Friday, April 15, 2016

A-Z: Maine Coon



The Maine Coon is a large American cat from Maine. It has long whiskers which can be up to six inches in length. It can weigh from seventeen to twenty-five pounds and averages forty inches in length. It is second only to Persians in popularity.  This cat has oversized feet for walking in the snow. It's strong and healthy and has three layers to its coat.  Besides it's distinctive whiskers, Maine Coons usually have a very discernible M on their forehead. If interested in adopting, please check your local rescue, shelter, Petfinder.com or Overstock.com.

Faux Paw

This is a picture of Faux when she was younger. Take a look at those whiskers.  She has all the characteristics except the M on her forehead. She's a mix, but the genes lean heavily toward the Maine Coon side.

 Makita must use her second life to return to earth and take care of her pal, Bennie the Boxer. But finding Bennie is only the beginning. After they're reunited, Makita and Bennie stumble upon a dog fighting ring. Now the fearless feline must use her considerable cunning to breakout the hapless creatures that have been stolen to use as bait for the fighting dogs.

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47 comments:

  1. Big whiskers on a big kitty. Isn't it the largest domestic cat?

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    1. Hi Alex,
      Definitely one of the largest. Some of the Savannahs and Ragdolls can get pretty big.

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  2. I love those cats, a friend has one, HUGE, weighs good 30 lbs! Makita is a lovely story which I enjoyed very much! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. I didn't realize you'd read Makita, Val. I really appreciate that and I'm glad you enjoyed it:)

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    1. Hi Shortybear,
      They are pretty kitties:)
      Happy Friday.

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  4. I have loved them since first I read about them. And loved them even more when I saw the first photo. Magnificent moggies.

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    1. Hi EC,
      They're great cats.
      Happy Friday.

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  5. A extremely large cat but beautiful all the same.
    Yvonne.

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  6. I need to pick up your kitty books.

    My mother had a Maine Coon - Fritzy. He was 15 pounds of fluff. And when someone gave him to her, he was a tiny, tiny little kitten that had been abandoned. She had no idea he'd grow so big.

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    1. Yay for your mom! I love to hear about folks that have rescued abandoned animals.

      (Interest in the Catarau series is always appreciated:)

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  7. You need a big, furry cat to lie on your feet during Maine winters
    :-D

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    1. A Maine Coon will certainly keep them warm:)

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  8. Seeing different and unusual cat breeds is interesting. This breed is extra interesting.

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    1. HI Andrew,
      They are a fun, intelligent breed.

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  9. Hi, dear Sandra!

    I know the Maine Coon very well because, in recent years, I cared for a stray Maine Coon that set up shop on my property. I named him Patches, and for three years gave him food, water and shelter including a deluxe carpeted, insulated cat igloo that I purchased on eBay. Patches disappeared one day and never returned. Such is the hard life of a feral cat.

    Thank you, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. Good for you, Shady, for taking care of a critter in need. Yup, outdoor kitties face more peril, that's for sure.

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  10. I wonder if our Mr. Mistoffellees is part Maine Coon. He is huge: seventeen pounds. I'll have to measure his whiskers some time.

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  11. I love Maine Coons -- they are fabulous! Great photos!

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  12. I also love Maine Coons. I have a friend who owns one and she is the most beautiful cat. She is also HUGE, but not fat. I was SO glad you chose this breed to share with us today.

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    1. They are a great cat. Glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth.

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  13. They are one big kitty. They are great cats indeed

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  14. Now this is a breed I recognise. Gorgeous cat! The first time I saw a Maine Coon I wanted one... :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Hi Susan,
      They're definitely good kitties.

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    1. Faux's vet wanted to measure them and send the result into Guinness because she'd never seen a cat whose whiskers were that long:)

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  16. My Maine Coon disinherited me and went to live with the neighbor down the road. Loved her! When I see her and call to her, she is like, "Who are you?" She did not like my new kitten. I would have a Maine Coon again in a heartbeat.
    Visiting from AtoZ.
    www.thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, oh. She really wasn't happy about that kitten was she?

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  17. I have never owned a Maine Coon, but they look like a nice a big kitty to cuddle with.

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  18. we thinked dai$y waz maine coone til we saw de norwegian forest; herz knot 100 purrcent any way coz her mom waz...well, ewe noe ....looze !!!!!!!!!!!!! ☺☺☺

    we knead ta chex out yur book Makita ♥♥♥

    happee week oh end guys ~~~~~~ ♥

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    1. And a happy weekend to Trout Towne.
      Tell the tabbies the interest in Makita is appreciated:)

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  19. That cat could chase some dogs! Just followed you back on GFC. Maui Jungalow

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    1. I had a cat, wasn't a MC, but he chased dogs:)
      Thanks for the follow back:)

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  20. Maine Coons are so big and they look so loving and cuddly! I hope I can own one someday :)

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    1. I hope you can too, Elisabeth. They hit the shelters in our area fairly frequently, which is unfortunate.

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  21. I love the look of Maine Coons. Beautiful kitties and got to love those whiskers!

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    1. The whiskers are a hoot aren't they?
      Have a good weekend, Stephanie.

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  22. These are beautiful looking cats. Their hair...wow, major bruising for sure. Love those long whiskers

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  23. Awww, I want one! They are so big! I love their whiskers! Faux Paw is beautiful!

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  24. My all-time favorite! My neighbor across the street has two of those hunks o' love...

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