Only Kitty Made in the USA
The Maine Coon cat is the only cat indigenous to the US And like most things made here, it is a kitten rating of the highest quality over many other breeds. A purebred Maine Coon cat or even a Maine Coon cat mix is one of the friendliest, smartest, and most loyal cats to be found.
The original cats are said to have arrived on ships heading to the New World. At the time, Maine was a major seaport and they were prized for catching rats.
I was the happy owner of one of them. I don’t know if it was purebred or mixed because a friend gave it to me as a birthday present. I’m not sure, but I vaguely remember that some papers came with him.
These cats tend to be very large and mine was no exception. Male cats are said to weigh up to 25 pounds. I think mine weighed more. Even when he was a kitten he had big white paws, kind of like a German Shepherd puppy.
I remember a lady who knocked on the door of our house and saw him standing next to me. I was admiring my “dog” and when I told him it was a cat, he screamed and started to run away. I assured him that he was a friendly cat. She stroked him and he purred and rubbed against her leg.
On another occasion, my sister and I had taken him to Vermont over the summer. A ranger stopped us and asked to see our game. I told him it was not a game but my cat. He replied, “Did you get a glutton? Turn around and let me see.”
I was holding him on my shoulders with his face and his paws on my back, so I turned around for the warden to take a look. He was presented with a large purring cat. He let us go.
His name was Muff and he had many friends in the neighborhood. Many thought that he was also their cat because he often visited and dined with them. But every night he came back to our house. Every morning I would wake my dad by gently pulling on the covers until dad would get up and feed him.
When I walked through the city, he followed me. If I went to the movies, he would be waiting outside until I finished and came home with me. It always felt good to have him by my side.
Maine Coon cats are cute, beautiful, and loving pets. They love to play with children or adults when they are provided with the right toys for cats. If you are looking for a feline version of Lassie, a Maine Coon cat might be perfect. And you could take pride in the fact that your kitten was born and raised in the USA.