Why own a Maine Coon?
Maine Coons are highly people-oriented cats but are not overly-dependent.
They do not constantly pester you for attention, but prefer to "hang out" with their owners,
investigating whatever activity you're involved in and "helping" when they can.
Most Maine Coons will stay close by, probably occupying the chair next to yours instead.
They will follow you from room to room and wait outside a closed door for you to emerge.
A Maine Coon will be your companion, your buddy, your pal, but hardly ever your baby.
Are they well behaved?
Maine Coons are relaxed and easy-going in just about everything they do.
The males tend to be the clowns while the females retain more dignity,
but both remain playful throughout their lives. They generally get along well with kids and dogs,
as well as other cats. They are not as vertically-oriented as some other breeds, prefering to chase
objects on the ground and grasping them in their large paws --
no doubt instincts developed as professional mousers. Many Maine Coons
will play "fetch" with their owners
What do they look like?
Maine Coons are very large and energetic cats, weighing 13-20 pounds for adult males and less (7-11 pounds) for females.
Male Maine Coons may grow to a length in excess of 40 inches reaching full size at age four or five.
The most common color/pattern in the breed is brown tabby. Maine Coons are recognized in all colors.
Eye color also varies widely. Maine Coons have medium-long, dense fur, with longer hair, or a ruff,
on their chests similar to the mane of a lion.