|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
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.
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
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..
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.
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.
Profile: Gentle concave slope. Allow for a slight bump at the end.
Neck: Medium-long, with sturdy musculature.