Welcome to the June 2013 Photo Album - Meet these beautiful Coonies!
My boy Quaffle (Beachcoons Shades-of-Quaffle) was born on 3/12/12, when I was in the middle of my battle with cancer.
My previous Maine Coon, Truffle, passed away on the day I was diagnosed. Quaffle has been the light in my life over the past year, and has become my best pal. We show in the CFA, and he became a Grand Premier in January.
He loves to travel! When he sees me packing, he and his brother Vincent load themselves into the carrier, and are ready to go before I am. When not traveling, Quaffle can be found drinking and playing in the toilet (we are now a "seat down" family), bathtub or sink.
He is also interested in home improvement projects, as he is fond of removing door stoppers, sink strainers, and taking his Drinkwell apart. Vacuuming is frequently done for me, as Quaffle enjoys starting the Roomba, and following it around the house.
He is idolized by his little brother Vincent, and will do anything for a freeze-dried shrimp. No matter what, he knows he has his Mom (me) wrapped around his little (big) paw!!
backyard on a leash
Larkin is a polydactyl Maine Coon. He is getting longer every day!
Our precious baby loves hidding :)
Lucy at 11 weeks, her arrival
Lucy is our 7 month old brown torbie with white girl from Oldestage Maine Coons.
She is so much fun and absolutely loves her older brother KC. Only recently has she found her voice and now makes comments whenever I enter a room.
She is fascinated by running water, of course, and is our big bug hunter around the house.
Loves his perch
Pilgrim fills a void of a much loved tabby we lost last summer. He is doing a loving job to mend our hearts.
He was born on Thanksgiving morning 2012, hence the name Pilgrim. We are very thankful this big guy needed a home when he did.
He fits right in with the two dogs, keeping them in their place, but wanting to be their little brother, snuggling and playing as kitties do. His Rottweiler mix brother puts up with him, however it is taking his English springer spaniel sister longer. He likes to groom her back, while he lays on her! She is taking to it quite well after the initial shock!
Piggy Back Ride
We adopted Cesar from a friend who could no longer care for him. He was a year old when we adopted him. Our previous Maine Coon died at the age of 16 and we were thinking of getting another one.
Cesar came into our lives at the right time. He is a real joy to have around. He got along great with our dacshund from the get go. They love to run around the house with each other. Cesar loves to be around kids too, which is a plus since my son always has friends over.
Cesar is a little more vocal than our other Maine Coon. He even says "Mama". My friends didn't believe me until they heard it with there own ears. He comes to me and looks up and says Mama. Even if he isn't saying it, I still love it and like to think he is saying it. ;P
Cesar is now 4 1/2 now and weighs 18 lbs. We love him so much and look forward to having him around for many more years.
Our photogenic boy <3
Zeus is a 16 week old red-silver (cameo) Maine Coon. He is very active and such a big boy! 7.5lbs right now and growing fast!
Athena is a silver classic patch girl with alot of personality! She turned 1 in march of this year, and has a tail that goes on for miles! :) she is the oldest cat in our cattery and hope to be having a litter end of this year!
At 16 weeks old, Hera is a dainty little black Maine Coon with a small white patch under her chin. She may be small, but she holds her own against her 7.5lb buddy, Zeus. :)
So I sadly lost my first kitty, Dazey, to the Rainbrow Bridge on February 21st, 2013. He was part Maine Coon and I vowed to one day own a full bred Maine Coon.
A few days after I lost him, I had a couple cocktails and googled Maine Coon breeders and Nebraska, my hopes were not high, as it was Winter. Surprisingly, a breeder popped up with available kittens.
I had told Dazey what I what I would name the male after him (another male with a girly name, go figure), and lo and behold a red classic male Maine Coon kitten stared back at me.
It only took realizing that the kitten was born on Dazey's birthday (December 1st) and his mother's name was Daisy to seal this deal.
Right away, my new kitten wanted to eat dinner with me, loved bathtime and water/ice cubes in general, tore push pins off the wall, greeted me at the door...all things that made Dazey so amazing to me. Sometimes...life is good! Meet Juno:)
Pepper is my 1st Maine Coon...now I understand when people say when you have one you want more...
She is so loveable and follows me around the house constantly talking to me she was 1 yr old on the 2nd june ...as you can see shes going to be a big girl and quite a stunner!
Our Beautiful Bentley
Bentley came to us about 3 years ago. He was waiting for us on the porch when we came back from the Outer Banks.
He had no plans to leave, and we have no idea where he came from. I can't imagine anybody leaving him, but he was not feral. He is probably a mix but was not neutered and about 1 year old, and he has all the characteristics of a full blooded Maine Coon. His fur never mats, and his voice is tiny. Best of all, he loves us, other people and other cats, especially his baby sister, Maggie.
He wasn't going anywhere, so we let him in and he is our precious Maine Coon now. We don't know where he came from, but he was not feral. He loves everybody.
Bentley loves his baby sister Maggie, who was rescued by my husband at a gas station and severely injured. He took her to the Kitty ER where they had to amputate her tail. She is what I call a "surgical Manx."
I didn't see her for a week after we adopted her because she had to remain at the vet. She chases Bentley, who is 3 times her size, all over the house and generally terrorizes us all. They are so precious together, especially since we recently lost our 18 year old cat. She died peacefully at home.
Bentley likes to read on my Kindle with me. Maggie can't read yet, but we are working on it.
I posted about my coon Baby back in October... he is stuck on me now more than ever like gum!
He's happy when I get home from work and snuggles with me as I go to sleep at night.
Rookie is our 7 month old! He is a talker and makes it loud to ensure we hear every word.
He is a lover and very playful. We are huge baseball fans and the name was a perfect suggestion.
Nyssa is our 15-month old queen of the roost, rescued from a foster home December of 2012!
"Bravest Maine Coon Cats ever they are" our two little warriors. Yoda is now 2 years old and keeps on training and teaching the Yedi path to 9 months old Mogli.
Sadie and Molly are full sisters from different litters. Sadie turned 2 in March and Molly is 3 on June 1st.
Sadie (left) is the cuddle bug of the two, with the sweetest personality ever. Molly (on right) is the genius.
She has figured out how to pee and poop in the toilet with no training at all. Their favorite pastimes are bird watching and eating bugs on the screened in porch.
Leo is almost a year old.
He is by far the biggest cat we've ever had but the biggest softy, our other cat is a small domestic female who definitely rules the roost.
Leo follows her around everywhere looking to play and have fun. He is very affectionate with the family but very timid when people visit.
She Wants to Play.
Eleanor came to me through an animal shelter. She had been returned twice due to being "a handful".
The animal shelter had her marked as a 2 yr old, but when I brought her into my vet clinic for the first time, they told me that she was, in fact, only 8 months old.
Since that day almost 8 months ago, Eleanor has taught me that she is indeed a handful, but I love every minute of it.
From learning how to open every door in the house making me have to "kitty proof" the house or jumping into the shower with me at last minute leaving scratch marks(I have a glass shower wall that she jumped over) to guarding me when I sleep and alerting me when people have arrived...Eleanor has become very dear to me.
She, as well as I, know that she has finally found her forever home.
Hi, my name is Noah, I was born one of 7 kittens in November 2011 making me 19 months old at the moment. I am growing very fast and already am nearly 10kg (9.8 kg).
I am pedigree registered here in the UK. Unfortunateley for me my owners Steve and Josh decided when I was a few months old that I was not going to be able to father any kittens and took me to the vets to have an operation. Since then I have acquired such a great personality and am loving life to the full.
My owners are very proud of me and nothing is to much trouble for them. I'm hoping to meet fellow Coons from all around the world.
Have a nice day Coonies, be proud!!
Most Amazing cat I've ever had!! He's a cuddler and so talkative.
My part-Maine Coon cat, Shayna, was a stray that we are so blessed to have. She is so smart, funny and playful.
She loves to lay in front of my screen when I am at the computer. This photo shows her after she fell asleep there. Talk about relaxed!
I rescued Pebbles from a shelter, she was 8 weeks old and very much under weight, she is not under weight now.
She just turned 1 year old the 28th of May. She weighs about 14 to 16 pounds. I'm not sure if she is a full stock Maine Coon or if she is a Maine Coon mix but the vet told me she was for sure a Maine Coon. She is so beautiful, Calico in color with the gold colored eyes.
She is lovable when she wants to be but it has to be on her terms but I can pick her up at any time and she will give me kisses on the nose. She loves water, either in the bathtub or her water bowl, she loves playing in it.
Puddles and her 2 sisters were found by my son. The Mother was no where to be found.
All three of them are in good homes now but are separated. Puddles just had a bath and is ready to get dried off and play.
Her main playmate is Easton, he is 8 years old and she chases him around the house like a dog - it's so funny!
They just can't get close enough and I'm running out of space!
Both of my kitties are mixed. Buster, the yellow one, is enormous but Molly is starting to catch up with him slowly but surely.
Molly is now 8 months old and the funniest thing is ... we found out that she is actually a 'he'. We were so used to thinking of her as a girl and calling her Molly that it's impossible to change. Perhaps for a neutered cat it doesn't matter so much? :)
Molly's kitten picture is on your front page where it says, "Finding Your Own Maine Coon". We are so happy and proud to see her little face there. Thank you!
The two of them get along well and love to play together and bathe each other. Molly has a habit of 'lick, lick, nibble, lick, lick, nibble ... Buster will tolerate the nibbles for a while, as long as she cleans his ears well. :)
Just in the past month (since we had 'her' neutered) her tail has fluffed out so big, I will have to take some more recent pictures of it and send them soon. When she's waling away it's so funny, she looks like she is wearing a feather duster. The fur on her tail is at least 3, if not 4 inches long. It's amazing!
Most loving cat ever!
Dukes' is almost 4 months old, he is half Maine Coon and half calico mix. he is very loving and sweet with a very inquisitive personality.
He loves climbing and jumping from things and always surprises us with his tricks. He is very smart and well behaved. I am so glad I got him, he is a great addition to our family.
This is how Dukes sleeps almost all of the time, we don't know why, I have never had a kitten sleep in such silly ways.
Always has to be in the sun on the table...
We adopted Sass a after Christmas 2012 (after losing my other fur baby to a car).
She was scary crazy the first two weeks, but now is your typical Maine Coon with her habits, "trill talk" and need to drink moving water! - See more at: https://sbi12.sitesell.com/dyn/C2/PendingSubmission#sthash.Ctm15c27.dpuf
When we first got Maxx as a kitten we were not familiar with the Maine Coon breed. Various people that saw him said he must be a MC and when I did some research I know he has all the traits.
Maxx is 16 years old, weighs 25 pounds and suffers from arthritis. He is currently having laser therapy to ease the pain.
O God... what to say about Caleb? There are so many things about him and so many aspects of his personality I cannot even count.
But let's start from the simple facts, he was born in 2005, 17th of June so we (him and me) can celebrate our birthdays together (I was born 8 days before him, well when we talk about days, because I am 12 yrs older than my lovely, devilish imp), he comes from Gniezno which is about 400 km distance from where he lives now - Silesian District. Enough boring stuff.
I would like to say that Caleb is bold, courageous - somewhat a tiger type but... He's not, he is as sweet as one can be. I'm not telling you he's perfect - he is far from it.
He's moody and often gets a hump, but when he walks into the room which is occupied by "his" humans, winking those emerald eyes of his, he warbles softly just to report of his presence, but the look in these two shining gems tells you, that the family he lives in, is centre of his whole universe.
Sometimes he's searching for a company, but not for doing something, Caleb just want to feel other friendly, loving being. Yeah, my cat isn't perfect, I'm not either, but I love him with all his defects and benefits, I love him, because for just being.
Fuzz came to live with us back in Feb 2012 (there's a picture in the album) This spring we decided to get her a playmate so we rescued 'Little Kitty'
After about 10 minutes of "who are you and what are you doing in my home?" They became the best of friends. They are as different as night and day.
Fuzz, always comes running when we get home, ask if they want a treat, or when we first wake up in the morning.
Not so little.
Little Kitty certainly is a cutie and Fuzz seems to have grown a bit since 2012. Not so little anymore. Just more to love right?
Gretel came to us as a rag doll. She was about four weeks old. As she grew we realized she was a Maine Coon.
She has the long hair tufts on her ears and the tufts between her toes thick curly hair on her tummy and haunches and the extra long very bushy tail.
Her feet are huge for such a little cat. In the last few months she has grown a mane around her beautiful face. None of our other cats have this mane like a lion.
She is also extremely affectionate very funny and loves to hide in boxes the clothes hamper and pots and pans even the sink.
I got this sweet girl from a old friend of my dad.
She posted on fb that she needed to get her a home. I didn't know anything about her only her name until I got her.
She has been like one of my children ever since.
Peanut girl is now over one year old and tipping the scales at 10 pounds!
Still loves her treats and would eat them all day if I let her. Has a habit of fishing Q tips out of the trash and carrying them away to play with.
Also, can't kick the habit of getting under my feet. She has been stepped on accidentally several times , but doesn't learn. Likes my 4 year old grand daughter, but doesn't totally trust her. Smart cat!
She is my Sunshine!
After living in a no-pets apartment complex in Florida for nine years, when I moved back to the Adirondack Mountains in New York State to an apartment complex that allow "one small pet" per apartment I immediately went searching online for a companion.
I did a search for Maine Coon Cat Rescues but found none. There were six online Humane Shelters in my area, and I started scanning them for a red/orange tabby cat. In the past I had always found them to be sweet and personable.
At this one Humane Shelter they had a picture of a rescued cat they called Witchy Woman. The picture displayed showed a very unhappy cat. They described her as a mixed long/short haired domestic dark striped tabby with red/orange undercoat.
She was a Senior cat, declawed, and spayed. I emailed this shelter and inquired about this cat. They told me she was "an unlovable animal, independent, and if I was looking for a lap cat, this one was not for me."
I took the two hour drive to rescue this animal. Long story short, within a week I emailed this shelter and asked them, "Who is this cat...and what did you do with the witch cat I came to rescue?"
I have renamed Witchy Woman, "Sunshine." She dances and prances about, chirps at me, greets visitors at the door, will spend just as much time on my lap as I will allow, and lays on a pillow at the top of my bed and purrs me a lullabye every night.
It wasn't until a woman came to my apartment and said, "What a beautiful cat! It's part Coon Cat, 'ya know!" Her daughter has three Coon Cats, and I guess she should know.
And I just thought I had a very talented, personable tabby. Thank you for your site.
Loves to smell flower
El Bubu Gendut is my first Coon! Born on 15th August2010 in Malaysia.
Now he will completely turn into 2 years old this August 2013. A healthy and chubby cat. Look fierce but nice inside.. Really love him so much!
He is a handsome Asian Coon for me. Hahaha. His favourite food is Royal Canin. Loves to cuddle and stay beside me. Really protective and active. A gentle giant with love and adore to smell flower every evening. He loves if I hug him. Feel so peaceful.
The Cat with an International Personality and an Indian Attitude.
Tin Tin follows you around the house, catching your foot and rolling over for periodic petting sessions. Smart, uses his paws to apt perfections to open unlatched doors and windows.
Loves to take a stroll, and at several times, zooms out of the house secretly.
Enjoys Chasing dogs, something that surprises us and may be the entire cat world!
It was quite a task figuring our cat as the Maine Coon Kitten. As Cat people from India, it was quite as expected for a Maine Coon to be promoted as a Persian Kitten... Lovingly known as Mau (cat in the indian language - Marathi), he was set to change the way the world looked at cats, instantaneously.
But over our research on his behaviour, it was evident this little energy bomb was indeed a Maine Coon cat... His soft purrs, inclination to speak with us... following my mother into the kitchen, heavily interested in her college work and offering to help everytime she wants to copy papers from our portable printer.
Notable behaviours which were surprising were, unique traits of our beloved Tin Tin comprised of individual behaviour with every singlwe member of the family...
The mother was a source of food, play and serious talk. Phenomenal attachment, displayed in unique ways of his own...
The Father was the source of out-of-home trips... as time progressed, his meek requests turned into heavy demands, at times jumping on to the door latch trying to unlock it himself
The sister was more of a guest, with sketchy emotions displayed of love... but mostly indifference (something which she hates, but the maine coon really doesnt care)
With me was a unique emotional bond... I was his meet and greet service, my return home every evening was made utmost pleasant, with Tin Tin, jumping on to the table, running around the house and finally parking himself on the small drawing room stand to enjoy a 10 minute session of cuddling and petting...
I guess he owns me, every time I wake up, (he knows my phone alarm) I find him waiting outside my bedroom door, waiting to enter and park himself between my legs, rubbing and talking to me in his unique purrs, mostly asking for a snack...
I do not know if Maine Coons are a popular cats in India, but surely for me, he is the hero and a cat like no other ever seen.
the markings are awesome
Bullseye (she) is doing well, growing and ready to get spayed. Her markings are awesome. She loves cheese and Ritz crackers, she even drinks coffee which is really weird but most of all she is the greatest cat I have ever had.
Ginger was a very calm and compassionate cat who was very friendly and affectionate.
He very much enjoyed his daily dosage of treats and wasn't afraid to roll on his back and show affection. Ginger was my childhood cat who shaped me as a person.
He recently passed away and I thought it be nice if I sent in a picture as a tribute.
I made comments about him on Bailey's page. It's been a year. I'll never get over it.
Taking it easy in moms lap
My coonie is named Leo. He is 1yr old. I got him from our local humane society.
At first he was a big scaredy cat, now he follows me everywhere . He loves to play and is a big fish fan. He is the first male cat I have ever had. He loves his treats. It's his most favorite part of the day.
He is still growing and is at 11 pounds right now. He doesn't have much of a meow yet. He loves to sit on back of recliner an look out our big window or in front of the glass door. I love him, he is my best friend.
Layla started coming around my condo complex everyday rain or shine and stayed on my outdoor patio so after 2 weeks with nobody out looking for her I took her in, ran ads in my local paper and asked around my condo nobody responded or seen her before I think she was dumped.
So 3 months later I took her inside as mine and took her to the vet and she got a clean bill of health and she was declawed and full of fleas and no microchip found on her, the vet estimates Layla to be 1 to 2 years old, how could anybody just throw her outside knowing she couldn't defend herself with no front claws my condo back up to the woods all kinds of critters are out there.
I just love her sweet personality and her soft fluffy hair and tail.
My Jordan (grey) is the most loving little wanna be dog...
He plays fetch, waits for me by the door when I come home & always has first dibs on the food before Pebbles has a chance at the food...
Pebbles (orange) is the softest kitty you'll ever meet! She has an uncontrollable purr as loud as a Harley! She loves to talk and loves a good conversation!
She says that all she needs is love love love and lots of comfort! That is her #1 priority!?!
We were working in a homeless shelter and one of our guests had to take a bus and could not take her 5 month old kitty with her so we told her we would find a home for her.
Well we did and 2 years later she is Daddy's little princess.
I waited ten years before I finally saw Arwen.
She is the most laid back cat until it comes to the sink. When she wants a drink she will talk to me non stop until the faucet is turned on.
At bedtime she mudt sleep on my head which is not easy for me as she is a big girl. I couldn't imagine life without her. Maine coons are a fabulous breed of cat!
Wicket was the perfect cat, cuddly loving affectionate. We miss him terribly. Flower was funny and playful, more outgoing than wicket. Miss her still even though she left is long ago.
Tyler was a rescue... what a find... he is so sweet... was just begging me to take him home... was to be put down the next day !!!