Well, Lewie was my first love... He knew I was the one for him before I knew he was for me.
One day after work I had a few minutes to spare so I went the the shelter right behind where I worked at that time.
When I waled in the building they asked if I was looking for something special, and I told them no not really just thought I'd give some love'ns to some kitties.
The lady behind the desk made some comments that there were some nice kittens back there ... I told her if I was looking it would be a orange female or maybe a Siamese.
When I walked into the cat room I noticed a big tiger kinda looking cat, but I kept on walking towards the younger cats. After about 5 minutes that big cat started meowing at me nonstop. After a couple of minutes I decided to walk over to the big cat and check him out.
After a bit of him pawing at me and me petting him, I asked the worker in the room if I could hold him. When I picked him up his size was even more evident, once I got him in my arms, I started talking to him, asked him if he would want to come home with me.
Now, I did say that I wasn't looking but this guy had my attention. When I asked him if he wanted to come home with me he took his face and rubbed it against mine and started purring... that was it. I took some pictures and brought them home to show my family and a week later he was home.
That was back in Oct of 08. He won my heart and he became my guy, Lewie was my study buddy when doing college homework, he was my snuggle buddy for afternoon naps and for a while at night.
Lewie was always at the door waiting for me when I came home. We had many morning conversations over our morning routine.
Then in Nov of 10 The kingdom of King Lewie was sad and heart broke. We discovered that he had Squamous cell carcinoma and there was no hope. I laid him to rest on Nov 27.
Lewie was my first Maine Coon love, he may not have been a pure breed but he was everything to me.
Heck I didn't even know about the breed until I met him and now 2 of the 3 cats that I have are due to him.
I fell in love with My King Lewie and the Maine Coon breed.