Love My All White Maine Coon
by Lisa and Greg
We adopted our Maine Coon from a sad situation. An older lady had acquired cats and could no longer keep them. We really didn’t want a Maine Coon…in fact, had never read much about them.
However, this ball of long-haired white fur won our hearts immediately. The first word that popped into our heads as soon as we saw her was “Precious“.
Thus and forever more will she be named Precious! She lives up to her name 110%. When we don’t feel well, she comes to cuddle and purr. She loves to be held and lets us know, quite loudly, when it’s time to be in our arms.
She loves to run. When we’re downstairs, we can hear her chasing her toys and making quite a racket throughout the main floor.
When she wants her special food, we know that too. She has a meow for every need in her life and her life has become ours. I definitely recommend a Maine Coon to anyone who just loves a cat.
Update 2nd February 2010: More on Precious….
Precious was approximately 2 years old when we adopted her. We watched her learn to do things as she grew older. One was meow. For over a year, all she would do was open her mouth but no sound came out.
Then, she began to “FIND HER VOICE.” Also, she didn’t seem to groom as much as Callie (our cat that had just passed at the age of 17.) Now, she grooms all the time but it was a slow thing for her to get used to.
Her sounds are different. There is the soft, almost soundless meow with a roll on the floor for Greg to come and rub her. He has to sit on the floor with her. She walks around and around and then climbs on his leg to kiss his face or nose. Then she will do it all over again for more rubs and kisses.
Another meow is quick, insistent and loud. That’s when she has just brought her favorite small, rubber soccer ball upstairs to us. She’s telling us to throw it and she WILL bring it back. This goes on several times.
The meow for food is soft, also, but goes along with a statuesque look (Egyptian like) as she sits on the floor where we put her bowl with the wet food. She doesn’t budge until it comes.
I promise pictures of Precious later. They are definitely worth waiting for….I promise.
Precious – photo by Lisa and Greg
Lisa & Greg
Hi Lisa and Greg.. I can feel the warmth of your relationship with Precious. And at PoC we love that!
If you would like send me a picture that would be nice:
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And personally, if you can find the time I would like you to tell me a bit more about how Precious talks to you. What kind of sounds relate to what kind of requests? You can email me or just make a comment by clicking on the link below.
Thanks for coming by and telling us about Precious – she is indeed precious.