We have a 4yr old princess. She had recently lost her best friend.
He was a 12 year old Maine Coon rescue. Was looking for a male kitten to ease her depression. Looked to Tony's Main Coons. Great website, reasonable prices. Mistake. The were running a scam. How can you tell if an on-line breeder is legit?
Response: Hi Steve, That's a great question. It's so sad that these scams go around. It happens with cats, dogs, and all breeds. We have a page dedicated to answering just that question. You can see it here: Maine Coon Kitten Scam. It's a comments-enabled page, like this one, so you can add your experience and thoughts there as well.
My baby boy, Horatio Rae, passed-away 19 months ago. He was 21 years old. That's right, 21. We live in a rural area in North of Seattle. Horatio was an indoor cat, but occasionally, would quickly run out the door. When this happened, he would turn into a ferocious bob-cat personality. He wanted out, and only Dad, could entice him inside.
We now have two feral sisters. Not Maine Coon. Two days ago, I had a wonderful dream about my baby boy, Horatio. I petted him, played with him, and it felt so good. He is always a part of me, if even only in my dreams.
It always does my heart good to get our monthly Maine Coon pictures and articles. Thank you so much for sharing pictures of your four-legged babies.