2021 Coonies

Meet Luna, Furby, Gracie and Diva Gracie in this album of featured Coonies! What beauties!



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Luna

by Ripley
(Austin, TX)

pretty black and white cat portraitLuna Portrait

About two months ago, we lost my son's first pet -- an orange and white 1-year-old Maine Coon Mix - to a terrible disease (FIP). We were still grieving when my son started randomly talking about a black and white cat.

black and white cat on tile floor playing with toyPlaying
cute black and white cat laying on a bookshelfShelf Decoration

I had updated my local rescue contacts on our situation and asked them to watch for a Maine Coon Mix. I was told that they saw one maybe every six months, so we settled in to wait.

small black and white kitty sitting on floor looking upWho me?

Not even a week later I received an email from one of the ladies; a Maine Coon Mix had shown up at her door.

The kitty was a little black and white female! She was dirty, unspayed and without a microchip.

We meet her more than a month ago, but we were hesitant to bring a new cat home so soon.

We checked and re-checked every factor, fretted, and then decided to bring her home following her spay.

My hubby, son and I put our heads together and came up with the name Luna Twilight Miyu.

That was nearly three weeks ago. Since then, Luna has been thoroughly charming everyone, even my "I'm not a cat person" husband.

Physically, she has the shaggy coat, tufted paws and ears, and plumed tail, though not the ruff (at least not yet). The vet estimated that she is between 9 and 12 months old.

She is only about 8 pounds now, but she still needs to grow into her ears and paws. I have a hard time doing her eyes justice in photos, particularly with their dark setting. They are a stunning, clear green in the middle with gold around the outside.

Her soft, chirpy meow is absolutely charming. She loves to talk to us, greets everyone, and follows me around the house. She enjoys inserting herself between people on the couch, purring away.

She plays with everything, including the cat water fountain. She is fascinated with water and can often be seen with water droplets beaded on her face and paws. She even tries to join me in the shower!

Though she is eager to please (and already responds to her name and the "come" command), she also has a little fire in her so that it is hard to tell her no, even for my 15yo "King-of-the-house" kitty.

She doesn't even flinch at my 4.5yo's rambunctious play; she would rather join in.

Luna regularly makes us laugh with her mischief. Some mornings she pounces at her shadow in the darkened house.

She dismantled a silk lei and scattered the petals across the living room. She made her own spot on the bookshelf by pawing things out of the way until I helped her move them.

Luna has a very special sense; she responds to people in distress. When my son stubbed his toe, she sat with him and refused to budge until he calmed down.

When I had a migraine, she curled up with me. She tried to respond to my distressed newborn nephew, until his parents whisked him away.

Luna Twilight Miyu seems ready to live up to her impressive name and be a truly special companion.

We hope that we get to enjoy her for the next 20-odd years! I don't think she is pure-blooded Maine Coon, but she is true to the traits, which is what really matters.

comments:

About my love of cats and horses
by: Anonymous

I’m so sorry for the loss of your cat. I’m retired now but when I was young I did everything possible to be around horses.

My first cat was a delight. We weren’t wealthy and my coming home with "Puff" a 25 cent domestic shorthair was perfect, well at least until my father found out.

Puff grew with constant love and affection and in his prime weighed over 20 pounds. Everyone loved him even women who swore they were afraid of cats grew to love him. Over time we ended up with three cats, our feline family and they all loved one another.

I’m telling you about Puff because he lived into his twenties and if through you or other appropriate individual I can promise a perfectly cared for and loved animal.

Thanks for taking the time to read my story,
Jenn

Quite cute
by: Andy

A nice mix. A cutie. All the best to you and your new feline friend.




Gracie

by Gerry
(West Midlands UK )

fluffy brown tabby kitty

From Street Cat to Radiator Cat:

Gracie came to us a year ago. She was at a rescue shelter.

pretty brown tabby cat on brown leather couch
fluffy brown cat sleeping on radiator

She was found under a porte-cabin with her 4 kittens. Once they were weened mum went up for adoption.

longhaired brown tabby cat

I fell in love with her face but was told she'd got cattitude and didn't speak.

Well I guess she'd had a rough time and didn't trust humans. She settled very well and started to grow.

Poor start in life I understand can affect that. Our vets are sure she is a Coonie girl as well.

comments:

Good Looking Gracie
by: Andy Mathisen

A true and Foxy looking cutie. Reminds me a lot of my now long deceased darling. Thanks.




Diva Gracie

Rescue from UAE, not sure what breed but seems to be Maine Coon. She's very independent, with lots of cattitude. She’s a little diva.

sweet faced brown tabby cat
fluffy brown cat looking down from top of fridge
longhaired brown kitty sleeping face closeup
fluffy brown female kitty sleeping on back of couch

comments:

Best cat to ever own
by: Donna Riese

Diva Gracie is a very Beautiful Maine Coon, despite the other characters.
You are very Lucky to be the proud owner of of one of the most loving, trusting cats in the world.

Love her with all your heart and give her a life she will never forget.

Maine coons will never let you down you will see and understand as life goes on with you & Diva Gracie.

I thank God for my now deceased Main Coon Baby Huey he taught me a lot and I miss him every day.
Thank God for memories.
You are blessed.

Maine Coon???
by: Anonymous

The way her face is pushed in, she looks like she has a lot of Persian in her. Maine Coons have a much longer muzzle.




Furby

by Jan
(Tucson, Arizona)

fluffy gray cat showing belly

I adopted Furby when he was 6 years old and he is now 10. He meets us at the door when we come home and drops down in front of our feet belly up to get petted.

fluffy gray cat on cat tree looking out window
big fluffy gray tabby cat laying on floor
big gray tabby kitty sitting on cat tree

He sits on command, like he has to sit before he gets his food dish put down. He knows his name and comes when called.

comments
Precious Furby
by: Wendy FM
Furby is so pretty. My Honey does the same thing. She sits on command, gives her paw and gives me high five.

She always comes when called and is there waiting for me at the door when I come home. Maine Coons are the greatest!

Awesomeness
by: Mary E.
He's Beautiful! So smart too!




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