by Kara Kelsey
(Charleston, SC, USA)
Bandit at 9 ½ months and 12.3 lbs - photo added later. Thanks Kara.
I have a black and white male cat that has all of the marking now of a Maine Coon. When I first adopted him and his sister at 5 weeks they just looked like regular kittens.
I started to notice something was different about Bandit at about 4 months. His tail was getting fluffy and had long hair growing out of his ears. He looked like Yoda.
At six months he was over 8 lbs. with long silky hair and a huge plume like tail. His sister was petite and not at all like her brother.
Bandit is now 9 months old and weighs 12 lbs. His sister also has silky long hair but her tail is not as bushy and she is still petite.
I have no idea how big Bandit will get but I will keep you informed of his growth over time.
Hi Kara.... if you can take a photo of Bandit that would be great.
You can then email me the photo and I'll upload it for you:
mjbmeister at gmail.com substitute at for @
Update 28th Dec. 2009: Here are some pictures of Bandit that Kara kindly emailed me. Kara says "The second one is at about 4/5 months old. The others were taken over the past couple of months.":
Thanks Kara. I am very impressed with your boy!