(Vancouver Island, BC, Canada)
Doris, my Covid cat
Doris came to live with me a year ago.
She was 8 years old and had been given up to the SPCA. Her fur was very matted so it was mostly shaved off when I got her.
She settled in very quickly and in the first few days I thought some of her behaviors were similar to my son's cat Dusty, who is a Maine Coon.
Now Doris' fur is grown out, and as you can see she is a beautiful Tuxedo with a shaggy coat and impressive mane.
Her fur is short over her shoulders, long otherwise, with has furry shanks and her tummy is fine and curly. Her ears have small tufts and also on her feet. She has a wonderful, loving personality and intense gaze.
She comes when I call her. Her tail is about 12 inches and very fluffy, which she expresses herself with.
Officially she is a Domestic Longhair and when I got her she weighed about 10 pounds after recovering from a severe infection. She is heavier now but I haven't weighed her recently. She is due for a wellness check so I'll see how much she has gained in the past year. I believe she has Maine Coon genes, at least.
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!