Would you say this cat has some Maine Coon in him?
(Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Typical relaxing pose
"Rooney" came to me as a month-old kitten from a close friend's pet's litter. The mother is a small pink-colored short-haired tabby, but the father is not known.
Rooney is very playful... in fact, he makes a toy out of almost any small toy in the house. He has one habit in particular that cracks me up--he picks up my brother's socks from his bedroom floor and usually deposits them near the laundry machine. One of his favorite games with me is "tag." He chases me down and bumps me in the leg, then sprints the other way and waits for me to chase him, and then repeats. He's obsessed with our kitchen sink and the faucet in the shower.
He cuddles sometimes; maybe once or twice a day, but also likes to lay alone. He constantly follows me around and watches me while I'm doing whatever, and begs for food in the morning like a dog while I make my turkey sandwich for lunch. He sits straight up in the air like a prairie dog when he hears the garage door open. Small, loud children do seem to scare him, but he makes himself the center of attention even when the house is full of strangers.
As you can see from the pictures, he is rather large. I would estimate that he is roughly 30" tip-to-tail, and his frame is well filled-out. He is a little less than 2.5 years old so he may still have some growing to do.
So, what do you think?