We live on about 5 acres with a wooded back lot that is a haven to a lot of wild life.
In May of last year a feral cat gave birth to about 6 kittens and on the second day moved her litter but abandoned one kitten. Towards evening of the second day we knew the mother was not coming back so we adopted Sam who's eye's were not opened and who's umbilical cord was still attached.
We had never had a cat before just dogs and we had a pup who was 7 months old. So it was web time to learn how to raise a 2 day old kitten. We quickly learned how to feed and stimulate it for bowl movements which we soon learned to put his rear under the lukewarm faucet in the wash room which did a perfect job for him.
We also put a heating pad in his box under towels to keep it at a certain temperature and a clock that ticked for the sound of his mother's heart beat. He was a fighter from which his name came from "Samson" and he quickly grew to his size now.
When we took him to the vet for his shots we asked why his legs were so short and upon examination he said he was a dwarf cat for which might have been the reason he was abandoned.
He is a great cat and a pleasure to have around but per that old saying-dogs have their masters and cats have their servants, Sam has sure lived up to his part in our household.
He prefers to be alone and gets along great with our Cocker Spaniel but he will only play with Chewie when he, Sam, wants too. In the morning he wants attention and will not leave my wife alone until he gets some good solid bonding time.
He will come to me when my wife is not around or when he wants me to lift him up to the window sill or for a little bonding time but not for long. Sam and Chewie sleep together and are very comfortable with each other.
I don't know if he is a pure Maine Coon but he does have a lot of the characteristics of a Maine Coon.