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Maine Coon Cat

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 30 December 2016 in Animal & Insect.

At a cat show in Cleburne, Texas a few weeks ago, this Maine Coon is carried by his owner to the judging ring. I don't think his name is "Tiny".

The Maine Coon Cat is the native American long-haired cat and was first recognized as a specific breed in Maine where it was named the official cat of the state. These cats were held in high regard by the locals for their mousing talents and special competitions were even held to reward the best “Coon Cat.”

Maine Coon Cats are intelligent, trainable, described as “dog like”. They will offer you hours of enjoyment with their antics but can at times be intrusive. Without question they want to be part of everything and your privacy may require a closed door between you and your cat. Most Maine Coon Cats have a fondness of water, to be in it, watch it, wash their food in it, or just plain play in it, so don’t be surprised if you have an uninvited guest in your shower or help washing the dishes on any given day.~CFA website

NIKON D5500 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 800 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Ooh, he is gorgeous! What a big beautiful cat...

30 Dec 2016 5:09am

Frances from Boston, United States

Just beautiful. I once had one of these cats, and I still miss her, she was a great companion, and could always be bringing a mouse in. Excellent image.

30 Dec 2016 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Actually, only Levi after the house, I noticed how captivating personalities of cats can be. The actual figure is based on the cat to tell a very interesting acquaintance. And moreover, very handsome.

30 Dec 2016 5:24am

Marie Le Corre from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent red and white cat

30 Dec 2016 5:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, big and gorgeous !!

30 Dec 2016 6:59am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A beautiful cat, I love cats, I would like to Leevi a friend, but has not yet received support for the idea of JP. But maybe sometimes ;-)))) Haleja.

Happy day my good friend Barbara.

30 Dec 2016 7:45am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

comem le chat se laisse aller il est bvien portant quelle vue

30 Dec 2016 8:14am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa! Il est superbe ce chat!

30 Dec 2016 9:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Cat chy :) You doc background is excellent too

30 Dec 2016 12:35pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait !

30 Dec 2016 3:18pm

Devi from Chennai, India

what a beautiful cat here ! superb capture :)

30 Dec 2016 3:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous and huge cat. Fine close up of this beauty.

30 Dec 2016 4:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful long fur and large looking cat

30 Dec 2016 5:25pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Except for the water part, the description sounds just like a poodle. Especially, the wanting to know about and be involved in everything.

30 Dec 2016 7:36pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh il est bien beau

31 Dec 2016 8:17am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Wow !! He is very beautiful.

31 Dec 2016 11:47am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

That's a lot of cat, a beauty I may add.

1 Jan 2017 2:19pm

1/60 second
ISO 800
27 mm (35mm equiv.)