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2012 The Year of the Maine Coon Cat

January 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Rhinestone Cat Collars, Uncategorized

Last week when I was in the Pet Store there was a beautiful Maine Coon Cat for addoption.  I have owned several Maine Coon Cats and because of this I would like to start this year by sharing my experience with the various breeds of cats with their history, traits, temperament and characteristics.

The Maine Coon Cat is considered to be one of the oldest natural breeds in North America and generally regarded as a native of the state
of Maine.  It is the official Maine State Cat

There are a number of attractive legends surround its origin. One being, however, impossible, belief is that it originated from
matings between semi-wild, domestic cats and raccoons. This myth, bolstered by the bushy tail and the most common coloring (a raccoon-like brown tabby) led to
the adoption of the name ‘Maine Coon.’  Another popular theory is that the Maine sprang from the six pet cats Marie Antoinette sent to Wiscasset, Maine when she was planning to escape from France during the French Revolution. Most breeders today believe that the breed originated in mating between pre-existing short-haired domestic cats and overseas longhairs.

Maine Coons are highly people-oriented cats. They do not constantly pester you for attention, but prefer to just “hang out” with their owners to
investigate whatever activity you’re involved in and “helping” when they can. They are not known as “lap cats”, however most Maine Coons will stay close by, probably occupying the chair next to yours instead. They will also follow you from room to room and wait outside a closed door for you to emerge. They just love to wear beautiful rhinestone cat collars enhancing their statute.

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