Who all owns Maine Coon Cats?

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  1. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or maybe I should say, who all is allowed to live with a Maine Coon cat? [​IMG]

    I see them listed as members of the family for many posters, so I thought it'd be fun to take an informal poll. And to see if people who have them are as in love with the breed as I have become with my Norman. Here's a pic of him...

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    So how about it - who else lives with one of these characters? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, he's so cute! I just adopted a stray Maine Coon who is turning out to be a lovely cat. He follows me around everywhere and curls up on the chair next to mine. I've even started letting him sleep on my bed which is a big deal considering I've never had a house cat before. Does yours have a Maine Coon personality?

    Here's the pics and story of how he came to my place (if you click on the link and scroll down you'll see his pics):

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=48361&p=5

    His fur has started to grow out, so he looks a bit better than he does here.
     
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  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickenannie, I've loved following the story of the Coonie you rescued. [​IMG] He's a real cutie, and very lucky (or is it just smart? [​IMG]) to have you as an owner.

    Norman totally has the Maine Coon cat personality! He acts more like a dog than a cat many times. He is funny, smart and a complete character. He loves us but is not a clingy cat...he hates being alone but doesn't have to be in a lap. He just likes being in a room with his people. He and our dog get along well, and sometimes play like a couple of pups.

    However, there is the issue of TONS of long, soft Coonie fur all over every surface of the house....[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, there fur is not slick and easy to comb through, it's very bushy and multilayered. They really are a different kind of cat. My cat-loving friend said some people get the lion cut for their long-haired cats on a regular basis.
     
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  5. ilovemychickies

    ilovemychickies Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a barn cat that we think might be part Maine Coon. He hates everybody and hisses if you come within 4 feet of him.... [​IMG]
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is ours.....He was a stray we took in. He was in rough shape when we found him. The vet said he was so sick he probably would have only made it a few more days. His teeth were so abscessed that it was only a matter of time. They pulled all but 3 teeth and doctored him up. It took almost a year for all the tick, flea and mosquito bites to heal. But look at him now. He does not even resemble the cat we rescued.

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  7. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my Rastus..he is a big guy now he is 14 l[​IMG]bs.
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Do you think thats a maine coon cat?
     
  9. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to my vet, but he could be wrong..Is he not Maine Coon?
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i never knew of one to have short hair. They usually have long hair....and are low to the ground and hair sticking out of their ears.....like the first pic. I am no expert on them.....so i am not saying your is not.....but its not what i would have though to be one. But either way, its nice to see pet pictures and he is adorable no matter what he is [​IMG]
     

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