Yuri possible Maine Coon Mix
(Janesville, WI, USA)
I got Yuri free off of Craigslist exactly a year ago last July making him born sometime late May or early June. His previous owner said he is part Maine Coon, I forgot to ask what else he was. I had been wanting a gray cat for some time breed didn't matter to me. I don't believe everything I hear so I want to hear your opinion on if you think he's part Maine Coon.
He is now a year and a few months old and never has had the Maine Coon size but has all of the Maine Coon looks and bird chatter sounds. He even has the tufts on his paws :) and longer whiskers than previous cats I've owned.
He used to be really cuddly when I first got him but he has grown out of it and is a lap cat only when he wants to be. He doesn't mind being held or carried around and stretches out huge!
He is very long despite being small, he got sick three months ago and I found out he has an enlarged heart (heart disease) which I looked up to find is common in Maine Coons. My vet was shocked because he was so young, he now gets spoiled at pill time with wet food.
He still acts crazy like a kitten and loves to play fight, very much a garbage cat eating almost anything off your plate and steals when you are not looking. He makes it known if he wants something often tripping people.
So what is your opinion?