When we first move into our flat, my husbands cousin told us that he had planned to get us a house warming gift.. and that house warming gift was a Mainecoon Cat.
The lady who we got him from told us that she had another family lined up to take him on but, after meeting them and seeing their house decided to stop the ‘adoption’ and look for a new owner, and that’s when Cousin Matt came in, he organised the meeting between me and Liz (the breeder) and everything went from there..
I met his mother, his father, his grandfather and his cousins… which is always a good thing when taking on a pedigree animal so you can see the genetics at play. He is very much like his mum, he has some wonderful swirly patterns on his side but he has his dads face.
Now Mainecoon’s are a funny old breed, they are known for some interesting quirks, mainly their love for running water, so I often have to make sure that the toilet seat is shut whenever I leave the bathroom, Loki has an annoying habit of scratching at his water bowl (which is now a water fountain) and spill the whole lot of it all over the kitchen floor.
They grow.. a lot, Loki is about 15lbs which I think its a lightweight mainecoon as some can get up to anywhere between 25lbs to 30lbs, they are very different from regular moggys..
They chirp and chatter away at you, even when you don’t say anything back, I think that’s what I like about their little personalities is that they are always happy to please and are surprisingly intelligent but unbelievably lazy, you could teach them a trick, but they probably wont do it..
As you can see in the above photo how big he is compared to me (and I am a bigger than average human.. if a little short), he honestly is such a lovely cat, hes so wonderful with the children and I will often find him curled up in their beds, Mainecoons are such a great family cat and honestly because I am a cat person, don’t really cause a lot of mess as they tend not to loose hair if you keep them indoors..
If you are looking into getting a pedigree cat, I truly recommend a Mainecoon, they are extremely low maintenance.. like all cats really, but all they need is a good groom once in a while, I usually send him to our local grooming pallor to get rid of any knots and give him a good trim.. they are friendly and full of character and are always so delightful when you walk through the front door and are greeted with a ‘burraow’
But just remember that if you do think about getting a cat, or any animal for that matter that its a big responsibility, they are very much like a child and should be treated as just another member of the family, never cast aside animals and always treat them with respect and of course, always have your pet fixed to prevent any unwanted (how could you unwant a pet?) babies in future.. we all know cats like to wander..
Until next time