This cat photograph is another “Helmi Special”. This is a very handsome male Maine Coon with a super coat. If I allow myself to anthropomorphise cats for a minute it seems that he is wearing formal dress on a night out. That is what Helmi says. I can see where she is coming from.
Everything about BlaznArrow Comanche looks perfect. Debbie and Alex McKniff raised him. He has a magnificent plumed tail and Maine Coons should have a plumed tail. I wonder if this cat’s name was inspired in anyway by his tail?
“Fur long and flowing” are the words of the CFA breed standard for the tail. It is probably fair to say that BlaznArrow Comanche has a classic Maine Coon tail that fully meets the breed standard.
I don’t want to get too philosophical about a beautiful photograph of a beautiful cat but when people write about handsome or beautiful cats as I am here, we are anthropomorphizing the cat.
This is because we are judging the appearance of a cat by human standards. I am sure that cats don’t see other cats as we do. They don’t pay much attention to a cat’s appearance in respect of attractiveness. If a cat is big then that is noted by other cats and he may become dominant but issues of appearance are not about attractiveness. It is about attitude and size for cats. That is my impression.
I’ll return to the concept of human beauty for the last sentences of this post. What about the coat type of this superb cat? Well the coat seems to be a diluted red tabby and white. That is a layman’s assessment. I am open to correction. As Helmi has never seen this type of Maine Coon coat before in ten years of cat photography, we can conclude that it is rare for a Maine Coon.
If I was being brutally honest the coat looks a bit “girly” on a boy cat. That is definitely turning a cat into a human.