Introducing Our Barn Cat Rescue Who Has Many Coon Traits
What a great site! After much research and observation of our cat Nala, I think our cat is a Maine Coon Mix and just wanted your opinions.
She has many of the physical and behavior characteristics I have seen listed and before I even knew about Coons I kept telling everyone she acts more like a dog than a cat.
We had to put our old lab Angel down several weeks ago and we were all very sad in addition to my youngest daughter being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor which has made her very sick which led us to looking for a kitten.
I grew up with cats but its been a long time since we had a kitten. This one was listed as FREE and the pic was so cute we could not resist. We knew we were not ready for another dog and so now we have her.
She was in terrible shape when we got her. I often call her our flea-bag-full-of-fungus. She was flea infested and had ring worm and only weighed 1.3 lbs.
She is doing much better now with lots of TLC and she has become the highlight of everyone's day including my husband who now plays and takes naps with her. He has never liked cats but Nala captured his heart too!
Her tail is very long and the fur is coming in longer and longer. She is an avid hunter and misses nothing! She is so sweet but can be very feisty at times and a total lap cat too. She acts like a Jack Russel terrier at times.
Follows me all over the house and waits at every door till I come out. Makes unusual sounds and is quiet most of the time. I know she is a mix as I saw the mother who did not look coon at all but who knows about the dad as she is a barn cat.
The first pic is at 6 wks old and the second is 11 wks. I will add a better pic of her so you can see her long tail.
Anyways, thanks for looking and I love this site. I look forward to your comments :)
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