May 2015 Photo Album

Big Litter Boxes for Big Cats

Spring has sprung! Enjoy the daily additions to our latest album!





Odino from Eboli (sa) - Italy

By: Antonella Molino in Eboli (sa) - Italy

Odino

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Hello everyone! This is Odino my Maine Coon, he is 6 months old.

I called him Odino because when I saw him for the first time it seemed to be in front of a deity so he was proud and fierce.

Now he lives together with another cat and two dogs.




My Sweet Halle Mia

By: Marianne in Winter Haven, FL
Halle Mia
Halle Mia

Halle (pronounced Haylie) was born right in front of my eyes on October 17th 2000.

She was absolutely beautiful and I fell in love instantly. I unfortunately lost her to cancer December 22nd 2014. She is terribly missed and I think of her every day. Many tears are shed for her dear sweet soul.

She was so kind and such a gentle giant. We had our routine where she would come to me at night when the kids were fast asleep and lay on my shoulder, just purring away.

When I got married, she totally and completely accepted my husband. Welcoming him in. She did the same when both of our beautiful children came into the world. As they got older and a little more rambunctious, she would go and find a quiet and cozy place to sleep the afternoon away. But even then, always greeting me with a little prrt and a big stretch. Then would come our nightly ritual. Oh how I loved those cuddly evenings.

Her cancer came swift (thankfully) and she didn't have to deal with pain very long. Had to make the hard decision to let her go and be in peace.

She went out of this world the same way she came in, in my arms. I miss you and love you Halle. You will always be remembered.




Mr. Muffin Aka Muffy, Loves The Camera - And Vice Versa

By: Carol And Don in San Clemente, CA

Mr. Muffin

A Favorite Place To Lounge

Mr. Muffin Mr. Muffin Mr. Muffin Mr. Muffin

We rescued Mr. Muffin (or did he rescue us?!) from the local animal shelter when he was 2 years old.

That was 7 years ago and we can't imagine what we ever did without him. He's spoiled rotten but still a VERY good cat.

He learned very quickly what he should and shouldn't do and he never misbehaves. He has the run of the house (indoor cat only) and is the center of our world! We love him so much!




Samson
Sunning himself in the garden

Samson Enjoying The Garden

By: Natalie in Sandhurst, Berkshire UK

Samson is 10 months old and loves to spend as much time as possible in the garden.

He can spend hours chasing (usually unsuccessfully) insects and hiding in bushes from birds.




Marmite and Rolo Update

By: David in Cornwall, UK

Marmite and Rolo

Marmite and Rolo Marmite and Rolo Marmite and Rolo Marmite and Rolo

Marmite and Rolo

I have 2 Maine Coons, Marmite and Rolo (brown tabby with white brothers) as well as a variety of other moggies that decided they liked our food best!

I guess you know how it is... We had a 3rd Maine Coon called Zafira, a beautiful silver tabby with white, but sadly she died from acute renal failure after getting FLUTS- feline lower urinary tract syndrome when she was five. Our Maine Coons came from a breeder in Newquay called Jane Turner, who has emigrated to Canada- in the UK her pedigree name was Dotcom Maine Coons, but I've lost touch with her.




Amelia Earhart

By: Arianna in Boston, Massachusetts

Amelia

Amelia Amelia Amelia Amelia

During the biggest snow storm of this 2015 last February we drove from Boston to up Maine, we could barely see anything, to get our beautiful girl Amelia named after the famous woman pilot Amelia Earhart for her being brave and adventurous.

Amelia has been with us 3 months so far and she's the funniest (most hyper) sweetest kitten at 5 months ever. She share her days with brother Milo a Maine Coon mix (also called big teddy bear) and her doggie brother Jack.

She loves to lie down on mom or dad chest when we are watching tv to cuddle for hours.

She's from a champion line of beautiful Maine Coons, she's a Blue Torbie with Cream, at 5 months she weights 8lb and a huge tail.

Her favorite thing to do it is assist her mommy while working at the computer and try to catch the mouse (these modern cats!).




Norman

Hello I'm Norman :-)


By: Stuart in Chertsey


Hi, this is Norman. He's six months old and we think turning into a very handsome boy.




Spartacus (Sparty Cat)

By: Laura Kratt in Ottawa
Sparty

Sparty is a 3 yr old Male. At his last Vet visit, he weighed in at 21lbs. He is too big for the cat scales so they weigh him on the dog scale!

He is quite vocal. And his voice or trill changes depending on the situation or what he is trying to communicate, When he purrs he is so loud that he sounds like he is more than one cat.

He is usually shy around strangers but is comfortable and loving with his family and our newly adopted kitten.

He is a bit of a picky eater. He like's his Maine Coone hard food, some soft, or canned food, as long as it's fish based. Likes a fresh bowl of water every morning and for some reason, goes nuts over melon, mostly cantaloupe!




Tia - Approximately 18 years - Chatty Cat!


From: Melbourne, Australia

We are reasonably sure our beautiful Tia, who we have had for about 18 years, is a Maine Coon, or at least part Maine Coon and hoping someone can confirm that for us.

What a beautiful, warm, affectionate breed, totally against the traits that normally cause people to dislike cats. Tia talks to us constantly and certainly makes me aware of my place in the household :-)

(Note from editor: Hi There, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips here for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again.)




Binkers and Dolly

By: Kathy and Rick in Rensselaer NY

Binkers and Dolly

Binkers and Dolly Binkers and Dolly Binkers and Dolly

Binkers (yellow) Dolly (marble) were beautiful kittens that were abandoned in a field.

Hard to believe that someone could have done that but we are so glad because now we have them.

One day as my sister was walking her dog, they both came running out. She scooped them up and saved them and now they belong to us.

Almost like having 2 dogs in the house they way they behave. Such loveable cats too. We just love them!

Not sure what mix they are, but from what we have read and seen, they definitely have the character of a Maine Coon. They each have their own little quirks and are so lovable.

Every morning they have go in the bathroom and have to get a drink from the sink. Greet us every night we come home from work and give kisses. Always have to be wherever we are. They are just so much fun.




Boomer


Boomer

Boomer is what we think a Maine Coon mix.

He is about a year old now. His favorite toy is a paper wad.

He was bottle fed and the runt of the litter. He has stolen our hearts. Amazing cat.




Boys

My Big Boys


By: Julee in Woodinville

Both my boys are lovers and always want our attention one loves the camera and his brother loves the camera.




TC

T.C.


By: Donnie in Tolch

T.C 3years old and he loves to play.




Statuesque Beauty

By: Kim in Revere, MA

Pozi

Pozi Pozi Pozi Pozi

This is my girl Pozi. She is 13 years young. She is now an indoor cat. Love her to death!




Max My Ragdoll/Maine Coon Cross


By: Lynne in South Wales

Hi
I thought I would introduce you to my adopted rescue cat Max who is a Maine Coon/Ragdoll cross, though I think he's more Coonie, I have had him 3 1/2 months now and he is now 3 yrs and 3 months.

Max has a few issues. He is quite aggressive towards my 3 other cats - a Ragdoll, Chinchilla, Persian and her baby a silver grey tabby (father unknown ) She was pregnant when I got her.

Getting back to Max I am trying natural remedies at the moment. I have researched essential oils that are safe to use with cats and burn lavender oil and or ylang y lang and rose all calming oils I also put a drop on a soft collar it does seem to help.

You can tell when it is wearing off!!!! Max likes to be petted and have his belly rubbed ...within reason!! Not too fussed on being picked up. Sat on my lap once since I have had him, but will sit on the arm of my chair. And follows me everywhere..

Early days yet but we will get there.

(Note from editor: Lynne, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips here for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again.)




Dave

By: Angie Lucas in Fremont, MI
Dave

Dave is an amazing cat he was born 8/8/14 and weighs about 11 lbs.

He loves playing and snuggling and giving lots and lots of kisses, he lets my 3 year old do pretty much what ever she wants to him and he don't give 2 minds.




Honey Cat aka Big Cat


By: Debbie Watson in Milwaukee, WI

Honey was abandoned in the apartment building across the street from me.

I was having work done and the workers were living there and discovered him. They felt he and I would be the purrfect match.

I named him Honey so I can say Honey I'm home. He about 3 years old and owns the house.

(Note from editor: Debbie, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips here for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again.)




Love Buggs


By: Jessi Vigil in San Bernardino, CA, United States

My coon's name is Love Buggs a.k.a Toots. She is a black and white Maine Coon. She is currently a year old. Love Buggs is very loveable, playful, and she loves to rake selfies!

(Note from editor: Jessi, your pictures didn't come through - This happens when they are large files, meaning high quality photos. There are tips here for editing photos for the web, if you'd like to try again.)


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