Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Maybe he's a Maine Coon Cat

Many of you have asked what kind of cat Jet is. Since he's a rescue, we can't be quite sure. Well, we could be sure (I think) if we wanted to do a DNA breed analysis test. I know those tests are available for dogs so I guess they're available for cats. (Note to self: good idea for an upcoming blog post...)

We think Jet's got a big dose of Maine Coon in him. These characteristics, from Cat Fanciers Magazine, describe Jet almost exactly:  

Appearance
Maine Coon cats are beautiful... and I'm not biased. Most Maine Coons have a rectangular shaped body and a square muzzle. Additionally, they’re known for their long, silky, water-resistant coat and their bushy tail. In fact, the breed’s tail so closely resembles a raccoon's that that’s where the name Maine Coon comes from.

Maine Coons also are rugged, muscular and generally healthy. I was surprised to learn that this type of cat develops slowly. Jet is already big and most Maine Coons do not reach their full size until three to five years of age. I’m not sure what we’ve gotten ourselves into. 

Disposition
Sweet and gentle cats, Maine Coons have a loving, social disposition. They are relaxed and even-tempered. The breed is also known for maintaining a kittenish nature throughout their lives which is absolutely true with Jet. He’s a clown. And though they enjoy the companionship of their humans, Maine Coon cats do not require constant attention. Our cat is very curious, he follows me from room to room to inspect whatever it is that I’m doing. If I open a drawer, he jumps right in. Every time. 
                                                                                     Compatibility
Maine Coons are good with children and comfortable with other species of animals. To the amazement of family and friends, this characteristic is on display at our house all the time. Frosty and Jet are completely bonded and spend lots of time playing and cuddling. Since we rescued them at the same time, that’s not a giant revelation. But I learned that a Maine Coon’s easy-going nature and compatibility with other animals makes them an easy addition to a multiple pet household. So if you're thinking of adding another cat to your brood, a Maine Coon cat would be a fine choice.

Check out Jet being a clown and showing his kittenish side: Jet loves his cat nip cigar.

Do you have a Maine Coon cat? Is their behavior similar to this overview?

 

34 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

sure is a beauty
Benny & Lily

wildcats said...

I think you're right. See the "M" shaped marking on his forehead - that's a marking I've read indicates he at least has some Maine Coon in him. My cats both have it and they fit the other characteristics too. It's a good thing because they tend to be very sturdy and healthy cats because apparently their ancestors came over on a ship and were abandoned in Maine and survived the harsh winters there.

Janet Ford said...

I raise/show Maine Coon cats. The biggest tattle-tale for a Maine Coon or high Maine Coon mix is the 'Angel Wings'. MCs have shorter hair on their shoulder blades and on down their front legs. The 'M' marking is not limited to Maine Coons, it is that way on all tabby marked cats. Got a photo of him standing with a side view?

Kathy29156 said...

What lovely pets!! Great post packed with interesting tidbits of information.

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Langley said...

These are great comments, thanks. Janet Ford: I'll take a pic of him from the side but our little guy has the opposite of Angel Wings. He's got a giant cowlick in the middle of his front shoulder blades. A tuft of hair stands straight up, like Alfalfa on The Little Rascals. It's hilarious.

Cyndi said...

We had a Maine Coon and I loved her. I am more of a dog person, but I agree...MCs think they are dogs. Another characteristic of this breed is their love of water. Kate would sit in the tub and caterwaul until someone turned on the faucet. She would then play in the stream of water till she was shooed away. Does Jet like the water?

CL Beck, author said...

He sounds like such a fun cat ... Maine Coon or not! :)

Jenn said...

My best friend has a pair of Maine Coon's named Wilma and Fred--(they do not breed and are fixed). They are considerably larger than a normal cat--and they have somewhat of a dog's personality. I mean this in a good way. LOL--no disrespect to the Feline friends of the world--but they do like to think of themselves as dogs. Anyway...they do make a wonderful pet!

Thanks for sharing!! Jenn

todaysworkingwoman said...

I don't think it really matters what type of cat that Jet is...it just matters that Jet is...well, Jet! Frosty is one lucky dog, and you are one lucky pet owner!

Langley said...

I absolutely agree! We are all incredibly lucky to have each other.

Julia Williams said...

I love Maine Coon cats and had a kitteh that I am fairly certain was one or at least partially. They are beautiful, but in the end I don't really care what my kitties pedigree (on non pedigree) is as long as they let me shower them with love!

Joyce Lansky said...

Since I'm allergic to cats, I've never had one; however, I love my dogs!

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