Mittens at 3 months old.
I found a 3 month old kitten in December 2009.
She was never claimed and I was instantly attached so I kept her, her name is mittens although she has no mittens the name just seems to fit her personality.
She is now nearly one year old, 11 months exactly I think.
I was browsing on the web and found this site, the description fits perfectly with her but I'm still not sure.
She has medium / long shaggy coat and had lots of little 'fuz' everywhere. She has black lynx tufts on her ears and incredible furnishings in-between her paws. she also has a very fluffy ruff around her neck we like to call a mane.
She is brown tabby with green round eyes.
Her tail is about as long as her body and very fluffy, she likes to swing it around in the air constantly.
She is very sweet natured and fun loving. Her favourite thing to do is play with everything and anything she can find, including dust in the air.
she has taken up the habit of chewing on me or licking me when she is tired.
She has a soft high pitched meow and likes to talk when she sees birds and other small animals.
whenever I have a bath she will try and climb in, she loves playing in water and especially loves bubbles
She is a hand full at times as she is constantly under my feet or pouncing on my feet, jumping on things and knocking things over or trying to play with me while I sleep she is quite mischievous and loves to wrestle with humans, although sometimes it hurts she only means well.
she also has lots of whiskers that seem to big for her but that's what makes it so cute.
She hates to be alone, she loves company especially human company.
She also has traits of a dog, she will come when you call her, walk along side me and easy to train.
The only difference is she is quite small and thin but long.
compared to our other cats which have all been domestic short hairs.. most of them where quite large in the belly too.
Thanks for your help, it would be much appreciated.
(please note that we have taken the collar of her due to the amount of fur she has grown)
Mittens, and she's growing! - Update!
I recently sent in photos of Mittens asking if she was a or part Maine Ccoon, I have uploaded more recent photos taken the other day,
She is growing up although I still see her as a tiny fuzzy kitten.
From neck to start of tail (torso) is 40 cm long now (she is 1 year old in a week)
She seems to be developing more cute quirks everyday, she has become more and more mischievous as she grows although its sometimes the opposite with many cats.
She has taken a habit into carrying items everywhere with her, starting with a mouse toy her new favourite thing is marshmallows (she doesn't eat them!) and my necklaces. Comments for Mittens, And She's Growing:Mittens looks like my cat, Chi
She has taken a great liking to the TV (great in mornings when all she wants to do is play and I am sleeping) and all the exciting things going on on it, we brought a great DVD called Kitty goes hunting designed for indoor cats it is great for keeping her occupied when I just don't have time to play which she is constantly wanting.
She has also started growing tufts of fur coming out from behind her ears which is adorable and the Maine Coon traits are developing! (she has recently had her neck shaved to have her feline HIV vaccination)>
She really is the sweetest thing.
When i saw your picture of Mitten, it feels like I saw my cat, Chi. They both have similar faces and fur. :) She's beautiful. I love her. :)Pretty cat!
Mittens is beautiful! I think my kitty may look like Mittens we he gets bigger.She sure is growing!
by: Maine Coon Cat Nation
Well, she is turning into quite the lady, isn't she?
Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on your beautiful photos. They really are wonderful.
Look at those tufts of fur on the tips of her ears! I just can't believe her first owners lost track of her! Their loss is definitely your gain. She's just stunning.
Looking back over all your info and pictures, since Mittens was previously owned, I really think she looks like a full Maine Coon. Of course, there's no proof, and I never say that about a kitten who's ended up abandoned or in a shelter.
But, it seems possible she was bought (hence the pink collar) and somehow lost. What do you think?
Well, Happy Belated Birthday Mittens, and here's to many, many more you gorgeous girl!