by The Cats of Maine Coon Cat Nation
(All Around the World!)
Happy Thanksgiving! Welcome to our annual celebration, where our cats can come tell us what they are grateful for. Gratitude is so powerful!
This community is amazing, and I am so grateful to be a part of it, and to celebrate the good things in life with you all. Let's get started!
Gretchen Maurer in Providence, RI, USA:
Molly is thankful for a box, any box
Molly likes any box. She loves to sleep in the sun.
Linda in Maine:
Vincent is thankful for...
living with a loving family for the last nine years! I am thankful for lap time, my delicious food and my furry brother Maestro.
Maestro is a dog but he is very gentle and lets me cuddle with him and drink from his water bowl. I am thankful that Vosje (my look alike sister dog) does NOT bite me, that she only barks if I really annoy her and sometimes can be as chill as Maestro.
I am also thankful for my "new" name Vincent. It is much cooler and more fitting than the name the shelter gave me, Sunflower, yup , silly name for a big boy like me.
Now I am named for a famous artist instead of one of his paintings.
Emily in Massachusetts:
Figaro is thankful to be off the streets and in a warm, loving home
Arrested by Animal Control where I was wandering the streets in a Massachusetts town about 20 miles south of Boston, hungry and dirty, since I was a scaredy cat & not a very good hunter.
I am so grateful I was transferred to the MSPCA shelter in Boston where my new human, who volunteers there, saw me & couldn't help but fall in love when I purred loudly, looked at her with my golden eyes, and let her rub my tummy.
Now I am safe and a handsome, fluffy big (15-pound) boy, probably a Maine Coon mix, but with a definite MC affectionate and vocal personality.
I love snuggles and tummy rubbles, watching the birds from my windowsill, playing with a peacock feather, and chasing my "sister," fluffy Adina, especially in the middle of the night--SO much better than living on the street.
I'm a very lucky kitty!
Laura A Cox in South Dennis, MA:
Let me introduce myself...I am Sergio Cox
I am thankful for so many things...first of all, I'm thankful my people rescued me when I was little from a house where I wasn't wanted and they didn't want me to play.
These great people came and got me and took me to their house. Right away I knew it was going to be the cat's meow (ha-ha) because my second day there, the nice lady made chicken wings (I LOVE chicken) and I got to grab one! I don't think she made them for me because she took it back!
But, we got a new forever house a few years ago and boy is it nice. I have all kinds of windows to look out, I have chipmunk friends who come to the glass door to say hi, and all kinds of birds to watch!
My dad is great, he takes me outside in the morning so I can sit on his lap while he drinks his coffee. My mom gives me brushes and treats every night. I know they love me and I love them.
My mom doesn't even get mad when I play bite. She should feel special, I don't do that with dad. So, this Thanksgiving I am very thankful to live with my mom and dad in our cozy house. We are a happy family!
Sherry in Silver Bay, MN USA:
Hello from a Mixed Maine Coon Tuxedo
Shadow is eternally grateful that her people don’t try to make her interact with their dog or think less of her because she doesn’t.
The two are heart-achingly sweet, well-behaved, and tolerant of each other, but Shadow is wary—-as if knowing they just don’t belong to the same tribe.
But they both wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Tatyiana in North Carolina:
Jiff is thankful for
Chasing leaves! Fall is Jiff’s favorite time of year! He’s never knocked over a Christmas tree but chasing falling leaves really gets his attention!
Pat in Firestone:
Spooky is thankful for pumpkins and fall weather
Sherry in Borrego Springs, CA:
Milo is Thankful for...
Milo is thankful that he was recently adopted into our family via the Palm Springs Animal Shelter.
How could such a gorgeous kitten be passed over for over 2 months at the shelter? Milo is thankful that he was taught how to be a gentleman, for the most part, when he was being fostered for several weeks with his other siblings, along with his mother, a stray.
He uses his litter box and his scratching post perfectly. He is not jumpy around noises such as the vacuum or the blender.
He keeps his claws sheathed! He carries himself with impressive self confidence.
Milo appreciates that his new mom and dad discovered that he loves riding in the car. On the way home from the shelter, he rode shotgun in the car.
How lucky he feels to have had loving experiences in foster care and at the no-kill shelter. Milo feels fortunate that his mom loves it when he snuggles up under her chin and purrs for a long time.
He never has a thought he doesn't express. He must chirp upon entering a room. Of course we feel as thankful to have him as much as he's grateful to have us to spoil him.
I do so love Milo!!
Holly is thankful for a loving home and wonderpurr friends
Holly was abandoned and facing a cold New England winter when a local rescue group found her and took her in.
I adopted her just before Christmas 2015 (that's why she's named Holly). Whenever we experience bad weather, Holly is especially cuddly, as if she is thanking me for keeping her safe.
In spite of her humble beginnings, Holly now has many friends on Twitter, including Heidi
, who was featured in the September 2021 album.
They call each other Sisters of the Fur and were so excited to see each other in the Paws emails!