We have a house guest while the AC in her owner’s apartment is being repaired. You can’t tell from the pictures, but she is huge. Bigger than our Maine Coon mix.
I’m thinking there might be some ragdoll in there, because when you pick her up, she just sits there. You can carry her around like a baby – a very heavy baby – but she just sits there. Super sweet cat, headbutts for loves.
I was a little bit worried about her and Salem who has gotten mean in her old age of 12. Salem did the Salem thing. She hissed and wapped Luna with her paw. Luna bared her teeth and chased Salem around the house, which never happens.
She’s quite enjoying the large house, many places to sit, many windows to look out, and lot of foods.
She’s gorgeous! I’m sure Salem will forgive you for dethroning her as Master of the House . . . eventually. =o)
Have fun with your houseguest! The pictures are amazing. I just want to reach through the screen, pick her up, and pet her.
Beautiful cat. I bet Salem was pretty surprised as well. Can’t imagine Salem is used to being the one chased. So nice of you to have Luna for a visit.
What a beautiful kitty! Thank you for sharing…she’s a cat I would love to have. Cuddly kitties are awesome!
She’s beautiful! My roommate has a Maine coon. My cat is also large. Large cats are the best. 🙂 Enjoy!
Sounds like Luna has made herself right at home!
Luna’s gorgeous. It’s nice to hear that she’s comfortable in her new (temporary) home. Sometimes a change of place can be very frightening for them, especially if they smell other animals.
I do, however, have a question, if you don’t mind my asking- which of your cats is a Maine Coon mix? I vaguely recall photos of a very majestic looking longhaired grey tuxedo cat, that I believe was the inspiration for the cat in Sweep In Peace, whose name I can’t recall (Om-something?). Is he the one your referencing?
How sweet. Sounds like she settled right in. I miss having kitties. All of mine passed away of old age. Hubby lived with the cats for 8 years even though he had some allergies to them (if that isn’t proof of love I don’t know what is). We’re going to adopt a dog in December. He’s never had a dog but always wanted one. I am very much looking forward to having paws in the house again.
Dan B says
Our Maine Coon is purebred and just under 30lbs (healthy weight). He is exactly the same – loves to be carried around like a baby, headbutts all the time, loves new people, etc. I don’t think we will ever get another breed of cat, though we might try to rescue if possible next time.
I love cats want one so much ,would love a big Maine coon cat.
Beautiful house guest you have there ?
Not sure my cat ? would allow another cat in her home!
She looks like she might have some Forest Cat in her. They have can have pretty great temperaments and get decently big. Very much like another ginger forest cat I know based on the photos (also kind of popular now). Very pretty either way.
That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the pictures! ?
She looks a lot like my two pure bred Norwegian forest cats, the ears, shape of the face and eyes. Plus the lying like a (big heavy) baby! My darlings are 7 and 8 kilos respectively (without being overweight), and are super patient and almost a bit dog-like in how they will let children pet them and climb all over them, have never bitten or scratched a human, and let’s us carry them like babies, clip their nails, bathed them and brush their teeth and fur (totally neccesary, because they are super hairy). Breeders here in Sweden told me that being family friendly and good tempered is something they’ve tried to breed for in forest cats, so maybe that’s a thing on your side of the pond too? ?
PS. If she has a really long and furry tail and long fur covering her paws, those are other forest cat things ?
If those risers are are the standard 7 inches she must be around a foot tall. Cruiser class I’d say. She dwarfs my moggie Doyle, but does she hunt? Doyle has left a rabbit at the door for the last 4 nights, and has left some sort of rodent everyday for the last 8 days. I don’t blame her for sitting on the stairs. That is gorgeous wood.
Beautiful cat! I’d love to have a big sweetie of a feline. Enjoy her visit (even if Salem doesn’t).
My 11 month old Maine Coon could be her full sibling – same color with much more white. The breeder (in your neck of the woods, i.e. Comfort, TX) called the markings “red harlequin”. The head and ears are classic MC, as is the enormous floofy tail. The bids for attention are also very familiar. I never know when I’m going to get a mouth full of long floaty cat hair.
Just remember “Cat hair is both a condiment and a fashion statement.”
Pretty kitty, she would dwarf my Ragdoll mix. My baby is only 7 lbs, with all of her hair, and is marked like a Siamese with ice blue eyes. She loves for me to hold her upside down in my arm like a baby and rock her, or to lay flopped over my shoulder.
She’s gorgeous 🙂 I wish I wasn’t allergy-ridden.
Beautiful kitty! I had a Maine Coon mix for years before he went to kitty heaven….and I learned Maine Coon (& mixes) are the most ‘dog like’ cats I have run across. My kitty greeted me at the door. Loved visitors. Demanded lots of attention. Loved being loved in any form (being carried, or petted, or leaning against you….or any form of attention)…People who always believed they did not like cats discover they love Maine Coons! Enjoy!
Hum, I may have to try a Maine Coon for my next cat then. I prefer dogs, but my work schedule isn’t conductive to that. A cat is ok on her own if I am working 13 hours a day. I love my Ragdoll mix, but I am only allowed to touch her when she decides she wants attention. That is usually twice a day and one of those is always at bedtime.
Captions to go with the pictures.
1. That is a really weird way to sit on the stairs.
2. Who’s that?
3. Oh, it’s just Salem.
4. K, bye now.
I lost my Thomas last year. He was a 19 year old Maine Coon and I miss him so.
Susan Linch Ravan says
Love those big kitties!
Could almost make me get one, but I will stick true to black male moggies. I always get rescue adult black males as these have the hardest time in getting adopted because people are superstitious and prefer female cats as well. My aunt, who runs a rescue place, has some very harsh words about people who refuse to even consider black cats. I lost all three of my cats last year to old age. We are in the process of doing up our house and agreed that we wouldn’t get any more cats until we have finished, having had enough experiences in the past of picking paint out of fur! I hate being without a cat: I have never been without one in my life, my parents getting my first just before I was born. It’s become quite pathetic how I turn into a burbling idiot whenever a cat crosses my path, all the surrounding cats are in serious danger of being catnapped! Still, we should be finished by beginning of August and then watch out kitties – the burbling idiot is coming for you!
While I imagine that Salem would not agree, I’m quite jealous of your houseguest. I had to say goodbye to my Sophia last year and while I am not quite ready for another, I do REALLY miss having a cat underfoot. Give the fuzzy ones a squeeze for me, please?
Alice Longacre says
They are the sumo wrestlers of the cat world. I have never seen one that has that coloring that was thin or small. My sweet boy has a tiny squeaky voice too. He did start out small, but he just kept growing.
Angela Shikany says
My mother had two Maine Coon cats over the years. Lovely cats.
Last week my oldest daughter saw a kitten in the road. It was filthy, eyes sealed with pus, trouble breathing, tiny. So she took it home and texted me for help.
After the vet visit, where the Doc raised the specter of feline leukemia, bloodwork negative; she brought him to me with all his prescriptions. Granny’s kitty intensive care. He was so cold (temp 96) and so weak I had to feed him diluted food and water with a syringe and keep him wrapped up.
Well he’s all well now. And hell on wheels. His name is Cash because there is already quite an investment in him.
So after two years pet less I have responsibilities again, as my daughter has a menagerie already.
Bless you and your daughter for your kindness. I must admit hearing some of the horror stories from my aunt, who has a rescue sanctuary, about human-abused animals, I sometimes lose my faith in people, then I hear stories like yours and know there are good people out there.
Beautiful!!! <3 My two girls (sisters) look like that and are the same size. The white and grey looks more Maine Coon, and the black and white looks more Ragdoll (and also acts the same way this lovely lady does… headbutts and all). They are sisters rescued as newborns with their sweet mama from a feral cat colony.
I love my babies and this lady looks like she could be their sister!
Awww. I love fluffy ginger boys! They so rock. Mellow and usually not agro (unless aggressed against). I also ADORE black male cats. I will happily put in an advert for them. My cat of my heart and soul was a giant 22 lb short haired black boy named Diablo. Very appropriate. He would leash walk with me everywhere like a dog (in the city no less!) and also was fond of terrorizing unsuspecting dogs in his spare time…. I once caught him doing laps around a very afraid boxer in our parking lot — the dog clearly thought the cat should run, but the demon cat advanced from under the my parked car, circled that poor dog, growling and rumbling like a deep lion or big cat ROFL. I had to grab the stupid cat up and take inside. Boxer dog gave me such a pathetically relieved look when I scooped up the horrible fearless fanged and clawed beast and took it inside with me. And he was 12 years old then….
Those were the days….I live in hope I’ll get another such cat one of these days, but so far no luck….