Booger and Louie
by Judd D.
(Somerset County, PA)
Jezebel Booger Shmoot:
I came to care for and adopt Booger and her brother Louie Meow Meow at 2 1/2 weeks old when their mother abandoned them (and 3 others) in my basement.
The mother was a beautiful grey shorthair that showed up one late fall day in 2010 and took to nesting.
An ill-informed employee couldn't keep his grubby paws off of the kittens and the mother left with 3 and did not return for the rest.
I ended up giving away 3 and keeping the 2 best friends I've ever had. Seriously, these two siblings, complete opposites but an absolute pair, have seen me through the worst of times and enjoyed some of my best days with me in the last 10+ years.
Booger is a grey/brown tabby with soft, long double coat and full mane in the winter. She has normal toe count with long paw hair. She has a very bushy tail and belly that she only allows me to rub.
Having bottle fed them from 2 1/2 wks, they are totally attached to, loyal to and trusting of me. And I of them. Booger is the quintessential lap cat, affectionate, loving, gentle, playful and demanding of petting and attention.
Louie, on the other hand, is non of those save for loyal and demanding of attention, especially at night when he takes his place snuggled up tight to my side or chest, paw resting on my cheek, purr motor running loudly.
If you have a Maine Coon, you know how unique and different they are. You know you have a special cat!
Our E-Guide, The Care and Keeping of Your Maine Coon Cat, is full of info custom tailored to Maine Coons. Feel free to take a look, and review the table of contents to see for yourself!