This is Nutmeg – “Meg” or “Moosta”. First and only Maine Coon I’ve owned. Sadly she died just a few weeks ago – gosh, getting teary now just writing this! I’ve had about 15 cats and four dogs in my life (plus a duck and some fish!).
As much as I’ve loved them all, this little girl was something extraordinary. Special doesn’t even begin to describe her – but I suspect all you folks who have (are owned by!) Maine Coons can just say “Yes, we know!”.
Totally trusting, loyal, smart as, and would talk whenever one of us felt like a conversation. Little big shadow to follow me every-where; not demanding, just happy to ‘hang together’. But also absolutely OK with spending quality lap time.
She was just over five and a half – far too young, and far too short a time to have shared with her. One day I will look to get another Maine Coon. It will take a while though for me to get up the courage, and Meg will never be ‘replaced’.
Sorry about the quality of the photo of her on the path – just didn’t think to take photos when she was always around. But this is the best that shows a little at least of who she was.