More than a century ago I traveled the world on large sailing ships with sea captains from New England, Asia and Europe. I found my way to Maine, and in mating with the domestic cats in this area, established myself as one of the oldest natural breeds in North America.
I am hardy and handsome, and well equipped to handle the harsh climate of Maine. I have a glossy, shaggy coat that is water resistant to
protect me against the wet weather. To help me stay warm and dry when I sleep, I wrap my large bushy tail around me. My big, round tufted feet are my snowshoes. To increase my sight and hearing, I have large eyes and ears. My ears are heavily furred both inside and out. The hair on the insides are called furnishings, and the
hair on the outside are called lynx tips.
I am muscular and big boned, and the largest of the domestic cats. My full size is not achieved until I am 3 to 5 years old. Although I am known for my size I am also known for my gentle nature, as I am referred to as "the gentle giant". While my voice is much smaller
than my size, I have a definite, distinctive chirping trill.
If you are looking for a cat to be a friend to you for life, then I am what you need. I will love you unconditionally and be your best supporter, in good times and in bad. No one should ever be without at least one Maine Coon Cat.