Young kittens (and other young animals) are the most beautiful creatures on earth, they look cute and can do the most funny things. But kittens become cats and less active, they get a character and do not always follow up on the expectations of someone who acquired a cat. It happens too often that cats and kittens wind up in an asylum. We asks you to consider the consequences when you have the idea to have a cat as a pet. To have a cat running around in your house can sometimes mean big changes in your daily life. An domestic cat can go outside, but when you live in an busy area you can better keep the cat in home. When you have a garden, the cat can walk around in there in a outdoor pen or on a leash. The garden door always has to be shut, or provided with a wire-blind.

In home cats need allot of space, to separate a cat in a small room is not doing any good to the cats health or wel-being. A scratching pole provides an alternative to your furnishing for the cat to sharpen its claws. The cat also needs a clean litter tray, so it is best to every day scoop out the excrements, and to clean it thoroughly several times a week.

Cats also need balanced food en fresh water (every day) even when you go on holidays.
When you go on holidays you can ask a friend or relative to take care of you cat(s), or you can place them in a reliable boarding establishment.
Besides water and food, cats need attention, when everybody is working during the day it might be wise to a acquire two cats. 

As earlier said, when you want to acquire a cat, you have the choice between a pedigree, non-pedigree or a cat from the asylum. When you have doubts between these three options we advise you to take a look in a asylum. We also have considered to take a cat from the asylum, and in the future we sure will, but because of the space an we wanted to breed cats we made the choice to take two Maine Coon kittens. When we have the space for an extra cat we will pick one from an asylum.

 

 

The origin of the Maine Coon breed lies in America in the state of Maine, there are different tales of where the Maine Coon came from.

One of the stories tells us the tale that because of the size and the long ringed tale people thought that the Maine Coon was a crossing between a semi-wild domestic cat and a raccoon. Genetically this is impossible but it gave the Maine Coon it's  name

Another legend is that the Maine Coon cat is a straight descendant of the Angora’s belonging to the French Queen Marie Antoinette. When she saw that things were not going as planned in France during the revolution, she arranged her escape. She would go to England and then on to The US. She had already sent a lot of her belongings ahead, including her cats. He baggage made it, but she was stopped and captured on her way to the French coast. We all know what happened with her.

Or did they come from the Norwegian Forrest cats that were brought along by the Vikings when they roamed the coasts of America.

The Maine Coon developed by adapting to its surroundings. The climate of New England is harsh and the winters can be very cold. All its beauty: long bushy tail, tufts in and on the ears, long ruff and the snowshoes, all of this developed to survive even the coldest of winters. The Maine Coon was a real working cat, strong, muscular, medium to big in size. On its guard, but interested in its surroundings.

 

 

Maine Coons are friendly cats. The males can act like clowns while the females are more elegant. This race stays playful all their lives. The most Maine Coons can get friends and live with an other cat race or animal.
Maine Coons are not the kind of cats they lay on your lap, they rather lies next or close to someone on the couch, chair or floor (ofcourse there are Maine Coons that do it different, like our Andor).
They are curious, and like to play with any thing the come across. But when strangers come to visit they like to hide and see which way the cat jumps.
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Head
Shape: Broad, modified wedge, medium in size, with a gently curving forehead and high prominent cheekbones. A distinct stop can be felt under cheekbones.
Eyes: Large, slightly oval, appear round when wide open.
Wide-set. Aperture is slightly oblique; toward outer base of ear.
Colour is any shade of green and/or gold, blue and odd-eyes accepted in whites.
No relationship between coat and eye colours.
Ears: Large, tall, wide at base.
Set high on head with a very slight outward tilt.
Bases no more than an ear's width apart.
Lower base set just slightly further back than upper base.
Moderately pointed.
Lynx tips extend vertically from the top back of the ear.
Furnishings extend horizontally beyond outer edge of ear.
Chin: Firm, in line with nose and upper lip.
Muzzle: Square.
Profile: Gentle concave slope. Allow for a slight bump at the end.
Neck: Medium-long, with sturdy musculature.


B
ody
Torso: Large, long, rectangular, but not slender.
Legs: Medium to form a rectangle with the body with substantial boning and musculature.
Feet: Large, round and well tufted.
Tail: Wide at base and tapering to tip with full, flowing hair at least as long as the body from shoulders to base of tail.
Boning: Substantial.
Musculature: Substantial, powerful.


Coat/Colour/Pattern

Length: Uneven; shorter on shoulders, gradually lengthening down the back and sides.
Frontal ruff, long; full shaggy britches and belly fur.
A full ruff is not expected; however, there should be frontal ruff beginning at the base of the ears
Texture: All-weather coat. Coat has distinct body, falling smoothly along body.
A slight undercoat is carried. Not cottony or woolly.
Colour: Traditional Category, all divisions, all colours.
White trim around eyes, lips, and chin allowed except in solid colours.