June 2013 Maybe Coonies


Meet the Maybe-Maine Coons and Mixes for June 2013 in this album!

Maybe-Maine Coon Cats For June:



Mehitabel

By: Dorothy in Glendale, AZ
Mehitabel

Mehitabel (FYI.. Search "Archie and Mehitabel" for background) is about one year old. Her mother was abandoned by the owner and had her litter in my daughter's garage. The two surviving siblings look nothing like her!

My daughter bottle-fed her two kittens and Mama-cat moved her last kitten (Mehitabel) to avoid detection. She is truly unique in all of her actions (loves to curl up in a sink) her tail is soooo bushy and she wears it like a fashion statement.

I've had many cats in my life but none are quite like her.


Dexter

By: Natalie Wardle in Great Britain

Dexter

Dexter Dexter Dexter Dexter


Dexter

Dexter Dexter

This is Dexter my 3 year old tabby, I've been wondering if he could be a Maine Coon Mix. He has some of the physical traits of a Maine Coon such as the bushy tail, big paws, long whiskers etc. He is also quite long in his body, indicating that one of his parents was large.

He was adopted from Cats Protection in the UK and is such a lovable, affectionate cat. He regularly makes 'chirping' sounds and has is own unique personality which is associated with Maine Coons. What do you think? Could he be a Maine Coon mix?


Do you think Frankie has some Maine Coon in her?


Frankie

We got her from the shelter. She is a very loving cat, loves to be brushed and cuddle with us.

She has the loudest purr I have ever heard. She does not have a proper meow, but her squeaks are the cutest things.


Might be Hybrid

By: Dominique in Detroit, MI

Cat

Cat Cat Cat

Firstly, let me start by saying that I think my cat is perfectly normal but my family (whom has always kept cats) keeps telling me that my three year old gray & white cat might be something else. (Seriously? What else could he be?) Here are the reasons.

1. Apparently my pretty boy is huge compared to other cats. I never noticed until he was around several of the family cats and I realized that while the other family cats are just obese, my baby is naturally big.

He is larger and much longer than the rest of the family cats. (Plus, the vet has always told me that while he is huge for a cat, he is always in excellent shape. Ummm.. Never thought to ask the vet for the breed..)

2. He plays fetch. No, seriously, he does. I found this out by accident. He likes to play with his toys right next to me. I was doing homework and got irritated and threw the toy. He chased it and brought it back, starting at me quizzically.

This continued for several more rotations before I realized what was going. He even does it with other people. The look on their faces is hilarious.

3. He has this lion like tuft going on around his neck area, and has points on each side of this face. I think they make him look very distinguished. He, also, has pointed ears with hair coming out of them, and random pieces of fur coming out of his paws. My friends states on a regular that his huge eyes look as thought, "They're trying to steal her soul." Lol.

Plus, she was the one that pointed out his huge canine front teeth, and I must admit they are rather large compared to other cats I know. They are thick, long, sharp, and hang out of his mouth with his mouth closed. She calls him "Saber-tooth" while another friend tells me I adopted a prehistoric cat.

4. He is very shy at first. I believe this is because he was declawed. My local humane society thought I wanted him declawed when I took him to be spayed/neutered. Once he gets to know you he is a complete goofball, and has started to become extremely vocal.

Thing were unstable for a while, and you know how cats love their stability so he is slowly coming back into himself. But that doesn't stop him with following me from room to room staring at me and driving me crazy. Also, he loves to sleep right under me.

5. Although he is starting to become pretty vocal, he never seems to meow like the rest of the family cats. He is always chirping, yowling, chattering, and talking. Never a single meow. No one.

He's probably not a complete Maine Coon, but I am beginning to think he might be a mixed breed.


Salem ShaedowDancer

By: Shaedow in Westmanland, ME
Salem ShaedowDancer
Salem with her ferret

When I got Salem from the neighbor of a friend, I was told she was pure Coon. She fits most of the criteria of a purebred, but I have my doubts. Any opinions on whether she is at least mixed?


Is my cat Maine Coon or mix?

By: Taylor in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, United States
Benson

I first got Benson at a farm, he was so little he fit in my hand!

As he started getting older I noticed how large he had gotten and he is now about 9 months and a heavy 15lbs! Benson is such a loving cat, he loves everyone he meets and they all love him.

He always is talking and playing in his water dish. So when I found out about Maine Coons I did some research and realized he has many of the same characteristics, he has "toe" tufts and a ton of fur, long whiskers, and so much more!

He is hands down the best cat I have ever owned due to his amazing personality and adorable face! :)


Our Maine Coon Cat Emily

By: Rosemarie in Ridge, NY

Emily

Emily on a Chair

Emily Emily Emily Emily

In December 10, 2008, my Tequila passed away from cancer. We were thinking of getting a Siberian Cat. Prior to that all our cats were strays that found us. Then on February 19, 2009, 3 months after Tequila died, a cat showed up in our yard. We thought it was raccoon. We fed it and it came right into our house and never left. This told us that she was a house cat. Everyone said that Tequila sent her, mostly because she had the color that we were going to get our Siberian in.

Everyone, including the Vet said that she is a Main Coon. They said that she was about 3 or 4 years old. It took her a long time to trust us. She must have been abused, because she was always afraid that we were going to hit her. We can only suspect that because she was a rough player who used her claws and teeth that her previous owners must have thrown her out.

She has all the traits of a Maine Coon and all the features except she does not have the long tail like other Maine Coons have and I always wondered why and if she is truly a true Maine Coon. We showed her picture at a cat show and they all said that she is a Maine Coon. She is small, but then again she is a female.


Chance

By: Stacy in Stanley, ND, USA

Chance

Chance Chance Chance Chance

We adopted our cat Chance from a local shelter last year when he was 1 year old. The people who work at the shelter thought he may be a Ragdoll and I am thinking that he looks like a Maine Coon mix due to his fur type, coloring, large paws, and personality traits.

Chance is a very social & affectionate goofball. If given the chance, he will get in any box, container, basket, etc..he loves to lay on top of whatever you are doing-whether it's the laundry, or a newspaper, or the kids' homework. He loves to be around people and will follow us around the house.

When we get up in the morning, or come home he will let us know he missed us, as he is very vocal! He will also flop down on his back for a belly rub. Chance is also polydactyl...we love those paws that look like mittens!

I am sending in a few pictures to see what you all think! :)


Chewy (Chewbacca), on the hunt for his toy

By: Vickie in Lewiston ID USA

Chewy

Chewy on the hunt.

Chewy Chewy and Boots Chewy Chewy

Chewy has quite a few traits of the Maine Coon such as: big bushy tail, tufts on paws between toes, the multiple lengths of his coat and the "M" in the middle of his forehead.

He loves to run through the house batting the soft fluffy toys in the air and catching them. He has certain times of the day and night that he is very affectionate and will really push the "I want you to pet me".

The traits that do not match the Maine Coon are: He doesn't like the grand kids and runs when company comes to hide out in the bedroom under the bed, he doesn't really like the grooming but tolerates it for a very short time, he is not too sure of baths, but we don't do them very often as he is an indoor cat, he really hates to have his tail groomed or even touched and if you do, he stops enjoying the grooming period and he doesn't have the lynx tufts of hair on his ears.

We got Chewy and his brother (Boots) from someone who found them when he was demolishing an old building with a log pile next to it. We figure he was about 6 weeks old but we were not sure.

Chewy loves to look out the window and when we have let him go outside has discovered how to climb the tree and escape over the fence to the bigger world outside the back yard.

We have a rather huge kitty play pole (it has multiple levels) and he literally climbs from the bottom to the top in about two seconds. We figure he is about 6 pounds and is about 7 months old now. He is constantly sharpening his claws on the rope poles. Between the two cats they have totally worn out two of them.

We have really had a lot of fun with Chewy and Boots. They are two awesome cats.


Ritsu!

By: Samantha in La Mirada, CA

Ritsu

Ritsu Ritsu Ritsu Ritsu

This is Ritsu! I adopted her at a shelter in April. She is about 5 or 6 months old.

She has VERY BIG ears and long hair growing out of them. She also has a pretty hairy tail and medium length hair all over her body. I have owned cats my entire life and I have never had a cat this friendly or affectionate as she is.

I was in shock about how much attention she demands of me. Let me know if you think she is a Maine Coon! I really hope in a few years she starts to look more and more like one. I know its rare but I'm crossing my fingers that she is a pure bred.


Loki the kitten is he a Maine Coon mix?

By: Rachel Boudreaux in Covigton, Louisiana

Loki

Loki Loki

He is only a kitten about 12 weeks old and someone brought him into the vets office and said they couldn't keep him. But is very goofy and lovable and very patient, especially with my 2, 5, and 6 year old children.

They can carry him around all day like a baby, and he's very gentle when he plays and loves to be the center of attention and loves to cuddle.

He is blackish with black strips and tanish white around his eyes and on his belly and neck and stripes that kind if look like a m on his forehead. He has medium long fur but with longer hairs throughout, and he has a fluffy neck and tufts on his ears and big paws. His fur is also very soft.


Sonny, we think he is a Maine Coon mix

By: Stacy in Etters, PA USA

Sonny

his hair has basically grown out here

Sonny Sonny Sonny Sonny

Sonny has long tufts coming out his ears, a ruff around his neck that looks like a lion, tuffs of fur coming out the pads of his feet, and a big huge feather duster of a tail. His feet are very large, the size of a half dollar or larger. He weighs in at about 13 lb, and has little fat on him. Basically every physical charecturistic of a Maine Coon, he has. The one thing he doesn't is personality.

He doesn't like to be brushed, and seems to prefer getting a "hair cut" so, the pictures don't really do justice to his full fluffy tail or shaggy coat. He is somewhat shy, and won't come out around strangers, but is very sweet and can be very vocal around the family.

Normally he sports a Lion Cut, which means his body is shaved, including the tail except for a "pom-pom" at the tip. The groomer trims his ears, and the hair coming out his paws.

I am convinced he has maine coon in his bloodline somewhere, but regardless he is a sweet heart. He's almost 10 yrs old now, and he didn't get full size until later than normal.


Penny Lane

By: Seth in Boston

Penny

Penny Penny Penny

We've long suspected the Penny is a Maine Coon (or mix). She seems to have a lot of the personality characteristics (chatty both with her mouth and her tail, but trills and chirps, loves attention but not clingy at all, playful almost to the point of obsession, the best mouser I've ever see). SEEMS to have a lot of the physical characteristics.

While she was a runt and tiny when we got her, as of her three year check up she was 9 pounds and growing.


HRH Princess Diva

By: Tracey in Sparta, WI
Diva

This is Diva. Princess of the house. She has an attitude of a diva.

My boyfriend and I adopted her, along with two other cats from a shelter in Tomah, WI. We were told she was found as a stray, pretty young and a little bit feral, not even a year old yet.

Diva was at the vet clinic before coming to the shelter to make sure she didn't have any diseases that could be transmitted to the other cats at the shelter, she also had to get shaved due to burrs and thistles matted in her fur.

My boyfriend and I was looking into adopting the two other cats which we did. But found interest in Diva, she has a lot of spirit and spice. Knowing that she was a little bit feral, we knew with a lot of patience and love she would be a great cat. She use to growl, hiss, scratch and bite when we try to pet or groom her. Now she loves being held, petted and groomed.

She also enjoys chasing her "brothers" around the house. She enjoys chasing her "brothers" around the house.

My boyfriend had to take all three cats to the vet for their post adoption check up. The vet said to my boyfriend, that Diva is the youngest about 5 to 6 months old and 9lbs. And the other two are older than her and are 9 and 12lbs. That shows she will be a big girl!


Whiskers


Whiskers

Whisk in a basket at 1 year old

Whiskers Chloe Whiskers Whiskers

My cat came to me by way of my older sister. She had a cat named Lila, and she was colored like a tabby, (grey/black stripes), but she has the Maine Coon ears and tail, and also the ruff. Well she ended up pregnant by a orange and white striped tabby and had a litter.

My cat is black and white, (like a dark dark black, he blends in with darkness) his brother bootsy looks like him, but he looks like a "smoky"ier color when hes in the light.

Their sister Chloe, you can tell who their father is, bc shes tortoise-shelled colored, and their brother Loki looks like their mother. and they have another sister, Cali; she's tortoise-shelled colored like Chloe, but she looks like a Calico.

All of the cats have the ruff, fur, ears, tails and lovely traits. THEY ARE ALL JUST SO FLUFFY!!! My cat though is the biggest out of all the cats. and i mean HUGE. He's so long and the cats are only 3 years old. I've heard they dont stop growing til their like 7 or 8. EEK! I'm afraid I'll have a panther on my hands then.

I'm constantly tripping over them. But I love him to death and wouldnt go anywhere without him, or trade him for the world. My cats favorite place to perch is on the back of my computer chair, generally with me sitting in it. Lol :)


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