William Fraser, a 50-year-old taxi driver from Poolewe in the Highlands of Scotland has adopted Wallace, a super-friendly Maine Coon. They have become inseparable and Wallace likes to sleep on William’s head or his shoulders. He loves to be in contact with his human companion and William enjoys it, which is in stark contrast to the previous owner who gave him up because he was too big, too greedy and too demanding according to the report on the deadlinenews.com website. This story has all the ingredients to be big. It is the full package. And it is a lovely story. Such a close bond between rescue cat and human guardian is incredibly attractive and Kat’s pictures are great.
William says that Wallace spends most of his days perched on his shoulders or his head. He stays there when he goes for a walk! He joined the Maine Coon Cat Lovers FB page last year and as a result Wallace and William gained a bit of celebrity because of this social media exposure. They started their own Facebook page as a consequence called “William & Wallace – The Bromance“. William’s partner who is aptly named ‘Kat’ (and who no doubt loves cats as well) called the relationship a ‘bromance’. Kat takes a good photograph. I believe she is Katrina Stewart. Look at this one from their Facebook page:
Their Facebook page has 702 followers and climbing, many from the United States. Americans like Scottish scenery and they enjoy William’s Scottish patriotism. He is ex-military and a part-time lifeguard. He allows Wallace out which is unusual for a purebred cat but it is the highlands. It looks like wide open countryside. Ideal for Maine Coons. He goes out at night and he lets him in the morning when he starving! He then wants cuddles and some reassurance. And he follows William around the home wherever he goes.
When he wants attention, he jumps on William’s shoulders. I think it’s more than about attention. Wallace simply likes to be in contact with William. Domestic cats do like to have this direct contact with their human companion provided their relationship is good. But it does depend upon the personality of the cat.
Some reference books say that Maine Coons are not necessarily lap cats. The relationship between William and Wallace tells us that cats are individuals and some Maine Coons are definitely lap cats or ‘head cats’ in this case.
Here is one of their FB posts:
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