May 4, 2010

Spotlight on Maine Coon Cats

Cat Lady Laura's heart belongs to two members of that lovable breed of gentle giants known as the Maine Coon Cat...David (the larger cat) and Sesame (a female half the size of David) are from different families: David was given to her by a friend and Sesame was adopted at the local Humane Society. They look and act like brother and sister even if they are not related and happily claim the honor of being Laura's furry children.

Maine Coon Rescue is a nationwide 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to rescuing Maine Coon and Maine Coon Mix cats. They describe how the heavy-boned Maine Coon breed developed to adapt to the harsh climate and rugged terrain of Maine:

"Its long legs assisted to traverse obstacles, snow, wooded areas, causing them to develop a great deal of stamina and sturdiness. Their coat is insulated against the wind and cold, it repels water and snow. Their feet are larger than most breeds to give them traction on snowy surfaces with tufts assisting in the distribution of their weight. Their ears are larger and thicker because of their dependence on hearing, also providing approximately 75-90 degrees of rotation to more acutely funnel sound. Their tails are bushy to protect from cold and long to act as rudder and provide more balance and power in running and maneuvering at a rapid pace."

Most of us are familiar with the traditional Maine Coon with tabby markings, but the breed includes cats with many different colors and markings. Visit Crazy Cat Lady Carm's website and you will enjoy beautiful photographs of her fantastic pride of Maine Coon cats and friends on a daily basis!

Here is Carm's blog header for spring--each season or holiday Cat Lady Ann "dolls up" Carm's Custom portrait. It's so much fun to see what she will come up with next!!

My auctions on Ebay this week feature ACEO artwork of Maine Coon tabby cats. Each oneof these original mini watercolor paintings was a part of the
365 Cat Ladies series featured in this blog during 2009. Here is your chance to collect original artwork without breaking the bank, plus you will own a little piece of 365 Cat Lady history! Auctions end Saturday morning, May 8th.

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