Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted Jun 10, 2016
Maine Coons are huge, fluffy, and regal. They are descendant of Norwegian Forest cats, thus the fluff. They have tufts of hair in their ears and on the bottoms of their paws, making them well suited for cooler climates (like Maine, where they are they state cat). They carry themselves elegantly, and are very expressive with their tails. They are smart and active, which can lead to boredom if they are kept indoors. They groom themselves well, but some owners prefer to trim the butt hair to avoid cat dingleberries! They are hardy and playful cats, and adjust well to other animals and children. Mine is unbelievably tolerant of my child's antics, though sometimes I think he should give him a good swat. The female is less tolerant, but she is smaller too so that might play a role. They are more likely to flight than fight when threatened. They are avid hunters, so don't expect your songbirds and lizards to stick around if you get one of these beasts. They were both heavier than my chihuahua at 5 months old, and they are still growing. Big appetites too, so get the grain-free food for less poop to scoop. Also, this may be unique to my cats, but they don't like being kissed on the face. Talk to the paw.