(Upstate New York)
I got my black Maine coon as a stray (shelter cat) He was not huge, but very powerful & athletic. I wanted him to be an indoor cat & he wanted to be outside, so we compromised – I’d go to bed & in the middle of the night he would come & meow at the bedroom window.
He had to climb a tree & jump on the roof to do it, but he did. He was affectionate & sweet and he would follow me on walks to my mom’s house…one of my neighbors used to say “Nice dog you’ve got”.
My Inky was my favorite cat.