorian, 11 weeks
Dorian is 11 weeks old male Maine Coon. He loves to climb curtains, cubboards, windows, everything..
Love him very much...
What a look-a -like!!!
(Los Angeles CA)
Hi my name is Baerbel and the handsome little guy in the pictures is our Maine Coon "Bentley".
Bentley is currently 11 month olds and weighs 16lbs and 10 oz. We got Bentley from a Breeder 3 months after our 17 year old Maine Coon Mix "Chase" had passed from a battle with cancer.
We were so heart broken and first did not want another cat but the house was just to empty and something huge was missing, so we decided to contact a Maine Coon Breeder. Chase was a rescue cat, Maine Coon mix and this time we decided to have a pure breed Maine Coon based on their great personalities.
We contacted a Breeder which came highly recommended and Bentley came to us on January 8th, 2010 at the tender age of 8 weeks.
We are so happy to have Bentley in our lives, he is the sweetest cat and really shows all the characteristics a Maine Coon is made off. I just had surgery 3 days ago and he is not leaving my side. He is so loyal and ever so gentle.
We were told by his Breeder that Bentley will continue growing until 4-5 years of age. He is already huge, we can't wait to see what handsome guy he will grow into!
Bentley is stunning!
Response to all
In regards to the cat tree. We bought it at Costco's for $75.- however, I have not seen any cat trees lately at Costco's. Petsmart also sells a cat tree with a larger tray on the top to accommodate a larger cat. Hope this helps!
Bentley is magnificent!
We have only had him 2 days...he is a rescue and he is huge at only 1 yr.
Such a gentle giant and not at all aggressive towards our other pets. What a love he is.
quite a character
A Big Guy
When he really settles in no telling how much mischief he will get into.
(Poplar Bluff, MO)
Dynah is my "first child" and has all the symptoms of the first child.
In her 12 yrs of life she has endured 6 moves, 2 more cats, and 3 dogs. She was very "disturbed" by moving and by every introduction of each new animal.
Eventually, she came around but in reality she would just love to be an only child again. She doesn't like storms, her feet being touched, or annoying little dogs.
She loves her wet food, her favorite chair, and me!
Hello, Dynah Mae!
I am wishing you much love and happiness with your family.
This Is Annastesia
Anna loves plants! especially when she can dig in them! .... : )lol
Hi I'm Oscar
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Cody came to me from an animal rescue society. When I adopted him he had a severe case of coccidia and was quite small for his age.
He appeared to be about two months old but the vet said he was closer to four! With what I spent at the vet trying to get him well again, I could have bought a purebred Maine Coon kitten but then I wouldn't have found this very special guy.
When I introduced him to our home all he wanted to do was RUN! He ran and jumped and climbed like, well, "Wild Bill" Cody.
He ran like he must have spent most of his little life cooped up in a cage. He has made me a very happy mommy by being able to give this spunky little bud a forever home.
Cody is seven years old now and it looks like he has topped out at 12.6 lbs.
I have a registered female Maine Coon who is nearly the same weight but she has the body build of a mastiff while Cody is built more like a Doberman.
I can't help but wonder if Cody hadn't had such a stubborn bout of coccidia during his kittenhood, what size would he have been able to achieve?
Rocco & Captain Hook
Note From Editor:
Rocco and Captain Hook are brothers from the same litter, adopted by coworkers. I've combined their two pages into one, so you can get to know them better.
Come meet Rocco and Captain Hook!
Note From Editor:
Tigger was added to our Rainbow Bridge section this month. As a Rainbow Bridge entry, he has his own personal memorial page.
Follow this link to learn more about this special boy: Tigger, and read or leave comments.
Thornplum Marley, OakBluff Elliot Blue Boy,
(Brooklin, ME, USA)
Note From Editor:
These three stunning boys are brothers! There is plenty to learn about them, so they have their own page. Come visit it, and get to know Marley, Arthur & Elliot!
And after you check out their page (leave a comment if you wish) you may want to see Elloit's Feature Spread in our newsletter, Tattle Tails!
(Cumbria - England)
Hi we have a 6 month old Maine Coon, I suspect he's more intelligent than he lets on hehe.
He is very much my cat, his tail I think is the main grooming point for me as when he goes out he gets all sorts in it trees burrs etc.
We weighed him about 2 months ago he was bordering on 4kg.
He has his own chair, we bought him a soft dog bed which he wont use without a fleece in, he sleeps with me behind my head. He likes to embarrass me by dragging undies about.
We have 2 other cats, they are my babies and they are tabbies a classic tabby and mackerel tabby.
They all hare around the house chasing one another, they often sound like a heard of elephants sometimes.
Our Marley Katt
I've posted Marley's picture on here in the past, but did not give any further details. A few of you had requested to know more about her, so we are happy to share and update! Enjoy!
This is Marley Katt..She is a year 1/2,And I got her as a kitten for my wife when she graduated from nursing college, she absolutely loves to cuddle and sleep with her mom and dad at night..
Loves her Fancy Feast and temptations treats..She enjoys spending her afternoons lounging out on the deck, watching birds, chasing the squirrels and carrying pine cones back inside the house to us.
She has an unreasoning passion for watching the toilet flush, loves to lay on the newspaper while you're trying to read it, always runs up an greets us when we get home from work.
And always has some kind of crazy trick to make you laugh.
She has brought so much joy to us both, wouldn't trade her for anything..
Thank you for sharing,
She's a doll! Love that fur coming out of her ears, and she has such nice marking, too. Enjoy her :-)
Hillary is a 10 year old Maine Coon. She came into our lives 3 1/2 years ago and has brought so much joy to our family. She is full of life and character.
She is definitely the superior being in our house. We have a dog that is 3 times bigger than Hillary.
Yet, our dog is well aware of who is boss in the house. Hillary loves to hide around the corner and pounce on the dog as she walks by. She is truly a joy.
My New Kitty
I got him at a shelter as a stray. He makes super cute noises and so mild mannered, more so than any cat I've ever had.
And becoming super affectionate even after only being here for a day from the shelter.
He is super fluffy, thick undercoat and long over coat. His tail is super long as well. Love him to death!! : )
My New Kitty
RE: My New Kitty
We found Fiona at the Humane Society and fell in love right away. We knew she was different but didn't realize she was a Maine Coon until we saw a show on Animal Planet describing their characteristics... which she fits PERFECTLY!
Diva Molly From South Africa
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There are some beautiful pictures of her to see, too!
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This is my Maine Coon kitten. His name is Liam Neeson. He is 8 weeks old :D I'm so excited to have him in my life.
Just the most lovable and sweet kitten one could have! She's all Coon!
I got Journey from our local shelter when he was 9 weeks old. He was little and sickly.
Hard to believe that he is now 1 year old and weighs 17 pounds!
Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For October:
Sophie-Maybe Maine Coon?
By: Stephanie (Columbus, Ohio)
Sophie is about 3 months old. Her mom was dropped off my friend's barn where she had 2 beautiful kittens (Sophie and Little Bear).
We brought Sophie home 2 weeks ago and she has been a treat! She is so playful and curious and has a purr that is MUCH too big for her little size.
A friend of mine mentioned that she looked like a Maine Coon so I started doing some research and sure enough she does.
Her mom and sister have the same fuzzy ears and distinct layer of fur around their neck as she does. I think she looks like a little bob cat!
She has already made herself at home in our family.
Your kitten is a Maine Coon Cat
Bella & Family Plus An Extra Cat
Bella was the kitten of a neighbor's cat. The mother brought her brother and sister to our house and left them here. At the same time, another cat showed up and was hanging out, also a female.
My kids found our kitten in the woods behind our house which are close. Therefore I am not completely sure if all kittens are from the same litter.
I never took the cat back to the neighbor, she had offered me a kitten shortly before and my son went down to tell her we kept one for ourselves and gave another to my niece. The kitten my niece has is short haired and has very defined stripes, ours and the brother have long hair.
Our kitty, Bella has many characteristics as a Maine Coon. Such as dog like behavior, playfulness, standing on back legs, almost having conversation, telling us when she wants food.
The first thing I noticed about our kitten is that she has unusually large paws. I almost thought she had mitten paws until I counted only 5 toes.
She also has a mane around her neck the fur is much longer and her coat is un-even. She has very defined striped markings which are sort of hidden due to her long hair.
I also think her ears are rather large and bob cat like w/ the fur sticking out. I decided to research and I feel she definitely has a lot of the personality traits of a Maine Coon.
She is very playful. She will play with almost any object she finds on the floor. While in a playful mood she will attack any part of your body that is moving, but always in a playful manner, never mean. She has done this often while I type at the computer.
I also thought it was strange that she allows my 3 yr old daughter to carry her around without a fuss. She is definitely a lap cat. The strangest thing she does which I've never seen is she stands on her back legs.
She follows me around every where. She lets us know when she wants something. I always say she reminds me of a little dog. She is definitely a "different" cat for sure!
Harry Cat :)
We adopted Harry from the RSPCA back in July.
One of my first thoughts about him when I saw him was his beautiful ruff around his neck, his bushy tail and also the fact he is very solid, not fat at all but very rectangular and stocky.
One of my friends saw a photo of him and having a Maine Coon herself asked if he was a Maine Coon or Maine Coon mix.
We went through a few things such as the tufts of fur between his paws, his tail and so far I am unable to reach a decision!
If any of you are able to let me have your thoughts on him that would be great.
I Think Rueben Might Have A touch Of Coon
By: Diane Brenchley
(Christchurch New Zealand)
Rueben likes to stretch out and show off his glorious tummy
He is completly insane in a good way, he doesnt think he's a cat, he thinks he's a dog.
His favourite toy is a peg that he plays fetch with. He also likes straws and will pinch one right our of your drink if you're not watching it lol.
He was soooo tiny when we got him, his mother stopped feeding so we got him at 5 wks and was only 180 grams, he's about 16 mths now and weighs 5 kg of pure muscle.
He trills and chirps when you talk to him and if he wants something really bad like to go outside he yowls untill someone gets up and opens the door for him.
He is very people orientated yet doesn't seek your lap when you sit on the couch prefering to sit up on the back of the chair and keep an eye on you from above but will follow you around the house if you leave the room.
I love him sooo much, he is my furbaby for sure.
Thanks for your comments :)
(Newcastle, NSW, Australia)
We adopted Tonks from a rescue service when we got her she had extremely short hair because her previous owner had given her a haircut.
All we were told was that she was a short haired cat! Imagine our surprise when she grew quite a long coat!
When we first got Tonks I was surprised at how friendly and affectionate she was! In fact in the first few days we noticed how much like a dog she was.
One such example is that she is always at the front door to greet us and loves to meet new people (especially males for some odd reason). Her favourite place to be is wherever we happen to be.
She is very vocal as well and likes to "talk" to us if we aren't paying her enough attention. She doesn't like water although she is interested in the shower (just not the getting wet part!)
At the moment she is around 9 months old and desexed. I believe she is a Maine Coon because of her tail and her friendly disposition!
I apologise for the poor quality photos, she doesn't tend to stay still for very long!
He spent a lot of time under my couch when I rescued him and was worried that he would never come out, but on the advise of the readers Last Chance did come out and became part of the family now - I wish he would go back under the couch. :-)
For a cat that was abused he learned very quickly that he is king. He is demanding and very subborn. His words and his facial expressions you know exactly what he is feeling. He will relentlessly let you know. Last Chance is not affectionate or lovable and I wish he was. He is his own cat.
He will lay next to you, but watch out if you try to touch him he will growl and attack and than walk away mad. My husband tells me all the time that he does love me in Last Chance way and wants to be next to me, but it doesn't mean that I should or he wants to be touched. He really isn't a nice loving guy, but I still love him.
Is My Cat A Coon
I picked my cat up from a local spca, and do not really have any background on him.
Looking over this website, He looks very similar to most of the cats here. He is now about a year old, and I would not say he is any larger than a normal cat.
But his features and personality fit a lot of what you all describe. Was wondering if you could help and let me know if you think he has any coon in him.
I am attaching photos.
My little girl Millie is basically a female version of Bob! She also shares alot of personality traits and features of a Maine Coon - but she is normal size too! I got her from the Cat Protection Society in my state (in Australia) and they just said she was a Domestic Medum Hair. But I am not so sure!
At the very least
My own marmalade mackerel tabby is at 5 months outstripping my 13-year old "miniature Maine Coon" (a joke), who is admittedly at 6 lb a runt, and his tail is growing nonstop. A real dustcatcher.
What a Beauty
I know you mentioned his size...what kind of food are you feeding him? I feed mine the Blue Buffalo kitten food, I know it's expensive but he has grown SO much in the short period of time I have had him. It also helps in making his coat so soft & smooth. I got him back in June of this year, about 2 months and only 2 lbs. He is a MC mix, not a pure bred MC cat. He is now 7 months and weighs 10 lbs.
Also do you ration out his food or always leave some available for him? I'm sure all cats grow at their own speed, he is very handsome and you can see the Maine Coon in him =)
I rescued Casey from a no kill shelter 6 weeks ago along with another cat.
I think he is a Maine Coon mix because he is huge - 15 pounds - has a long silky coat, ruff around his neck and has huge paws with tufts of fur between his toes both back and front.
He is the sweetest cat - he follows me around the house and is aways near me whether I am watching TV or sitting at my computer.
He sleeps next to me and has a very quiet chirping meow for such a big cat. I am so lucky that he chose me when I sat down to look at cats at the shelter.
His previous owners moved and left him sitting on the doorstep. I just can not imagine someone leaving this awesome guy behind.
He Looks The Part
By: Sue M
Gracie is a rescue kitty. She was found tied in a pillow case that had been thrown off the highway. She has two other sibling, both of whom have been adopted to "forever homes." This is her "baby" picture.
She is now a one year old who loves to talk, climb her cat tree, frolic with her housemate Molly (a tuxedo) and play in running water!
I do believe she thinks she's a dog...Gracie meets me at the door upon my return from work and occasionally "join" me in the shower for a quick rinse...her idea, not mine.
She is an awesome little friend!
So...do you think she has Maine Coon in her genetic makeup?
So, do you think she has Maine Coon in her genetic makeup?
On another note, I love getting Tattle Tails through email...thanks to everyone!
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