Is Hissy a Maine Coon Type?
by Tracy Ice
(Corona, CA. USA)
Hissy May May
This cat moved into my ex husband's backyard/garage about 5yrs or so ago. She never came into the house and was not people friendly. But she stayed because they fed her. When Kelly asked my daughter what should we name her, the cat hissed at them, so Dannelle said "Hissy", and it stuck.
Well, I moved in as a roommate 3.5 yrs ago and took over feeding her. When I would go do laundry in the garage, she would always be rubbing against me wanting to be petted, but as I would walk away she would grab at me.
I never did I try to pick her up because she would hiss and growl. About 2 yrs ago the dog died (he was the reason she mainly did not come in) and she started sneaking in to eat the other cat's food.
At about that same time another feral cat moved in the backyard (he was a little crazy but beautiful). She never really would commit to hanging out in the house. Until one night she found her way to my room and climbed in bed with me and slept all night; but never came back to sleep again.
Getting braver she would come in and jump on my desk while I was working, but she would be right in my way, and as I would reach for my mouse she would attack my hand and make me bleed. We were not making close friends yet.
Then in Jan 09, Kelly gets another big dog (grr) and it chases the feral cats back outside to live. About 2 months later the other feral cat Casper dies. Just as last summer ended and it had been a hot one, Hissy decides to come to the bedroom again, so we brought food and water in for her, and she hasn't left (except to sneak out to go to the bathroom).
She is a lot more friendly but still cautious and will growl, hiss and scratch till you bleed. At night when I am laying down she loves to climb up on to my chest, just below my chin our faces almost touching, and she just purrs so loud.
She loves to be brushed, has bad breath and asthma attacks. Her fur is so thick and waterproof. She has the trademark "M" on her forehead, but she is not very long and has a rather short tail? Let me know what you think please..