January 2015 Maybe Coonies


Hop on over to see this month's Maybe-Maine Coons, sent in by their owners to see if they have some Coonie in them!

the care and keeping of your maine coon cat

Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For January:


Seamus

Seamus

By: Susan in Hollister, CA, USA

I adopted Seamus 2 months ago and was told by the rescue project that he was part Maine Coon.

He does have a lot of the characteristics, raccoon like tail, hair in ears, chirping noise instead of meowing.

Does anyone have an opinion as to whether he could be?




Shadow My Little Big Kitty Hopeful

By: Ashley Bisio in Concord, CA

Shadow

First night after we Found Shadow

Shadow Shadow Shadow Shadow

I found Shadow on a corner outside my apartments in November.

He was covered in fleas so bad he was crying and was covered in blood. I brought him home cleaned him fed him and took him to the vet the very next day.

Two months later Shadow got really sick and come to find out the fleas had a nasty little parasite that attacked him through his blood cells.

After a week of force feeding him food water and antibiotics every hour on the hour he perked right up and is now completely healthy and feeling much better.

Shadow is not just my cat he is my son, I can't have children and had been really struggling with coming to terms with it. Then I found this little sliver and cream fur ball who I love and spoil as if he was my own child.

I don't know for sure if he is a full Maine Coon or at least half the vet says he is to small but he had a lot of catching up to do because of how bad off he was when I found him so any opinions or help would be great on if he is Maine Coon.

He does have a lot of characteristics and behaviors of a Maine Coon from what I have read on the website so I'm hoping I can get some more feed back from anyone who is willing. Thank you so much for your time and for all the info you guys share. Hope you like the pictures of my little man.




Sadie Mae

By: Robin

Sadie Mae

Sadie Mae Sadie Mae Sadie Mae Sadie Mae

Sadie Mae was taken from an apartment by a humane officer and brought to that County's Humane Shelter.

The reason she was taken was because the neighbors called to say there was a very loud and constant yowling coming from the apartment.

It is my understanding that she was left in the apartment alone for days. Not sure the circumstances surrounding as to why she had been left alone. After being seen by a Veterinarian, it was determined that she was definitely Maine Coon mix, if not a purebred.

However, the Veterinarian did state that without a pedigree she couldn't say with 100% accuracy that she is. I do know after being raised with cats my entire 57 years, she is completely different than any cat I've owned.

Sadie will be 2 in May. She is actually more like our dogs than she is like a cat. In fact, she likes the dogs more than she does our other two male cats. She's quite a diva! She loves to go on walks with us.

She's very in tune with what is going on with our dogs, especially snack time. She has an uncanny sense of knowing when it's snack time for the dogs. I swear she understands words just like a dog!

She is not a lap cat but, when not sleeping, wants to be in the same room where I am. Rubbing her head, neck and muzzle puts her in 7th heaven. She can't get enough of it!

Her cry is very distinctive. Her climbing ability is amazing. She can actually climb the door casings and the height she jumps is impressive. She's pretty much a loner when it comes to play time. She loves to play with her furry balls and seems to be perfectly content doing so by herself. In fact, she prefers to. She has this weird little sound like a chirp when she's playing.

She has the long mane, long ear tufts coming out of her ears, unbelievably long wiskers, long tufts coming out of the bottom of her feet, and a huge tail. Her fur is unbelievably soft and she doesn't really mat to speak of.

Her physical characteristics appear to match those of a Maine Coon, except she's missing the pointed spikes on top of her ears. I'd really like to know what you think. Is she Maine Coon?




Is Teigan a Coonie?

By: Kate P in Ankeny, Iowa

Teigan

Pet Me!!!!

Teigan Teigan Teigan Teigan

He trills, he is gentle--NEVER agressive. He DEMANDS, attention (especially brushing time), he loves giving "hugs" when you reach down and pet him.

He'll stand on his hind legs, and grab your hand with his paws and "make" you pet him.....very smart boy!

I always assumed he was a "mutt-cat," but all the vets I have gone to, seem to think he is a Coonie....Please tell me what you think!!!!!!!! :) Im excited to know what your input is about him, after you see Teig's pics! Please tell me if you think my baby is a Coonie. =^^=




Rosie

By: Kathi in Northern Indiana
Rosie

Rosie was born in April, 2014 to a VERY large, fluffy, tortie mom and an unknown father.

We adopted her from a friend who took in the mom when she was pregnant. Rosie is about 10 pounds (at nine months) and has the silliest and lovable personality!

She follows me around like a puppy and coos and trills at me all the time. I think she's a Maybe Main Coon mix due to her body size and shape and those loooooong, white whiskers!




Bon Bon

By: Heather in Maryland

Bon Bon

Bon Bon Bon Bon

We found Bon Jovi (Bon Bon) in a snowstorm in 2002. We named him Bon Jovi because we thought they had the same hair cut (seemed like a good idea at the time). Mostly we just called him "Bon."

This was obviously someone else's pet at some point because he was de-clawed when we found him. We called the local humane society and put up fliers, but no one ever claimed him.

He was known for his big purr sessions, and was extremely vocal. He had no problem walking around our house "making announcements" for no apparent reason.

He had a high pitched, drawn out meow that almost sounded like has asking a question. He loved to go on walks with our dogs, and more often than not, could be found hanging out with them as one of the pack.

Even into his old age he would try to go on the longer walks. When he became too tired, or was having difficulty breathing (he developed really bad allergies) we would carry him the rest of the way.

We unfortunately had to put him down recently because he was suffering from heart failure and hyperthyroidism, and also suddenly went blind. I read that the lifespan of Maine Coons is around 12 years. We are estimating that Bon was 16.




Severus

Severus Might Be A Coon Mix


By: Cartissa in Waukegan, IL


He looks like a black lion. His cheek bones are high he is very independent and playful when he decides he needs to play. His tail looks like a raccoon. So what do you think?




Natasha

By: Cheryl in NJ
Natasha

We adopted Natasha from the a shelter three years ago.

She was apparently found after hurricane Sandy in someone's driveway, meowing. That person brought her to the shelter.

We don't know her history but had heard prior to the storm there was a person with a large number of homeless cats they were feeding, Natasha may have belonged to that group.

At the shelter we noticed her because of her fluffy coat. When we asked to see her she came out, meowing and rolling around, was extremely friendly. Rubbing on our legs, showing us her belly.

We knew then she was the right cat for us. We have three kids she is great with. She is very vocal and not shy. Follows us around and if she can't find someone, you will often hear her howling looking for us.

She is very lovable and likes to sit with us at night and watch tv. She is playful and enjoys chasing the laser or pom poms. We were wondering if she is a Maine Coon? She is quite fluffy and pretty large, about 12 lbs. When we got her they estimated her to be a year or two. She has grown a good deal since then.




This is Christopher

By: Dax in Memphis, TN

Christopher
Christopher

He follows us around everywhere.

He likes to get in the shower with us and loves playing with water. He has big ears too. We adopted him from a lady who owns his father, who she said is a purebred Maine Coon.

She let a stray female in for one night and her cat got the stray pregnant.




Simba

By: Nicole Martin in South Portland, Maine

Simba

Simba as a kitten

Simba Simba Simba

We got our cat, Simba, 4 years ago via Craigslist.

The seller said he was a Maine Coon, and he fits just about every characteristic, except he has shorter hair than any Maine Coon photos I find; it's longer than our short-haired cat's is, though.

We think he's probably part Maine Coon. He has the ear tufts, the large size (at last check, he was about 16 pounds) - he's very bulky, strong.

Despite his shorter fur, he does have a little bit of a ruff around his neck. When he wants something, he'll look right at you and meow. He doesn't like to be held, but he likes to be around people and to be patted.

If we're lucky, he might lay on one of our laps for a minute or two. He and our other cat, Nala, get along really well; they often lay together. He's hilarious when he plays with his toy mice; he throws them up in the air, chases them all around the house - he even meows at them!

He also loves to be the center of attention. If we're all in one room, chances are, he'll be right there in front of us. Sometimes he gets jealous of Nala, since she's very affectionate, too - I've seen him steal her spot on the recliner, etc. but usually they get along great. :)




Coon Cat In The Woodpile??

By: Diane P in Middle Tennessee

Percy

That fur!

Percy Percy

When we decided to keep a rescued feral kitten we had no idea how he might turn out. We only intended to tame him and find him a good home. Hah!

Little stinker wrapped himself right up in our heartstrings and the rest is history. We were still mourning the passing of a dearly beloved fifteen year old and have another old feral rescue who we had promised could be and only child for the remainder of her life when Percy showed up.

In only a few days he totally charmed our socks off by displaying all the traits we had fondly adored in other cats. We were hooked!

At first he looked as though he would never grow into his huge ears and would just have a bit of shaggy hair around the edges.

Now he's total fluff with the softest hair I've ever seen short of an angora. Has proven himself to be incredibly smart - even trying to feed his favorite little stuffed bear out of his food bowl! Too funny! As I've related his antics to friends everyone says "Really? That sounds more like a dog than a cat!" From the way he carries he tail, I joke that he's part Lemur.:)

So folks, what do you think? Have I scored a Main Coon mix?




Bumble

Bumble

By: Danielle C in Sussex, UK

He loves his food, he's playful and chases a ball when my toddler throws one.

He's quite sociable and talkative...not very smart, quite clumsy. He comes for cuddles regularly but if he's not in the mood he will let you know.




Holly
Feeling loved.

Holly... Maine Coon Mix?

By: Mindy in Michigan

We rescued Holly at our local Humane Society.

I believe she is at least half Maine Coon.

She is friendly and vet said very large for her age. Opinions?




Hunter

Hunter


Adopted from a shelter, Hunter is 1½ years old. He is Black Smoke with a long body.

Someone asked if he was a Maine Coon which got me wondering. What do you think?




Sumayyah

Sumayyah

By: Siti in Semenyih, Selangor

My friend gave to me last Saturday. She is 3 months old now. She is very aggressive and runs all around the house. She likes to make purr sounds..

When I want to touch her, she always wants to bite me.. If i want to hold her, she always refuses and wants to get down.

She has mix colours on her body. Brown patch can be seen. The colour of body fur is light brown while the head is black and brown. Is she mix Maine Coon or other breed?




Misty

I Think This Rescued Kitten Is A Maine Coon

By: Vicki in Madison, WI

I rescued this kitten from some kids who threw her in a snow bank.

The vet said she is 6 months old. She is skinny but we are nursing her back to health.

She has all the traits of a Maine Coon. her name is Misty.




Meet Simba! Is he part Maine Coon?

By: Carrie Reveal in Dunbar WV USA

Simba

Simba 7 months old

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Meet Simba.... Once a little feral kitty! Simba was the only kitten his mama, aka Jackie, had left. The others didn't survive.

Jackie had been a neighborhood feral for 2 years. She would spend her days in the woods & at night on our deck or across the main highway on a neighbor's porch.

Watching her night after night, fighting off male cats I contacted a TNR (trap-neuter-return) agency for help. They graciously came one day, trapped her and Simba.

They were both fixed, given shots and released back into the neighborhood. (At this point, I never dreamed Simba would move into our home.)

Every night Jackie & Simba would lounge on our deck. We could never get close to her but she always allowed us to play with him.

One day she came over during the daytime, brought Simba to the deck & started to head back across the highway. I hollered "you forgot something!" I was ignored.

She started having me babysit him. Day after day she was dropping him off & of course, living near the main highway, I was scared for him. This went on for a couple weeks.

The more times she dropped him off, the more I caught myself outside, babysitting. In September 2014, as my daughter was walking to her bus stop I heard her scream. We ran outside to find Jackie laying on the highway with Simba setting off to the side. Immediately, without a second thought I picked him up & headed to the house. Jackie was buried in our backyard.

Simba's right ear was snipped off when they neutered him. He has very large paws with hair between his toes. He is a very heavy walker; you can hear him trotting through the house.

He does not like to be alone. He is very obedient and seems to "go with the flow." His fur is thick and long and his tail is real bushy. Almost frizzy. He sleeps on his back completely spread out. He constantly brings toys to us, laying them next to our feet.

Sometimes he acts dopey, squints his eyes for a while after napping. We are wondering could he be part Maine Coon? I've included a pic of his mom in hopes someone could give us some insight.




Kricket

Kricket


By: Sandie in Arkansas


What do you think? Maybe? He is a rescue that was starved. He is now up to 12 lbs.




Fluffy Boy

By: Marcelina Patton in Hurleyville New York

Fluffy

Fluffy boy

Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy

I got Fluffy when he was around 6 months old or so. He is 4 now.

He was a stray a family member picked up and was unable to care for. He's a very good cat. He's social but not a lap cat. He likes attention but when he wants it. He likes to stay to himself.

He loves to play catch. He'll actually bring back what you throw. Overall he is a great cat. He listens very well. I've been asked by several people if he was a Maine Coon. Not sure if it's just me but I thought I saw some characteristics..




Is Annabelle a Maine Coon?

By: Janine Snelgrove in Vancouver, BC

Annabelle

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Hi There,
I have been looking at your beautiful website but I'm still not sure if Annabelle my kitten is a Maine Coon.

We found her when visiting my family back east in Quebec City, she was around 4 weeks old and 600 grams. After a few days with her, we just fell in love so we brought her back with us to Vancouver, Canada.

She is now around 7 months old , weight 7 lbs or 3.18 kg. she is a lovely cat with long hair on her stomach and neck , big furry tale and has extra hair in between her paw pads, long whiskers, loves to talk, very affectionate and also gets along with our Poodle very well.

Could you please help, I would love to know if she is a Maine coon or? I'm sending you some pics. Thank you!
Regards
Janine Snelgrove




Is Bellatrix Part Maine Coon?

By: Amanda in Newark, CA

Bellatrix

Bellatrix Bellatrix Bellatrix

People have always mentioned that our Bellatrix is a beautiful cat.

They also remark on how big she is. Is she part Maine Coon? We met her mom (an orange tabby looking cat from next door).

We never saw the Dad.




Tugger the Maine Coon Mix

By: Colleen in Massachusetts

Tugger

Today (5 months)

Tugger Tugger Tugger Tugger

I got my baby Tugger from a friend of a friend who's outdoor cat gets pregnant all the time. They thought that their two DSH cats, a black and an orange/white, produced Tugger's litter but I find that hard to believe.

My theory is that the mother mated with a Coon somewhere away from home. We got him at just a month or two old. He is now apx. 5 months old.

Tugger (Named after Rum Tum Tugger from "Cats!" The musical) looks strikingly like a Maine Coon. He has the lynx ears, the huge feet, the long body, the "seal-like" whiskers, and the big fluffy tail.

If we leave him in a room alone he will yell to us so loud we can hear him from upstairs and across the house. Sometimes he chirps when he enters a room with people.

I know for sure he is the son of a DSH. I am trying to determine if he is part Maine Coon.

Thanks!




Seamus

By: Susan in Hollister, CA

Seamus

Seamus Seamus Seamus

Seamus is 5 months old and I adopted him two weeks ago.

The foster care home told me he was Maine Coon mix. He does seem to have a lot of the personality traits that I have read about.

He is an absolute sweetheart. Here are some photos, hoping you can tell me if he might be mix or not. Either way he's a keeper :)




Annabelle

By: Clarissa Pierce in Las Vegas, NV

Annabelle

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I got Annabelle at a pet shelter here in Las Vegas. She was bigger than what I was initially looking for in a cat, but I don't think she weighs much more than 10 pounds, 13 at the most would be my guess.

She is usually pretty quiet, until she wants you to do something for her, or just needs your attention. Then she begins loud meowing, like she is talking to you.

Other times when she is just laying around and I pet her unexpectedly she makes these small sounds (perhaps what everyone here calls a chirp) that sounds like a woman humming a melody while rolling an "r" with her tongue behind her top teeth.

A few things that sets her apart from any cat I have ever had, and that I have not seen here on the page.

1.She has absolutely no interest or reaction to catnip.
2.She also lacks interest in any toys I have bought her, this includes the lazer toy.
3.Never used any scratch post,bed, or cat house I got her.(Will lay on the floor, or on a couch or bed with one of the family humans.)
4.Only plays with live crickets when they venture into the home.
5.While she loves to be pet sometimes she randomly seems offended at the notion of being touched, and will swat at my hand when I reach to stroke her.(Her claws are wickedly sharp and long, so this can have very painful outcomes.Also makes me think she would be a great hunter.)
6.She is polydactyl, a trait I found fascinating when the lady at the shelter showed me.
7. She refused to use her litter box until I had moved it into one of the home restrooms.

That's all I can think to write at the moment.Other than her odd quirks she is very sweet and loving, and will let me pick her up and cuddle her like a baby.Which is fun because she is just so fluffy!




Our Maybe Maine Coon Mix Dashi


Dashi

as a baby

Dashi Dashi Dashi

This is our sweet little girl Dashi. We found her online from somebody whose cat had just had kittens so we know nothing about her mother or father.

Right when we got her home however we were in love. She is the most loving and cuddly cat you could ask for. She sleeps at our feet in our bed every night, plays with our children, and deals with them carrying her around every where.

She has never once bit them scratched them or purpose or hissed at them. She also loves our dog, we have a small breed dog and they are the best of playmates.

Oddly enough she loves water, anytime my children are bathing you'll be sure to find her sitting at the edge of the tub batting at the water and after the bath is drained she will lay in the damp tub, its the silliest thing I've seen a cat do (I thought they hated water!)

She also caught her very first mouse at an unusually young age, about 2-3 months old. She was so proud when she did that, letting us pet her and puffing her chest out while holding her prize in her mouth.

She is extremely playful and an avid hunter. She is about 5 months old in the last picture and is HUGE. We had no clue she was going to end up being a fluffy cat because as you can see in her kitten picture shes not very fluffy or big at all. She has a very puffy chest and tail with thicker fur on the top of her body and very soft fur on the underside.

Either way we love our sweet girl but we would like to know what your opinions might be over here on her breed.

Thanks!




Kitten

Adopting Soon


By: Brooke Smith in Hudson, NH


This kitten is coming home friday, so no name. Wondering that kind of cat he is.




Logan

By: Douglas in Tampa, Florida
Logan

Its actually my roommates' cat. He has three, but this one is very different in temperament, what I would call the "chill out guy" that likes people and never gets tired of being petted.

Logan was a rescue, so we don't know much about him, but he appears to have all the markings, tufts out the ears, the 'ruff' around his neck, the big paws, wider stance on the hind quarters, and the fur seems "fluffier", along with the very chilled out temperament and forehead markings.




Is Fluffy A Full Maine Coon?

By: Mario in Croatia

Fluffy

Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy

He came to our house 4 months ago. He was very small and thin.

I'm pretty sure that he wasnt abandoned, but lost. We asked a few neighbors, but nothing. So we kept him. Now he is 4 months and a few weeks old.

I noticed that how he was getting older that he doesnt look like your "normal" cat. So I did some research and im pretty sure hes at least half Maine Coon.

He is friendly with our big dogs and follows me around when I'm outside. The best mannered cat we ever had.




Is Sprocket a Maine Coon?

By: Caroline in Amesbury MA
Sprocket

We recently adopted Sprocket from a local shelter. He was listed as a 3 year old domestic medium hair.

He is has a very sturdy build with large paws and thick legs. He has tufts of extra fur between his paw pads and in his ears.

He is very affectionate, loves to knead us and nuzzle our faces . He is quite playful, sometimes throwing his own toys up in the air or bringing them to us when he wants to play.

He also loves to eat and loves his water fountain or drinking from the bathroom sink. He follows us around all over the house and loves to run to the door to greet guests.




Samuel "Tubs" Maine Coon Mix

By: Joel in Las Vegas, NV

Samuel

Samuel

Samuel Samuel Samuel Samuel

He's currently about 5 years old. He fits the bill for being a Maine Coon in every category but one; he doesn't have long fur.

We got him at the local shelter when he was 3 months old. We thought that they must have put the wrong date on the paperwork because he was so large. No, they were correct. He's grown into a lovable 19 pound cat that likes belly rubs. I wouldn't trade his water bowl tipping, loud-mouth sassing, big butt for anything, though.




Hollypaw

By: Jennifer in Cumming, GA

Hollypaw

Sleeps on her back

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Hollypaw was found at 3wks old and bottle fed then adopted from a rescue shelter.

She is an extremely social cat. She is always in the same room as people. She will greet us at the door before the dogs. She loves our dogs, frequently rubs on them.

She loves to be held but isn't a lap cat. She doesn't meow but makes noise that we call a purr chirp. She is very playful and mischievous.

She is 1yr old and weighs 13lbs. She is also a polydactyl, has a total of 23 claws. This winter her coat has changed from black to grey, brown, and red on her stomach.




Think He Is Coon Or Has A Lot In Him

By: Brecken in Halifax NS
Wallie

Wallie is very cuddly and playful. He loves being around people.

He has like a big mane that I love playing with. I got him at a shelter when he was a few months old and now he's a year and a half and weighs 13 pounds.


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