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December 2014 Featured Coonies

Meet our Featured Coonies for December 2014!

Wildcoon Beauregard


Beau is six months old and so naughty (in the best way possible)

He sits in the sink when I'm trying to brush my teeth and follows me all around the house!

He's pushing 4.5 kg at the moment.

He is listed as a Classic Brown Tabby but actually has a lot of black to him; his eyes are mainly gold with a hint of green :)

The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat
The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat

The Care & Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat: It's hard to describe the love between a Maine Coon and their family. I know you understand! With such special family members often come special, breed-specific questions and concerns. Your loving Maine Coon is very unique, both physically and in purrsonality.

Chico, Maine Coon from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

By: Sheri in Thunder Bay, Canada


Chico Chico Chico Chico

He is gorgeous cat that could be easily in magazines. He is a gentle cat with beautiful Colors. Thanks Sheri

Bloopurr The Mini Panther!

By: Parth in Florence, MA, U.S.A.


Bloopurr Bloopurr Bloopurr Bloopurr

Bloopurr is the most wonderful ball of joy. He is 16 weeks old today!

He is very vocal, specifically when I get home from somewhere. He loves to sleep on or next to me and when he isn't sleeping or eating, he is mayhem!

Whether he is chasing a ball throughout the house or just rambunctiously attacking his stuffed animals, he lets his presence known! Much like many Maine Coons, he won't drink still water and never from his water dish. He get most of his hydration from his food which he only enjoys eating in hot/warm water (weirdest guy).

Bloopurr is also very mischievous, especially in car rides, which he has become extremely comfortable with since he has learned how to open his zipped carrier, jump out and calmly sit on my lap for the duration of the ride, now when I go out to get a coffee from the drive thru, he always comes and the employees at the coffee shop expect to see him all the time!

I come from a family that has never owned a pet, my mother has always been afraid of cats and dogs and never allowed them in the house when we were kids.

When I first got Bloopurr, he was something of an unpleasant surprise to my family, as sad as that sounds. Now every member of the house loves him, everyone warms up at different paces, but there isn't a time when he isn't getting attention from someone.

I cannot imagine going back to life without him! Needless to say he is one of the best things to come into my life!

Freyja and Odin

By: Andre' in Panama City, FL



Freyja Freyja Odin

Freyja, or Frey, is a beautiful big girl we bought from a local breeder when she was 12 weeks old and just a little fur ball.

Now she is 21 months and queen of the castle. She likes being near us and will sleep above our heads when we sit on the couch or on the foot rest of the recliner.

She is a little naughty at times and loves to play chase with our persian Fluffy (3 yrs) and 2 Coon Mix brothers (age 2) Thor and Loki and our newest Coon Odin age 10 mos.

Odin is a silver tabby with white female who was supposed to be a male. She fooled everyone to include the breeder and vet.

She is already as big as the boys and has lots of time to continue to grow. She waits for us outside the shower and gets in as soon as we get out of it.

She likes to get on any counter and knock things of onto the floor just to watch them fall. Can't imagine life without our crazy Coons.


By: Rick in Port Richey Florida

We adopted max from ( SPOT ) saving one pet at a time and he has been the most perfect family member.

He's 6yrs old and weighs 15 pounds. Loves to play fetch in the rain and is always by you're side and talks constantly.

He's quite a handful and plays all the time.

Meet Thor, 3 1/2 months old

By: France Begin in Quebec City, Canada


Thor Thor Thor Thor

He is with us for ten days now. He is already very good friend with my two other kittens, Snow, a 6 months old Turkish angora and Bubba, a 5 months old F1 Serengeti (oriental short hair X bengal).

He is fantastic, not a lap cat like Snow but he follows us everywhere. In fact the three kittens follow us everywhere so it is very animated here!!

We have also three older domestic cats, Maurice, 15 y/o male, and Charlotte and Penelope, 14 y/o females, three African grey parrots and a Boxer female dog. Quite a familly!!

Thor's paws are already much bigger than his older pals, even bigger than Maurices's. And he gained a lot of weight in 10 days - not fat, muscles! He is such a sweet little boy!


By: Analise Schallig in Lebanon, Oregon


Bear Bear

I'm not sure if he's full bred, but he certainly shares many characteristics of a Maine Coon.

I acquired Bear from a local humane society and it was love at first sight. He's 8 months old and already 10 lbs.


Magic May and Toby

Toby is about six years old and seventeen pounds. When we got him he was five weeks old and you could hold him in one hand.

The vet said he would have lasted for one or two days. He has all the traits of the Maine Coons on your Web site. He is my shadow everywhere I go. He always follows me to the bathroom where he sits next to me on the counter or tells me he wants the water in the sink turned on.

He has two sisters who were also abandoned. One is a Rag doll and they are about the same age so one is always chasing the other around the house.

The other cat is a Himalayan who was about one year old when we got Toby and she thinks she's his mother. The best part in the morning is when I wake every morning and find Toby snuggled up next to me.

Luca originally O'Malley

By: Jessica in Raleigh, NC


Luca as a baby

Luca Luca Luca Luca

We were told Luca was left on some church steps with his litter; so no mama cat.

He and his litter were bottle feed by the lovely shelter workers at Whisker City in Seattle. I had just lost my Maine Coon Chui. He had had a nice long life and passed in his sleep and I had adopted a little girl kitty from Whisker City and didn't want her to be alone.

So I shared my situation with them and tell said they had just gotten a litter of Maine Coon babies in and we could have one of the little boys (O'Malley) but we had to wait until he was big enough and neutered.

So we waited patiently and finally got to bring our guy Luca home. He is a very sweet boy but very timid and kind of scared at times. He is loving and I try my best to show him he has nothing to be afraid of. He is currently 19 lbs and we love him lots!

Genghis Coon Britten

By: Sophie Britten in Three Rivers, CA - USA



Genghis Genghis

Although I live in California, I had a good friend who lived in Wamego, KS and was quite ill with a form of Leukemia. Before he died he asked me if I would adopt his Main Coon youngster and of course I said yes!

When my friend passed away, the local vet gave Genghis his shots and put him on a plane to Fresno, CA. He arrived at the airport there at 10 PM one night - he was in a dog carrier and all I could see were these big eyes staring out at me.

I brought him home and since then he has been a wonderful companion. He talks a lot and seems to do that more as he gets older.

He weighs about 22 pounds and although he's not a "lap cat", he loves to lay on me when I go to bed at night. We talk over our day and then he lays down beside me and we go to sleep.

He's a wonderful boy - don't know what I'd do without him.


By: Char in Lake Whitney, Texas USA


baby Chin-chin

Chin-chin Chin-chin Chin-chin

Chin-chin was a rescue kitten. He kept comming to our glass door and looking in at our two dogs.

He would rub the door frame and cry for days till we finally adopeted him Took him to the vet for shots and nutering. He lived for 6 wonderful happy years. Always in love with the dogs.

One day he came home sick and vet said he had been poisoned.. Heartbreak... He passed three days later in my arms. He still holds a special place in our hearts.

This Is Our Cosmo

By: Reah Fain in Beckley, WV USA

He is about 6 to 7 months old and weighs in at 6.5 pounds and is 34 inches long from head to end of tail..

We are not sure if he is pure breed or a mix but our vet said he is definitely Maine Coon and that he is going to be big. A friend of ours found him in a parking lot starved and almost dead and brought him to me because she knew I would take care of him.

The vet said he wouldn't have made it another few hours. He was only about 4 to 5 weeks old at the time. Don't know how he got there or where he came from, and with the vets help and guidance me and my husband Mark nursed him back to health and in no time he started growing like a weed and striving to get into everything.

He loves water and it's nothing for him to try and get in the shower with me or help me do dishes.. he gets along great with our other 2 cats and gives Nemo our 10 year old cat some well needed exercise and gives our little girl cat Cleo who is around the same age as he is someone to play with ..

We call him our big monster and he has given us so much joy.. We love all our cats and treat them like our children... They are our family.

Bo My Handsome Fur Babie

By: Maureen Humphreys in BC Canada


Waiting for Christmas

Bo Bo Bo Bo

Bo is a real character. He loves having his picture taken. Bo is 5 years old.

Who Knew

By: Bob in Villa Rica, GA, USA


Winston Winston Winston Winston

Winston, one of our two owners.


We got him from a local animal sanctuary together with an orange and white female moggy; Lila.

Winston was almost bald as they had had to shave all his fur off because of how matted it was. His tail was broken. And his teeth and mouth were so moldy about 12 months after getting him we had to give in and have all his teeth taken out. Turned out to be the right thing to do as his moods improved beyond measure. Seems just like people, toothache is debilitating. Anyway he can now give you a nasty suck.

It was a year before he sat on my lap. About 2 years before we heard him purr and another year before he stopped being very twitchy around strangers. Now after 4 years he looks and behaves like a Maine Coon.

You can see the story of his and Lilas arrival in our lives at Click on the picture titled, 'Lose one, gain two'.

Sherlock Holmes found a Home!!!

By: Marli Gibson in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Just taking a break from bouncing off the walls!!

Sherlock Sherlock Sherlock Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is a 6 month old rescue kitty that captured my heart with this vibrant eyes and his talkative personality. It was like I walked by, and he just knew I belonged with him.

I have no idea how fully Maine Coon my little guy is, or how big he will get, but I absolutely love him and his affectionate personality.

He loves sleeping in the people bed, he has his own cooking stool so he can watch his people cook, he is absolutely full of energy and life. I am so glad that I was able to give this little rescue his forever home.


By: Crystal G. in Smiths Falls,ON


Prince Prince Prince Prince

I adopted my little guy when he was 4 months old from a shelter. He is a funny and goofy cat.

He loves to be held and cuddled. He never gets tired of attention, and don't leave him alone because he loves to get himself into mischief!

He also is a very vocal guy and let's his presence be known.


By: Patricia in Bronx, NY USA


Shadow Shadow Shadow Shadow

Shadow is part Maine Coon. He is 2 years old. Enjoy the pictures.

My Big Furball!!

By: Sandra in La Puente California, USA

Furball is his name of course and he is gone now but truly missed always. Furball was the most loving cat we ever had. He was so playful and yes he always wanted to be the center of everyone's attention.

His large size intimidated my neighbors. They never seen a cat so big and hairy. I loved how his fur stuck out between his toes, so long and furry. He used to chase my daughter around so playfully. He would walk around the place like he owned it and was afraid of no one. He was the king. A perfect cat for kids. I love my furball and wish he was still here.

Farewell to the best cat ever with love, Sandra and Deanna my daughter's cat. He would let us dress him up in costumes and he loved getting rides in my daughter's stroller, she would call him and he would get all excited and jump in the stroller so she could push him around in it for a long time. He loved that. He tried to fit in her doll stroller but he was much too big. Fun times and memories never to be forgotten.

Bella and Brutus Mixed Maine Coons

By: Linda Faiken in North Royalton, Ohio

Bella and Brutus

Bella and Brutus Bella and Brutus Bella and Brutus

She has the greatest personality and disposition. He is more laid back but is my boy. He has to be with me no matter where I go. She is very independent and loves to investigate.

They both are a blessing to me. They make me laugh every day with the things that they do. Especially when they chase each other.

My love for them is very deep and I feel that I was rescued more than they have.


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Leo, a Maine Coon Mix?

By: Ana in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Leo Leo Leo Leo

Leo was found on the street by a friend of my mother about 10 years ago and asked her if she could keep him, and since then, he has become the king of the house.

I remember that when we first brought him home he was really dirty and filled with fleas, and now is the chubby-sweety you see in the pictures (We are working on a diet for him, by the way).

I'm pretty sure that Leo is not a pure breed Coon (he doesn't have tufted ears or snowshoe feet as I read in most websites) but he still shares similarities with the Maine Coon.

As for his personality, he is a very sweet pet, very patient with my little brother and he gets along with all of our other pets (a dalmatian, another cat and a frog).

He's always looking for my attention and sometimes even demands it. When hes not looking to be petted, most of the time he will be resting under the dining table or sun bathing on our patio.

So, what do you think, is it possible that he is a Maine Coon mix?

The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat
The Care And Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat

The Care & Keeping Of Your Maine Coon Cat: It's hard to describe the love between a Maine Coon and their family. I know you understand! With such special family members often come special, breed-specific questions and concerns. Your loving Maine Coon is very unique, both physically and in purrsonality.

Olive The Possible Maine Coon Mix :)

By: Courtney Leigh in Pittsburgh


Olive lounging on the bed

Olive Olive Olive

Olive is 5.5 months old. We got her at a shelter when she was just a fluffy little baby!

She's super playful and never seems to run out of energy. She's extremely brave often chasing and scaring our dog and other older cats.

She is obsessed with water and actually jumped into the bathtub once. She isn't much of a cuddler but always is hanging around watching what we're doing. Any thoughts on if she has any Maine Coon in her?

Fiona Mae

By: Linda in Pittsburgh


Fiona Fiona Fiona

Fiona is the sweetest cat ever.

She is not 2 years old yet. Her personality certainly is much like a dog. She is right in the middle of all activity and goes toward the doorbell instead of away.

She likes to climb up on things but is not exceptionally graceful and tends to land with a thump. She has tufts of hair sticking out of her ears and her toes. Her fur is extremely silky.

Her head seems small for her body. Her tail reminds me of a raccoon and she kind of walks like one too.


By: Markos T in Warrington, PA


Odin Odin Odin

We picked him up from PAWS adoption center in Philadelphia.

He is a very vocal cat who like to speak and to be spoken to. His appetite is as large as his big pretty eyes.

He is shy around new people but is very affectionate to the people he knows.

Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For December:



He came to us a few very cold nights ago, without a collar and very hungry.

It's 20 degrees here now and I couldnt leave him out and took him in, he already became part of the family and I pray hes not being looked for. I fell in love over night.

My sister has 2 Maine Coons, "Pumpkin" loves his belly rubbed, he's awesome and has the personality of a Coon.



By: Lisa Delamare in Bogart, GA USA

Leo was given to me by a lady that could no longer take care of him.

She claims his dad was a 20 pound cream tabby Maine Coon and mom a long hair calico. What is your opinion?



By: Alaina in NY

This is Bentley - is he a Maine Coon Mix?

Maine Coon Mix?

By: Mandi Shank in Indianapolis

Maine Coon Mix?

Maine Coon?!

By: Alexandra in Romania


Oliver Oliver

My name is Oliver, I'm from Romania, I'm 4 month and... my mommy wants to know your opinion either I'm a Maine Coon or not :)

Thank you! :)


By: Naomi Price in Weymouth, Dorset
Wookie the fuzzball

Meet Wookie!!!! Wooks is the biggest softie in the world and wins over everyone in a heartbeat.

He doesn't have a meow, but a very unusual range of vocalisations that he uses all the time. When I got him, he was just an archetypal fluffy kitten.

I met mum, but dad is anyone's guess!!! My friends have suggested a wide range of other animals in relation to his parentage including squirrels, Foxes and even, yes, a raccoon (not that we have a lot of them in West Dorset).

At first I thought his tufted paws were just kitten fluff, but at six months they are growing more luxurious. He is also developing a glorious mane and is twice the size of my other cat Twooey (from the same house, but a different mum).

I know he will only be a mix if he does have any Maine Coon in him, but would just like to know what you think so I can keep an eye on the health issues related to the breed. I love my boy to pieces!!!

Jasper, My Adopted Kitten

By: Sarah in Illinois


Jasper Jasper Jasper

I was looking to adopt a kitten, and a local vet had just been brought this little guy. Apparently he was brought to them after being found in a gutter by himself, with no mom or littermates in sight.

The second he was brought into the room, he walked up to me and crawled into my lap, rubbing his head on me and purring loudly. I fell in love, and brought him home.

He's a talkative one. He greets me when I walk in the room, lets me know he wants me to pick him up and snuggle him, and follows me around complaining when he knows I'm getting ready to leave for class.

The vet estimated he was 15 weeks old when I got him, and he was 3 pounds at the time, now up to 4 pounds (18 weeks). They told me he was big for his age, and would be a big boy.

In addition to his personality, his "mane," little tufts of hair between his giant paws, and little tufts on top of his ears all also make me think he might be part Maine Coon.



By: Patty Coats Boykin in Springtown,Texas


Gabby Gabby Gabby Gabby

Gabby is a rescue cat. They tell me he is 14 years old weighs 18 pounds and is huge and beautiful.

His owner passed away and the family thought of putting him to sleep but a rescue group I work with talked them out of it and they boarded him for few months.

Then Gabby's time was running out no one wanted him due to his age. Well he is in our home now. If he isn't a Maine Coon maybe you can help me with his breed. He is a very dark grey and black Tabby and when he runs he looks like a raccoon. Thank you for your time. He won't let me take too many photos. But he does love to be brushed.

Minu, 2yo Female

By: Naomi in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia


Minu Minu Minu Minu

I adopted this gorgeous girl just a few weeks ago. Her owners told me she is a Maine Coon cross (I think they meant cross domestic).

She has very large eyes and an extravagant extremely fluffy tail. But she is also quite small compared to what I have read Maine Coon cats should be, I think perhaps she may be a runt, she does not have as much of the characteristics as far as the ears go.

This cat has one of the strongest personalities I have ever seen in a cat. She can talk, she says her name, hello and iloveyou in cat meow syllables, and will copy whatever I say.

I taught her to sit on command for a treat in about 5 minutes. She is so intelligent and when she looks at me it's as if she is staring into the depth of my soul.

She does not get along with my other cats, won't let them within a foot of her, which is maybe because she is still new to the home, but she is very social with humans and ALWAYS wants to be around us, she isn't shy. She starts purring the minute I pet her, and is very loving and cuddly with head rubs and things like that.

Is My Cat A Coon? Does Anyone Know What Breed He Might Be?


Loki Loki

Hi, I got my cat Loki from a couple who was moving away and couldn't take him with them.

He is quiet, cuddly and beautiful. I cannot figure out what breed he is though. Would anyone have ideas?


By: Keith in Mid South

I call him Phantom because the white on his face resembles the "Phantom of the Opera" mask. He weights 14.6 lbs, has long silky black fur except for the white on his feet, half his face and his chest. The tufts on his ears are very small, almost non existant, but he has fur between his toes and a very bushy tail.

He is a found/rescued cat. Apparently a drop off near my house in the country, he was not approachable. I have many other similar cats that I care for and some of them friended him. Eventually my neighbor adopted him, but did not take very good care of him (no visits to the vet). When my neighbor died, he became an orphan again. He began to eat with my other rescue cats on the back porch and eventually he would let me pet him.

It took months to get him to trust me enough to pet him, but as soon as I could, I violated his trust my grabbing him by the scruff and dropping him into a pet carrier. Off to the vet to get neutered and a rabies shot, the vet classified him as "very wild" He was tested and determined to be FIV positive. The vet wanted to put him down but I did not want to do that to a cat that was very healthy.

After the operation, I put him in a puppy training kennel so that I could give him his antibiotics for the ten days after the operation. During that time, he accepted me and he became a pet. He follows me everywhere and is in my lap when I sit down. He sleeps at the foot of my bed at night. He likes to go out in the morning before dawn. When I get up and call him, he will come running across the field just like a dog would.

He is cautious around strangers, but once he sees that they will not harm him, he is very friendly. Although he is almost twice the size of the other stray cats I have, he never bullies them and he waits until the other cats have eaten before he eats.

Fast Eddie - Maine Coon Mix?

By: Rebecca in Broome County, NY


Eddie - note the black

Eddie Eddie Eddie

We found "Fast Eddie" at a barn of one of the houses we rented.

He appeared to be a younger, very large tabby marked male with black " tips" on his ears, large roundish eyes, making him very wild looking like a larger non domestic cat (think bobcat, lynx)

He was still very playful like a kitten but had the appearance of a grown cat. He was neutered, which is unusual in a " barn" cat. He was big boned, muscular and long. Very lean from having no home, he was still unusually large.

About 10 lbs. Now, 3 years later, he has matured, easily weighs 20 lbs. and is still muscular and heavy, thick and rectangle in his shape with a broad chest and rear end. He is a fluffy short hair, not quite a medium hair length. He does however have medium length hair on the underside of his belly.

Ed's size and features tipped me off but the clincher for me has been the "talking" and a few other similarities. Eddie talks to you, has a vocabulary of noises and commonly " answers " you, when you speak to him.

He purrs tons of different ways, making weird noises and using a combination of both to tell you what he wants or answer you. He has a bigger than life personality and many people have remarked about his " dog like " traits and personality.

He is completely fascinated with water and doesn't avoid it. He sleeps in our sink and regularly uses it for drinks, refusing the cat water dish our other cat uses. Finally, he is my best friend, laying on my desk while I work and can never be found very far from his humans.

Is Casey Part Maine Coon?

By: Joanne in Pgh, PA


Casey Casey Casey Casey

I got him from the local shelter when he was 4 months old. He is very friendly and laid back.

He weighs 18 or 20 pounds and he likes to carry his toys with him in his mouth. He has a broad chest and big feet. His fur is thick but not long. He has small tufts on his ears and a short nose.

He loves to go out on his porch in the snow and sit and doesn't seem to mind the cold. When he lays down he tucks all four feet under and wraps his tail around his side.

I had him to the vet and they tell me he is overweight but they are not taking in consideration how big he is in comparison to other cats. I have another male, Percy, who is a year older and much smaller in stature. I have been curious about this since I got him 2 years ago.

Vinny Van Gogh - Ferral with an Ear Tip

By: Andi


Baby Pic- If you could call him a baby??

Vinny Vinny Vinny

I rescued Vinny about 8 months ago from my vet who said he was ferral and was going to be put down.

I have a 21 year old Nebelung with renal failure that I was sure was at deaths door. Vinny has been a lifesaver as I am sure that my older cat will now outlive us both.

My vet said he was probably a Maine Coon but I think he may have a bit of Norwegian Forest Cat. I named him Vincent Van Gogh due to the ear tip, such a shame for such a beautiful animal. Is he Coon? What do you think? Baby and 1 year old picture attached. BTW, I'm the momma!! Thanks All!!!


By: Cheryl in Cecil, WI


Daisy Daisy

We think Daisy is one year old. She came from our friends litter of kittens.

Her brother and sister are regular shorthairs. She is very friendly and follows us about.

We were hoping for a lap cat and she is when she wants to be.


By: Kathleen Morgan in Illinois

Don't know if he is a Main Coon Mix but he is different from any cat I have owned.

He talks to me with chirps and two other vocals.

He loves playing in his water bowl and acts more like a dog than a kitten.


Mixed Maine Coon Kitten

This kitten is up for adoption and we just were wondering if it was a Maine Coon mix.

Maine Coon Cross?

We got our cat from a cat and dog shelter but we now think he is actually a Maine Coon mix as he has all the traits, just wondering if someone would be able to tell us as he is getting bigger all the time and this photo was taken at 5 months old and 6 months.


Tina has every physical characteristic of a Maine coon. We acquired her when a man was turning her into a local shelter. Said she was crazy and destuctive.

At 2.5 months she did not yet have a fluffy coat. She grew one quickly after taking her home though. She loves to drink water and likes to chase thrown toys.

Strangely, she is a bully to my other 2 cats. She might walk past one of them and smack them for fun. She is totally in love with my husband though, and loves to spend time laying on him getting petted. She is a strange character. Lol I love her.

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