Mainers love their cats, so much so they have an official state cat: the Maine Coon Cat


BJ Bangs is an established journalist, photographer, and an aspiring author. She loves everything about cats, including writing about them.

6 Responses

  1. Sparkle says:

    It’s hard to believe that at one point, Maine Coons were considered extinct – my human can’t go to a cat show without seeing some of these larger-than-life kitties there!

  2. Sharon S. says:

    Love Main Coons. I have three in my family. You are right about their rectangular bodies, one of my guys looks like a little tank. They are talkative and very affectionate. Thanks for sharing the history of the breed.

  3. Connie says:

    so interesting, I didn’t know they were considered extinct..

    I do know that every long haired cat in Maine is called a coon regardless of if they are or not..

    • BJ says:

      I think you are right. My Little Yellow looks like a Maine Coon, but I’m sure he’s a mix. My Victory, who lived with me for almost 20 years, looked just like a Maine Coon. She was much smaller because she was a girl, but she was stunningly beautiful.

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