Winter 2011 Photo Album
Welcome to the Spring 2011 Photo Album! Enjoy exploring these Maine Coon Cat pictures!
Smooth As Silk
By: Juliet in Somerset UK
Rumtumtugger Mariella - two years old, my first Pedigree kitty.
She has my heart, we have an understanding of each other that is beyond words, she is very very precious to me.
Longest Whiskers I Have Seen
By: Juliet in Somerset UK
Tilly Can't Help Looking Cute!
This is Rumtumtugger Tattycoram (AKA Tilly)
She is my one year old little charmer. A constant purrer, a constant joy and a constant little monkey!!! (what me Mum?)
Tilly - my little girl x
Tilly certainly is gorgeous
Sorry for the delayed answer
By: Chris Tomkus in Golden, Colorado
Crystal st 3 months
Crystal came to us on the 4th of July at 8 weeks old. She is a rescue Maine Coon.
She technically belongs to my wife, but like any other cat you don't own them, you are part of their staff.
She has the most delightful sounds, not mewing, but a wide variety of other sounds. She loves water, always in the sink, bath tub or water dishes. She plays fetch with a paper ball.
Follows everybody around the house, escorts us to bed at night, puts her nose into everything, has learned to open drawers and loves to nip noses. She is 10 months old now.
By: Rosemary in Suffolk England
I know very little about Bonnies history, I have no idea if she is a Maine Coon, whatever she is she is very sweet.
The vet thinks she is about 5/6 months old. She is very long like a weasel. She was very thin and dirty when we got her.
She is beginning to put on weight and her coat is looking so good.
How can I tell if she has Maine Coon in her.
Wow, what a pretty girl, and a pretty name, too! Well, the only way for anyone to know for sure if a cat is a Maine Coon is to look at their pedigree.
If she was thin and dirty when you got her, it sounds like she had gotten lost outdoors. Perhaps she snuck out one day. Lucky you took her in!
She looks just like a Maine Coon kitten. She has the ear tufts and all. As she grows, if she's a Maine Coon, you will see her more strongly representing the breed.
The coat will come in with a nice ruff, all four feet will have big tufts of fur sprouting between the pads, and those ear tufts are a tell-tale sign.
Bonnie is a doll!
Update - Our Bonnie So Funny
Pictures we have loads can't stop, everthing she does is so funny.She pulls the most human like faces sometimes. So full of character.
By: Tricia in Ireland
Louis is four years old and a big softie despite his size and even allows our tiny little Somali to bully him!
Louis had a half brother called George who we lost tragically over a year ago so Louis is extra precious to us!
By: Traci A in Seattle, WA
echo and her fountain
The sweetest kitten ever. Little Echo.
Ivan the Terrible OR Ivan the Great
By: Kim Sweet in Michigan USA
Ivan is our baby of our family, he was born the first week of Oct 10 and we were told he is a Maine Coon Mix. We don't think he is going to get the size of a male pure breed but he has the personality of one. Ivan is the most vocal guy and I just love the little trill thing he does.
When we first got Ivan, just after King Lewie passed (Lewie has a page here too) he was little stinker right from the get go. Our four year old Autumn couldn't get a quiet moment for nothing. So we decided to get Makani (our pure breed Maine Coon below) and the two of them... HOLY cats!! The two of them run, jump, chase and play like there will be no tomorrow. Autumn has been so much happier and gets her quiet time all to herself now.
In the pics, Ivan is the dark little guy, Autumn is the white lady and Makani is the Orange BIG guy.
Your silver tabby looks adorable. How great to have a multi cat household that all get along.
They look healthy and happy. They must make you must smile alot. Good for you.
Ivan the Awesome
Help'n with the homework
By: Kim Sweet in Michigan USA
We adopted Makani Big Foot on January 14,2011 from a breeder in East Michigan.
He has a grade one heart murmur at just under 5 months old that we hope he grows out of yet.
We are just getting to know him as he is us but so far all is well.
Update on Makani
ColdstreamLK Whisky or "Whisky" our trouble maker!
Whisky is a 2 year old male Maine Coon Cat. He lives with us, our 9 year daughter and a german shepherd sister and german shepherd brother.
He is very social, always in the room we are in. He will play with his "sister" Belle the 4 year old German Shepherd (GSD) female.
He bites at her feet and she barks and plays with him. He gets into everything! and loves to chase and eat any bugs that make it into the house. He also has a fetish for plastic which I dont understand. He will eat and chew on anything plastic.
He sounds like an elephant when he runs through the house churping and gurgling to who knows. We love him so much and he sleeps with mom every night.
All my cats, including my MC, would eat plastic bags if left about. The plastic pull tab that comes on milk jugs is another favorite, so are Christmas bows.
No plastics for kitty.
Buddy has a lot to say, and a lot to share, so get to know him on his own page: Buddy's Page
Notorious Biggy Smalls
By: Jake in Indiana USA
He's a 6 month old male Maine Coon with an amazing personality. I couldn't have asked for a better cat and companion.
I got him from a rescue and unfortunately 3 days after being at the new house, my dog got jealous and bit him. Thank god for his nine lives!
He had a hole in his jugular and a fractured jaw. But being a Maine Coon, he is a bad-ass and needed no surgical procedures. The very next day he was purring and fighting to run around the house. 3 days later the hole in his neck closed and his jaw began healing. (Not to mention the constant cleaning of wounds).
Its now been three weeks and he's back to full health. Surprisingly, the cat and dog sleep together now... Go figure. Maine coons are amazing animals.
By: C. Fisher
He's about 20lbs now. He is really a great cat. How he got the Maine Coon in him i will never know, because his mother was a farm cat.
I also have a black Maine Coon. These cats are great. I wouldn't change these 2 for the world.
Glory Bea McKnight
By: Karen Hopkins
(Grand Isle, La., USA)
Glory Bea was born on 9/9/2008. She is a tad skittish, but has mellowed with age.
Glory Bea is the second Maine Coon in our family and she is dazzling in appearance and personality.
We have documented Glory Bea's life from her first baby picture to present.
Beautiful Glory Bea
Diva Deluxe McKnight
By: Karen Hopkins
(Grand Isle, La., USA)
Diva was born on 10/1/07. We were waiting for her birth and have documented her life in pictures.
She is the most mild mannered cat I've ever met. She loves to be admired, but only enjoys snuggling after I get into the bed.
Diva enjoys her petting only when it's done "under cover".
She is gorgous
Where do I get one?
Boone and Calli
By: Faith in Elizabethtown, PA USA
Boone is the tabby on top. He is alpha and keeps Callie in line. He is polydactyl with 7 on left and 6 on right and 5 on both hind feet.
Luckily even though he is 20 pounds at 18 months he is calm and allows us to clip his nails.
Calli is the our little calico girl. Not really sure what they would technically call her since as she ages she becomes more torti. She just had her first birthday.
Even though Boone is bigger Callie still gives him a run for his money and the older they get the more they have come to an agreement.
They are both very spoilt and even though according to the Maine coon books they are not usually lap cats evidently ours did not read the book since they are on our laps every evening.
I take advantage of that time to brush them and they love it.
By: Jenna Newman in Pensacola, FL
Dewey (right), Vanessa (left)
I was given two rescue kittens, at first they were just fat balls of fluff with tabby marking so I assumed they were tabby's until one day I realized they were not even one and still bigger than any cat I've ever had.
It wasn't long before I found out they were Maine Coons! I feel blessed to have gotten this breed of cat without even knowing it. I've had cats my whole life, but never ones like these two. They are brother and sister, Dewey and Vanessa, and I could not imagine my life without them.
They have to be involved in everything I'm doing, they love to play fetch, and they even love being spun around in the office chair?!
By: Nicole C. in Lakewood, CA
Roman is my baby boy, he is two years old and the greatest companion I could of ever asked for!
A Professor of mine's wife discovered a litter at her work. Her and her co workers began feeding them and once familiar enough to not run away, took them in to find loving homes.
My Professor advertised on facebook and since I had been living alone, I was more than happy to add a little gal or guy to my life.
They brought him over in a cat carrier and placed on my lap which he happily complied. For the first month I did not get a lot of sleep, he was very vocal and proud to announce that he was up and ready for a meal.
I also think he missed his brother's and sister's and to this day I regret not taking one of his siblings in. Right off I knew he was something special. His coat alone was beautiful and I loved the wild look of the tufts on the tip of his ears (which have now diminished now that he is older).
From him following me from room to room, to he seemingly communicating with me, I fall in love with him all over again every day. He is my pride and joy.
I love coming home to him greeting me at the door. He is my little guy, a true member of the family.
Lynxy Ear Tufts
Hemi and Paisley
By: Liz in Tacoma, WA
Hemi and Paisley's page is full of info and pictures of them from kittenhood to now! So visit Hemi and Paisley's Page to get to know them!
Emma Jean -
Jake at 3 or 4 months old
Jake now at 10 months or so
We got Jake from the Dumb Friends League here in Colorado.He may be a year old some time in February or March.We did not know what kind of cat he was until my sister suggested Maine Coon.
He is a very sweet,affectionate,loving,but also some times mischievous kitty!We absolutely adore him and so does every one that comes to visit!
by: Sommer He is beautiful!! Such a handsome boy =)
by: GinniP Aren't Coonies the best cats??!! Your Jake looks a real delight. My Lola has spent about 2 hours this morning chasing a fly. They can jump so high for such big cats!
What cool pretty colors he has. He kinds of looks like a Siamese/Coon mix.
Samyii (prounounced Sammy) is the love of my life. I've had cats for years, but none have captured my heart like my Coon.
Three years ago my son brought home a bedraggled kitten he'd found wandering at a friend's apartment complex. This kitten was near death. He looked to be about 5 weeks old but he was bone thin, nearly too weak to stand up.
He had horrible infections in both eyes and a racking cough that made me think he probably had pneumonia. My prognosis for the little guy wasn't very hopeful at the time. If nothing else I expected him to be blind.
Still, I got him to the vet and got medication for his cough and eyes. There were a couple of scary times when I thought he wasn't going to make it, but with food and attention he began to flourish. While he retained some scar tissue in one eye it doesn't seem to affect his vision.
As he grew one of the things we noticed was the size of his feet. They were huge compared to the rest of him. Usually kittens have little delicate feet that are proportionate to their growth. Not Samyii. We laughed that if it was anything like a puppy this kitten was going to grow to be a BIG cat.
And big he is. All 22 pounds of him. As he was growing I began to notice other characteristics that made him stand out. His squeaky voice, the feather duster tail and the little ear tips. The vet confirmed that while probably not purebred, Samyii's bloodline is definitely Maine Coon. And a beautiful one, at that.
He's definitely a homebody. Maybe he's afraid if he gets too far from me he'll end up lost and alone again. He follows me from room to room, sleeps with me, lies beside me on the couch while I watch TV. He's the only cat I've had that actually looks into my eyes and seems to speak to me. He's my buddy and I'd be lost without him.
I don't know who neglected and threw away this darling cat as a baby, but from the day he arrived he went from being a pauper to being the prince of our home.
And What A Prince He Is!
by: Maine Coon Cat Nation
What an amazing story, and what a cat! You're right, it's just beyond me how anyone can abandon or neglect any of these wonderful animals.
Thank you for sharing Samyii and his story!
Yay fror Maine Coons!
Sweet story! I have a Sammy, too. She follows me around and meows up a storm to sit on my lap, whether it's in front of the tv or computer. Sammy sleeps right next to me or right on my legs. She gets up on my chest and looks into my eyes, as well, with these deep purrs. Glad you've got a buddy, too!
What a sweet story , touched my heart.Thanks for sharing. Samyii looks like a fine cat!!:)
A beautiful story
What a beautiful story....thank you so much for taking him in and loving him
Yoda and Kiko came to me when they were only 3 weeks old by way of a neighbor boy who found them. I had been feeding a feral cat outside who was pregnant and I thought they may be her kittens. As it turns out... they were not hers.
As kittens they were very playful. They have grown into beautiful cats. Yoda weighs 24lbs (believe it or not... he has lost 3 lbs!) and Kiko is 18lbs. They are "gentle giants".
Yoda makes a sound like "meh, meh", Kiko could be locked in the closet and you would never know! He rarely meows. They like to be brushed every day. They both have large paws and rarely use their claws.
Their tails are beautiful plumes and their tummy fur is only a couple inches from touching the ground. I call Yoda my handsome boy and Kiko beautiful. Kiko walks like he is royalty, placing every foot step precisely so! I love my cats!
A friend offered Smokey to us in June 2010. She was moving and had recently divorced and knew we were looking for a cat. I had no idea I was the new mama to a dog-cat. :)
I had seen a show on the breed and researched and researched to determine whether I had a Maine Coon on my hands. Shes 2 years old, 14 lbs, really long when she stretches out. She chirps, rolls over, comes when I call, loves the car, loves the water, and loves being outside (previously only indoor).
I only let her outside while I'm home in our yard and after coming back in she is so FRISKY and full of life! She loves being around my husband and I. Every night she comes up on the bed on my chest for about 10 minutes and then either to the foot of the bed or in the hall. She cracks us up.
She eats her cat food when we eat our meals...she growls at the garage door like a dog, chases my husband up the stairs, and talks! She is really smart!!
Uses her paws to pick things up and guide to her mouth. I always liked cats but I have turned into such a cat nerd... :) We took her to Petco and I buckled her via harness in basket. People flocked my basket asking if that was a racoon!
I had to have my husband retrieve what we came for because we were surrounded by kids and people flocking to see Smokey! Shes my girl...and always will be.
Think she is Maine Coon??
What an amazing girl you have there! She could be a Maine Coon or Maine Coon mix, but I must add that her coloring reminds me very much of a Ragdoll. Very, very much :-)
Ragdolls are extremely similar to Maine Coons with regard to their personalities, dispositions, dog-like behavior, and they are big, too!
Thanks for sharing her! I'll be sure to add her to the photo album soon!
All The Best,
Not a Coon
she is a beautiful cat, but not a coon. I agree with the other poster here, she seems like a ragdoll with certain coon-like personality traits.
Could be a Maine Coon!
She is beautiful and her personality is very much like my Maine Coon Molly......there is definitely some Coon in there some where. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful girl!!
by: Dani Mack
I agree shes not full coon. Wish she could talk and tell me. lol. She does have ragdoll coloring, but other than size...no significant features. SO...Im going with an educated guess...Maine Coon and Ragdoll mix. Either way, she acts like a Coon and I love Coon personalities...thanks guys!