Animal Stories - Maine Coon Cat


Animal-World Information about: Maine Coon Cat

The Maine Coon is known for its massive appearance, lush coat, and luxuriant, plumed tail!
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Anonymous - 2019-12-19
My fiancé and i pulled over to take a look at an adoption truck in a parking lot in our small city one day. We’d been discussing a playmate for our other cat. When we got there there was a mother with kittens and one kitten caged alone shaking in fear from all the barking of the dogs. So i pointed to him and said hes so scared and all alone. My fiancé asked to see him and he instantly crawled up under his short beard for safety. Needless to say his heart broke for the baby and he wouldn’t let him go so I did the paperwork and found out he was only 3-4 weeks old. I was curious why they separated him from the rest and quickly found out. While he wasn’t weened and tried to suckle regularly he was a huge eater. We feed him with a syringe for a week adding tiny bits of soft food within a week he was eating on his own and switched to hard food without a hitch. After he chased our full grown dog into her kennel at a week old we named him Kimbo after Kimbo Slice the fighter as he had no fear! He slept daily wrapped around my neck and chest like a furr coller in July I almost wish I hadn’t had to pull him away. He would climb the dog chewing on an ear or wagging tail with glee. I kept telling my fiancé I swear he’s bigger than he was yesterday and he thought I was imagining it, but within the next two months he had joined the bandwagon; both of us wondering what we brought home because he was still increasing rapidly. Now at 7 months we know. Large as a full sized cat its hard sometimes to remember he's a baby. He’s still growing with huge paws and a ringed tail but is a picture of a tabby Maine Coon. I always wanted one but I’m an adopter with so many in need I’ve only bought one pet in my life from a breeder. Kimbo is a stereotypical Maine Coon in that he is MY cat and will be affectionate towards my fiancé ( especially at dinner) but he sleeps stretched out at night his back to my front. He is shy around strangers and tends to hide. I can do almost anything I want to him but he’s a little less trusting to others. He is so precious to me I’ve forgotten what life was like without him. He loves meat; lunch meat, any leftovers from dinner just like a dog. But he goes CRAZY for my fiancé’s smoked meats he makes especially the pork roast and brisket. And with a full belly of smoked meat he won’t leave my side all night long sleeping hard and content! We introduced him to another cast off kitten we ended up with who is a polydactyl calico runt of the exact same age, and he cooed in front of her kennel for nights instantly in love. They are a true Mutt and Jeff combo but they play hard and love hard. Curled together for naps running room to room they are almost inseparable. And when I cry Kimbo runs to comfort me. He is so easygoing and lovable, huge, handsome, playful, and precious I fear I will never love another like I do him. Im so glad we stopped that day and cant wait for all our experiences to come! Kimbo thank you for making my life so full and rich. I hope everyone else gets to feel like this someday!

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pat - 2010-02-21
I just love Pumpkin, my maine coon. He is about 6 to 8 yrs old and he is a wonderful loving friend for me and I did decide to keep him in as a house cat because of where I live. He sleeps by me and lays next to me wherever I go. At one time he must have been hurt because of his one rear hip, runs but has a little problem with that hip. But right now I am having a real problem with him not eating and it is mainly the dry food I cannot seem to get him to enjoy and today he came out from sleeping and meowed at me and was telling me that he was hungry. Yes he eats some moist food but I cannot get him to eat a dry food. He drinks some water but not enough I don't think, and of course his stool has not been much. Has urinated quite a bit. You say they are not hard to feed but he is giving me run for my money. Have fed him Friskies and Natural food from a pet store and he does not like any. Is it time to take him to the vet? He is my big orange and white fluffy buddy.

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  • shirley ross - 2010-07-08
    I'm sorry to say that he may possible have kidney disease. If you get him to the vet for test, and he is in early stages, you can continue to have him around for years. Or he could have a tooth problem, and need dental work. Dry food is not good for cats, no matter what has been previously stated. It can cause kidney disease. I know, because my 16 year old has had kidney disease for 6 years, and with careful monitoring.......testing, giving fluids with an i.v. under the skin,( you can easily learn to do it......she is your baby!) proper diet, and many trips to vet, she has held out 6 years past what she was supposed to. He has all the symptoms, drinking a lot of water, not eating, and urinating huge quantities. More goes out than they can drink........that's why the sub q fluids. It's very important to get his bowels moving so that the toxins that normal kidneys would filter. I just stumbled upon this site, so email me if you like.
  • casey Forest - 2014-09-27
    Sounds like a kidney problem how ever I am not a vet.!!!! PLEASE dont wait take him to a vet specaliazing in cats! I also have a maine coon cat a solid 36 lbs. They can have kidney heart or hip problems. Ask your vet to recomend a high QUALITY food. Most grocery store food brands w the exception of Iams is considered kitty junk food. GOOD LUCK a good vet is even better. Casey Forest
  • Carla Wade - 2019-12-19
    Mam you should really look up Maine Coon on the internet. Hip dysplasia and kidney issues are both listed in Wikipedia as health issues for this breed of cat. Im so sorry to hear of these issues so early but your kitty could possibly need medical attention.
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Debbie Clifford - 2009-09-05
I recently lost my beloved Maine Coon Baron Munchmausen to rainbowsbridge - he was only 3 1/2years old but in that short time he lived the life of 40 cats. He had a massive personality and made an big impression on everyone he met. He was my puppycat- he'd follow me on walks and scuff around a bit whilst I walked ahead and run to me at full pelt just like a dog when I called him, his magnificent fur blowing in the wind and his big tail sweeping. He would follow me to my neighbours house to try and steal her cats food and would follow me round the house if he was not allowed inside and stand up and paw each window and mew. - He didnt chirp but he had a tiny high pitched mioaw which was far too small for him. He once got on the same neighbours conservatory roof during a residents meeting and ran up and down like thunder before settling just above my head until the end of the meeting. He disappeared into the christmas tree last year and eventually out flew a bird - and he managed to carry a baby rabbit though the cat flap up a spiral staircase and put it into his bed at easter!! It was unharmed. Mice and Voles were not so fortunate -he was an expert hunter with his massive paws. He could turn the taps on the kitchen sink and loved to drink water from running taps lapping it until it went up his nose and he sneezed. He would sit on a big red blanket and let me pull him round the floor like a sledge and he'd wake me up in the morning at 7 am on the dot with rough kisses. I could never have anything other than a Maine Coon now, but filling his boots will be a hard task.

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  • Niza - 2014-08-11
    Im sorry for your loss and my condolences go out to you 💋
  • Anonymous - 2018-07-09
    I know how it feels to loose such a good companion. I lost mine after 4 years had him as a kitten. I saved him a few times from mischief he got into and couldn’t get himself out of (being pinned between 2 fences while trying to get birds and squirrels) He sounded just like a baby kitten calling. After awhile he was almost just like a person in my house the most loyal trusting loving caring person-like animal I have ever had. Not much is the same without him even the female smaller breed cat I got for him to have as a play pal still cries out for him. He has even brought home stray baby kittens that were left for dead to help them survive and find them a responsible owner. Personally I have never met a human that can match what he and I had together and what he offered life itself ..... I miss you kiki so much
  • CAMILLE RAMOS - 2019-10-02
    Sorry for all of the loss, i can relate to you all, it is very painful to overcome the loss of our unconditional companions. I have a Maine coon now but i lost my beloved Tiny (mix of a pug and pit) i had him for 16 years and when he passed away a year ago my heart was broken and a huge part of me died inside. I will never recover from not having him with me. I loved him dearly and more than many member of my own family, he was my life, my love, my baby. So i am one with you loss. Wishing you all fine solace and peace.
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Danelle L. Jannazzo - 2019-09-21
I have a Maine coon, got him when he was one month old, he is the love of my life, I had a recent Maine coon, had him , for 10 years, we had to put him down, it was, the most horrible,thing, I have ever experienced,his name was Charlie!rip Charlie .in kitty heaven, now I have another, Maine coon, he is ,17 weeks old , wonder why they are so hyper, and very high strung, his name is snickers

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Marilyn - 2018-06-03
I have a 35month old kitten she is as big as a 7 month old kitten she loves to help me do any chores around and even helps clean her kitty box she has a different personality than any other cat I have owned she is not affectionate but is happy to be around ,me all the time she actually helped me type this I love her uniquness

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Jeff Dubose - 2014-07-19
this is my boy ODEN live up to his name, fetches tin foil balls loyal , rotten spoiled, what kinda cat is he i've had no luck finding any thing like him, listens to what i tell him, tell him go to bed, he go's, any thing i say he does, (i don't like cat's, but exception to rule, goo friends and bud's, loyal to me only, not far from me, hates when i got to work, cries when i come in, pet me , scatch my belly..ect.. a royal pain til he get's that, monster of a cat, don't like when people raise voice to me, gets between me and them, will attack if they seem like there going to do harm(he was abused before i got him) amazing cat he is, some one tell me what he is ??  thought maine coon, not sure, like i said not a cat person, but wouldn't trade his fat butt for nothing..(not fat..big!!) jumps 3-4 feet to get tin foil balls, loves it, or plain string cord, and thats all he will play with, lets me do what ever, no one else, well i take that back, friend paul plays with him, loves him as much, i hate to say it, as much as i do, he's skidish about feet, and hands, except me and paul, like to get him rebel flag collar, can't find him one, i'm from south, and i think he's got southern attituide and he's a maine cat.. help me fig my boy out!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    What a great cat! It's hard to tell what exact breed he is unless you know where he came from, and then you can ask the previous owner, but he does look Maine Coonish. And what a unique and special personality!  
  • Niza - 2014-08-11
    It's a Maine coon cause I have one and lemme tell you she's the love of my life, and her name is tigger and I love her so much. shes a cutie she always comes to me when I call her, or pat my hand on my side, she loves playing with string absolutely loves it, and my siblings think I spoil her to much compared to the other cats we have (it is true) but Maine coons choose who they want to be closest to in the family and mine chose . Its hard to explain how much I love this cat, I always give her kisses and she always listens to me and people might think Im crazy for spoiling a cat and completely loving her too much but I think she deserves it she nothing but the best to me I hope this helps and sorry for rambling on about my cat but yeah so your cat IS a Maine Coon make sure you forever love him and always take care of him and give him the love he needs when and how you want to and he will forever love you 😋😊✌
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Jo Bueckers - 2010-07-12
What great Maine Coon stories!~ We, too, love our silver tabby, Fantasia /Fancy. She is 11 1/2 and still going strong. She weighs around 15# and has brought untold joy to us. Every-one loves her, and she chooses those who will be graced with her attention. The chirping is so cute! She bonded with our Husky as they were raised indoors together and still remembers her even though Xena is now outdoors in her one acre corral. Three other cats share her domain, and she rules with an iron paw. They are, indeed the perfect pet for a family. Her main interest is her food bowl! She has an uncanny sense of time (when it's time for us to rise and shine) and won't quit until we do...yes, the tail is exquisite as is the gorgeous coat and eyes. We also love the tufted ears and paws---huge. All your stories mirror our experiences with our special girl. They have quite the purrsonality.

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  • Best Cattery - 2014-04-29
    I would like to recommend Maine Coon cattery – Smart Lynx*LT

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    We are more thankful to Smart Lynx*LT cattery for our kitten than we can express in words. Please accept our gratitude, now and always!
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maine coon - 2011-07-25
I like your post. And I would like to recommend one of maine coon cattery. http://www.lordcoon.com/ Those kittens are very pretty and have a champion genes. One of the prettiest kitten for me are "Dacota Blue" but now it reserved.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-26
    Beautiful cats. I want one.
  • Johanson - 2014-04-27
    Also check for pretty kittens www.meinokates.lt
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Carla and kids - 2013-03-03
We got Chase 8 years ago from the ASPCA. He was just a tyke and running around with his friend and so we planned to take both, but couldn't :( Well, we got Chase home and he immediately got us wondering why we hadn't gotten a cat sooner. At the time we had a mouse problem and Chase earned his name because he snatched them up, brought them to us, which ALWAYS scared me to death, but he was always so proud! Needless to say, the Misee problem cleared up quick-fast! After a few months a friends cat had kittens- so in order for Chase to have company, we got Little, a female tabby. Chase was amazing with her. He accepted her immediately and whenever w couldn't find her, we asked Chase and he always led us to her. In July I got a daschund puppy for my daughter birthday. Chase once again showed he's a hospitable guy and welcomed her. She has since grown and has tried to prove her dominance as a dog, but Chase remains the true alpha male. Its the cutest thing, because Mocha is much smaller than Chase (she's a mini), she does a barking dance around him while he just sits. When he gets up, she runs sooooo fast. Chase has been the most loving, personable, beautiful cat. I can't imagine ever being without him. Yes, he's finicky-he refuses to eat hard food, but he's worth all the fancy feast in the world. He loves to be petted and told how beautiful he is, and he is! I massage his lush mane and tell him that he's my 'big handsome'and he loves that. People love to come see him and take pictures because he's so big and good-looking, easily the 'prettiest boy' they've ever seen. When he talks to me its with the teeniest voice, yet I love to hear that, as well as his big bear snore while sleeping. I know this is long, but as I type from my bed, Mocha is sleeping to my right, and my Big Handsome is sleeping on my left. I can't tell you just how much Chase is loved by the entire family.

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